This all-new Jedi Council story arc features key characters from The Phantom Menace, and bridges the gap between Episodes I & II. Half of the Jedi Council are sent to the world of Malastare to negotiate a peave treaty between two warring factions. But once there, they find that the whole affair has been engineered by a mysterious third party, out to assassinate the Jedi. Caught between the galaxy's most nefarious crime lords, and slap bang in the middle of a no-holds-barred pod race, this may be the beginning of the end for the Jedi! Plus, essential background on Mace Windu (played in the movie by Samuel L. Jackson). The countdown to Star Wars: Episode II begins here!