The Defenders of the DeadJude Watson
science fiction > space opera, young adult
The Defenders of the Dead live in the past while they destroy the future. They face a revolt of the Young — a band of rebels led by two teenagers, Cerasi and Nield.
Thirteen-year-old Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn are not supposed to take sides in any war. But once Obi-Wan meets Cerasi and Nield, he feels he must join their fight... even though Qui-Gon forbids it.
The rebellion has become personal.
And Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are on opposing sides.
Jude Watson is a novelist for young readers, usually preteens, she now lives in New York. She is probably best known for her Star Wars works, which are usually set in the prequel era and involve the Jedi. Clear examples of these include the Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, The Last of the Jedi and Legacy of the Jedi series. She wrote journals from the point of view of Princess Leia, Padmé Amidala and Darth Maul. She also helped write the Star Wars: Science Adventures series with K. D. Burkett.
Jude Watson is the pseudonym for National Book Award-winning author Judy Blundell. Blundell has published more than 100 books under pseudonyms, many of them as Jude Watson. Blundell lives in Katonah New York with her daughter and husband. Her husband, Neil Watson, is the Director of the Katonah Art Museum.