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Star Wars: The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (Star Wars - Legends) [Kindle Edition]

L. Neil Smith
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For the price of one, you get three Lando Calrissian novels: LANDO CALRISSSIAN AND THE MINDHARP OF SHARU, LANDO CLARISSIAN AND THE FLAMEWIND OF OSEON, and LANDO CALRISSIAN AND THE STARCAVE OF THONBOKA. You know him as a gambler, rogue, and con-artist; Lando's always on the frontier scanning his sensors for easy credits and looking for action in galaxies near and far.

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4317 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345391101
  • Publisher: Del Rey; Reprint edition (28 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00513F9UM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,628 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not bad 20 Mar 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this book is'nt really that bad. The problem is that the author obvously never saw Star Wars. All he knows is Lando Calrissian and the Millenium Falcon. No Emperor , Empire , zero descriptions of the ships , something called the Centrality (Neil Smith probably meant "the Empire") , wrong terms (i.e , "faster than light" instead of "Hyperspace"), and just what the HELL is Rokur Gepta doing commanding the Imperial Navy??? . Despite these obvious errors , the book is funny. the conversations between Lando and the awseome Vuff-Raa are hysterical. and the plot is,nt that bad , just goofy and too unbelivable ( a race of starship biengs that can destroy Imperial Warships in just one shot?). This is a nice book though , and it's so unpredictable that you'll have a hard time putting it down.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Only if you're a big fan 13 July 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this series because I had finished all of the other Star Wars books, and when I read a series, I want to read EVERY SINGLE BOOK in that series. With all of the other excellent Star Wars books out there, this book should be labeled "Die Hard Fans Only."
These three stories detail some of Lando's adventures before he meets Han in the Han Solo Trilogy by A. C. Crispin. Lando and his faithful droid Vuffi Raa travel the galaxy looking for a good game of sabacc, and try to stay out of the clutches of the evil sorceror Rokar Gepta. I think the only direct references to this series in other books were when Han worried that Lando was a better sabacc player because he had made a fortune in the Oseon, and when Han asked Lando about his friend, Vuffi Raa. Other than that, there is nothing crucial that you must know in order to read the other Star Wars books.
This series was a little silly at times. At one point, Lando grows very tall, and then eventually s! ! hrinks back to his normal size. No explanation is given (you know, like the Force gave him the power) and the reader is left shaking his head in disgust. In the last book, huge vacuum breathing aliens are able to fashion convincing models of themselves out of their own waste products. Give me a break!
If you can stand the hilarity, and would like to be able to say that you've read ALL of the Star Wars novels, then happy reading.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lando Calrissian Adventures WAS good!! 28 Mar 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
While L. Neil Smith did occasionally use the wrong terms, one must remember that this was one of the early Star Wars books, before all this knowledge was so widely known. This book is one of the best Star Wars books written. The plots are fantastic, but that's what makes them fun. I found everything interesting. This was a strange book to say the least, but it's funny, has intricate connecting plots, and is just fun to read.
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The Lando Calrissian Adventures, being one of the set of older Star Wars novels, are often overlooked by both the die-hard, and the wanna-be Star Wars fan alike. Though the three novels don't include most of the tie-ins with the movies and other Star Wars books out there, Lando Calrissian seems to exist mostly in a world of his own, away from most of the other Star wars adventures. I suppose that L. Neil Smith really wanted to create your average science fiction story, without the need for Empires or Jedi. And boy, he did a great job! Instead of the Force, we meet a mysterious sorceror bent on revenge, and a mysterious race of ancient magic users. Instead of the Empire, Smith gives us police and con men out to swindle Lando at every turn. and yes, we can't overlook the casino scenes! Smith writes a casino (sabaac in the Star Wars universe) scene worthy of Ian Fleming himself. The book also contains some of best plot twists I've ever seen in a Star Wars book. And with that on your mind, go enjoy Lando's adventures, both as a Star Wars fan, and a science fiction fan in general.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish when compared with Han's adventures. 4 Oct 2004
By Ian Tapley VINE VOICE
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THE STORY:
Three to be precise. In 'Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu', Lando and his odd droid companion Vuffi Raa are forced to seek out the secrets of the lost Sharu people. The second story 'Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon' has Lando and Vuffi Raa hunting a notorious criminal, but an old enemy and some new ones seek to stop them. Finally, in 'Lando Calrissian and the StarCave of ThonBoka' Lando's Millennium Falcon is mistaken for a giant space creature by another such creature, leading Lando and Vuffi Raa to lend their aid to the Oswaft people against the Empire.
WHAT'S GOOD:
It's interesting to see Lando's early adventures as we see him develop his poor piloting skills, whilst attempting to earn a fortune (a character trademark). I quite liked the idea behind the third story, as the Empire makes it's first real appearance in the series. There's a very interesting idea in this book too; Rokur Gepta tries to kill Lando with chagrin. I thought using psychic powers to embarass someone to death was a rather novel idea! Also if you've read about sabacc and wondered how it works, these books finally give you a pretty good idea.
WHAT'S BAD:
Most of it really. The stories are generally boring, the characterisation is bad and the dialogue is appalling. There are few links to the rest of the Star Wars saga and this book suffers for the fact that it tries to create everything from scratch (even Lando isn't much like his movie persona). I was also sorely disappointed by the Battle of ThonBoka (which had such promise) and the secret of Vuffi Raa's origins is just stupid.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
Even considering that these stories were written "pre-canon" they were a distinct disappointment. The writing style is tortuous, the dialogue is often abysmal & the plots, whilst... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Froo
5.0 out of 5 stars Very descriptive and emotive
At first i wouldn't have thought to read a book about Lando, but after buying a copy.. at a book sale I began to really enjoy the book. Read more
Published on 1 July 2000
1.0 out of 5 stars This book stunk.
It was ssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooo boring. I fell asleep well reading it.
Published on 29 Aug 1999
3.0 out of 5 stars Die hard SW fans only
Its OK but will never be like any of Zahns novels. It does though provide a better look at Lando Calrissian. Read more
Published on 12 May 1999
3.0 out of 5 stars A good way to kill time
While this is by far not one of the best books in the Star Wars series, it most definatly worth reading if your a die hard fan. Read more
Published on 2 Feb 1999
3.0 out of 5 stars Show me the Lando
Back in the day when there was no massive glut of Star Wars books, you had Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the Han Solo triliogy, and this very little known saga of Lando adventures. Read more
Published on 23 Jan 1999
4.0 out of 5 stars It is a good insight on Lando Calrissian
I think that this book gives you a better feeling as to why Lando Calrissian is the way he is. Reading this book, was no different then reading the otehr Star Wars book. Read more
Published on 18 Sep 1998
1.0 out of 5 stars this book was very boring and hard to get into.
I'm sure L Neil Smith is a perfectly good author, but his style is totally wrong for Star Wars.
Published on 15 Jan 1998
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