- File Size: 2522 KB
- Print Length: 59 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (November 24, 2015)
- Publication Date: November 24, 2015
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B016GRO8R6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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- #130 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations > Star Wars
- #252 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
- #758 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Literature & Fiction
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The Perfect Weapon (Star Wars) (Short Story): Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kindle Edition
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This is an entertaining little glimpse into one of the most intriguing background characters who made an all-too-brief but impactful appearance in The Force Awakens. Dawson gives us the backstory of the coldly beautiful, detached bounty hunter responsible for alerting the First Order to the presence of BB-8 at Maz Katana's home on Takodana. Here, Dawson positions Bazine as something of a female counterpart to another legendary Star Wars fan favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett -- she's as intriguing and lethal as Fett, only with better fashion sense.
I wish Dawson had been allowed to develop this story into a full length novel. As it is, The Perfect Weapon is an entertaining slice of female-centric Star Wars action. I was reminded of the K.W. Jeter trilogy The Bounty Hunter Wars, original Expanded Universe tales that explored Boba Fett's actions between Episodes IV and VI. In the right hands this is a character with promise, refreshing removed from the machinations of the Force and surprisingly likeable given her lethal background.
While the plot and characterizations are a little thin, given the story's brief length, and the stormtrooper's case is a MacGuffin of the most wildly improbably sort, frustratingly important and maddeningly unexplained, I still enjoyed this brief introduction to one of the newest and most colorful characters in the Star Wars universe. I'd love to read more about Bazine, and I hope Dawson one day gets the chance to revisit this character and universe, as there is a lot of unexplored potential here and she shows a promising facility in constructing an engaging story within the Star Wars parameters. With Rey as the centerpoint of the new trilogy, it seems only fitting that a new female bounty hunter should capture the imagination of fans, and Bazine is a character whose further adventures I'd love to see explored either on film or the page.
I liked the characters and the implications subtle and otherwise that the New Republic wasn't as good as it should have been.
I do wish they said what was in the box
Overall this is one of the better, newer books I have read. I haven't read all of them but haven't been too impressed with them. Tarkin so far is the only one that I read and enjoyed because even though I couldn't see Tarkin at any point in his life being an outdoors-man I liked how his character was written an could appreciate his cold, calculating brilliance. The others I read didn't measure up with the characters or the story.
Hopefully we will find out.