This book is solid but surely shows it's age.
this was one of the original books shortly after Star wars was started. I really enjoyed it.
This is a fun Star Wars book. I don't know if it is 'official' or not but it reads well.
Well....alright, if it doesn't weird you out to read about Luke lusting after Princess Leia (this timeline was shortly after A New Hope, so they didnt know their heritage at this point), a reasonably enjoyable read.
From back cover: Stranded on a jungle planet, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia found themselves desperately racing imperial stormtroopers to claim a gem that had mysterious powers over the force.
This was another one of my favorite Star Wars novels when I was a young, wide-eyed kid. Frist, the book was written by Alan Dean Foster (an extremely talented sci-fi author today), who also ghost-wrote the novelization of Episode IV. The book also introduces the Yuzzem, a creature not seen for the first time until the Special Edition of Return of the Jedi (in Jabba's palace as part of the musical number). Another interesting piece of trivia is that the Kaiburr Crystal, which serves to enhance the possessor's powers over the Force, was introduced into early drafts of Lucas' script for Episode IV but later dropped in favor of the Force being the key to the power of the Jedi Knights. This story is filled with action, a character named Hallah that serves as a sort of female version of Ben Kenobi, and an awesome villain you'll love to hate. A great book!
Stranded on a jungle planet Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Found themselves desperately racing imperial stormtroopers to claim a gem that had myserious power over the force.
Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to Circarpous to enlist thier Rebel underground in the battle against the Empire.But the farm boy from Tatooine hadn't counted on an unscheduled landing in the swamplands of Mimban...hadn't counted on any of the things they would find on that strange planet.
Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to Circarpous to enlist their Rebel underground in the battle against the Empire. But the farm boy from Tatooine hadn't counted on an unscheduled landing in the swamplands of Mimban..hadn't counted on any of the things they would find on that strange planet.
Hidden on this planet was the Kaiburr crystal, a mysterious gem thet would give the one who possessed it such powers over the Force that he would be all but invincible. In the wrong hands, the crystal could be deadly. So Luke had to find this treasure and find it fast.
Accompanied by Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio--his two faithful droids--Luke and the Princess set out for the Temple of Pmojema...and a confrontation deep beneath the surface of an alien world with the most fearsome villain in the galaxy!
If you just know of the movies, and are expanding your imagination of the story of Star Wars as I am, you'll find this book a book worth reading and en exciting one at that.
The condition of this book is almost great. The only things keeping it from receiving said designation is the very little wear around the edges and a slight crease going from top to bottom on the front cover. Overall, the pages are in great condition and there are no tears anywhere on this book.