- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey; Reprint edition (Oct. 6 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 055357888X
- ISBN-13: 978-0553578881
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2 x 17.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 181 g
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,679 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Slave Ship: Star Wars Legends (The Bounty Hunter Wars) Mass Market Paperback – Oct 6 1998
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"How many times, wondered Boba Fett, could he die--and yet not die? Someday it would be all over for him..."
Fett fans take note: Star Wars: Slave Ship features the (in)famous bounty hunter as he chases after the largest bounty ever offered--by tracking down renegade stormtrooper Trhin Voss'on't. The story, book 2 in The Bounty Hunter Wars series, jumps back and forth between the time of Star Wars: New Hope and Return of the Jedi in a series of convoluted plot twists that involve everyone from Emperor Palatine and Darth Vader to Zuckuss and Bossk. Written by well-known SF writer K.W. Jeter (whose first novel, Dr. Adder, was praised by Philip K. Dick as "stunning"), Star Wars: Slave Ship is in many ways a perfect serial novel--it raises as many new questions for the next installment as it solves from the previous one. Neelah's identity is finally revealed, but how did she end up in Jabba the Hutt's palace? You'll have to wait and see. --C.B. Delaney
A ruthless enemy threatens Boba Fett with a fate worse than death. . .See all Product description
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Of all the books and comics about the bounty hunters, this one is clearly the best, and most informative. It looks like a lot of people liked this book less than I did by all the 1 star reviews and lack of 5 star reviews. I may have liked the story, in fact the entire trilogy because I have yet to read the books, only listened to the audio. I drive a lot and also listen while exercising. The audio is very abridged because about 1,100 pages are condensed into 7.5 hours of very enjoyable listening. Plus, check out the performance from the reader Anthony Heald, he is awesome. The point that my review doesn't mean the others were wrong if they thought the story was slow and boring. Bantam cut a lot of stuff out for the audio, and sometimes that is a good thing. I do wish that they offered unabridged, but they seldom do.
Characters? They are all here plus some interesting new characters. In the audio version one is really drawn to the Dengar character and Neelah. Made me buy a couple 4 inch action figures after the first time I listened to this trilogy. I have gone through it at least twice so far.
The title is misnomer and selected for marketing reasons only. Even the trilogy title, Bounty Hunter Wars is a misnomer. A more accurate title would BH Treachery. Want to know more about the Mandalorian's and their armor, check out the Dark Horse comics, Amazon.com has most of the old ones available in new and used.
The reviews for the second book in the trilogy are even more scathing. Book 3 delivered for most. I liked all three. Some of the redundancy that was book 2 wasn't apparent in the audio version. So I recommend going on a road trip of at least 7.5 hours, pop in the cassette and enjoy this trilogy
Besides this, not too much happens in this time frame, except for the plot around Kuat of Kuat and thechallenge by the other bloodlines on the planet to take over his operations. Somehow we find out he planted Falleen pheremomes on Tatooine to make it look like Xizor had Luke's uncle and aunt killed.
Most of the action takes place in the setting just after ANH. Bossk and Boba Fett team up to capture this renegade stormtrooper, not knowing thatPrince Xizor has set a trap for Fett, with help from Palpatine and Kud'ar Mub'at, the spider like alien.
Pretty good action. You can definitely see that everyone involved in this novel is looking out for number one. We get a lot of dialogue from Boba Fett in this one, which is contrary to what most think his character to be, a bounty hunter of few words.
Jeter at times loves to talk, repeating things about certain characters several times during a chapter; like we would forget or something. This tended to string to the book out longer than it should have. At other times, Jeter's writing was great, especially his use of adjectives to describe a planet that Boba Fett and Bossk meet on, where centipede like creatures live, with one wrapping itself around Bossk's ankle.
Overall, this was a fair to good SW book. Looking forward to the finale, Hard Merchandise.
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