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Tatooine Ghost (Star Wars Universe)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  4,710 Ratings  ·  136 Reviews
SPECIAL BONUS INSIDE—the exclusive story "A Forest Apart," previously available in e-book format only!

Han and Leia struggle to keep the Empire at bay as stunning revelations from the past threaten to eclipse the future of the New Republic. . . .

The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has
Paperback, 480 pages
Published December 30th 2003 by Del Rey (first published January 1st 2003)
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Mr. and Mrs. Solo on Tatooine...
This novel, I tried to start some years ago but couldn’t quite get in the mood for. Now, hearing from many how good it was, I thought I’d find out for myself.

Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, recently married, travel to Tatooine with Chewbacca and C-3PO to recover Killik Twilight, an Alderaanian painting that contains the Shadowcast code. This code has been used to contact undercover agents for years and if found by the Imperials will spell doom for many agents.
Elizabeth Kobayashi
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Leia goes to Tatooine for an important but not very compelling reason, but during the constant running about, she discovers and gets to examine some holo-recordings made by Shmi and those who knew and loved Anakin Skywalker. This is more compelling reading (for the Star Wars Universe), unfortunately, it makes the overall story feel like an unimportant contrivance. The stakes are vague and get easily lost. The novel feels much too contrived.

The plot of Tatooine Ghost is constructed as a backdrop
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I had heard about this book back in 2005 when I was in the first throes of my Star Wars obsession. After I tried and failed to read Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, I stayed away from the EU and other science fiction books.

Fast forward five years or so, I realized that the books that I just couldn't deal with at the tender age of fifteen now make more sense to me. So I figured why not try the EU again? The first book I read was Star Wars: The Courtship of Princess Leia and while I enjoyed it. I
Dec 19, 2015 rated it liked it
With a book featuring Han Solo & Princess Leia it's a little surprising that the best parts of the book are when Leia discovers the secret past of her father Darth Vader when he was still a Skywalker. A holo-diary, force visions and just occupying the same Tatooine space give her glimpses into the past that really have good emotional pull. Denning also has fun with some of the non-human species notably the Jawas and the Squibs. Listening to this on audio brought the alien languages to life - ...more
Ian Robinson
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the most enjoyable Star Wars novels i've read. It goes to show that somehow, the desert world of Tatooine has a magical connection to the Star Wars mythos. Taking the macguffin of an Alderaan painting being auctioned on Tatooine after the fall of the Empire, the story allows for Leia (accompanied by Han, Chewie and Threepio) to discover the backstory of her father before he became Vader - the young boy Anakin Skywalker. She encounters characters seen in Episode 1 and their fond m ...more
May 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I initially sat down and began to read this, I was a little excited. I’d been avoiding the book for years because it had a NJO cover and I didn’t think it was canon. Later, when I found out when it was set, I knew I had to read it to establish its canoncity or non-canoncity, as the case might be. So I was kind of excited to sit down and read a new Star Wars novel, and one about Han and Leia, too! Han is a pretty difficult character to write; most authors cope with him by having him repeat h ...more
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I love, love, love this book! It’s so nice to see the Solos in their happier times. You know, before the New Jedi Order and the Legacy of the Force series. I feel so bad for them; they were carefree (as much as they can be anyway) in this book. They have no idea what’s in store for them in the future… Now that I think of it, I really wish Luke, Han and Leia would get their happy ending. It seems that as the series continues, their lives gets worse every time : (

Anyway, I love Han and Leia! They
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, well, well... Tatooine Ghost was good. I loved the characterization, the setting on Tatooine and the way we got to see more of the past while going forward.
I'd say my friend Jess was more than right to recommend it to me ;) Thanks!

Now, the bad is that I only wanted to read the "new canon" (at least for now) and now I kinda want to read more of the old one. Especially because it features more of Luke, Leia and Han, compared to what we have now and I'm curious (about the kids, how Luke rebu
Maybe a 3.4. All the iconic characters in a classic site (Tatooine) with a twist on the attitudes and behaviors of the Imperials, of all people.

Most of the story ping pongs between Han and Leia's point of view. It works.

Flunked high school physics dept.: (page 19-20) "The quad laser cannons fired in diametric sequence . . . . The Falcon was still at maximum range, and the bolts took an eternity to reach their destination." Even allowing that "an eternity" is hyperbole, laser bolts travel at the
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