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Millennium Falcon

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Two years have passed since Jacen Solo, seduced by the dark side and reanointed as the brutal Sith Lord Darth Caedus, died at the hands of his twin sister, Jaina, Sword of the Jedi. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son’s tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen’s own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents’ care. And when the eager, inquisitive girl, in whom the Force grows ever stronger, makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather’s beloved spacecraft–the much-overhauled but ever-dependable Millennium Falcon–the Solo family finds itself at a new turning point, about to set out on an odyssey into uncertain territory, untold adventure, and unexpected rewards.
To Han, who knows every bolt, weld, and sensor of the Falcon as if they were parts of himself, the strange device Allana shows him is utterly alien. But its confounding presence–and Allana’s infectious desire to unravel its mystery–are impossible to dismiss. The only answer lies in backtracking into the past on a fact-finding expedition to retrace the people, places, and events in the checkered history of the vessel that’s done everything from making the Kessel Run “in less than twelve parsecs” to helping topple an evil empire.

From the moment the Falcon broke loose from a Corellian assembly line like an untamed creature with a will of its own, it seemed destined to seek out trouble. It wasn’t long before the feisty YT-1300 freighter went from shuttling cargo to smuggling contraband. But it‘s a fateful rendezvous on Coruscant, at the explosive height of the Republic/Separatist uprising, that launches a galaxywide cat-and-mouse game whose newest players are Han, Leia, Allana, and C-3PO. And they’re not alone: Crime lords, galactic pirates, rogue politicians, and fortune hunters alike loom at every turn of the quest–each with his or her own desperate stake in the Millennium Falcon’s most momentous mission. Through the years and across the stars, from the Rim worlds to unknown points beyond, the race will lead them all to a final standoff for a prize some will risk everything to find–and pay any cost to possess.

Baker & Taylor
After Allana Solo, the grandaughter of Hans Solo, discovers a strange device aboard the Millenium Falcon, Hans and Leia begin an investigation into the space ship's past owners and battles to find out the significance of the artifact.

Blackwell North Amer
Two years have passed since Jacen Solo, seduced by the dark side and reanointed as the brutal Sith Lord Darth Caedus, died at the hands of his twin sister, Jaina, Sword of the Jedi. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son's tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen's own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents' care. And when the eager, inquisitive girl, in whom the Force grows ever stronger, makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather's beloved spacecraft - the much-overhauled but ever-dependable Millennium Falcon - the Solo family finds itself at a new turning point, about to set out on an odyssey into uncertain territory, untold adventure, and unexpected rewards.
To Han, who knows every bolt, weld, and sensor of the Falcon as if they were parts of himself, the strange device Allana shows him is utterly alien. But its confounding presence - and Allana's infectious desire to unravel its mystery - are impossible to dismiss. The only answer lies in backtracking into the past on a fact-finding expedition to retrace the people, places, and events in the checkered history of the vessel that's done everything from making the Kessel Run "in less than twelve parsecs" to helping topple an evil empire.
From the moment the Falcon broke loose from a Corellian assembly line like an untamed creature with a will of its own, it seemed destined to seek out trouble. It wasn't long before the feisty YT-1300 freighter went from shuttling cargo to smuggling contraband. But it's a fateful rendezvous on Coruscant, at the explosive height of the Republic/Separatist uprising, that launches a galaxywide cat-and-mouse game whose newest players are Han, Leia, Allana, and C-3PO. And they're not alone: Crime lords, galactic pirates, rogue politicians, and fortune hunters alike loom at every turn of the quest - each with his or her own desperate stake in the Millennium Falcon's most momentous mission. Through the years and across the stars, from the Rim worlds to unknown points beyond, the race will lead them all to a final standoff for a prize some will risk everything to find - and pay any cost to possess.

Baker
& Taylor

Two years have passed since the defeat of Darth Caedus, the former Jacen Solo. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son's tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen's own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents' care. The eager, inquisitive and Force-strong girl makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather's beloved spacecraft--the much-overhauled but ever-dependable Millennium Falcon. Allana's infectious desire to unravel its mystery launches the Solo family into a galaxywide cat-and-mouse game as they head for a fateful rendezvous on Coruscant--at the explosive height of the Republic/Separatist uprising.

Publisher: New York : LucasBooks/Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2008/10/21
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345507006
0345507002
Branch Call Number: SF LUCENO
Characteristics: 317 p
Alternative Title: Millennium falcon

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Chinderixx
Sep 02, 2017

I didn't think I was going to like Millennium Falcon when I first started reading it. It felt a little messy and not as well written as some of James Luceno's other Star Wars books. I was also a little confused at first with all the time line changes. But, after finishing it, I can say that I actually enjoyed reading it.
I probably liked coming across all the mentions and references to other Star Wars books the most, especially the Han Solo and Lando Calrissian Adventures which are oddly never mentioned in other E.U books. It was also interesting to see where the journey of finding the Falcon's previous or newer owners led the characters, and was cool when they finally met up and had to work together to find the treasure.
The treasure at the end was definitely a surprise because it's not what you expect it to be, and it leaves you saying, "Wow... Really? Okay..."
The time line changes at the beginning all make sense in the end, and all the loose ends are tied up. The ending of this book is a perfect lead into Outcast, the first book of the Legacy Of The Force series.

Zenzelai Jun 13, 2016

I was lost between generations and story is confusing. It has no correlation with comics and films or series. Just jumbled up events. Recommend AVOID.

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efredrick
Jun 14, 2012

Complete garbage in every way. This is not Karen Travis, folks (author of the truly excellent republic commando series, among others). I don't know whether the author is completely talentless or he just mailed it in because it was a hired gig. But either way, this novel is.. How shall I put this? It's pure excrement. As in stinky poop. It's bad. It's really bad. It has no redeeming qualities. How and why is it bad? Let me count the ways. A ridiculous premise, a poorly-executed exploration of that premise, characters who are not introduced in any meaningful way, no emotional content for the reader to latch onto, and a completely anticlimactic "treasure" at the end. When the treasure turned out to be what it was, there was a brief moment of hope, despite the fact that it hadn't been set up earlier. I though Ah, here's a chance for the author to redeem himself with the character's reaction to it. He could explore the the naivete of those who thought this republic symbol would somehow have changed the course of history, had it been found. But no. Nothing. Just emptiness. If you've read this entire review you may be determined enough to finish it, like I was, but you will find yourself disappointed at every turn.

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Benzyne
Dec 03, 2009

One of Luceno's better SW books, but the climax really ruins the experience, it's so bad.

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Sep 05, 2017

SUMMARY FROM WIKIPEDIA:
Much of the novel delves into the long and exciting history of the Millennium Falcon, as it had been called many names and had many intriguing adventures, from the time it came off the assembly line almost like a wild animal, to when it became the magnet in attracting the adventures of the great Han Solo.
In 19 BBY, during the Clone Wars' Battle of Coruscant, the Falcon had gone under the name of Stellar Envoy under the captaining of Tobb Jadak and his copilot Reeze Duurmun. Jadak and Duurmun had acted as conspirators as part of a plot to overthrow Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as leader of the Old Republic. Their mission failed when an erratic hyperspace jump landed the Envoy into an accident that killed Duurmun and landed Jadak in a coma that lasted for more than sixty years. By 43 ABY, two years after the end of the Second Galactic Civil War, Jadak awakens, having barely aged since his time in the coma. And with the help of ne'er-do-well Flitcher Poste, they work their way forward in time from 19 BBY in order to find out what happened to the Stellar Envoy.
Meanwhile, the Solos discover a mysterious object aboard the Millennium Falcon, and they decide to go on a fact-finding mission in order to discern the Falcon's origins. They work their way back in time from when Lando Calrissian first owned the ship until they eventually cross paths with Jadak and Poste. Jadak reveals that the mysterious object in the Solos' hands will lead them to a treasure on the world of Tandun III, which was meant to overthrow Palpatine. On their heels is Lestra Oxic, a mysterious businessman who wants the treasure.
When all of these parties arrive on Tandun III, they find that the planet has undergone an apocalypse thanks to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion that was wrought upon it years earlier. They discover the treasure, but it turns out to be a fake. Oxic then hires Jadak and Poste to help him find the real treasure just as the Solos escape with the other parties from a collapsing Tandun III. They all make it out in time and the planet explodes with no one dead.
The novel ends with Luke Skywalker calling the Solos to come back to Coruscant because Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala had Luke arrested for lack of action in defeating Jacen Solo in the first place during the Second Galactic Civil War. And so the Millennium Falcon flies back to Coruscant.

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