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Star Wars: Shield of Lies (Book 2 of the Black Fleet Crisis) [Paperback]

Michael P. Kube-McDowell
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5 Sep 1996
As Leia deals with a new threat to the fragile new alliance that binds the New Republic, Lando becomes a prisoner aboard a runaway spacecraft, Luke continues his quest for his mother, and Han is taken hostage on a warship under the command of a ruthless leader.


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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group); paperback / softback edition (5 Sep 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553504797
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553504798
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 130,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

The New Republic's triumph grows ever more precarious in the face of an arrogant race bent on war, as the bestselling Star Wars saga continues...

SHIELD OF LIES

As Leia must deal with a new threat to the fragile new alliance that binds the New Republic, Lando becomes a prisoner aboard a runaway spacecraft of unknown origin. The ship is following an unstoppable path to its homeworld, destroyed by Imperial forces. Luke continues his quest to learn more about his mother among the Fallanassi, where his every belief about the use of the Force is about to be challenged. And while Leia ponders a diplomatic solution to the aggression of the fierce Yevetha race, Han pilots a spy ship into the heart of Yevethan space and finds himself a hostage of one the vast fleet of warships under the command of a ruthless leader - a fleet more than a match for the New Republic's forces...

About the Author

Michael P Kube-Mcdowell
Michael P Kube-McDowell holds a master's degree in science education and was honoured for teaching excellence by the 1985 White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. His short fiction has been featured in Analog, Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and others. Three of his stories have been adapted for the television series Tales from the Darkside. He is also the author of more than 500 non-fiction articles on subjects ranging from space careers to 'scientific creationism'. Emprise, the critically acclaimed first volume in the 'Trigon Disunity' future history, was a Philip K Dick Award finalist. Kube-McDowell's other books include Enigma, Empery, Alternities and The Quiet Pools. He lives in Lansing, Michigan.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Star wars book 23 Mar 2013
By dixie
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Ordered this item for my partners birthday he loves it and has the rest of the collection. Great buy would reccomend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book ! 4 Mar 2013
By E. Reay
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these are continuing tales following on from one another dating back all the way to the last film return of the jedi , a must read for any Star Wars fan !!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars once again a good purchase. 21 Feb 2013
By pete
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Arrived in a short period of time from ordering and exactly as said by world of books. I have used them a few times and each and every time have found it to be an excellent service and highly recomend them.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not as good as "Before the Storm" 10 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I bought this book because I really wanted to know what happened after Nil Spaar declared war on the New Republic in Before the Storm. It was very hard to understand and I had to read some parts twice. The one thing I didn't like was the fact that the book was split into three parts: Lando, Luke and Leia. I would have prefered it if was all interwound. Lando's part was a bit boring. Luke's and Leia's weren't so bad. The ending was much better and left me wanting to buy the third book. I suggest if you want to read the whole trilogy buy this book. If not skip it and read the third.
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