Razor's Edge: Star Wars (Empire and Rebellion)

Razor's Edge: Star Wars (Empire and Rebellion)

by Martha Wells

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ISBN-13: 9780345545251
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Series: Star Wars Legends Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 238,155
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 4.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Martha Wells was born in 1964 in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in anthropology. She is the author of more than a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as a number of short stories and nonfiction articles. Her books have been published in seven languages.

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Razor's Edge: Star Wars (Empire and Rebellion) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
eroslackermicha More than 1 year ago
this story falls into a period that's been ignored for a long time. read and enjoy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've loved Leia since I was 11 and saw the first movie in the theater. THREE TIMES, which in 1979 was a lot. If this book had been published then, I'd be on my fifth copy by now. This is a really good Leia story, in other words. I didn't care that I knew none of the major characters would be seriously damaged because Martha Wells made me care about her original characters; I was very sad about one death in particular. This book also shows us what it means to be the last Princess of Alderaan. Plus we get Han and Leia dancing around each other, Luke being clueless about the Force, and Chewie giving everybody a hard time! In short: if you're a Leia fan, you need this book in your life.
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shaneluke29 More than 1 year ago
Razor's Edge was a novel that i felt disconnected to. I wasn't hearing the voices i should have been hearing. There were parts where I was lost at what was going on and it seemed to drag on. Was not impressed with the novel. Sometimes these are the risks you run with new authors but it is a risk you have to take. Also, when have blaster's ever been called blast rifles? Was a little  curious about that one.
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Not the usual Star Wars plot lines. Different twist on plot, made for interesting reading. The book got better as is went along with a satisfying finish.
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Sizzzler More than 1 year ago
We see Leia plan strategy, get frustrated when things don't go right, and feel indecision about what to do. We see her struggle with decision making in terms of personnel, who to trust and how far to trust them. We also see her struggle with personal feelings and beliefs, and having to put all these issues into their proper place for the good of the mission. And we see her struggle with keeping the mission on track, and not altering its focus or going off in directions that one could easily get caught up in. So keeping the bigger picture in focus is also something we see her struggle with. Han plays a steady contributing role, but the tone and perspective of the story is all Leia's. She takes in everyone's input and weighs it, not just his. But he's giving input to her that she steadily finds useful, and the role of confidant is being developed. When away from Leia Han takes the lead among the other Alliance members. They (and other 'allies' they develop) get the chance to see what he is capable of, and so does Leia. These moments show his potential to become a leader. There was enough demonstration of ability, consultation on decision making, as well as inner monologue for both Han and Leia to show that their relationship was growing towards something that would become a major threat to the Empire. The story itself very much feels like it follows A New Hope, in that the complexity of the plot and settings are on par with the special effects and presentation style of moviemaking in 1977. There are ships floating and docking at stations, and when they do fight, the scenes are not described in ways that require you to picture brilliant CGI show stopping moments. Much of the action involves groups of people exploring and travelling through rooms, corridors, and tunnels, attempting to either find or get away from people or places. Certainly reminiscent of the rescue of Princess Leia from the Death Star. And it is the lack of development and description of any element or entity to the degree that CGI would be needed to present it visually, that makes this story truly feel like it takes place shortly after A New Hope, in terms of what we in the real world could have expected to see if this were a motion picture. And by writing to that level of movie making technology, the plot itself has a simplicity, or more appropriately a lack of over the top overwhelming complication, that makes it feel that it is in the timeline where it tries to be.
Pezanator More than 1 year ago
Always great to read about the Princess and Han get into and out of "trouble" Ms. Wells did a great job on this book, blending the story line into the overall history. Showing the Princess developing into the person she becomes and her relationship with Han. I hope Ms. Wells does another Star Wars book.
ColoradoBR More than 1 year ago
Princess Leia has not had her own storyline very often at all in the thirty plus years since the first Star Wars came out in the theatres. This was pretty good. I only had one complaint about it it and that was the reader for the audiobook. January LaVoy did okay voicing all of the other characters except for Han Solo. She made him sound like an absolute moron eventhough his actions during the story displayed the exact opposite. Otherwise, this was a decent story and would like to see more Star Wars stories with Leia as the lead character.
dopey More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it a lot. Only negative thing is the voices of the characters are not close to the real ones
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It wad fun, and I was easily able to follow the action.  It wasn't too bogged down in the EU experiences. The character portrayals felt just right. Perfect for a fan of Leia fan, and especially Han/Leia fans.
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bravewarrior More than 1 year ago
Hardcover/Sci-Fi: I like tie-in book because it's like old friend week. The downside is you know how the "big picture" ends. This book comes in between the first and second (or fourth and fifth) movies. The story of Princess Leia Organa coming into her role as more than a princess. She has to make hard decisions in this book when Alderaanian rebels/pirates come into play. And there's Wookies too. I did receive this book for an honest review from Goodreads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has alot if action amd its based between sta wars movies star wars 4 and 5. And besides this book i cant wait until STAR WARS EPISODE VII (7)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS COMING SUMMER 2015.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago