The Han Solo Adventures (A Del Rey book) Mass Market Paperback – 31 Aug 1993
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Han Solo soars again--in this awesome trilogy of his extraordinary exploits. Ride with him as he rides to the rescue, narrowly escapes certain death, and foils evil in its ruthelss tracks!
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Han (smuggler/rogue) & Chewbacca (walking carpet) on various exploits on the edge of the Empire, so no Star Destroyers, Tie fighters or Stormtroopers in any of these tales and just a passing mention of the Old Republic and Jedi's. Set in the Corporate Sector with their own security forces called Espos, no real defined villains or space battles to write home about.
Stars End is basically a prison break after Chewie is captured and Han is forced to rescue him with the aid of some forgetable characters, except for a droid called Bollux, how did they get away with naming him that,(did they reject Bal-5AC, Go-Nad or Test-E5). Revenge is Han & Chewie in trouble yet again, mixed up with slavers & Lost legacy is a hunt for a despots treasure on a world in the Tion Hegemony.
Worth reading if for no other reason than to hang out with a couple of iconic characters from a great story, but don't expect a classic. This is good but not brilliant.
Originally published in the late seventies between the cinematic releases of ‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, the author of these novels could only base the characters of Han and Chewbacca from what was seen in the original film. The Han Solo of these books is the out and out ‘rogue’ version we first meet in ‘A New Hope’ and the author has done a good job of capturing that. By the end of ‘A New Hope’ Han’s character has already started to develop. But of course such development cannot be included in these novels. There are some efforts at foreshadowing this by providing an insight into his conscience at times. It is little more than revealing a moral side that Solo tries to ignore, but is a nice touch.
Although set in the Star Wars universe there isn’t a great deal of content that would be reminiscent of it nowadays. However, some of it is set in the Tion Cluster and there are also mentions of Mindor and swoop bikes; all of which may well have their origins in these books. The Empire is mentioned but doesn’t really play a role. Instead the Falcon’s crew seem to have run-ins with a large corporate organisation known as the Authority that rules a sizable portion of the galaxy (a bit like the Trade Federation, Intergalactic Banking Clan, etc).Read more ›
perfectly for Han and Chewie even before they were fully
developed (the books were written in 1979 and 1980). An
important part of the novel is the characterization, at
which Daley is very talented. Han and Chewie speak and act
like they would in the movies. The Solo adventures are
action-packed and never slow down. A must read for Han Solo
fans. If you're looking for something in a Star Wars novel
besides seeing MORE remnants of the Empire pop up again and
again, you HAVE to read these books. In them, Han deals with
the Corporate Sector Authority, a group unrelated to the
Empire, but just as dangerous. Daley introduces new and
interesting characters that become as much a part of the book
as Han or Chewbacca. These books will definitely not disappoint
a true Star Wars fan. They're full of all the action and
excitement that epitomize Star Wars. I would give the books
a 10 except that there are a few somewhat goofy moments. In
"Han Solo's Revenge", Chewbacca escapes stampeding animals by
quickly making a glider out of a dead pterosaur. That seems a
bit ridiculous to me, but everything else is just perfect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love these books. I read them when I was 10, lost my paperbacks over time, and it's wonderful to read them again now. Very good stories, consistent characterisation.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Although the story can be very confusing to follow at times the book is overall an amazing story for any fans of Han and Chewie.Published 16 months ago by Andrew Johnson
A great take of Han's adventures fills in some holes and some great tales , a must for any SW fanPublished 19 months ago by Ian Reay
First read these more years ago than I care to remember. a good 20+ years ago :-)
just as much fun as I remember nice look at Solo and Chewie before Star Wars film time line. Read more
I have recently decided to start reading through the star wars universe books. Have not put this down since I received itPublished on 13 Feb. 2014 by Cuball