Star Wars: Crucible

Star Wars: Crucible

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Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected--and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force.
When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian's Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes--and far deadlier consequences.
Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. Only this time, the Empire is not the enemy. It is a  pair of ruthless geniuses with a lethal ally and a lifelong vendetta against Han Solo. And when the murderous duo gets the drop on Han, he finds himself outgunned in the fight of his life. To save him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia must brave a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold power of an enigmatic artifact capable of bending space, time, and even the Force itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.

Praise for Crucible
"[Troy] Denning opens new pathways of adventure and recaptures the feel of the Star Wars universe and its beloved characters." --Library Journal
"Outstanding . . . an adventure that tantalizes the imagination." --Roqoo Depot
"A fun, fast paced take on some of Star Wars ' most iconic characters." --The Founding Fields

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, ©2013
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780345511430
Characteristics: 316 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Crucible


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Dec 04, 2016

* This is an exciting adventure story. It opens with a bang when Leia has to use her lightsaber in a barroom brawl.

* That's right, Leia has a lightsaber. She is 64 years old--yay for heroines over age 40--and has been a Jedi for quite some time by this point. Leia is just one of many strong female characters, and the ratio of male and female characters is about equal.

* I like books that portray family relationships. This book includes nice scenes with Luke and his teenage son. We also see Luke & Leia's twin-epathy in action. And there are lots of romantic moments between Han & Leia, who are still happily married in this version of the timeline.

* Crucible has a fun "the gang's all here" vibe. It's very much about the older characters having one last hurrah and then passing the torch to the younger characters.

* Several times in the book we get to see Han play sabacc. I've always wondered how that game is played. The casino scenes in Crucible rival any James Bond casino scene in terms of intrigue and excitement.

This was a great book, but a bit violent. I would say 7th grade and up.

KRockstar10 Aug 14, 2013

Sets up the passing of the torch...we'll see if that actually happens. Not a bad read. Decently creepy villains.

Aug 13, 2013

please process this book its been out for two months


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Feb 02, 2015

"We've spent a lifetime battling to make the galaxy a better place. But life is more than fighting. There needs to be time for rest and love and happiness."-leia

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