Commencement (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Vol. 1)
ISBN: 1593076401

Pre-dates the appearance of Anakin Skywalker (“thousands of years before Luke Skywalker”, about “3,964 years before the Battle of Yavin”). Aside: A yoda-like character is around, by the name of Master Vandar.

Protagonist: Zane Carrick. Seemingly inept Padawan. Discovers his fellow Padawans murdered by their own masters, all over a prophesy.