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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  799 ratings  ·  14 reviews
This novella includes an excerpt from the novel STAR WARS: SURVIVOR'S QUEST by Timothy Zahn and an interview with the author.


The history of the planet Kariek has been one of seemingly endless violence— thanks to the constantly erupting revolutions among the many divided tribes of the native Eickarie race battling for dominance. Yet none of these tr
ebook, 308 pages
Published February 3rd 2004 by LucasBooks (first published January 1st 2004)
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** Note: this story appears as a bonus in the paperback edition of Survivor's Quest. **

Fool's Bargain is a short story featuring the stormtroopers of Aurek-Four, a unit of the Imperial 501st Legion of the Empire of the Hand. It takes place shortly before the events of Survivor's Quest, but is probably best read after.

The Empire of the Hand is involved in a war to rid the native Eickarie people of their latest warlord, but the 501st curious orders are very specific - take the warlord alive. This
Andrew Lloyd
Fun military short story following the 501st stormtrooper legion's liberation of an alien planet.
Too short. The 501st need their own book with Luke and Mara as side characters!
This book was okay. I enjoy Timothy Zahn's writing but this didn't do anything for me. I think it was largely because it centered on Stormtroopers rather than any of the characters from the Classic/NJO eras that I enjoy. I don't really care for reading about other characters like that which is probably why I've never completed the Clone Troopers or Bounty Hunter novels.
Jim C
A novella set in the EU. This novella is about members of the 501st who help to free a planet. This was a nice quick read that will have you enjoying and rooting for stormtroopers. Any fan of Star Wars would probably enjoy this.
Read it, enjoyed it as a Zahn Star Wars novella...but my lack of knowledge of more recent SW stuff shows. The Empire of the Hand? Are they good guys? I have a hard time rooting for Stormtroopers. I have some catching up to do.
A Star Wars short story featuring stormtroopers from the 501st Legion that assist the Eickarie in freeing their world from a warlord. A good read if you enjoy reading about battle strategies.
Great book, with nice plot full with twists and adventure.
Matthew George
Wait, you mean it's okay to identify with Imperials? You mean I'm allowed to be concerned for their lives? How can this be, Zahn, how?
David Kerschner
Nice lite read. I'm not as familiar with Star Wars EU as i was when i was a kid, but this was not a problem with this novella.
Not a bad setup to introduce a new character as part of a larger story arc.
Tim Johannsen
I can't find this book anywhere but ebook, don't want an ebook version
Barely remember it, but it was fine. 2 and a half stars
Rene Hache
pretty good read. nothing special
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Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973. He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and achieved an M.S. degree in physics in 1975. While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics, his adviser became ill and died. Zahn never completed the doctorate. In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby, and he bec ...more
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