Luke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine--and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures out among the stars, adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies to distant and alien worlds. But Luke got more than he bargained for when he intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a dark and powerful warlord. Luke didn't know who she was, but he knew he had to save her--and soon, because time was running out. Armed only with courage and with the lightsaber that had been his father's, Luke was catapulted into the middle of the most savage space war ever...and headed straight for a desperate encounter on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star.
A New Hope is rated
This is book 1 of the Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy. Boba Fett has just crawled out of the Sarlacc as seen in Tales of the Bounty Hunters. He's alive, but only barely. Dengar and a mysterious woman named Neelah help save him from certain death in the Dune Sea. However, some people are taking absolutely no chances that Fett may be alive. They go out of their way to make sure he's dead. Who are they? Why are they doing it? You find out a little more information through flashbacks to right after A New Hope. Boba Fett accepts a job from a mysterious employer to become part of the Bounty Hunter's Guild....then destroy it from within. This means that Fett must become involved with his competitors Bossk, Zuckuss, IG-88, and others. Little does Fett know that he's simply a pawn is a plot by Prince Xizor and the Emperor himself. Fett should take a little advice from the X-Files: Trust No One.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Luke, Han, and Princess Leia's story didn't end with the destruction of the Death Star.... Though they had won a significant battle, the war between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire had really just begun. Now, several months later, the Rebels had established an outpost on the frozen wasteland of Hoth. But even on that icy, backwater planet, they could not escape the evil Darth Vader's notice for long. Soon, Luke, Han, Princess Leia, and their faithful companions were forced to flee, scattering in all directions--with the Dark Lord's minions in fevered pursuit.
The Empire Strikes back is rated
Han Solo has been frozen in Carbonite and taken by Boba Fett to Jabba the Hutt, only problem is, it's not exactly a smooth trip for him. He's got just about every bounty hunter in the galaxy trying to steal his prize, not to mention Luke, Lando, Leia, Chewie, and the gang.Meanwhile, Xizor (pronounced Shee-zor), head of the criminal organization Black Sun, decides he wants to take the place of the Emperor's right hand man...Darth Vader. One of the main reasons is that Vader destroyed his family and his entire planet. Not very nice, eh? He learns that Vader is after Luke Skywalker for the Emperor and he decides that the best way to win the Emperor's favor is to capture Luke, dead or alive. However, once he learns Luke is Vader's son, he decides dead is better. Leia learns of the plot on Luke's life and she knows that whoever is behind it has criminal ties. She decides to infiltrate the criminal underworld to uncover who's behind it, but she quickly gets in over her head. It's then up to her buddies to help save her butt.Here we have all the missing pieces between "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". Han is frozen in Carbonite. Somehow, Leia has to become Bouush and get hold of some Thermal Detonators (not to mention tone up and get a tan so she'll look good as a slave girl). Luke has to build a new lightsaber and get a lot better at being a Jedi. Chewie has to protect Leia. Lando has to figure a way to get Han back, since he got him frozen in Carbonite. All the ingredients neccessary for a great novel.
Shadows of the Empire is rated
"Watching from his throne, the Emperor laughed with evil glee. 'Good! Your hate has made you powerful. Now, fulfill your destiny and take your father's place at my side!'" Luke, of course, refuses and good triumphs over evil in Return of the Jedi. The final installment of the original trilogy--flawed, perhaps, by the Ewoks (what was Lucas thinking?)--is beautifully presented in this charming book. Images from the film provide inspiration for Brandon McKinney's crisp illustrations, which complement John Whitman's adaptation of the original screenplay. This book is a perfect little gift for Star Wars fans of all ages.
Return of the Jedi is rated