Star Wars: Lando's Luck (Flight of the Falcon, #1)
When Lando Calrissian gets caught smuggling on the planet Hynestia, the queen agrees to let him go if he delivers something called the Solstice Globe to the Empire on her behalf. Lando is relieved that his punishment is a simple delivery mission—but he soon discovers things are not as si ...more
I have no problem introducing new characters into the Star Wars universe, but I hate having established legends completely up staged but these characters.
Lando comes across as a cape wearing pansy all style and no substance at all. He needs to be saved from every situation he gets himself into. In fact apart ...more
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I love Star Wars and the Star Wars universe. I'm not a mega fan like some people but I still like it and enjoy it very much. It is something I share with my kids and family. So when this book came up for review I was excited. Since I read some excerpts from the book and liked them I was even more excited.
That being said... I really enjoyed it for the most part but towards the end it seemed to drag a b...more
This edition was a beautiful hardback book and it would be an great addition to anyone's Star Wars collector. Whether you are a Star Wars in general fan or if your favorite character is Lando you shou ...more
>>Requires no previous Star Wars knowledge. I have watched 0 of the original trilogy on purpose, parts of the prequels, and sadly, none of the new ones. (The latter at least I plan on changing Soon(tm))
>>I love Justina Ireland!!!
>>Love the cover and few illustrations.
>>Contains Cheeky Droid Navigator, Do Right Adventuress Princess ...more
It can be difficult to know what to expect when it comes to reading a children's book - it could be dumbed down and simplified or it could be something that is just more appropriate for younger audiences. Thankfully Lando's Luck falls into the latter category and is a perfectly fine Star Wars read for fans of all ages.
It isn't said specifically when the story takes place, but it is certainly before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Lando and L3-37 are sti ...more
The illustrations were wonderfully and tastefu ...more
The villain, Queen Forsythia was diminished as the story went on, it felt as though the author had to make the Hynestians a ...more
While Lando is the titular character, the real scene-stealer is the secondary main character, a clever young princess named Rinetta who goes ...more
Lando's Luck is a middle grade Star Wars themed novel.
Being a non Star Wars fan I was nervous that I would be lost with the characters, planets, and Star Wars vocabulary that is unique to the Star Wars world. My feelings were unfounded because Justina Ireland does a phenomenal job explaining the ins and outs of the universe. As unique Star Wars ideas are introduced she briefly explains them.
The novel begins with Lando Calrissi ...more
This is the first of the Flight of the Falcon books, and it is a fun, quick read. When a bounty hunter is hired to acquire the Millennium Falcon, she has to find it first. It also helps to have an idea of what the ship is capable of doing. To that end, Bazine, the bounty hunter, seeks out a woman with a story about the famous ship. She pays for the story and hears the tale of a princess that happened to meet Lando and L3-37 at a time when the Falcon was in their posse ...more
I would be curious to have my daughter read this one and see if she likes it better than I do. Typically I enjoy the young readers Star Wars books just as much as the "adult" books but this one left me a little bit cold.
The plot is pretty predictable all along the way, Lando seems to be an afterthought to the story, L3 has almost no part at all. The new characters aren't all that memorable and the stakes never seem ...more
I think Justina Ireland did a great job capturing Lando's personality in the small tidbit I was able to read. In the chapter I read, it was spunky and fun, though in all reality not a lot was going on, it was just a simple Sabacc game with airs of something more.
I really enjoyed the hints of something bigger about to happen, and even though I don't particularly enjoy Middle-Grade novels, for I find they typically talk down ...more
This book has fun characters from different worlds, an intelligent droid, and all the banter I loved from the original movies. The action really picks up in th ...more
Reader: I have read nearly all of the new Star Wars expanded universe books, and a decent percentage of the old expanded universe (now called Legends). ...more
I really enjoyed hearing more about Lando, but when the story shifted to the other character I felt a little distracted. Not that it wasn't fun, it was that I wanted MORE Lando.
The story starts with a minor character from the Force Awakens: Bazine Netal. Now, I liked the story she was in, so I was excited to hear more about her. BUT... she's just in there to be in there. Alt ...more
We decided in the end it didn’t have quite enough action and the story lagged a bit at times. The boys enjoyed L3-37s snarkiness. She was quite the handful but entertaining.
While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this book it ...more
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