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Lit Empire & Rebellion #2: Honor Among Thieves

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Barriss_Coffee, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    [face_plain]
     
  3. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Hark! It's a Scarlet vagrant!
     
  4. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Then what is this supposed to be?
     
  6. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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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

    FTeik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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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

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    *Rubs feet together in embarrassment*

    I like Jedi Trial too.
     
  19. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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
     
  22. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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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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