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The Mandalorian Armor (Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars #1)

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  4,645 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
He's the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is Boba Fett, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career--an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies.

As the Rebellion gathers force, Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the
Paperback, 387 pages
Published June 1998 by Del Rey
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Abridged Audiobook.

I don't know. I wasn't really paying attention. 3 "it's not your fault I was only half listening, but you couldn't have been that great if you didn't pull me away from what I was doing" stars.
Crystal Starr Light
Dengar is scavenging around the Sarlac after the big blowout at Jabba's when he makes two discoveries: 1) a dancer named Neelah is not all she seems and 2) Boba Fett is alive. Back post-A New Hope, Boba Fett is hired to destroy the Bounty Hunter's Guild.
NOTE: Based on the novel (read years ago) and the audiobook.

I Liked:
What sane person wouldn't want to read a book starring the most enigmatic, least important, most highly sought after character from the movie? I read the book to learn more about
Jul 14, 2009 Mike rated it it was ok
If you like Star Wars and Boba Fett, then you'll probably like this book. I enjoyed the machinations of all the schemers involved (which includes just about everybody), but I thought there were too many long winded "meeting" scenes where the various scoundrels explained all their plots and plans in way too much detail.
Boba Fett has become a legendary character in the Star Wars universe despite being only a minor character in the second and third films of the series. Boba Fett and his "father," J
Jun 25, 2009 Ron rated it did not like it
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Benjamin Stahl
Dec 12, 2015 Benjamin Stahl rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Atheists
With The Force Awakens only days away, I decided to read another Star Wars book; this time actually one of the "expanded universe" entries. Out of a great many I care not to count, I had only this one. But seeing as it focussed on the legendary Boba Fett, it seemed as good a place to start as any. The last Star Wars book I read was Aftermath, and I pointlessly wrote an in-depth review of that one. This time I’m just gonna keep things short because I have a cold and I need to work early in the mo ...more
Dec 21, 2010 Tony rated it did not like it
Shelves: star-wars
I read this book around the time it was released in 1998 and didn't really like it. I wanted to like it but I just couldn't. It's 14 years later (holy crap) and I decided to give it another try since my brain has evolved quite a lot since then. Maybe this time I would like it. The storyline revolves around Boba Fett, my favorite Star Wars character, and a bunch of bounty hunters. How can that not be good!?

14 years later and I still don't like this book.

First, let's start with the cover. Looks pr
Darryl Dobbs
Apr 21, 2016 Darryl Dobbs rated it it was ok
I'll review the trilogy as a whole.

I didn’t like it. I thought that K.W. Jeter extended the story with needless background and side-stories that extended this from a long novel to three books. I also didn’t like some of the characters, such as Kuat of Kuat and Mub’at. Don’t get me wrong, the idea behind them was okay. But the flaws were too much to get behind.

First, Kuat. I just couldn’t get past calling him Kuat of Kuat. So I guess my reason here is petty. Don’t call this key character a name t
Dane Cobain
Dec 08, 2015 Dane Cobain rated it really liked it
K. W. Jeter’s contribution to Star Wars’ expanded universe tells the story of how notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett came by his iconic armour, meaning that this book covers the back story of one of the series’ most-loved characters in a way that nothing else has done before or since.

Unfortunately, since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, all of the fantastic books that have been written for the expanded universe have been declared non-Canon, which means that they didn’t officially happen. Th
Samuel Tyler
Apr 20, 2015 Samuel Tyler rated it really liked it
Ask any ‘Star Wars’ fan whether they think Boba Fett really met his end at the start of ‘Return of the Jedi’ and they will tell you no chance! How could a character as cool as that be killed off so easily? The fact is that is he was eaten by a Sarlacc and he left a good looking corpse, increasingly looking less so as it is slowly digested. That is until 1998 and the release of the first in a trilogy of bounty hunter books, entitled ‘Mandalorian Armor’. In this book author K. W. Jeter suggests th ...more
Jan 15, 2017 Fredrik rated it really liked it
Off to a good start of the Bounty Hunter trilogy!

Jan 17, 2009 Andy rated it did not like it
As a fan of the short stories about Boba Fett from the 'Tales from Jabba's Palace' and 'Tales of the Bounty Hunters' books, I went into this book expecting more exciting tales of intrigue, action and mystery from the seedy underbelly of the Star Wars Universe. What I ended up with was a few hundred pages stained with the tears of my disappointment. It begins with Fett's ruined body wasting away in the Dune Sea of Tattoine following his escape from the Sarlacc pit. He does get rescued, but if Fet ...more
Apr 14, 2010 James rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
This story jump between events before the Empire Strikes back and during the Return of the Jedi. The main part of the story covers the destruction of the Bounty Hunters Guild by Boba Fett. The main flaw is that the actual destruction of the guild is covered only very briefly at the end of the story, and the bulk is about how Boba Fett joins the guild and follows a mission in which he enlists the help of four other bounty hunters including two familiar faces from The Empires Strikes Back - Bossk ...more
This is the most boring book in the Star wars universe I've read so far.
Dec 07, 2007 Gregg rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
My "favorite" part was the guy who replaced his head with a blaster.
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Not as good as i first thought but still a decent tale of the famous bounty hunter Fett. He is still alive after being taken for dinner, okay storyline but hardly that much action.
Feb 03, 2012 Donovan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
The Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy follows Boba Fett after he escapes the sarlacc's stomach. The majority is set during events of The Return of the Jedi.

The Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy:-
The Mandalorian Armour
Slave Ship
Hard Merchandise

Plot ***Spoilers***
The Mandalorian Armour begins with Dengar searching through the wreckage of Jabba's sail barge for anything or anyone of value. As Dengar is ready to give up, assuming that the Jawas had beat him to the wreckage, he notices two things: first, that the
Un roman de l’univers Légende un peu décevant. Il y a beaucoup de dialogue et d’explication et peu d’action ce qui est surprenant dans un roman mettant en vedette les meilleurs chasseurs de prime de la galaxie.
Mark Oppenlander
This Expanded Universe Star Wars book is set in two time periods. The first is shortly after the destruction of the Sarlacc (as detailed in the short story "A Barve Like That" from "Tales of the Bounty Hunters"), an event that occurs shortly after Episode VI. Dengar finds Boba Fett dying in the desert and drags him away to nurse him back to health. The second narrative is a series of flashbacks to a number of years before the Sarlacc pit, a time when The Bounty Hunter Guild still existed. Prince ...more
Mar 17, 2016 Theresa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
me: I'm reading The Bounty Hunter series. I expected to struggle with it, but I love it. The author really makes me care about the characters and the main character is Dengar.
my friend: Care about Dengar? Who is this magician?

Yes, that almost sums up the entire book. This story has made me form an attachment to Dengar, and so hard that I looked to the ending of the series to see if he lives. That's pretty hardcore.

So Dengar has fallen in love. He wants to get out of the business, get married and
Oct 07, 2013 Musicalbacon rated it liked it
This book has some issues of narrative and pacing. In every chapter it switches between the present time in the book and four years in the past. This can sometimes be confusing, as the book doesn't spend enough time in either of these periods at any point for the reader to remember what is specifically happening separately within either of these time periods. This causes allies to be bitter enemies within five pages of each other, and then be allies again within another five.

However, this book d
Erick Garcia
Sep 16, 2015 Erick Garcia rated it liked it
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Alexander New
Jul 07, 2016 Alexander New rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The Mandalorian Armor by K.W Jeter is to this day probably my favorite book based on the lisence.
I read these books when I was twelve years old, having just finished the excellent Jedi Apprentice series by Jude Watson.
So having read this more than a decade ago why write this review? I just re-read it and still believe it holds up incredibly well!
so instead of giving synopsis of the story like other reviewers, I would like to address some of remarks levied at this book.
Too many scenes dep
Jeff Lanter
Jul 29, 2012 Jeff Lanter rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
After reading a pretty poor book, I wanted to read something fun. I mostly read Literature and History books and while those are fun in their own way, it is also nice to read something that is just aiming to entertain you. The Mandalorian Armor delivered that and some. This book is a bounty hunter story and actually focuses on scheming and subterfuge instead of the Space Opera story that Star Wars is famous for. So that means less action and no Jedi stuff. I was totally fine with that, because t ...more
Jan 07, 2013 Travis rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars, sci-fi
Boba Fett is dead! Long live Boba Fett!

Remember when Boba Fett fell into the Sarlacc's pit in Return of the Jedi? Well somehow he survived and he's still his bad-ass self.

That's the basic premise of this book (and trilogy). The author is a fairly decorated sci-fi author so he elevates what could have been a fan fiction project into a very enjoyable romp. The dual timelines, one taking place after Fett survives the Sarlacc and the other taking place years previous, serve to highlight the lows and
Ian Reay
Jan 15, 2015 Ian Reay rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
I have always been intrigued and mezmerized by Boba Fett, and this book not only took my level of interest to an even higher level, but brought back much of the magic of the earlier anthologies (eg.-"Tales of the Bounty Hunters," "Tales from Jabba's Palace," etc) where back alley cut-throats, sub plots wound in sub plots, and highest level backstabbing are all par for the course in the Star Wars universe. This is just how the Star Wars universe SHOULD be depicted, dark and dangerous! I couldn't ...more
Mar 10, 2011 Emily rated it it was ok
Shelves: scfi, star-wars
In the Star Wars original trilogies Boba Fett has five lines. (And that's if you include, "Ahhh!" as he falls into the Sarlacc pit). From his brief appearances in the movies, Boba Fett has risen above cult status to become one of the most popular characters from the Star Wars universe.

Because Boba Fett is such an aloof character, I thought it was really interesting to have a whole book centered around him. We even get to hear him make a little speech which even Boba Fett thinks is weird of him.
Feb 11, 2017 Kent rated it liked it
This is a back and forth story about boba Fett's survival of the Sarlacc pit and his dealings after "A New Hope" with the bounty hunter's guild and his job of breaking it up as per instructions from Prince Xizor. Like some of the other reviewers, I would agree that this book has some extended dialogue scenes that seem longer than really needed. It's not bad dialogue, just lengthy. The book does end with events that make me very interested in starting the next one right away. Overall it's a good ...more
Jul 25, 2016 Johnny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just... ok, I guess? It started off terribly, with two or three chapters of nauseating writing and very little actually happening. Over-descriptive narration in the extreme, probably why I hadn't read it until 18 years after publication.

But eventually it got going a bit. "Now," Fett's alive, escaped the Sarlacc, and Dengar and Neelah try to keep him alive. More than half the book is "Then" backstory, where a poorly written attempt of recovering a bounty on a world of Shell Hutts made me want to
Jaime Krause
Oct 18, 2012 Jaime Krause rated it it was amazing
This is a great novel that weaves off-screen events after ANH with those after ROTJ. It's a tale of Boba Fett, yes, but even more it's a tale of the Bounty Hunters' Guild and its eventual demise.

We learn more of how Boba was saved after ROTJ, and he - along with Kuat of Kuat - remembers how the Bounty Hunters' Guild was broken apart.

There is an assembler/spider-like sentient being named Kud'ar Mub'at. He's an interesting character. His side story is a great reminder as to why we can't put off d
Feb 23, 2016 Miche rated it it was ok
Look, if you love the bounty hunters of Star Wars this is a cool book but still not an amazing one. There is wAY too much dialogue - which is uncharacteristic of people like Fett and Vader - that slows the story down and not nearly enough action to make up for it. The story can also be difficult to follow as it changes perspective between different characters at least every chapter, and also changes between different points in Fett's timeline.
I think the changing perspectives does make a cool wa
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Kevin Wayne Jeter (born 1950) is an American science fiction and horror author known for his literary writing style, dark themes, and paranoid, unsympathetic characters. He is also credited with the coining of the term "Steampunk." K. W. has written novels set in the Star Trek and Star Wars universe, and has written three (to date) sequels to Blade Runner.

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