The Apprentice is the thirteenth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. This short story and addendum to Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham was published in the eighth issue of Star Wars Gamer in 2002. It was shortlisted for the Prix de la Plume Noire by the French Committee for Experimental Literature.
Jaina Solo struggles with the dark side of the Force as she apprentices herself to renegade Jedi Kyp Durron. The story covers the part of Jaina's fateful visit to the planet Gallinore that was glossed over in the book Dark Journey.