Tatooine Ghost

Tatooine Ghost

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Random House, Inc.
Han Solo and Leia Organa take center stage, and stunning revelations from the past play a critical role in shaping the future, as the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Star by Star now turns to a crucial chapter in the classic Star Wars saga.

The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine, and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art—lost in transit after the planet’s destruction—has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price . . . but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals—the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery—and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.

But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer’s aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos’ mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it—before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure-peddlers get there first.

Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by the specter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force-vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine’s savage Tusken Raiders, Leia’s struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long-buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny . . . and that of the New Republic.

Baker & Taylor
Newlyweds Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo journey to Tatooine to recover a famous work of art that conceals a spy code, and their quest leads them to the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past.

Blackwell North Amer
The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine and victory at the Battle of Endor by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive and grow. And now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art - lost in transit after the planet's destruction - has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price...but its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals - the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery - and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.
But trouble is waiting when they arrive: an Imperial Star Destroyer is orbiting Tatooine on the lookout for Rebels; a mysterious stranger at the auction seems to recognize Leia; and an Imperial officer's aggressive bidding for the Alderaanian painting could foil the Solos' mission. When a dispute erupts into violence, and the painting vanishes in the chaos, Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it - before Imperial troops or a band of unsavory treasure-peddlers get there first.
Dangerous as the chase is, for Leia it leads into especially dark territory. Already haunted by the specter of her infamous father, and fearful that his evil may infect future generations, she has suffered a disturbing Force-vision of Luke turning to the dark side. As she battles beside Han against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine's savage Tusken Raiders, Leia's struggle with the warring emotions inside her culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long-buried secrets and truths at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny...and that of the New Republic.

Baker
& Taylor

Shortly after the events in Return of the Jedi, newlyweds Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo journey to Tatooine to recover a famous work of art that conceals a spy code, and their quest leads them to the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780345456687
0345456688
Branch Call Number: SF StarWars 100 2003
Characteristics: 403 pages ; 24 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.1 17.0 78118

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Starpoem
Dec 02, 2016

* My favorite Star Wars book!

* In this book, Leia leads our intrepid heroes back to Tatooine on a secret mission for the New Republic. During the course of the mission, she does everything I that look for in Leia-centered books: she has exciting adventures, she enjoys romantic moments with Han, and she grows as a character.

* Shmi Skywalker gets character development, too. While on Tatooine Leia views entries in a video diary that belonged to Shmi. Leia thus learns about her grandmother's life, and so do we.

* There is laugh-out-loud humor from C-3PO.

* The edition I read has bonus materials, including a novellette about Chewbacca.

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Chinderixx
May 16, 2016

I enjoyed that Denning was trying to mix the Prequel Era with the Classic Era. It worked out well. However, the story didn't have to be that long. I almost forgot what Han and Leia were looking for with all the detours they made in the story. There were some unnecessary parts the author could have left out, but other than that, it was an enjoyable book. (I absolutely love the cover).

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quickness
Jun 22, 2011

Just like the films: full of action and one-liners. An enjoyable read for any Star Wars expanded universe fan. MB

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May 17, 2016

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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