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Showdown at Centerpoint by Roger Macbride Allen
When a loyalist ship approaching Selonia is blasted out of space, Han Solo quickly realizes that rebel forces are turning planetary repulsors into weapons of immense destruction. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian manage to discover the terrifying secret of Centerpoint Station. It is the infamous Starbuster itself, and its next programmed nova, hard-wired in, is set to annihilate a chosen star, its inhabited worlds, and millions of innocent lives. There's only one way to stop it: blow up the station. But as a massive rebel fleet closes in on Centerpoint, Hah, Luke and their friends will discover time is running out.
Then the true leaders of the rebellion reveal their identities, and issue their final ultimatum: The New Republic must withdraw all claim to power over the entire Corellian sector. With the future of Corellian freedom at stake, Han and those loyal to the Republic must somehow resist. But how can they possibly stop the deadliest weapon the galaxy has ever known?
The ending was just disappointing. Not at all like what I expected. But I did like how the Solo kids escaped from Thrackan's clutches.
Good ending to an enjoyable trilogy. Gaeriel's death was unexpected, but well done (poor Malinza, though, now she's lost both her parents). The climactic battle with the Triad fleet is probably the best space battle in any of the books I've read.
Good ending to a pretty decent trilogy, the characterations were pretty spot on and the trilogy was wrapped up well.
7/10. There were some parts that annoyed, but the way the solo kids escaped was cool. And the final battle.