Book Description: Turmoil has egulfed the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems is in dispute. The Supreme Chancellor secretly dispatches two Jedi Knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Naboo to negotiate a settlement. The Knights discover the Trade Federation's army of droids and help the Queen of Naboo escape. unfortunately, a failed hyperdrive forces their ship to make an emergency landing on the planet of Tatooine, where they meet Anakin Skywalker. Unbeknown to the Jedi, the Sith have reentered the galaxy and are the true force behind the Trade Federation's invasion of Amidala's planet. Don't miss the exciting beginning of the Star Wars saga.