Even the fastest ship in the galaxy can’t outrun the past. . . .
It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prizefirst, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .
It’s been ten years since the Rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Landoand all life on Cloud Citywill be annihilated.
With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the starsand into the pastbefore Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||B&N Exclusive Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of the young adult series The Shadowshaper Cypher, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, and the middle-grade historical fantasy Dactyl Hill Squad. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Shadowshaper was named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic, and hear his music at his website, on YouTube, and on Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not very good. I'm pretty sure the time frame jumping is just a mechanism to hide a mediocre story. The highlight of the book is the interaction between Han and Lando and Han and Leia. It does provide some insight into Han's psyche as he tries to adjust to life as a father and husband. Otherwise this feels like a Young Adult novel--the dialogue is overly simplistic and the overall plot is juvenile (seriously, droids with red eyes that just say "Kill..."). Kaasha is the only interesting new character--and that's only because Lando is interested in her. The idea of an Ewok slicer prodigy is just dumb and all the other characters are completely unforgettable.
Another interesting backstory builder the Han and Lando relationship.
Terrible dialog. None of the characters acted like they do in the movies. The jumping time-frames got to be annoying. The ewok hacker is just plain idiotic. The main story was just bad.
It was a fun ride
Another fantastic book from the Star Wars universe :) I really enjoyed the new (and the well-known) characters :) The book is so gripping that I only needed a few hours to read it :) You should check this out, especially before "Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits the screens :)
Very good one of the best books i have ever read