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Slave Ship: Star Wars (The Bounty Hunter Wars) (Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

K.W. Jeter
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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Book Description

He's both feared and admired, respected and despised.  Boba Fett is the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter.  Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest.

The once powerful Bounty Hunter's Guild has been shattered into warring factions.  Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed.

Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize.  Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor.  Fett will die before becoming Xizor's pawn in the Emperor's war against the Rebels.  And he may have to.  For in order to gain his freedom he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits.  Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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  • Editorial Reviews

    Amazon.com Review

    Prince Xizor, servant of the Emperor and leader of the mysterious Black Sun organization, has set a trap for Boba Fett--by dangling the largest bounty ever offered for the capture of renegade stormtrooper Trhin Voss'on't. How will Boba Fett escape? Book 2 in The Bounty Hunter Wars series, Star Wars: Slave Ship is a good story made even better thanks to Tony Award-nominee Anthony Heald's performance. Heald captures the drama of the story with his wide range of voices--from the sniveling tones of the arachnoid assembler Kud'ar Mub'at to the softer sounds of Neelah, the dancing girl rescued from Jabba the Hutt's palace. The abridgment allows you to follow the major threads of the story, but misses some of the more convoluted twists--a reasonable trade, considering that the audiobook is enhanced by sound effects and John Williams's music from the Star Wars trilogy films. (Running time: 3 hours, 2 cassettes) --C.B. Delaney

    Review

    A ruthless enemy threatens Boba Fett with a fate worse than death. . .


    From the Paperback edition.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 4388 KB
    • Print Length: 336 pages
    • Publisher: Spectra; Reprint edition (June 28, 2011)
    • Sold by: Random House LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00513FPBU
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars A little bit better and a whole lot worse... May 23, 2000
    By Nathan
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    This book continues the {mis}adventures started in Book 1 of the Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy, The Mandalorian Armor with varying success. Neelah is still on her quest to piece together her past, Fett and Bossk are still up to same old, same old, Xizor and Mub'at are still plotting, and on it goes. This book also follows the same storylines - one right after A New Hope and one during Return of the Jedi - started in the first one.
    First off I'd like to recommend not reading this book immediately after finishing Mandalorian Armor. I tried to do that twice, and was utterly unable to get into it. The author assumes the reader hasn't read the first book, and thus does too much recapping of previous events. Jeter is almost Lumley-esque in this regard. An author should assume that when a reader starts the second book in a trilogy that the reader is intelligent enough to have read the first one.
    The most annoying thing about this book is what made the first book so difficult - many of the familiar characters and very misrepresented. Dengar is and emotional, cowardly idiot-wimp, Fett is very talkative, prone to giving `idiot-sheet' speeches, Vader doesn't have enough control over his emotions, etc... However, there is some very good character development in the new characters, which is overshadowed by their mere boringness.
    Whereas the assembler Kud'ar Mub'at was interesting in the first book and Kuat unutterably boring, in this book their roles have changed. The arachnoid in this book is predictable, and boring, while Kuat has many interesting thoughts and foresights. Too many in fact. This is another problem with the book.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Please just shut up and do something already! May 20, 2010
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    Fett, Dengar and Neelah leave Tatooine and outsmart Bossk, who lay in wait for them. In the backstory post-A New Hope, Fett continues to destroy the remnants of the Bounty Hunter's Guild.
    NOTE: Based on the novel (read years ago) and the audiobook.

    I Liked:
    I wasn't too impressed with him in The Mandalorian Armor, but here Kuat of Kuat really becomes interesting. Part of that may be that he actually does something other than watching video feeds of scenes from Return of the Jedi. Here, he has to face off with other noble clans who would love to get rid of him and place themselves as leaders.
    Another character I really liked was Balance Sheet, on of Kud'ar Mub'at's sub-assemblies. I liked how he was cunning, I liked how he was subtle, and I liked how he seemed important.
    Jeter can write some really nice actions scenes. When Bossk is leaving the Hound's Tooth, thinking there is a bomb, it was pure adrenaline. I also enjoyed reading Boba Fett nab the Imperial Stormtrooper defector.

    I Didn't Like:
    As my review title indicates, everyone in this book loves to talk...too much. Of all the books that could be 100%, pure, frenzied, unrestrained action, this is the one that you would think would be brimmed with it. It's about bounty hunters! Ruthless, cunning, manipulative bounty hunters, always clawing for the bounty. Now, there are a few moments like that (I mentioned it above), but unfortunately, they take a backseat to everyone's talking!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Scheming aplenty September 7, 2002
    Format:Mass Market Paperback
    In this second of the Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy, Jeter continues the two time periods, of just after ANH, and during ROTJ. Starting in ROTJ, we find Boba Fett, Neelah and Dengar taking over Bossk's ship the Hound's Tooth, tricking Bossk that a bomb was onboard to get him to jettison in an escape pod and take over. Boba does not want the galaxy to know he is alive, so he ditches Slave I. Neelah is still looking for her true identity, while trying to extract infor from both Dengar and Boba. So, Boba Fett sets in a course to another sector of the galaxy, with no clue on where he's taking us.
    Besides this, not too much happens in this time frame, except for the plot around Kuat of Kuat and thechallenge by the other bloodlines on the planet to take over his operations. Somehow we find out he planted Falleen pheremomes on Tatooine to make it look like Xizor had Luke's uncle and aunt killed.
    Most of the action takes place in the setting just after ANH. Bossk and Boba Fett team up to capture this renegade stormtrooper, not knowing thatPrince Xizor has set a trap for Fett, with help from Palpatine and Kud'ar Mub'at, the spider like alien.
    Pretty good action. You can definitely see that everyone involved in this novel is looking out for number one. We get a lot of dialogue from Boba Fett in this one, which is contrary to what most think his character to be, a bounty hunter of few words.
    Jeter at times loves to talk, repeating things about certain characters several times during a chapter; like we would forget or something. This tended to string to the book out longer than it should have. At other times, Jeter's writing was great, especially his use of adjectives to describe a planet that Boba Fett and Bossk meet on, where centipede like creatures live, with one wrapping itself around Bossk's ankle.
    Overall, this was a fair to good SW book. Looking forward to the finale, Hard Merchandise.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars not exciting, not important
    Not very much happens in this book, nothing memorable. Probably could have skipped it. But who doesn't love a Boba Fett?
    Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    My favorite among this trilogy! Dark and gritty violence. It is the bad guy story.
    Published 7 months ago by Mr. Bubles
    5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
    favorite reading genre
    Published 7 months ago by Peggy Talbert
    3.0 out of 5 stars How did Xizor die?
    The book just says he's dead. I'm not too versed in all the different Star Wars books. How did he die? None of the 3 books in this series explains. Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Anthony C.
    4.0 out of 5 stars Tighter Plot Than First Book in Bounty Hunter Wars
    I enjoyed this book the most out of the three in the trilogy. The plot is more focused and follows fewer threads. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by Wulfgar
    5.0 out of 5 stars its a book
    read it if you like the author or the series. i'm not going to spoil it for you. if you want that go look elsewhere.
    Published 20 months ago by jeremy hooper
    4.0 out of 5 stars A solid second entry
    While the author gets tied up in exposition a little too much, and some of the plot doesn't make much sense, everything ties up nicely in the third book and you need this entry to... Read more
    Published on April 3, 2013 by aProgrammer
    3.0 out of 5 stars Out of character
    I thought the first book in this series, Mandalorian Armor, wasn't bad. Unfortunately, K.W. Jeter took the problems inherent in that book and amplified them in Slave Ship. Read more
    Published on March 19, 2012 by NardiViews
    5.0 out of 5 stars this book is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i love boba fett this book seriously is amazing from the very begining to the very end boba fett is one of my favorite star wars charecters this book seriously is... Read more
    Published on December 30, 2011 by Darth Bane
    4.0 out of 5 stars The Underbelly of the Star Wars Universe
    This novel features the well-known bounty hunter characters of Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in an adventure that occurs alongside the events of the original trilogy. Read more
    Published on December 3, 2011 by tea_fool
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    More About the Author

    K. W. Jeter is an American science fiction and thriller author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and complex, paranoid characters. His latest novels are THE KINGDOM OF SHADOWS, set in the sinister & glamorous world of the film industry of the Third Reich, and the Kim Oh Thriller series -- KIM OH 1: REAL DANGEROUS GIRL, KIM OH 2: REAL DANGEROUS JOB and KIM OH 3: REAL DANGEROUS PEOPLE, with more to come.

    Jeter is an exhilarating writer who always seems to have another rabbit to pull out of his hat.
    -- The New York Times Book Review

    Brain-burning intensity . . .
    -- Village Voice



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