Lit Empire & Rebellion #2: Honor Among Thieves

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  1. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Official summary for Empire & Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves is now up on Random House (http://www.randomhouse.com/book/227...r-wars-empire-and-rebellion-by-james-sa-corey):

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    When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.

    But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she’s determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect—including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he’s to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.

    But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire’s reign of darkness forever.

    Author (s): James S. A. Corey (Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck)
    Release Date: March 04, 2014
    Page Count: 288
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  2. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    [face_plain]
  3. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  4. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    Sounds like a better book than the first one. Although funny that it sounds like Han will have spent all of Star Wood trying to get off Coruscant, just to head right back there.
  5. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    Then what is this supposed to be?
  6. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Aha! Good memory. Time to edit....
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  7. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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  8. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Stuff that, I'm excited by....

    Rogue Squadron! [face_dancing]

    Didn't care about this before and the cover's just cheap, but the plot actually sounds promising.
  9. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Don't you mean Scarlet O'Hark? o_O
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  10. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    At 288 pages, I simply cannot justify hardback prices. It will be very hard to wait given next year's potential drought, though.
  11. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Yeah, there is that. Though, positive reviews of this and Razor's Edge would get it on to the Paperback Purchase List.
  12. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Yeah.... lets wait for those... [face_plain] so far it is at best average.
  13. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Well, I'll buy it paperback no matter what, just to own every SW novel, but it's certainly not worth hardback prices for that few pages. I only got Kenobi in hardback because of the many exceptional reviews.
  14. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    People who buy something just to collect it aren't helping matters. I probably would have ended up wanting to own every Star Wars novel if the Forgotten Wars novels hadn't demonstrated that all of the novels aren't Star Wars..
  15. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    There are better things to spend your money on you know than Star Wars: The Ruins of Dantooine!
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  16. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Nothing wrong with owning every Star Wars book. I reread them anyways (most of them), so it's money well-spent.

    I actually like Ruins of Dantooine. *dodges thrown items*
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  17. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Hey, it's better than Jedi Trial.
  18. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    *Rubs feet together in embarrassment*

    I like Jedi Trial too.
  19. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I'm sure they have medication for that.
  20. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    To be fair, I read it first as a kid. Then because I liked it, I read it again as I got older and I just...still like it. That's all.
  21. JackG Force Ghost

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    That cover is truly terrible. It seriously looks like something a high schooler made in IT or something.



    What's the bet Rogue Squadron will be Luke, Wedge and several others, whose names are never mentioned?

    /cynical
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  22. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    If the author were Allston or Stover, I'd disagree. With these authors though...I don't know. You're probably right. [face_dunno]
  23. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    To be fair, that's exactly what happened in the Thrawn trilogy. (though minus Luke of course)
  24. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    True. And the Hand of Thrawn duology. Except Zahn added Corran Horn in for good measure.
  25. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Also, this is the Han novel--I wouldn't expect even Luke to have that big of a role.
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