|"Scoundrels" cover art|
Scoundrels, the newest novel by Zahn, concerns everybody's favorite scoundrels Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian as they attempt to pull off a huge heist for a high-paying stranger. The synopsis (from Star Wars Books): "The Death Star has been destroyed. The Rebellion has had its first big victory. And Han Solo, newly conscripted to the Rebel cause, is on the run from the Empire and the bounty hunters eager to turn him in for the huge reward being offered by Jabba the Hutt. Now a mysterious stranger offers Han the resources to execute a daring robbery from a major crime lord. The mission is impossible, but the prize will make Han a free man. With no choice but to accept, Han Solo and his Wookiee partner, Chewbacca, set out to assemble a cast of rogues, knaves, and cons with the right combination of wits, skills, and derring-do to pull off an operation of this complexity and scale -- the best scoundrels the galaxy has to offer."
The novel has been described as a "rip-roaring, intergalactic, Ocean's Eleven-style heist adventure" (Star Wars Books), and that sound like a lot of fun to me.
The book will be in stores on December 26, 2012, but you can read the whole second chapter at this link: http://www.starwars.com/media/downloads/ebooks/Scoundrels_CHAPTER%20TWO.pdf
Do you think you'll read Scoundrels when it releases this December? What is your most favorite book, guide, graphic novel, or video game from the EU?
Mine would have to be the Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss, followed closely by the LEGO Star Wars games. :D
- Edessa, signing off