Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Hutt Gambit

598938Goodreads Synopsis:    Here is the second novel in the blockbuster new trilogy that reveals the never-before-told story of the young Han Solo. Set before the Star Wars movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming-of-age of the galaxy's most famous con man, smuggler and thief.

Solo is now a fugitive from the Imperial Navy. But he has made a valuable friend in a former Wookiee slave named Chewbacca, who has sworn Han a life debt. Han will need all the help he can get. For the Ylesian Hutts have dispatched the dreaded bounty hunter Boba Fett to track down the man who already outsmarted them once. But Han and Chewie find themselves in even bigger trouble when they agree to lend their services to the crime lords Jiliac and Jabba the Hutt. Suddenly the two smugglers are thrust into the middle of a battle between the might of the Empire and the treachery of their outlaw allies...a battle where even victory means death!

My Thoughts:

-    There was a lot of diplomacy and politics with the Hutts in this one. The stuff usual bores me, but this time it was very intriguing. I loved Han's role in everything.

-    I LOVED the introduction to characters we all know and love. Han learning to accept Chewy as a partner was great to see. It was SO epic when Boba Fett hunted down Han Solo. Landa and the Falcon were very exciting to see. I can't wait to read about how Han gambles the Falcon away from Lando.

-    I wish Bria's story had been explored a little more, but I'm sure she'll play a larger role later. 

-    I loved the first book better, but this one was epic in it's own way. I can't put these books down! They are SO good! I wish these were still canon.

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  1. I’m glad you’re enjoying them so much. You’re almost tempting me to read them.

  2. I'm glad you like this one. And, I'm glad there's politics and diplomacy. I love that stuff in sci fi novels! I can't wait to read this one. :D