Tatooine Ghost

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Han and Leia struggle to fin the Empire at bay as stunning revelations from the past threaten to eclipse the future of the New Republic....

The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the mids, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive. Now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art—lost after the planet ’ s destruction—has resurfaced on the black market. It conceals a vital secret—the code used to communicate with New Republic agents undercover within the Empire. Discovery by Imperial forces would spell disaster. The only option is recovery—and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been ispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.

When a dispute at the auction erupts into violence, the painting vanishes in the chaos. Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it. As they battle against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine ’ s savage Tusken Raiders, Leia ’ s emotional struggle over the specter of her infamous father culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long-buried secrets at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny... and that of the New Republic.
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Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost
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Published December 30th 2003 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2003

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Nothing contradict the info we got ( so far) in The Force Awakens so I uess I CAN RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE AHAH Anyone who decides to ead about Star Wars, that is.

Otherwise, I do n't want it 's always the best way to jump into the story.You 'll get insight of Leia 's character, Han and Chewie.

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Denning also has fun with some of the non-human species notably the Jawas and the Squibs.

he only creatures who could make Jawas look like weekend warriors when it omes to being obsessed with trade deals.

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So I was ind of excited to sit down and ead a new Star Wars boo, and one about Han and Leia, too!

bad guys never appear in th nove in les than name only–which I was fine with, because Pellaeon is another difficult character to get, and I ’ d rather him never show up in person than be mutilated by someone who doesn ’ t understand what he ’ s doing.) And so far his is all great.

But Denning spoiled an incredible opportunity by somehow, inexplicably, having everyone on Tatooine know that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader.

Particularly, very few people knew that Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, and Denning spoiled a fantastic opportunity of playing with people ’ s minds by having the entire backwater planet inexplicably know this.

It tried very, very hard, and there could have been some interesting stuff involved, but Denning spoiled it by having no sense of the universe about which he was writing.

Because of all the unlikely coincidences heaped up together combined with facts that couldn ’ t possibly be general knowledge, the canonicity of this ook is extremely dubious, and I still don ’ t understand what to make of it.

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It appear that as the series continues, their lives gets worse every time: ( Anyway, I love Han and Leia!

They are my favourite characters from the saga so it was freaking awesome to have a whole book about them.

Troy Denning did a fantastic job portraying Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO.

Han Solo is still the lovable scoundrel we all know and love.

I definitely loved how Leia ’ s opinions regarding the Force, Tatooine and her father changed as the nove progresses.

I adored how there were two plotlines intertwined together: the mission to et the Killik Twilight and Leia ’ s ourney to nderstand the Force and her daughter.

A nove also explored Han and Leia ’ s relationship after six years of marriage.

I liked the two short stories at the en and at the beginnin of essa.

I mean, what wil be better than to brea another book with Han and Leia ’ s honeymoon?

It was so Han and Leia.

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ow, hearing from many how good it was, I sai I ’ d find out for myself.Plot: Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, recently widowe, travel to Tatooine with Chewbacca and C-3PO to recover Killik Twilight, an Alderaanian painting that contains the Shadowcast code.

Han Solo is still dashing, reckless, and madly in love with Leia; Leia is done much, much better than in most Star Wars books ( I should know as I have read all but the most recent dozen or so books) as the headstrong, freedom-loving princess who isn ’ t bothe to use a gun when necessary.Further, Troy Denning was given the assignment of molding Leia from Courtship of Princess Leia to Heir to the Empire, which means having her come to grips with her ather and her Force abilities.

Plus, it is nice seeing little tid-bits from the prequels in the post-Return of the Jedi era.Troy has done a good job with his new aliens, the Squibs ( perfectly annoying) and portraying Kitster Banai and Wald later in life.

Occasionally, kudos to Troy for finally including normal families ( i.e. families that have been through divorce) in a Star Wars book!

Han and Leia must go to Tatooine to pick up a painting that contains a code the Rebellion used to contact undercover agents.

It appear to me the whole concept of putting the code in the painting is a big headline that says, “ Steal me! ” Not to mention, how many times do we have to get drug through the “ Imperials are one step from taking over the galaxy ” plot? And why are Han and Leia—famous Rebels with bounties on their heads so huge that anyone who sniffed them would probably sell them immediately to the Imperials—sent anyway?

Another is such a stupid mission in the irst place that almost anyone could have accomplished it better and faster than they did.The obvious reason this book was written was not to detail a mission ( especially the stupid one concocted here), but to show how Leia evolved to want kids ( something Troy vehemently says time and again she doesn ’ t worry, which I was rather surprised about as she didn ’ t seem anti-children anywhere else) and use the Force as in Heir to the Empire.

In my opinion, he must have dumped the stupid “ the painting has a key-code that will spell disaster if the Imperials get it ” and focused solely on Leia ’ s discovery of her past.Number two dumb thing: Shmi ’ s diary entries.

They serve stupid menial parts, contrived to make the audience feel they were important to the plot ( which they weren ’ t—on numerous occasions, Troy leaves them elsewhere so that Leia and Han can focus their efforts elsewhere).

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he tenth ook I read was Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia and while I enjoyed it.

Their banter felt familiar.I have to admit I was ore interested in Leia 's feeling about her father more than I was about the recovering the painting.

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