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Assault at Selonia

(Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy #2)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  7,413 ratings  ·  81 reviews
Imprisoned on the planet Corellia, Han Solo finds himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo. Thracken plans to restore the Imperial system and seize total power -- no matter what the cost. Han has one chance to stop him. But to do so he must turn his back on his human cousin and join forces with a female alien. Dracmus was arrested as a ringleader in a plo ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 289 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Bantam Spectra (first published July 1995)
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Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
An engaging story, likable heroes, a despicable villain, interstellar dogfights, multiple plots...this is true Star Wars. I especially enjoyed the appearance by Mara Jade; I've read the later novels more than once, so, I know her future role, but she has always been one of my favorite Expanded Universe characters. It's a shame we'll never see this or any of the other books on the big screen; this is loads better than what Disney saddled us with in The Last Jedi. ...more
Scott Rhee
"Assault at Selonia" is the second book in Roger Macbride Allen's Corellian Trilogy, and---as is usual for the second book in most trilogies---the momentum unfortunately slows down in this one.

Han has been captured by the terrorist group known as the Human League, led by his long-lost cousin, Thrackan, a former Imperial officer thought to have died years ago. Thrown into a jail cell with an alien named Dracmus, Han plans a daring escape in order to find his wife and children.

Leia has teamed up
May 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
I own this book.

This book picks off where the last ended, Han has been captured by his cousin Thackran Sal-Solo; Leia is in a cell; Jacen, Jaina and Anakin have escaped to Drall with Chewbacca and Eiphrim. This book follows Han trying to escape with Dracmus, a fellow prisoner of Thackran's and a Selonian and Leia having to trust Mara Jade in a bid to escape her cell and reunite with her family. Luke and Lando are still in the midst of their mission for the NRI and have found themselves back o
Crystal Starr Light
Jul 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
The Corellian system is still in an uproar as human, Drall and Selonian all maneuver themselves to secede from the New Republic and attempt to kick out all the other aliens. Han, Leia, Mara, Chewie, and the kids are all stuck in this mess, all in different corners (Han is with his evil cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo, Leia and Mara are held hostage in Coronet house and Chewie and the kids are on Drall with Ebrihim's aunt). Meanwhile, Luke and Lando head off to Bakura to try to gather a fleet.
For 2020, I decided to reread (in publication order) all the Bantam-era Star Wars books that were released between 1991 and 1999; that shakes out to 38 adult novels and 5 anthologies of short stories & novellas.

This week’s focus: the second book in the Corellian trilogy, Assault at Selonia by Roger MacBride Allen.


After the release of Children of the Jedi in spring 1995, Bantam jumped back to Allen’s Corellian trilogy with Assault at Selonia. The title, though, is a little perplexing
Colin McEvoy
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
Meh. I'm really just not feeling this trilogy. Assault at Selonia wasn't terrible, and I've certainly read worse Star Wars novels, but it mostly failed to keep my interest, and at times I found it difficult to motivate myself to finish it. I felt the first book, Ambush at Corellia, was largely lacking in action and mostly focused on setting the scenes for future books, which, while not great, is at least understandable given that it's the first book in a trilogy. But i found Assault at Selonia t ...more
Aug 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
I am going to say a 3 star for now and I guess it depends how the other books turn out if I give it a higher rating... It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. Basically Han and Leia take their 3 kids to Han's home planet for a "vacation" and then there is this trade show afterwards. Well there might be danger there, but Han is like let's bring the kids, no problem... Right at the end the danger is revealed about a Civil War that is happening. We will see how good that storyline turns out...

The other
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
The Corellian system is interdicted and the New Republic struggles to lend assistance in Star Wars: Assault at Selonia.

The story begins with Han Solo a prisoner of his demented look-alike cousin, Thrackan Sal-Solo who spends the most of his time acting as a caricature of various villain archetypes with lots of wicked grins and "I'm asking the questions, here" sort of moments. He makes him fight a Selonian by the name of Dracmus for his amusement. Further on he makes a drunken visit to Han's cell
B. Reese
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I recall really liking this series. Probably the last good trilogy I recall reading in the 90's.

This book is a good setup for what follows and introduces the mysterious Corellian star system.

Adventure. Excitement. A Jedi may not crave these things, but a reader sure does, and this book/trilogy delivers.
Mar 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
Lots of action, but little progress--like the middle books of many trilogies. Squeezed twenty pages of plot into 300 pages. Oh, it's well written and all that; it just didn't say much.

In fact, a reader could probably skip this book and not miss much.
Caleb Dillinger
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars-books
Still a great story, good intrigue towards the end of how will things unfold. Looking forward to book 3.
Apr 05, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
Like i said, don't mess with han solo. ...more
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
The Star Wars Expanded Universe books (rebranded as the Legends imprint when Disney bought the franchise) are extremely inconsistent in quality, as is true of most tie-in novels. Some are excellent, and others are pretty mediocre.

The Legacy of the Force series of books (nine progressive novels that focus primarily on the Solo and Skywalker children as they become adults) is a wonderful series. Well-written, well-plotted, with power and heartbreak warring with courage and strength. But while rea
Kim Boulware
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love the escape, and this is by far my favorite post Battle of Endor series. It would make a great movie. Han, Leia and their kids travel to his home world during civil unrest and the adventure begins including all the cast of Star Wars favorites and a planet destroying weapon.

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Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This one seems to have a bit of middle book syndrome as most of the plot seems to serve to get us to the final book. And things are getting serious so it’s not as funny as the first book. Plus, Han’s (and to a lesser extent, Leia’s) attitude towards Mara/reluctance to trust her was more prominent and more annoying in this book. I mean seriously, they were willing to vouch for her after she saved the twins and Leia straight up told her *she* didn’t want to kill Luke. Which she really didn’t after ...more
Daniel Millard
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
Well, I haven't read the Jedi Academy series in a decade or so, but I think the Corellian Trilogy might take the cake for overpromising (based on book backs, titles, and cover imagery) and underdelivering with story. Just like the first entry, Assault at Selonia manages to be short and yet plodding, the main characters wholly uninteresting and rather ridiculous, and the plot really rather nonsensical. I said I was going to finish the trilogy, but I have absolutely no interest in doing so at this ...more
Jul 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
It was...alright? I didn't hate it but I didn't love it THAT much but it was still enjoyable. The curse of second books, this one too had a hard time keeping the hype from the first one and moving it to the next one. Though it was nice, the plot felt flat and I kept waiting "when will the action actually start?". But I'm still excited about the third book since the last books are usually the most fun and action ones. I love the story of the trilogy in general and I hope it won't be a waste. It i ...more
Patrick Lum
Apr 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Middle part of a trilogy and very twisty and plot heavy, but I tore through it in about a day (maybe less than that) just because of how fun and exciting it was. There's some nice touches like when Han gets philosophical about how little he ever sees of alien societies, and how little he tries to understand them, while stuck in a tunnel crawling for like three days or whatever; the military spacebattle stuff is compelling, there's nice callbacks to previous other EU works (Bakura primarily); it' ...more
Steven Strothman
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
I found this book more entertaining than the first book in this particular trilogy. It was fast paced with a great plot line that tied together multiple books written in the now no longer current Star Wars universe. I enjoyed the connection among the different and varied characters. This book gave me more desire to finish the this trilogy than I had after reading the first book in this series.
Greg Allbee
Jan 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Overall, an interesting continuation of the Corellian Trilogy. I did think there was a section in the middle that really dragged and I lost interest. I put the book down for probably a month or more, but finally picked it back up and pushed through. The last third or quarter of the book moves along and things start to happen again. The section with Han going through Selonian tunnels, and other people slowly making their way through space seemed like nothing was happening for too long.
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but once again I am not sure why you would need three books to tell this tale. Every major character made very little progress in this story, to the point where I'm not sure what happened on all of these pages.

My bright spot... the very last chapter was well written and interesting. Too bad the rest wasn't the same.
Jay Wright
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am actually surprised that I liked the book. We are more than a decade past the Return of the Jedi. Han and Leia have three children. Han, Leia, Luke (with Lando) and the children are in four different locations. Each is on an adventure of their own coming together in the end. I started this i with the middle book and I don't think you need to start at the beginning. Surprisingly enjoyable. ...more
Alexandr Iscenco
Jan 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Quite a good continuation of the Corellian Trilogy. The second part sheds more light on the origins of the crisis in the Corellian system, while still maintaining the suspense regarding who stands behind the star-buster plot.
Sam Hval
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it
There are a lot of great moments, but this one tends to drag a bit (as expected with a second book in a trilogy). It's mostly build up and exposition for the next book, but the ending is great and the final pages are earned and exciting. ...more
Apr 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I would give it 3.5 stars. Don't know what goodreads is waiting for to allow half stars. Better than the first. Great ending. The only question I am asking myself is why Leia has a red lightsaber and why Luke made her a red lightsaber.

Now...on to the 3rd book...
Bennett Moody
Jan 23, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5/5 I’m really enjoying this trilogy so far. The characters are great and well developed. Definitely hope there is more development of Thracken in the final book though. Looking forward to finishing this trilogy soon!
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
starting to get hooked on this trilogy, this is a good read
Myke Edwards
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I guess I just hated leaving a series unread. I was 14 and hungry for anything Star Wars. Shrug.
Doug Murphy
Jun 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
The middle book of an overly complex, convoluted trilogy that didn’t age well involving the big names of Star Wars facing trouble in Han’s home world system.
Alexander Case
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Interesting developments in this installment.
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Roger MacBride Allen is a US science fiction author of the Corellian Trilogy, consisting of Ambush at Corellia, Assault at Selonia, and Showdown at Centerpoint. He was born on September 26, 1957 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He grew up in Washington D.C. and graduated from Boston University in 1979. The author of a dozen science-fiction novels, he lived in Washington D.C., for many years. In July 19 ...more

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