Star Wars: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Times are desperate for the Rebel Alliance. Harassment by the Empire and a shortage of vital supplies are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when Mid Rim merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo lead an Alliance delegation to negotiate a deal.
But when treachery forces the rebel ship to flee into territory controlled by pirates, Leia makes a shocking discovery: the fierce marauders come from Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan, recently destroyed by the Death Star. These refugees have turned to pillaging and plundering to survive—and they are in debt to a pirate armada, which will gladly ransom the princess to the vengeful Empire . . . if they find out her true identity.
Struggling with intense feelings of guilt, loyalty, and betrayal, Leia is determined to help her wayward kinspeople, even as Imperial forces are closing in on her own crippled ship. Trapped between lethal cutthroats and brutal oppressors, Leia and Han, along with Luke, Chewbacca, and a battle-ready crew, must defy death—or embrace it—to keep the rebellion alive. (summary from goodreads)
The Star Wars Expanded Universe was probably one of my first book series loves. I still remember the first one I bought — HEIR TO THE EMPIRE by Timothy Zahn. I have an entire bookcase full of Star Wars EU, arranged chronologically, and I have read many of them multiple times. I will admit that more recent offerings, such as the New Jedi Order, and the dive into zombie horror, weren’t my cup of tea. But the summary for RAZOR’S EDGE has me excited because it’s a return to the good old days, and even though I know nothing bad will happen to Leia or Han, I’m looking forward to reading a fun adventure!
I’m lucky enough to have a review copy. I can’t wait to dive into it. Hopefully this weekend!
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