Shadows of the Empire

Shadows of the Empire

Book - 1996
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"The author, a noted sociologist at Cambridge University, begins by critiquing the relevance of socialism, neoliberalism, and conservatism for a world characterized by globalization, the abandonment of tradition, and pervasive uncertainty stemming from socially manufactured risk. . . . The book contains useful insights into the difficulties of the welfare state."--Choice
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c1996
ISBN: 9780553100891
0553100890
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 23 cm

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Chinderixx
Jan 03, 2017

Shadows of the Empire is a great Star Wars book! It's very easy to read and hard to put down. I liked all of the characters Steve Perry created and I enjoyed the story, which connected episodes five and six pretty well. (I could almost hear the Joel McNeely soundtrack playing in the background while reading).

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leooutlooks
Oct 24, 2013

Excellent book! Takes place before and during one of the Star Wars movies. Darth Vader almost meets his match! And it's not Luke!

Must read!

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Chinderixx
Jan 03, 2017

"Princess, you're the biggest gambler I've ever met. But you don't risk money, you risk your neck."-Lando Calrissian

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Chinderixx
Jan 03, 2017

"This was not my idea, right? I want it on record that this was not my idea." -Lando Calrissian.

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Chinderixx
Jan 03, 2017

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Chinderixx
Jan 03, 2017

SUMMARY FROM WOOKIEPEDIA: Princess Leia organizes a rescue team to save a carbonite-frozen Han Solo from the hands of the infamous bounty hunter known as Boba Fett, who is taking Han to the ruthless Jabba the Hutt. The mission is unsuccessful, and Fett gets away with Han. Meanwhile, Darth Vader is hunting down his son, Luke Skywalker so that he can turn him over to the dark side of the Force. However, the leader of the Black Sun criminal syndicate, Prince Xizor, is trying to kill Luke. Both Vader and Xizor are in Emperor Palpatine's good graces, and Xizor even pretends that he is looking to have Luke become a member of the Galactic Empire, just as Vader is trying to do. And even though the latter Sith is more aware of the Prince's plans, Palpatine forces Vader to trust in Xizor.
In order to lure Luke over so that he can kill him, Xizor has Princess Leia kidnapped. Luke, Lando Calrissian and Dash Rendar sneak into Xizor's palace from underground to rescue Leia, and this all leads into a conflict that ultimately leads to the palace's destruction. Luke, Leia, Lando and Dash all escape, but so does Xizor. Eventually, a battle plays over Imperial Center where Xizor is killed in the destruction of his own skyhook.
The novel ends as Luke and Leia plan to rescue Han from Jabba the Hutt's clutches, leading into Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

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Chinderixx
Jan 04, 2017

Sexual Content: Sensuality and attempted seduction scene.

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