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Star Wars: Scoundrels [Hardcover]

Timothy Zahn
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Book Description

1 Aug 2013 Star Wars (Book 89)

The Death Star has just been destroyed and Han Solo still needs the money to pay

off the bounty on his head. Now the opportunity to make that money and then some has

walked into his life in the form of the perfect heist. With nine like-minded scoundrels, he

and Chewbacca just might be able to pull it off and live to tell the tale!

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Century (1 Aug 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1846056942
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846056949
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 15.8 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 399,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Ocean's Eleven meets Star Wars in this classic adventure set just after StarWars:

Episode IV A New Hope. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy

Zahn, and starring Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and more favorites!

About the Author

TIMOTHY ZAHN has been writing science fiction since 1975 and sold his first story to

Analog in 1978. Since then Zahn has published nearly seventy short stories and

novelettes, numerous novels, and three short fiction collections. Along the way he has

won a Hugo Award (for the novella Cascade Point, in 1984) and has been nominated

twice more. He is best known for his original five Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire,

Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, and Vision of the Future),

as well as Star Wars: Survivor's Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, and Choices of

One. His most recent publications have been the science-fiction Cobra series and the

six-part young adult series Dragonback. He has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State

University, and an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Struggled a bit with this one. 26 May 2014
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I remember reading the original Thrawn trilogy many years ago and have gone back to them several times; sadly it is very rare these days to find a Star Wars novel that matches the scope and brilliance of those books. This book is ok, and you'll probably enjoy it, but I did find myself struggling to commit to the book and get it finished.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solo's Eleven 12 Jan 2014
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In 1991, Timothy Zahn re-launched the Star Wars Expanded Universe with 'Heir to the Empire' and ever since a new Star Wars novel from Zahn has been something to look forward to.

As many other reviews have pointed out, Scoundrels is basically Ocean's Eleven in space. As always with Zahn, it is a plot with twists, turns and multiple layers...the final twist is particularly well done and surprising. The usual key Zahn characters are left out of this one with the focus very much on the saga favourites of Han, Chewbacca & Lando, but there are one or two guest appearances and a couple of new characters also.

The book is well written, if not a bit obvious in places, and the beauty of a Zahn book is that he gets Star Wars and it's characters better than possibly any other EU author. Particularly well written is Han Solo and his relationship with takes you back to the partnership we see in the films; Han has not been so well understood and written since Brian Daley's excellent novels back in 1979.

I'm not sure that this story fits particularly well into the Star Wars "canon" but it's a very enjoyable read and a blessed relief from the long multi-book arcs that have been seen in the EU of late.
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5.0 out of 5 stars G Hesketh 8 Jan 2014
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Its like if Han and Lando do oceans 11, quality .
has a good twist too i would recommended this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 3 Jan 2014
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Unconventional for a Star Wars book, more like oceans 11
Loved the twist on the the last page
As usual Han ends up in more trouble than in the beginning of the book
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This story was well written and featured a lot of intrigue. It featured action set in one place which for the length of the novel became a little tedious. This is not Zahn's best work but should be well received for its originality. There was a nice little twist at the end. Overall a fine read for the Star Wars enthusiast.
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