- File Size: 1300 KB
- Print Length: 77 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (August 8, 2006)
- Publication Date: August 8, 2006
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000JMKNQ0
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- Word Wise: Enabled
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Boba Fett: A Practical Man: Star Wars Legends (Short Story) (Star Wars - Legends) Kindle Edition
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So it turns out the choice was a good one: having Ms. Traviss bring her sensibilities to the New Jedi Order provides a sorely-needed shift from the overall tone of the nineteen novels. It's fascinating how she juxtaposes Boba Fett and his allies against the Yuuzhan Vong, two cultures both comfortable with violence as a means to an end but diametrically opposed as to the means. This story is set chronologically before Vector Prime, meaning it could be a reader's first introduction to the Yuuzhan Vong culture, and overall I would say that's neither worse nor better than first encountering them via Vector Prime. It's just different, as Vector Prime shows the Vong through the lens of the Jedi and here we meet them through the alternate viewpoint of Mandalorian mercenaries.
This story brings us up-to-date on an older Boba Fett, one still living the mercenary life while also having responsibilities as the Mandalore, the leader of his people.Read more ›
Even for a short story, it seemed a bit too short and ends rather abruptly. I would have liked to have seen bit more, or at least learn what the Mandalorians did after the first few weeks of the invasion. It's tough to be satisfied with this after reading Unifying Force, where Han sees Boba Fett fighting alongside Alliance troops. Hopefully that story will be written one day.
***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***
I knew from the Star Wars comics that the Mandalorians were involved in the Vong War during their invasion and that they fought alongside them against the New Republic. But this e-book really helped fill in the gaps that the comics and the novels left. I knew they weren't just in it for the credits!
The visuals that Karen Travis paints with her story were just amazing! Having Boba Fett walking through the depths of one of the Vong's ships was great! I could almost smell the slime oozing from the walls and hear the squishing of his boots as he walked across the pulsing floor. Also, having him compare being in the ship to being back inside the Sarlaac pit was very cool as well.
During the book, the Mandalorians are faced with a moral dilemma. They have signed up with the Vong, thinking they are just an army that wants to wreck a few worlds and they'll get some quick cash off of it. But it turns out it's an entire invasion armada and they want to destroy the entire galaxy! Boba Fett and the Mandalorians have already taken the job so they are honor bound to stand by their word and fight alongside the Vong against the New Republic. However in doing so, Fett adds on that the Vong have to leave his home planet of Mandalore alone. They agree and of course they are lying to him. But this gives Boba Fett the time he needs to mobilize his people for war.Read more ›
The plot of the story is based on a seemingly normal contract for a job that Boba Fett accepts with a mysterious client. Fett and his team are hired to start a small war. However, the war turns out to be the beginning of an invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong. Boba quickly realizes that they are supporting the wrong side, that success by the alien Yuuzhan Vong will probably mean the end of the Mandalorian culture and lots of other cultures.
So, the practical man is in a quandary. Does he honor the contract he agreed to or does he do what he can to subvert the efforts of the aliens? One further problem is that he may have to work with a Jedi agent if he decides to resist the invaders. The Yuuzhan Vong are an incredibly dangerous foe and make for some extremely entertaining reading.
Ms Traviss has always seemed to be fascinated with Mandalorians. Her books are riddled with their language, and she has delved into their culture at great length. On the other hand, she has not seemed to be a big fan of the Jedi. This story gives her an opportunity to branch out and basically just focus on Boba Fett.
This story was published as an e-book and may be readers' introduction to the Yuuzhon Vong or people may run across the aliens for the first time in Vector Prime. Either way works fine to give the reader exposure to some serious bad guys.
Boba Fett: A Practical Man is an excellent story in the New Jedi Order and is well worth reading.
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An inside view on the culture of the mysterious Mandalorians as they prepare to play their part in a war greater than any the galaxy has ever seen. Read morePublished 11 days ago by David West
A good glimpse into how Boba Fett thought. Showed a different side of him. Great read for any Boba Fett or Star Wars fan.Published 7 months ago by Action Figure Collector
I did not mean to order this and can not download on my android phone. No option to refund or cancel.Published 7 months ago by M. Kuhl
Cool great overall good book I love star wars it's my favorite series a So CALLED CLASSIC IS WORSE THAN THIS.Published 11 months ago by James Hancock
Insights into mandalorians was nice to have. The vong are definitely a different culture in some ways, but like many they are just dictators.Published 14 months ago by Betsy David
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