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Star Wars: Lando's Luck (Flight of the Falcon, #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  154 ratings  ·  44 reviews
An all-new adventure starring Lando Calrissian and L3-37 onboard the Millennium Falcon!
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
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Disney Lucasfilm Press
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Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very disappointed in this book. I am not even a big Lando fan, but even he deserves better than to be portrayed as a two bit con man at best, a grinning idiot with luck on his side at worst.

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
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews

*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*

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

Robin Blankenship
I was so excited to receive this one from Bookishfirst. I love Star Wars and I loved this one. It was a awesome cover. Well written by and established author that I already enjoy. This was geared toward Middle Grade but I think it can be enjoyed by any age. And by Sci fi lovers or Star Wars Lovers.

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
Mar 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun if inconsequential read
I have to be ask myself, if Lando’s name was not all over this read how much would I really care, honestly not much.....Kinda of boring
Brooke Banks
>>Can be read as a standalone. I have read 0 other Star Wars books. (But I plan on more by black/POC women)
>>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
Andrew Bulthaupt
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
I listened to this book via Audible.

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
Brittany Searfoss
When Lando Calrissian is caught smuggling valuable furs from the kingdom of Hynestia, he faces a choice: either sit in prison or help Princess Rinetta take the Solstice Globe back to the planet it belongs to. Always up for an adventure and running from those he owes money to, Lando reluctantly agrees to help Rinetta. Flying the Millennium Falcon with his loyal first mate L3-37, Lando takes his best shot at helping Rinetta and keeping himself out of the clutches of his pursuers. Will Lando's luck ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookishfirst
Imgaine my delight when I was informed that I won this book. I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan since it first came out. I even read the books in the 90s'. I can never get tired of them. Lando happens to be one of the mysterious characters. I've always wondered about his past. I orginally thought I'd get some of the gist of his past and how he became the man he is. Unfortunately that didn't happened. But.....there a piece of his past which is told by a woman.
The illustrations were wonderfully and tastefu
Bryson VE
This story would be more accurately titled "Princess Rinetta's luck". Not only due to many convenient plot points (expected for young reader), but surprisingly there was little need for Lando to be featured at all. Still, I did enjoy imagining his annoyed face as he encounters misfortune after misfortune. I also enjoyed the portrayal of L3, being more egregious than perfect.

The villain, Queen Forsythia was diminished as the story went on, it felt as though the author had to make the Hynestians a
Sea Reads
Off the heels of Solo, a Lando Calrissian tie-in book is a no-brainer for Disney, and I think they picked exactly the right person to tell the tale in Justina Ireland. Lando's Luck is exactly what you would want in a middle-grade Star Wars book. It's got adventure, planet-hopping, firefights, whimsically imaginative elements, and an absolutely charming cast.

While Lando is the titular character, the real scene-stealer is the secondary main character, a clever young princess named Rinetta who goes
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-reader
*Disclaimer* I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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
Dennis Keithly
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Fun Lando and L3 Adventure

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
Nick Scott
This was a fun little adventure and a quick read. Justina Ireland does a great job capturing Lando (particularly the young Lando we see in Solo: A Star Wars Story) and L3-37. Their personalities are straight from the screen and exactly what you would expect. The story itself is okay, there is the usual "smugglers in debt running into their weird, alien debtors" Star Wars bit, and the "smuggler with a heart of gold" trope is fully up and running in this one. The main plot revolves around what had ...more
Probably closer to 2 stars for me but it gains a star for having Lando and L3...

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
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I read a small excerpt on Bookishfirst, and this is my review from there*

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
Danielle Hammelef
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm a fan of Star Wars movies, especially the movies released first as the characters were snarky, fun, and bantered with great chemistry. When I saw a book from the point of view of Lando Calrissian, a character that only played a smaller part in the movies, I knew I had to check it out. Plus, Justina Ireland!!! And I wasn't disappointed.

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
Alicia Herrington
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Librarian: As a children's librarian purchasing this book for the collection is a bit of a no brainer. Star Wars is immensely popular among my patrons (especially the boys) and they devour everything we get on the subject. The fact that this time out we get a story of Lando and L3 written by the always fabulous Justina Ireland? Icing on the cake.
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).
Steve Davala
A good fun Star Wars tale. Just don't expect anything too deep, it is a "junior" title. But, I did enjoy listening to it.
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
Basic B's Guide
My boys and I enjoyed this book for the most part. It was quite verbose in my opinion. The language even difficult for a middle schooler. That’s Star Wars for you though. I think the story is made for a elementary or middle schooler but it would be difficult for them to read.

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
Hannah Ens
This is a cute MG Star Wars book, it's light and fun but still contains all the elements a young fan will expect - distant worlds, a ferocious crime lord alien, droids with personality, and of course a few crazy flight maneuvers in the Millennium Falcon. Lando is in fine form here, flippant and brash and bold, with more capes than any person should rightly possess and torn between the prospect of becoming a legend versus paying off a few hefty debts. The addition of a black space princess to the ...more
Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Star Wars fans will enjoy Lando’s Luck. It tells the story of a young Lando Calrissian and his smuggling adventures with his sidekick, a droid named L3-37 on the Millennium Falcon. Lando owes people money and he thinks he has a great scheme which backfires and then he is asked by a stowaway who happens to be a princess to make a trip to a distant planet and all hell breaks loose. Lando doesn’t get a break. Does he stay true to himself or help the young girl? Even if you are not a Star Wars fan, ...more
Michelle Norman
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lando's Luck is an entertaining and high-energy story for middle-grade readers. Whether a Star Wars fan or simply a reader looking for a little variety, this stand-alone story doesn't disappoint! The vivid descriptions of the Star Wars universe couple well with the fast-pace narrative, and of course the bravado of our (second) favorite smuggler. Middle-grade readers will appreciate this high interest read -- especially because the text is supported by beautiful in-text illustrations.

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Gabriela Zago
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookishfirst
This is a nice story for all young Star Wars fans out there. The story is interesting, and you (or the kid you are gifting it to) will enjoy it more if they are already familiar with the Star Wars universe. Reading level is middle grade, so I would suggest for a boy or a girl in the early teens. There are a few illustrations throughout the book, and they help understand some of the situations. I just wish it had more illustrations, it would be nice to see more pictures of what happened to unders ...more
Kim hansen
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Justina Ireland has done it again with a book that catches your attention from the beginning with a contact of someone who knew about the ship Millennium Falcon thought to be a myth or made up. The person she is meeting has been on the ship. As you read through chapter after chapter you get to know the captain of the ship and all the people that he has met, which includes a Ruthless Queen and her daughter. What he doesn't realize is that the queen is not who people says she is. I love how the ch ...more
Gracie Mosko
I haven't in my life read comics. I haven't ever in my life want to, get to, or get interested in reading it. I saw the cover of this comic, I didn't read it because of the cover. Rather, the title is what got me more intrigued in reading it. I read the first few chapters hoping to get something cool out of it but didn't get anything. It was boring for me. I don't know anyone else's intake but for me it was boring. The character names I couldn't pronounce, I know, I should have seen that coming ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Star Wars and this book was just a fun little story about a really cool character. It was interesting to learn more about Lando since I don't know much about him past what I've seen in the movies. The female lead was pretty interesting as well, but it is another of those stories that seems kind of farfetched for a child under the age of 15 is able to make a huge difference in a world where the adults should be way more than capable to outsmart and beat a child's mind. That being said, the ...more
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like the cover suggests this one follows Lando on an adventure that is perfect for all ages. My younger sons enjoyed the plot and the simplicity of the read. While it seemed like it went on a bit at the end overall the characters were a great addition to the greater star wars world. Lando acted like you would expect from his younger self and created good humor and good interactions. It felt great to see him by himself doing his own adventures without needing the more major characters.
Highly rec
KellI Preston
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Star Wars book and it did not disappoint. I read this out loud to my son, who is just starting to get into Star Wars, and we both enjoyed it very much. A young Lando was fun to get to see and I loved all the different characters in the Star Wars world. And I LOVED that once again, in the Star Wars universe it is the women who must save the men from themselves. In this way, Justina Ireland completely captured all that Star Wars has meant to me over the years, because even though ...more
Aaron Newlands
Mar 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An ok adventure about Princess Rinetta, but a terrible one about Lando. If the names were swapped out. I don't think if it had been called Rinetta's luck and Lando was called someone else I don't feel people would notice. That's because its not a Lando story. He is secondary to everything going on and is a taxi only. All the core events are not important to him. Which is a shame as if it was released based on its own its not that bad. But its sold as a Lando story and for that I think it falls f ...more
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