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Tales from Jabba's Palace (Star Wars Legends)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  5,340 Ratings  ·  101 Reviews
In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke -- if he weren't so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunt ...more
Paperback, 427 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Del Rey Books
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Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
To prove how good this book is. I don't think I will ever forget the short story about the rancor keeper. I enjoyed it so much that I had to buy the rancor keeper action figure...

I enjoy these types of stories that expose a different angle or prospective of famous events that were shown in the movie...

Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Julie by: Kate
Time to finally catch up on writing some reviews! It takes me forever to review short story collections, because sorting out my thoughts on like 19 different stories is hard. This is my third Star Wars collection, and much like the others in that it fleshes out background characters from the movies and shows you snatches of their lives and stories (and, sometimes, grisly deaths). This time, it all centers on the same short period within Jabba's palace from Return of the Jedi, with tons of differ ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
This is a collection of well-written tales, but Jabba the Hutt and his environment are some of the least interesting aspects (at least, to me) of the "Star Wars" universe, and there are too many characters I simply wasn't interested in reading about. That said, at least two of the stories (about the Rancor & his keeper, and Jabba's band) are absolute gems, and you can never go wrong when Timothy Zahn shows up to give us another taste of Mara Jade. A mixed bag, but with a few gorgeous diamond ...more
Mark Oppenlander
This second Star Wars EU short story collection is not nearly as good as the first one, "Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina." In fact, I almost gave this two stars. But a few of the stories are just good enough to make it worth the trouble and elevate it into the realm of readability.

As with the previous collection, editor Kevin J. Anderson gathers a group of writers to tell stories of minor and unnamed characters from one of the more memorable sequences in the original Star Wars trilogy: Jabba's
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Some entertaining stories...but I prefer the novels. Having a contribution from the Reeves-Stevenses is a plus, though.
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I didn't actually "finish" it, but I read all the stories that looked interesting which amounted to about 70% of the book.
This is a collection of short stories about every character you may or may not have noticed inside Jabba's palace at the beginning of Return of The Jedi. The stories are more or less in chronological order so the plots build on each other which makes the book really cool. The details are fantastic and you can almost feel the hot, stinky interior of Jabba's palace
זה ספר טוב להתחיל בו קריאה במסגרת סטאר וורז, אוסף של סיפורים מכותבים שונים
Joan Conklin
I've always thought Jabba the Hutt was the perfect villain. He's grotesque both physically and morally, sexually perverse, capricious, loyal to no one, and doesn't have a single redeeming quality that an optimistic hero would ever try to latch onto. George Lucas went all the way.

I loved reading the personal histories of all the freaky little critters in his palace, most of whom are trying to kill him. There was a good variety of writing styles and every character from the movie that we could po
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
This is a fun read and is a collection of short stories based on the characters seen in Jabba the Hutt's Palace in Return of the Jedi. It provides history and the interactions of each to the overall story.


"A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper's Tale"
"Taster's Choice: The Tale of Jabba's Chef"
"That's Entertainment: The Tale of Salacious Crumb"
"A Time to Mourn, a Time to Dance: Oola's Tale"
"Let Us Prey: The Whiphid's Tale"
"Sleight of Hand: The Tale of Mara Jade"
"And Then Th
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
After enjoying the majority of Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, I read this other collection of short stories. Contrary to the first book, the events and characters depicted are in Jabba's palace surroundins during the time of Star Wars Episode 6 : Return of the Jedi. And unlike the first book, the tales do not replay over and over the same scene from differen tpoitn of views. In fact, there are a few mentions of Luke Skywalker and his friends, but the tales deal mostly with the different plot ...more
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