An addition to the STAR WARS saga by well-known SF author Dave Wolverton. Here is the culmination of a love story of some of the Star Wars major characters.
Though Darth Vader and the Emperor are dead, the Empire lives on and a weakened Alliance must find powerful new help if it is to survive. The answer could lie in the Hapes consortium, a cluster of sixty-three high-tech worlds. There is only one catch: Princess Leia must marry the Queen Mother's son, the dashing and wealthy Prince Isolder.
Han Solo reacts badly to the news. Tricking Leia, he flees with her to the beautiful but untamed planet of Dathomir, where he hopes to change her mind--and win her heart. Meanwhild, Luke Skywalker and Artoo form an unlikely partnership with the jilted prince to track down the runaways. But their mission is oly the beginning of an adventure that will lead to the discovery of an awesome treasure, a group of Force-trained 'witches,' and a showdown with an invincible foe.
I will admit to being a large fan of the Star Wars universe, and I accept that this book is important to the fan-accepted future history. However, it just wasn't my cup of tea. It took a bit too long to get anywhere and half the time I wanted to just stop reading to save my own sanity. It did have a few good moments, though, and sometimes made me laugh. I certainly wouldn't say it's the best SW novel out there but it isn't the worst either. Give it a shot.
I'm a nut for starwars books what more can I say I loved it!
This was my first Star Wars book and it was fine, but nothing breathtaking. I almost quit on page 63 when Leia thinks, "whatever attachment she had ever felt for Han suddenly seemed to become as insubstantial as fog, as a gentle white mist, and Isolder was the sun, burning it all away," both for content and cheesiness level. I stuck it out and was impressed with the level of action and world building; it was almost like an anthropology seminar on matriarchy. If you're looking for action I recommend this book; if you're hoping for a romance take a pass.
I read this book a while ago, but I remember loving it. It had a lot a very silly moments, but they were aimed to please an audience of Star Wars fans. Enjoy!
This wasn't the best Star Wars I've ever read but it was still enjoyable. It's good information to have before you read Young Jedi Knights.
There were a few sentences I could have done with out but it stayed very true to the characters, particularly Han.
"quite good" says my husband.