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Tatooine Ghost (Star Wars Universe)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  3,595 ratings  ·  81 reviews
SPECIAL BONUS INSIDE—the exclusive story "A Forest Apart," previously available in e-book format only!

Han and Leia struggle to keep the Empire at bay as stunning revelations from the past threaten to eclipse the future of the New Republic. . . .

The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by LucasBooks (first published January 1st 2003)
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Rabindranauth
Troy Denning is fast proving himself to be one of the best Star Wars authors writing currently, and Tatooine Ghost is a shining example of why I say so.

When the Alderaanian moisture painting Killik Twilight suddenly appears on the black market of Tatooine up for auction, the newly forged New Republic is in major trouble. Killik Twilight hides the key to the network of deep penetration Empire spies that the Rebel Alliance and now New Republic uses. What makes this situation so volatile is that an
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Crystal Starr Light
Mr. and Mrs. Solo on Tatooine...
This novel, I tried to start some years ago but couldn’t quite get in the mood for. Now, hearing from many how good it was, I thought I’d find out for myself.

Plot:
Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, recently married, travel to Tatooine with Chewbacca and C-3PO to recover Killik Twilight, an Alderaanian painting that contains the Shadowcast code. This code has been used to contact undercover agents for years and if found by the Imperials will spell doom for many agents.
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Elizabeth Kobayashi
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Maythavee
I love, love, love this book! It’s so nice to see the Solos in their happier times. You know, before the New Jedi Order and the Legacy of the Force series. I feel so bad for them; they were carefree (as much as they can be anyway) in this book. They have no idea what’s in store for them in the future… Now that I think of it, I really wish Luke, Han and Leia would get their happy ending. It seems that as the series continues, their lives gets worse every time : (

Anyway, I love Han and Leia! They
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Destiny
I had heard about this book back in 2005 when I was in the first throes of my Star Wars obsession. After I tried and failed to read Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, I stayed away from the EU and other science fiction books.

Fast forward five years or so, I realized that the books that I just couldn't deal with at the tender age of fifteen now make more sense to me. So I figured why not try the EU again? The first book I read was Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia and while I enjoyed it. I
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Ron
Maybe a 3.4. All the iconic characters in a classic site (Tatooine) with a twist on the attitudes and behaviors of the Imperials, of all people.

Most of the story ping pongs between Han and Leia's point of view. It works.

Flunked high school physics dept.: (page 19-20) "The quad laser cannons fired in diametric sequence . . . . The Falcon was still at maximum range, and the bolts took an eternity to reach their destination." Even allowing that "an eternity" is hyperbole, laser bolts travel at the
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Myonlycookie
This is going to be a short review, mostly because this book will only appeal to Star Wars fans. I really enjoyed the story in this one, and liked the Han-Leia focus. It's a perfect read for post-Star Wars Day celebrations (which is why I read it). The story really gets into Leia's head, showing a lot of her inner struggle with the revelation that her dad was Darth Vader. I also love the solid-rock relationship she and Han have; they have their disagreements, but they always talk them out and ha ...more
Rick Kohler
Jun 03, 2014 Rick Kohler rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Star Wars fans
Recommended to Rick by: Found it while browsing in book store
I've read many Star Wars books, but this was the first one I read that had Han Solo and Princess Leia now as husband and wife, a few years after the original trilogy.

It had a great storyline and it was a stand alone book, you won't have to read a series of books to complete the story.

It had a lot of the original trilogy characters that we love. Han, Leia, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C3-PO and others.


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Sarah
I'm a complete sucker for anything that connects the prequels with the original trilogy, especially with major characters like Luke and Leia finding out more about their parents. It's the only thing that make the Dark Nest series worth wading through for me. This one has Leia 'interacting' with Shmi via Shmi's diary, and it's pretty good. Grand Admiral Thrawn puts in a very brief, vague appearance, and Leia learns a lot about herself and her heritage. I enjoyed this one.
Alex James
A lost piece of Alderaanian art has resurfaced on the black-market. The art contains a secret code that is linked to the rebel Shadowcast network, which links all of its undercover agents. Ultimately Tatooine Ghost is the story of Princess Leia’s quest to discover the truth about her father Darth Vader, particularly when he was Anakin Skywalker as a boy on Tatooine.

The initial energetic passion and accusatory banter between Leia and Han Solo were rather emblematic of the original trilogy, and I
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Cian Beirdd
This novel didn't have the intricate plots that can make a story interesting, or the "fate of the galaxy" feel that many Star Wars novels have (why else would Luke need to get involved?). Instead it felt like an attempt to carry on the movies. Han and Leia are drawn perfectly. The story focuses on the new couple and has the fun action that Han seems most comfortable with. What kept me interested was the parallel developments of Leia learning about her father's childhood while she and Han attempt ...more
Nikolai
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Kerry
The entire plot of Tatooine Ghost is constructed as a backdrop for Leia Organa Solo so she could deal with her *Vaterschmerz. Leia hates and fears her familial connection with Lord Vader, but finds hope in the goodness of Anakin's legacy on Tatooine.

Leia goes to Tatooine for an important but not very compelling reason, but during the constant running about, she discovers and gets to examine some holo-recordings made by Shmi and those who knew and loved Anakin Skywalker. This is more compelling r
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Komadori
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Mark Kaye
Awesome tie in to the legacy of the force series, when Leia has a vision of the future.
msdanconia
This was a nice look back into the Star Wars EU. It had the good framework of a SW novel but could have used another round of edits as the details were not quite in character. I wasn't that pleased with the storyline of Han pushing for children after they were already married, but at least it was a discussion and never ultimatum based. The book was also heavy on Leia's relationship with Anakin Skywalker and the Force, which is a rare POV for a SW novel to be immersed in. All in all, a nice retur ...more
Carlos
I really enjoyed reading this novel. For starters it was a nice change for the usual SW story. It seemed more mature and it was more psychological. I really got to know Leia and Hand much more than I did before. All the clues to her father's past combined with their struggles with Imperials and natives alike proved to be an exciting ride. I must also remark that the author Troy Denning not only has a great command of the English language, but also he breathes into the characters much dynamism, s ...more
Megan
When I initially sat down and began to read this, I was a little excited. I’d been avoiding the book for years because it had a NJO cover and I didn’t think it was canon. Later, when I found out when it was set, I knew I had to read it to establish its canoncity or non-canoncity, as the case might be. So I was kind of excited to sit down and read a new Star Wars novel, and one about Han and Leia, too! Han is a pretty difficult character to write; most authors cope with him by having him repeat h ...more
David
How do you link a Star Wars book set after the classic trilogy (and almost immediately after "The Courtship of Princess Leia") to the events of the prequel trilogy, without knowing how Episode III is going to play out?

Troy Denning's answer to that question is simple: by having his main characters (Leia, Hand, Chewbacca and C-3PO) return to the Skywlaker home planet of Tattoine, on the trail of a stolen Alderaanian painting; a painting that holds secrets that the New Republic don't want discovere
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Michael
I like to read Star Wars as a relaxing break from my usual non-fiction fare and I most enjoy Star Wars books when they fill in the blanks and give the back story not in the movies. "Tatooine Ghost" is on of those books.

Han Sola, Leia Organa and Chewbacca travel to Tatooine in disguise to attend and auction in which a painting from Alderaan is up for bid. It is a famous painting worth a lot of money but the main reason Han and Leia are interested in it is that it has a hidden code device crucial
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L.
This is a Star Wars adventure the way it was meant to be written. Denning writes the characters so true to their movie personalities that you feel this book is simply a continuation after Return of the Jedi ended.

He has done a masterful job of tying together the prequels and the Expanded Universe after the Original Trilogy. At the same time, he has managed to spackle-and-paste omissions of logic made by others: Qui-Gon's apparent lack of compassion for Anakin's mother in Ep. 1, Leia's completely
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Brian
An interesting addition to the SW storyline that contributes in tying together the Prequel storyline of Anakin Skywalker's demise into the Dark Side to the New Republic storyline of Luke and Leia. However I found myself bored with the pursuit of a valuable and rare Alderaanian painting on the planet Tatooine (which also holds a secret of the Rebellion which is why the Rebel heroes wish to keep it from Imperial holdouts that have not surrendered yet).

Instead I was more gravitated to Leia's disco
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Ryan
I figure if you're interested Star Wars novels you might as well listen to them on CD with all the sound effects and music by John Williams.
I probably would've given this two stars if it hadn't been for the great sound. C3-PO's voice was perfect!
I did find myself getting lost a lot. This may have been because this version was abridged. Boo.
Overall I enjoyed seeing my old friends doing new and interesting things, but I most likely won't be reading (or listening) to any more. Mostly it was a lot
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LOL_BOOKS
I FEEL LIKE THERE WAS AN ERA OF THE BOOKS WHERE THERE MUST HAVE BEEN AN EDITORIAL RULE THAT IMPOSED A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DOINTLESS VILLAIN POV SHIT ONTO THE STORYLINE. I'M STILL BITTER THAT TATOOINE GHOST, BILLED AS THE BOOK ABOUT LEIA DEALING WITH HER ANAKIN ISSUES, IS ALMOST ENTIRELY ABOUT SOME DUMB AS SHIT IMPERIAL SPLINTER CELL TRACKING HER AND HAN.
Justin
Mar 25, 2013 Justin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Star Wars' Expanded Universe
Shelves: owned
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As I was reading this book my my nook for Android app I was drawn into the deep story and relationship ups and downs of the famous couple. There was
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Codyemayle
Han and Leia go to the planet Tatooine to recover a Alderaanian painting with the shadowcast code in it. In this book Leia goes there and finds out many interesting facts about her heritage. She finds a diary belonging to her grandmother Shimi Skywalker. She learns from Shimis diary that her father Anakin (Darth Vader later on) was not always the monster he used to be. From this Leia accepets her father and forgives him for what he did to her. This book adds many layers to Leias character and he ...more
Steven Jacke
Normally, I give all Star Wars books 3 stars - they're good, if you are interested in reading Star Wars books.

But this was really good. It might be a good 1st book for sometime interested in exploring the Expanded Universe / Legends books. It forms a great bridge between the movies and the books, and I think leads to the Thrawn Trilogy well.

The ebook also includes a bonus Chewbacca short story, which is worthwhile.
Yves
Peu de temps après leur mariage, Han et Leia quittent pour Tatooine pour essayer de découvrir le passé de Anakin Skywalker. Au fur et à mesure de leurs rencontre, les deux héros se rendent compte que Anakin Skywalker n'a pas seulement été que Darth Vader mais un jeune garçon que tout le monde trouvait très attachant.

C'est un livre de la saga qui est un peu ennuyant. Il y a peu d'action et le seul but de ce roman est de faire le lien entre les livres qui ont été écrit avant 1999, c'est à dire ava
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Christian
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Johnny
Every now and then when I read Han's lines, I would say to myself... "Thats not Han, thats someone pretending to be Han."

Just felt off.
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