The Hive: Star Wars Legends (Short Story)

The Hive: Star Wars Legends (Short Story)

by Steven Barnes
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The Hive: Star Wars Legends (Short Story) by Steven Barnes


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345478689
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/18/2004
Series: Star Wars - Legends
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 403,308
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Steven Barnes is a prolific author and script writer who has been nominated for Hugo, Cable Ace, and Endeavor awards. His work for television includes episodes of Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Stargate, and Andromeda. A lifelong student of human performance technologies, he holds black belts in judo and karate, an instructor certificate in Circular Strength Training, and is a trained hypnotherapist. Born in Los Angeles, he currently lives in the northwest with his daughter Nicki and his wife, novelist Tananarive Due.

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The Hive: Star Wars Legends (Short Story) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
ALewis More than 1 year ago
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.
Samuel Scott More than 1 year ago
Needs more story to be even better, short.
Jody Gilbertson More than 1 year ago
this is a great book
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What is the difference between rhis and the Cestus Deception
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The best book ever
ryan1234500 More than 1 year ago
Really short. Pointless apart from reading The Cestus Deception. Otherwise I'd skipp it. 
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Good nice awsome
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Though the story was short it was still worth the read especally for a Star Wars fan
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I love this book soooooooo mutch
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