The Crystal Star

The Crystal Star

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Random House, Inc.
Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Vonda N. McIntyre continues the bestselling Star Wars saga as the ultimate space adventure unfolds in The Crystal Star.

Princess Leia's children have been kidnapped. Along with Chewbacca and Artoo-Detoo, she follows the kidnappers' trail to a disabled refugee ship, from which children are also missing. Here she learns of a powerful Imperial officer with a twisted plan to restore the Empire. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are cut off from Leia by the death of a nearby star, which has caused a disruption in the Force. They have gone to the planet Crseih to investigate a report of a lost group of Jedi. Instead they find a charismatic alien named Waru whose miraculous healing powers have attracted a fanatic following. As Leia follows the path of her children across space, Luke and Han draw closer to the truth behind Waru's sinister cult. Together they will face an explosive showdown that will decide the survival of the New Republic . . . and the universe itself!

Baker & Taylor
Han, Luke, and Leia meet at Hethrir's colony; encounter the alien Waru, who is more powerful than Jedi Knights; and search for the colony's secrets when the crystal star's emanations threaten its planetary system--and Leia's children

& Taylor

Princess Leia embarks on a perilous quest in search of her kidnapped children, a quest that takes her, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker to a strange crystal star, home to a charismatic alien. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [1994]
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780553089295
Branch Call Number: SF McI 1994
Characteristics: 309 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 02, 2016

* good characterization
* new, interesting ideas--esp. bad guy "Waru"
* 5-year-old Jaina Solo narrates parts of the story
* sweet Han/Leia moments

Nov 11, 2015

One of my favorite novels in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. This novel focuses on three separate adventures of the Solo family; Leia, Hans, and their eldest child Jania through the universe. Has more of a focus on relationships and how people change over the course of the series as opposed to battle scenes. Not the best introduction novel into the Star Wars EU (expanded universe) and will not be new movie cannon most likely.

Aug 01, 2011

Great book! I got it from my school library and since have read it two or three times. I rarely re-read books except for the Guardians of Ga'hoole. My favorite part is when your with Jaina, Jason and Anikan (don't think I spelt the name right sorry). The parts with Han or Leia aren't as exciting because they're adults. Its nice to see something from a child/kids eye view.


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