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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure – Good Clean ..err Scruffy ..FUN September 28, 2015

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NO THIS is not an epic piece of fiction but it’s brilliant fun.
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Force Awakens) is a really great slice/incident/story in the post Episode IV era where we see a Solo in his prime.

Not quite done being the smuggler and not quite the hero – yet – but on his way.

The way the story is told as a flashback in a bar – is a wonderful narrative tool too.

YES we know this is a middle-school book / but make no mistake about it this is a book that any Star Wars fan will enjoy (at any age).

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Han Solo was supposed to Shag a Wookie November 21, 2008

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wookieThat’s right – Han Solo originally was supposed to be married to a wookie. So Solo would have had his own ‘shag carpet’ if you will. And no I don’t think it was a gay thing with Chewbacka either.

Seriously though it’s true.

In an interview up on StarWars.com celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special

According to Lenny Ripps: Co-Author, Original Script the Holiday Special, Han Solo was supposed to be married to a wookie and was in fact raised by wookies.

Pat Proft corroborates it and an early draft of the Star Wars script (January 28, 1975) has Han Solo living with a furry female creature who he kisses. Proft also remembers learning that Han was raised by Wookiees, which is verified on pages 46 & 131 of Laurent Bouzereau’s Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays.

Star Wars Millenium Falcon by James Luceno – REVIEW – awesome except for the end. November 20, 2008

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falcon The Millenium Falcon is arguably the most famous ship in the entire Star Wars canon. This is the book where we finally find out the true history of this great ship.

It’s an entertaining romp that takes us back and forth in time as we encounter each of the Falcon’s owners – and  follow Han Solo, Leia and Allanna on their journey.

The writing in this book is crisp and the plot flows brilliantly from page to page – making this a true page turner.

This book follows chronologically from the last Legacy of the Force book where Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus dies – but there is little direct connection between this book and that – except for Allana being a traveller with Solo.

The only problem with this great book – unfortunately is the end which is terribly dissapointing. After such a brilliant build-up we finally get to the location where the secret the Falcon has been keeping for 70 years lay hidden.

And it MAKES NO SENSE.

Why would the Republic Group have sent Jadak to recover that? Wouldn’t they still have wanted it to stay hidden? It’s just lame.

Overall though a great book – I just wish the end would have been thought out a bit better instead of being total nonsense.