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Ambush at Corellia (Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy #1)

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A trade summit on Corellia brings Han Solo back to the home world he left many years before.Arriving on the distant planet with Leia, their children and Chewbacca, Han finds Corellia overrun with agents of the New Republic Intelligence and finds himself part of a deceptive plan whose aim not even he understands. One thing is clear: the five inhabited worlds of the sector a ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 2nd 1995 by LucasBooks (first published January 1st 1995)
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Ron
Better than average SW novel, but with a hokey set up: no government would let it's Head of State "vacation" in a remote, recluse system where all recent agents of that government have disappeared. Okay, it's Star Wars. Our heroes try to do stupid stuff all the time, but the set up is as unreal as the star-destroying gravity wave projectors. (Shouldn't have mentioned that.)

Too many typographical errors. Someone didn't read the proofs.
Crystal Starr Light
The time has come for Han Solo to go home to his homeworld of Corellia. He along with Leia, Chewie, and his children go for an important trade summit. But a New Republic Intelligence agent, Belindi Kalenda warns him of the unknown situation on Corellia. Once there, the situation escalates, as none of the major species (human, Drall, and Selonian) can stand each other.
Meanwhile, Lando (with the aid of Luke) has a different mission in mind...one that could make him comfortably rich for the rest of
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Mark
It probably helps that in the Star Wars universe you can never go wrong with throwing a bunch of Corellians together and seeing what happens. Corellians are simply the coolest, not least because of Han Solo, but also the likes of Wedge Antilles, and myriad other Corellians introduced into the EU. This is probably why something like 97% of all non-Jedi Mary Sues are Corellian in some way (and then there are the rare species, the Corellian Jedi, like Corran Horn).

The Corellian Trilogy is interesti
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Matthew Bowers
This book is pointless. By which I mean, it is 100% table-setting for the next two books in the Corellian Trilogy, so much so that it could have easily been the Corellian Duology, or just the Corellian Novel. The plot points and character dynamics we explore here could have easily been covered in a couple chapters (and without the ridiculous "Lando goes hunting for a sugar momma" subplot). There is truly no reason for this book to exist.

So why such a high rating? Because it's still more or less
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Dex
After rereading the Brian Daley Han Solo trilogy I thought it was time to sample some of the more recent forays into the franchise. The Corellian link got me settled on this trilogy.

I wasn't blown away. The plot lines seemed basic and the characters are all quite two dimensional. Considering the size of the universe it's quite amazing that all the familiar characters of the original trilogy all end up in more or less the same place. None of them really seem to have moved on character wise, notwi
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Curtis Leonardo
I think my first, and most traumatic introduction of the incomplete story came with "The Empire Strikes Back".
I was fifteen when I fell in love with the first movie. It was a complete movie, with a beginning, middle, and a climatic end. You couldn't help but get all teary-eyed when the heroes got their due notice. I was eager to see the second movie, but was disappointed when there was no conclusion.
I think it was the first movie I had ever seen that annoyed me so much.
I got the same sensation
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Stephen Shores
(Minor spoilers)

Others have spoken of the weak and even stupid premise of this series, and I have to agree. Our friends in Coruscant seem to have collectively turned off their brains and sent Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and the family off into danger. No reinforcements, no fleet, nothing. Sheesh. But as dumb as the setup for this series seems, I found the book entertaining. The author is very detailed in his descriptions of people and places, and introduces several new characters who are legitimately
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Wuher
Han Solo is ready for a vacation. Although to bring his family to visit his home planet that he himself hasn’t been to in decades isn’t quite that relaxing on his mind. Everything had been fine for Solo up until a New Republic agent warned Han that Corellia is now a very dangerous place to be. Han, with a daring smuggler’s mind, decided to think little of the warning, which he quickly learnt to regret. Join Roger Macbride Allen in book one of his Corellian Trilogy, Ambush at Corellia. In it incl ...more
Revan97
Star Wars Ambush At Corellia is the first in the Corellian trilogy. Roger Macbride Allen does a great job bringing the classic Star Wars characters to life. Han, Leia, Chewbacca, Luke and Lando star in this fun filled adventure, and the Solo twins also bring fun and flavor to the tale. The story does take quite some time to get interesting, but it proves to be worth the wait. There are some excellent new characters introduced such as New Republic agent Belindi Kalenda and various other human, Se ...more
Simon Kissam
This book had a lot of potential and even used some of that potential, sadly it doesn't quite live up to what it good be. First off, the idea that the Corellian system just wants to succeed from the New Republic and a local Imperial seizes power and is a small scale conflict (much like Black Fleet Crisis, another series with great ideas which fails to follow through) sadly turns into 'the bad guys have a superweapon' and this is another standard Bantam era fair book. Using Han Solo's cousin who ...more
Donovan
The Corellian Trilogy is set 14 years after Return of the Jedi. It consists of:
Ambush at Corellia
Assault on Selonia
Showdown at Centerpoint

Plot ***Spoilers***

Ambush at Corellia
Eighteen years after the Battle of Yavin. This story was centered around the Corellian system, consisting of a group of habitable planets known as the Five Brothers: Corellia, Selonia, Drall, Talus, and Tralus. Because the system was known for possessing an inward-looking political structure, and was not recipient to any of
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Mark Oppenlander
This is the first book of a trilogy, so I will undoubtedly have a much better sense of what I think of it when I have finished all three books. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this first installment.

The story involves the Solo family headed for a much needed vacation on Han's home planet of Corellia. Unfortunately, there are economic problems and social unrest occurring between the three sentient species on Corellia (and in the system as a whole) and before you know it, the whole family is caught in the
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Lucas Asher
This book was... lackluster. It had an interesting story (stories).

The first, main storyline was of the ruling family (Leia, Han, and their kids) travelling to the Corellia system, where a situation was emerging between the three races that shared the world.

The second was of Lando and Luke, who were off world-hopping, trying to find Lando a rich wife.

The main plotline had several subplots, about half of which were never resolved (though they may be in later books in the series). However, the t
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Cary Spratt
I enjoyed this book. [EDIT - In fact, I enjoyed all 3 books immensely.] The main story about Corellia was interesting and Lando's adventures were great comic-relief. It felt like everybody was decently in-character and the more questionable plot points were for the most part at least acknowledged (why the Solos are taking their kids into a potentially dicey situation, the ridiculousness of Lando's Big Idea) -- 'hanging a lantern on them', as it's called. I'm looking forward to reading more about ...more
Phil
Not as good as some of the other Star Wars books I've read lately. The goofiness of the Lando marriage search subplot jars distractingly with the seriousness of the main storyline about Han and Leia’s trip to Corellia. It’s also oddly wordy, with characters going off on long bouts of exposition that don’t really seem to fit the scenes. Apart from that it was fun enough. With the action picking up towards the end and the way it sets up for the next book in the trilogy, I’m interested in seeing wh ...more
Joseph
Well, still a 3 star rating if you ask me... The story was a little bit better, but there were parts that I skimmed over. I still think the whole Lando story with the might be wife didn't really have to be like that and him and Luke could have just been where they were in a different way. I am sure she might have some kind of connection in the last book. I also skipped a little bit when Han and Leia's kids were around.

A couple things that bothered me was what was the deal with Lando's attitude
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Ian Reay
I am a huge fan of Han solo and loved this 2nd book trilogy, before I started to read it I knew it was going to take a lot of epic story telling to be up there with Crispin's amazing trio, and to be far its about one step away from it, only that the 1st trilogy was Han in his younger days and this is him some what settled down, but dont let that out you off its only 14-15 so years since The Battle of Endor hes not an old man its just a more slower story till you get about 5 chapters in then you ...more
Christopher Hivner
In Ambush at Corellia, Han Solo, his wife Leia and their children go back to Han's home world of Corellia for a trade summit. But they are warned before they go that there are ominous things happening in the Corellian system and they must be careful. When they get there things are worse than they imagined as the 3 different species that inhabit the worlds are about to go to war with each other.

Unfortunately, this was the dullest of the Star Wars books I've read and the poorest written. There are
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Frans Karlsson
Han and Leia goes to Hans homeplanet Corellia for a trade summit in order to try and bring peace and trade back but are becoming pawn in a war for the future of the whole Corellian system. I like the side story of Lando trying to get a wife. ...more
Robert
So far, the trilogy is every bit as good as I remember when I first read it as a kid. The subplot with Luke and Lando (and frankly, a little seedy, even for Lando) but the main plot is wonderfully rendered and was definitely written with Harrison Ford's voice in mind. Hopefully, "Assault on Selonia" will prove equal to the challenge.
Andrew Babb
Enjoyable, for the most part. A bit too long for what it was; just as the action starts, it's over. I thought the secondary arc with Lando and Luke was actually funny, but the parts with Kalenda dragged.
Overlordjon
Started slow but ended making you want to pick the next one.
Tony
Good start to the trilogy. Obviously not a self-contained novel. Lots of questions and unresolved issues for the next two books to explore. An entertaining series.
Jessica
Aug 22, 2012 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
Shelves: 2012
I really do like the Corellian Trilogy. It's a lot of fun and has some mystery to it. It's probably my third favorite Star Wars trilogy set after Return of the Jedi (first would by Thrawn, second would be Jedi Academy). My only problem was that I remember listening to this book on tape (sorry, is it called audio books now?...it used to be on tape back in the day), and all I wanted to was listen to the tape version because it was done really well. Sigh. I guess if that's my only problem, then thi ...more
Micah
It's kind of boring.
Azra
A good, quick read.
Vali
I had a hard time getting into this book. It's like Star Wars meets Father Knows Best.
William
I cannot complain too much about the lack of a conclusion because it is book one of the trilogy. That being said, I am still a champion for one longer, although, less convoluted novel. The Lando storyline was weak, and Luke, a full blown Jedi Master isn't getting used the way a Jedi should be used. Potentially, this story will make better use of Luke in the future, and Lando...well Lando can do what Lando does. I have not enjoyed any Lando storylines in some time.
John
Feb 27, 2011 John rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: sf, selling
I realized I've had this trilogy on my shelves for years, but had never gotten around to reading it. Meh. It takes place ~20 years after fall of the Empire, so after the Thrawn trilogy and I'm pretty sure the Jedi Academy, but I'm not sure where it fits with other things. Not the best star wars book I've read, but not the worst either, and there's some stuff here that might be setting up cool stuff in the later books - I don't know yet, though.
Ryan Solski
Looking through my gifts from age 13, I found a set of Star Wars books that were never filmed. This one was fun, made sense, and had a tame plot compared to the feature films. Cool use of the children of the cast as narrative viewpoints that balance the familiar thrill of the lovable main characters from the original Star Wars film trilogy. I recently sat at the theater beside someone who looked remarkably like George Lucas, strange...
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Roger MacBride Allen is a US science fiction author of the Corellian Trilogy, consisting of Ambush at Corellia, Assault at Selonia, and Showdown at Centerpoint. He was born on September 26, 1957 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated from Boston University in 1979. The author of a dozen science-fiction novels, he lived in Washington D.C., for many years. In July 19 ...more
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