Han Solo's Revenge

Han Solo s Revenge The movies are back and so is the mania Be part of the blockbuster Star Wars revival with the new edition of a New York Times bestselling classic spin off novel

  • Title: Han Solo's Revenge
  • Author: Brian Daley
  • ISBN: 9780345288400
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The movies are back and so is the mania Be part of the blockbuster Star Wars revival with the new edition of a New York Times bestselling classic spin off novel

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    1. Think back to that first time we see Han Solo in the Mos Eisley Cantina.We've a bar full of "scum and villainy" in a desert town with some swaggering Federales (a.k.a. Stormtroopers). We've the big, mute(-ish) sidekick. We've local hicks seeking out a gun-for-hire. And we've a bounty hunter about to bring our pseudo-hero in alive (somewhere), or dead if necessary.So our gunslinger leans back in his chair, preps his gun, and casually and remorselessly blows away the bounty hunter. The archetype i [...]

    2. I don't know how Brian Daly got involved in writing a series of prequel books featuring the adventures of Han Solo and his wookie partner but he was the perfect man for the job. Each of these books is distinguished by fast paced action, snappy dialog and old fashioned cliffhanger plotting to keep the reader interested.

    3. Han Solo will do almost anything for five thousand credits. But when things go sour, he's on the hunt to get paid.

    4. Han Solo at Stars’ End was an entertaining, if flawed, novel, though it was much better than L. Neil Smith’s Adventures of Lando Calrissian. For one, Daley has a better understanding of the characters he’s writing; for another, the story feels like it belongs in the Expanded Universe, while Smith’s novels felt like they had been retconned to fit in with Star Wars. One thing I have to credit both authors with is the lightheartedness of some of the scenes; so many of the EU novels take the [...]

    5. to be honest, it's more of a 2.5.Taking place before "A New Hope" Han and Chewie have found themselves in need of a job and take the first one that comes along, not bothering to ask too many details. It's only after taking on the cargo that they learn it's the one thing they won't do transport slaves.They take matters into their own hands and find themselves still being owed LOTS of needed money, so they go seeking the ones who arranged the deal in the first place. Causing them some rather uncom [...]

    6. So, immediately after reading I gave the book 3 stars, but as is generally my habit waited to write this review till I had some time to digest things and think about what I wanted to write. Unfortunately perhaps for "Han Solo's Revenge", I immediately started reading Dune following this. Now, while I do my absolute damndest to judge everything within the context of it's own genre and it's author's intent, meaning that I don't think it's even remotely fair to compare something like this book to a [...]

    7. Originally posted on brockpattison/Spinning off of the Star Wars films, the Han Solo Adventures trilogy included some of the first novels published for the series. Written by Brian Daley back in 1979, the novels feature a young Han Solo and Chewbacca, struggling to survive as smugglers in a time before that fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the cantina.The second installment in the series, Han Solo's Revenge features the duo getting tangled up in a bad deal with slavers. [...]

    8. by Brian Daley, published in 1979.In this, the second Han Solo adventure novel, we see Han and Chewie down on their luck and shopping vids to the backward inhabitants of Kamar.First off I have to say that Daley real nails the characters of Han and Chewie. Reading this novel was like reading a slice of the “original” Star Wars movie with regards to these two space fairing rogues.And you just know that they are headed for trouble after about six pages in, what else could go wrong - right?Daley [...]

    9. Again, I haven't read these books since I was 10 or 11, so coming back to them at this age and stage of life is quite interesting. In fact, it is almost like reading them for the first time. Often, I would get halfway through a chapter before I started thinking, "Oh, yeah. I remember this!" As I read this trilogy, I find that I really admire the way Brian Daley handles the Han Solo and Chewbacca characters; he gets the tone quite right. On the other hand, I sometimes find his plotting a bit unco [...]

    10. The Brian Daley books have a lot going for them in some respects. It's interesting to compare them to Splinter of the Mind's Eye, which came out a year before this one. Both were written before ESB, when the GFFA was still young and unformed (the book was written before the Imperial March, isn't that weird?). They're basically ground zero for the EU. They're both pulp adventure stories, but beyond that they're totally different. Splinter is a jungle serial structured out of monster encounters an [...]

    11. Welcome back to Goofytown. Once again, Daley gives us a book that feels nothing like Star Wars, though we should be fair and acknowledge the Star Wars EU was rather small at the time. We don't have to be too fair, though, since Daley gives us the impression he mostly wants to just use the names "Han Solo," "Chewbacca," and "Millennium Falcon" for a sci-fi story of his own devising in his own universe. On the other hand, though, the notion of a galaxy or arm of the universe under the control of s [...]

    12. It's a 3.5-star book but was slow at times.After Han accidentally starts a religion (which is hilarious), Han and Chewie lose the money they were receiving from honest work. They feel forced to take on unknown smuggling missions. Unfortunately, the first one is to transport slaves.Well. They aren't having it. Yet Han insists on being paid. That takes the duo to Bonadan, where it's easy to see how horrible the Corporate Sector Authority is. They're like the Empire (which is mentioned only twice, [...]

    13. I am NOT actually a Star Wars "Fanatic" but I like the first Star Wars film (the 1977 one) when I saw it. I was only 14 when I started reading the three book from the Han Solo series and found them to be the best of ALL the Star Wars books. Mr. Daley's easy and 'fun' writing style made complex 'other world environments' seem simple and 'real.' He made you feel felt part of the adventure. You liked all the characters (even the bad ones). It did not have all the melodrama of other Stars Wars books [...]

    14. Quick and fun read. Get to know Han Solo a bit more and get a glimpse into what his life is like outside of the main books/movies.Overall it was a good read, kind of a space cowboy detective theme, although the ending felt too rushed.I have never really understood why Han Solo is as popular a character as he is. Personally, he never interested me all that much and the only reason I'm reading the original trilogy is to satisfy my own curiosity and see how it all started, as these are some of the [...]

    15. Though I felt the book started slowly, I think it was due to my gross prejudices (this seeming non-canon, much shorter length than other Star Wars novels, etc), but I was won over fairly quickly by the actual writing - something I don't think I've ever found remarkable in any Star Wars novel - & then when I got into the story itself, it flew by. I think Daley does a great job with Han in particular, as well as some clever turns off phrase in the narrative itself. The only downsides to me wer [...]

    16. Sequel to Brian Daley’s first Han Solo book is about the same. More adventures in the Corporate Sector at a quick pace. This time Solo is seeking revenge after being duped into transporting slaves. Its appealing to read about another part of the Star Wars galaxy that hasn’t been explored much, with a bit of history on the Corporate Sector. These stories are a nice change of pace compared to a lot of Star Wars books dealing with a galaxy threatening weapon/plague/villain/whatever. It’s also [...]

    17. All Han and Chewie want: to soar among the starsbut the Falcon needs repairs. Desperate to fix the Falcon, and wary of doing Corporate Sector work after their jailbreak at Star's End, Han and Chewie take a mysterious job which turns out to be a slave transport mission.Han and Chewie, both escaped slaves from a certain point of view, are most displeased.Han and Chewie charge a mercilessly mutiny to take back their ship, and then are caught up in a high stakes plot as they follow the clues left by [...]

    18. I'm a little embarrassed that it took me four days to read this. Ooops.I don't know what to say about it? It's like the first book. Better than the Lando Calrissian Adventures, but not the greatest book ever written. The plot trudges on at a reasonable pace, never dragging and never skipping ahead.Mostly I like how the plot has been structured so that Han is doing "good" while not necessarily making his character development in the movies obsolete. We can't have a Han doing good just for the sak [...]

    19. Not quite as believable as its predecessor, but an engaging read, nonetheless. The hardest parts to swallow were the situation Daley puts Han and Chewbacca in at the book's opening as well as the feudal-style society near the book's end. To be fair, given how many current cultural organization schemes our world has and has abandoned, it would only be logical that the same variety would exist across a pan-galactic civilization (if one is ever found to exist), it just didn't feel like it fit well [...]

    20. I had very low expectations from this novel, because I am fan of Darth Vader and the Empire and not of the Rebels, besides, unlike many others, I do not like rogues, rebels and Han Solo in particular.But the book is good. Solo is shown as a very cool character, a lonely man who trusts only his friend Chewbacca and shows himself as a tough, no-nonsense man, while he is actually hiding heart of gold. The story pits him against your typical evil corporation from a science fiction novel, but the plo [...]

    21. This book had such promise. The plot being that Han and Chewbacca were tricked into almost carrying slaves, and they turned the tables. Now they wanted their money regardless and they meet up with a girl who wants to solve the slaver dilemma and get herself a seat on the council.How could that go wrong?Oh it does. It gets bogged down in nothing. Every time I expected it to finally take off it got bogged down again. blah.Its too bad. I really liked Fiolla. I felt like this coulda been great. I th [...]

    22. When Han and Chewbacca are left out of pocket, they risk taking a job with a big pay-check but lots of secrets. Once they realise what the cargo actually is, they decide to renege on the deal, which doesn't please their employers. Chased across space from one planet to another, Han is determined to get the money he is owed. Falling in with an ambitious Space Authority Operative, he ends up on the planet of Ammundd finds that the conspiracy goes a hell of a lot higher than he thought.This isn't t [...]

    23. I loved this. It was one of my first ever expanded universe stories, even before there was an official expanded universe. Just enough hints about Han's background to reveal more depth to him. Some of the best writing of Chewie ever, he's a real character in this and not just along for the ride. It follows Han Solo at Star's End but I read this first and I wasn't confused at all by starting with this one (just intrigued enough to hunt the other!) It's fun to see Han in his early smuggler element. [...]

    24. Another classic from early in the now infamous and ruined EU, this book tells a good exciting tale that turns pages while adding to the vast depth and adventure that can fill a galaxy as large as Star Wars' setting. Most importantly this series stays true to the characters: Han is a rogue and a bit of a scoundral (this is before his change in A New Hope) but still has some scroupals. A must read for lovers of the original films, their atmosphere and action.

    25. The adventures of Han Solo and his trusty bandolier wearing crossbow brandishing furry Wookie sidekick Chewbacca!!! And their tin can the Millenium Falcon! And smuggling, and stuff! I remember well having this well thumbed copy in my nerdy bookshelf as I loved Han Solo so much. The novelizations and the comics were the only outlet for The Further Adventures of, so I just yummed it up!!!I need to search out another copy of this 80's relic! Help!

    26. I think I bought this cheapy paperback around 1984, aka the height of my tween obsession with Return of the Jedi. I had read the book versions on both Jedi and Empire Strikes Back. And this book was a huge disappointment to my eleven year old self. It's a bad and boring prequel, set before Han meets Leia, Luke, et al. Essentially authorized fanfiction, and the only one I've read (did I even finish this? I don't think so? ) in the extensive world of Star Wars related literature.

    27. Better than Han Solo at Star's End purely because there seemed to be more action and it wasn't all about infiltration. Also, Chewie got a bit more screen time which is always good! The ending though appeared almost out of nowhere (like the huge spaceship that resolves the plot) and if it wasn't for a few neat little twists and turns on the last three pages I woulda given this a 3 out of 5!

    28. I read this one with my son as a read-aloud. He is responsible for the four-star rating. I would have given it two, perhaps three had I been feeling charitable. I love Star Wars, but this novel was poorly written, had a less than compelling plot, and treated the characters as mere caricatures of who they could have been. Feel free to skip it.

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