Jedi Apprentice 12: The Evil Experiment / Jude Watson : 4 of 5
Remember when I complained about the last book being a two-parter? Now it's a three-parter! What injustice! I have to stop griping there, though, because the story is very good and intriguing - Qui-Gon is captured by a scientist doing terrible experiments to discover the nature of the Force! Sometimes it's just as interesting when Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are split up, even though their interaction is great when they're together. The plot keeps taking Obi-Wan all over the place, from Coruscant to nearby worlds with other cool cultures (Jude does a nice job of fleshing out species only mentioned in passing in the movies), while Qui-Gon shoes us Jedi patience and resolve. Alas, the book ends just as Qui-Gon is released, but they still need to escape the lab and the bounty hunter! I wonder if Jedi Apprentice 13 is out yet.