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New Star Wars book confirms that Anakin ignored Qui-Gons Force Ghost at a crucial moment

There are few films that have created as many heated discussions over the years as Star wars film has. With the way certain scenes were filmed, there have been discussions about what happened during those scenes. And for the most part, many of them “did he or did he not?” moments remain unanswered.

But now a new one Star wars novel coming out next year will answer one of these questions. The story will shed light on one of the burning questions regarding a specific scene in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, and gives by doing so confirmation of exactly when Anakin Skywalker’s fall to the Dark Side of the Force began. It is fitting that this story be told now given Hayden Christiensen’s impending return as Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Ahsoka series as well as his appearances as Darth Vader in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.


The specific scene referred to in the novel occurs after Anakin Skywalker has a dream of his mother back on Tatooine, where he dreams of her in pain. He travels to Tatooine to seek out his mother and finds out that the slave Watto had sold her to a moisture farmer, Cliegg Lars. When he travels to the Lars Ranch, he finds out that she had been taken by the Tusken Raiders during one of their most recent attacks.

Steadfastly, he undertakes to carry out a Jedi rescue of his mother, sneaking into the Tusken Raider camp and slaughtering them all, after his mother dies in his arms from injuries sustained by the Raiders.

As the film cuts away from the massacre and back to the Jedi Temple to focus on Master Yoda, we hear Qui-Gon Jinn’s voice say “Anakin! Anakin! No!” But it has never been clear whether Anakan had heard him during that scene, or whether it had only been Master Yoda who heard the admonition of the fallen Qui-Gon.

The upcoming Star Wars novel The Queen’s hope by EK Johnston provides clarity. A new excerpt from the novel, which is the third in a trilogy focusing on Padmé Amidala, published d. finds Padmé and Anakin on their wedding day. Before he gets married, Anakin shows his respect for Qui-Gon at the sanctuary built on the planet in honor of Qui-Gon’s victim, having died at the hands of Darth Maul there years earlier. At that moment, Anakin remembers hearing Qui-Gon’s voice on Tatooine and ignoring it:

“He had heard Qui-Gon’s voice in the desert asking him to listen to his better nature, not to give in to his hatred. He had not listened. At that time he had told himself that he imagined it, but he knew he was lying. If Qui-Gon was out there, Anakin somehow owed him an apology. And he would always appreciate the Master’s advice. “

“But he found nothing. Anakin looked deeper. There was so much struggle in his future, but it was all for the benefit of the republic, for order. Maybe that was what Qui-Gon wanted him to see. There was always a way for him to do it right. “

This excerpt gives clarity to a scene that was very vague and helps define how deep Anakin’s fall was. It takes a lot of mental gymnastics to justify his actions to find a way to please his Master. Star Wars: Queen’s Hope goes on sale on April 5th.

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