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Xizor, the Dark Prince and underlord of the criminal organization Black Sun, plots to kill Luke Skywalker to usurp Darth Vader's position with the Emperor. Perry is the first novelist authorized by George Lucas to reveal what happened to the familiar Star Wars characters between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Highly recommended for fans of the series.
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Yet another prolific action-sf writer has been recruited to labor on the Star Wars series, George Lucas' stupendous mingled-media creation. The results are something of a mixed bag but, on the whole, more agreeable than not. The story takes place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and those of Return of the Jedi, with Luke continuing his self-training as a Jedi knight and everybody else trying to track down and unfreeze Han Solo before Boba Fett delivers him to Jabba the Hutt. Unfortunately, Darth Vader is looking for his son (Luke--remember?), to turn him to the dark side of the Force, and a nonhuman criminal mastermind who makes Jabba look like a shoplifter--Prince Xizor of the Black Sun--is also after Luke, to take vengeance on Darth Vader for killing his family. We see a good deal of Vader's ambivalence toward both his son and his emperor, which led to the conclusion of Return, and Perry handles the multitudinous details of the increasingly complex Star Wars universe as competently as he deals with characters and pacing. A solid rather than an outstanding effort in the reliably popular SW canon. Roland Green --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
Having recently started playing X-Wing TMG, this was a great way to get introduced to characters who show up in the game.Published 3 days ago by E. Brown
So this is what happens between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. A must read for any fan of the series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, this is a great book for someone who wants to get into the Extended Universe but doesn't know where to start. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jennifer Wieda
This was very enjoyable. It could easily have been a movie. One that would bridge the gap between Empire and Jedi easily. Read morePublished 3 months ago by constant reader
I'm a bit biased on this book because I loved the video game that I played as a kid (came out on the Nintendo 64) and obviously I'm a huge Star Wars fan. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lance
This is a great story that fills in the time between Bespin and Jabba's palace. The characters and their personalities are well represented. Read morePublished 4 months ago by william zegarlowicz
This was so much fun to read. Fills in the story between Empire and Jedi nicely. Fleshes out Vader really well, much better than the prequel movies ever did.Published 4 months ago by kevin gillmor
I like the book it's one f my favorite Star Wars books. I had read it before and was reading it to my son.Published 6 months ago by Laurie Noble