Last Shot
Adult Novel
Canon

Last Shot

By
Daniel José Older
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Our SYNOPSIS

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When a common foe from Han and Lando's past shows up on the latter's doorstep, the recent hero of the Rebellion and new father to Ben Solo must rush off once more to save both his friend and possibly, the entire galaxy.

Last Shot uniquely employs a number of different eras throughout the novel, and while jumping between time periods, we get to experience Han, Lando, L3-37 and more at various points in time, allowing us to witness the maturation and evolution of our favorite characters right before our eyes.

With a host of new characters right alongside the classics, including a villain that can't help but terrify all those who encounter him, Last Shot is an essential addition to the Han Solo story.

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THEN:

It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .

 

NOW:

It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.


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Staff Comments

Last Shot was an occasionally challenging read. If you're considering it, understand that it jumps between several different timelines with such frequency that you may get whiplash. However, in return for keeping up with the sometimes dizzying changes of pace, you get rewarded with a fun story headlined with one of the most interesting new villains in the EU. Not only that, but it manages to strike the perfect balance between the "weird-ness" of the original Legends novels and the impact of the new Canon. Of course, there is plenty of Solo-centric fun to be had throughout.

- Charles Hankel

Last Shot welcomes a brand new voice to the Star Wars universe, and it does so with a wonderful bang. Daniel José Older spins an exciting tale about Han & Lando across multiple time periods that expands the characterization of both men while also asking some fascinating questions about the morality of the Star Wars universe - especially concerning droids. Despite the fact that the plot gets slightly convoluted near the end of the book, this is still one of the shining stars in the new Canon.

- Eric Eilersen

Last Shot jumps between three different timelines involving Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, which paves the way for loads of information. If you’re looking to stock up on knowledge prior to watching Solo: A Star Wars Story (the way the novel was marketed), this book is valuable in that aspect as it gears you up for Han and Lando’s first meet and the introduction of L3-37 (Lando’s droid sidekick). Otherwise, this novel is hard to read for the purpose of good storytelling due to the constant time skips.

- Heather Goldman

Last Shot delivers a fun Hand and Lando adventure, new allies and villans, and more of L3-37 for anyone who felt she may have been underserved in Solo: A Star Wars story. The story hops back and forth between three different time periods, and admittedly that's a little hard to keep track of at times. But, if you're able to work through that, you'll be rewarded with a fascinating look at what life was like for some of our favorite characters in the period before we meet them in the original trilogy, and in the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

- Karl Sander

- Meg Dowell

- Stacey White

- Corey Helton

- Andrew Bell

- Jared Mayes

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Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
April 17, 2018
ISBN:
978-0525622130
Page Count:
368
Issues Collected:
Audiobook
Narrator(s):
Marc Thompson, Daniel José Older, January LaVoy

Editions

Hardcover
Last Shot
April 17, 2018
Paperback
Last Shot
October 30, 2018
Audiobook
Last Shot
Hardcover Dust-flap Side B
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Phoenix/Denver Comic Con Exclusive Edition
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9781984817525
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