The Hive: Star Wars (Short Story) [NOOK Book]

Overview


BONUS: This short story features an exclusive author interview—plus an excerpt from Steven Barnes’ Star Wars novel, The Cestus Deception.


WHAT LIES BENEATH

Dispatched as a Republic envoy to the Outer Rim planet Ord Cestus—in a bid to halt the sale of potentially deadly “bio-droids” to the Confederacy—Obi-Wan Kenobi finds himself ...
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The Hive: Star Wars (Short Story)

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Overview


BONUS: This short story features an exclusive author interview—plus an excerpt from Steven Barnes’ Star Wars novel, The Cestus Deception.


WHAT LIES BENEATH

Dispatched as a Republic envoy to the Outer Rim planet Ord Cestus—in a bid to halt the sale of potentially deadly “bio-droids” to the Confederacy—Obi-Wan Kenobi finds himself enlisted in a mission more desperate, and dangerous, than diplomatic. The once self-contained world has long since been co-opted by unscrupulous offworlders, whose plunder of a vital natural resource has enabled the rise of a powerful corporation that controls the economy. Ord Cestus’s native population, the X’Ting, are now mere second-class citizens in their own society.

Enter the Jedi Knight, with news that a legal technicality has turned the tables—and the corrupt forces with a stranglehold on Ord Cestus are now at the mercy of the X’Ting. Circumstances, however, are more dire than the Republic suspected.

In the wake of a devastating plague, the X’Ting’s benevolent rulers are dead, and the once tightly knit race has splintered into battling factions. Reunification can only come with the rise of new royals, whom all X’Ting are bound by blood to serve. But the eggs that will spawn those sovereigns lie out of reach, secured in a secret chamber and booby-trapped by those whose knowledge died with them in the plague. Now, to salvage a people’s destiny, Obi-Wan will risk a veritable descent into hell: braving the unknown horrors in the forgotten depths of an alien world, on a perilous quest from which none who went before have ever returned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345478689
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/18/2004
  • Series: Star Wars - Legends
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 184,618
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    Highly Recommend reading this book!

    This is the first Steven Barnes book I have read and he has done a great job on this story! Love the Star Wars books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Amazing!

    Needs more story to be even better, short.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

    awesom

    this is a great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    cool!!

    star wars is awsome,and this book is awsome!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

    star wars rules!

    ignore that other person. 1 because starwars is the greatest thing EVER and should be worth any price and 2 the book is only 7 something $. boooooo ya!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    What is the difference

    What is the difference between rhis and the Cestus Deception

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Awsome

    The best book ever

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Really short. Pointless apart from reading The Cestus Deception.

    Really short. Pointless apart from reading The Cestus Deception. Otherwise I'd skipp it. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Nice

    Good nice awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    How short is short?

    ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Short but good

    Though the story was short it was still worth the read especally for a Star Wars fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Hay

    Hay

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Wow

    Xdfffgydf

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    This is cool

    I love this book soooooooo mutch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    May 3 2012

    May 3 2012

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Realy good book



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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Best jedi ever

    Star wars

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Um

    Um i bought it for two dollars

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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