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The Paradise Snare by A.C. Crispin
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Sep 25, 14

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bookshelves: main-sf-fantasy
Recommended for: Any SF adventure fan; Star Wars fans in particularly
Read from March 19 to 24, 2012, read count: 1 so far

If you are a fan of the Star Wars books, particularly if you are a fan of Han Solo, this is the beginning of an enjoyable trilogy.

Covering the ten years before the original Star Wars movie began--Chapter IV-A New Hope--Han escapes from the only 'home' he has ever known--the illegal ship Trader's Luck.

His ultimate dream: to enter the Imperial Space Academy. So, to get piloting experience, he takes a job piloting for the planet Ylesia. He soon starts picking up pratical expereince.

But he also finds that the "religious pilogrims" are in fact virtual slaves. The religious "exaltation" they feel is a trick artificially created by the overseers.

Han sees nothing wrong with smuggling--but he does not deal in slaves; and when he becomes acquainted with a young woman from his own planet, Corellia, he determines to rescue her.

Quick reading with lots of adventures--battles; crash landings; intrigue and lots of alien and human cultures. It is true to the "feel" of the original Star Wars. Of course, readers of general SF 'space opera' will enjoy it as well.

Book I ends with Cadet Han Solo marching off into a bright future at the Imperial Space Academy......(You think so?lol)

Edited 9/25/14 to fix typos

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