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Rubbish when compared with Han's adventures.,
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This review is from: Star Wars: The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (Mass Market Paperback)
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.
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.
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.