Legends
Adult Novel

Millennium Falcon

By
James Luceno
Released
Oct 21, 2008
Artwork by
Narrated by
Marc Thompson
Takes place in
60 BBY - 43 ABY
In the
Legacy
era
Collects
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The Millennium Falcon is by far the most famous starship in the galaxy far, far away. But it didn’t always belong to Han Solo -- or Lando Calrissian, for that matter. The freighter itself underwent more treacherous adventures in Legends than the scruffy-looking scoundrel who eventually gained possession of it. This book opens our eyes to some of these adventures. Millennium Falcon is one of the last books on the Star Wars Legends timeline, the present-day portions taking place in 43 ABY. By this point in the overarching story, Han and Leia have taken on the task of raising their granddaughter while navigating the many dangers that still lurk across the galaxy.

Publisher's Summary

Two years have passed since Jacen Solo, seduced by the dark side and reanointed as the brutal Sith Lord Darth Caedus, died at the hands of his twin sister, Jaina, Sword of the Jedi. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son’s tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen’s own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents’ care. And when the eager, inquisitive girl, in whom the Force grows ever stronger, makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather’s beloved spacecraft–the much-overhauled but ever-dependable Millennium Falcon–the Solo family finds itself at a new turning point, about to set out on an odyssey into uncertain territory, untold adventure, and unexpected rewards.

To Han, who knows every bolt, weld, and sensor of the Falcon as if they were parts of himself, the strange device Allana shows him is utterly alien. But its confounding presence–and Allana’s infectious desire to unravel its mystery–are impossible to dismiss. The only answer lies in backtracking into the past on a fact-finding expedition to retrace the people, places, and events in the checkered history of the vessel that’s done everything from making the Kessel Run “in less than twelve parsecs” to helping topple an evil empire.

From the moment the Falcon broke loose from a Corellian assembly line like an untamed creature with a will of its own, it seemed destined to seek out trouble. It wasn’t long before the feisty YT-1300 freighter went from shuttling cargo to smuggling contraband. But it‘s a fateful rendezvous on Coruscant, at the explosive height of the Republic/Separatist uprising, that launches a galaxywide cat-and-mouse game whose newest players are Han, Leia, Allana, and C-3PO. And they’ re not alone: Crime lords, galactic pirates, rogue politicians, and fortune hunters alike loom at every turn of the quest–each with his or her own desperate stake in the Millennium Falcon’s most momentous mission. Through the years and across the stars, from the Rim worlds to unknown points beyond, the race will lead them all to a final standoff for a prize some will risk everything to find–and pay any cost to possess.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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Karl Sander - Millennium Falcon - Adult Novel
Karl Sander
Staff Writer
In this book, encompassing several eras of the Legends timeline, James Luceno spotlights one of the most legendary inanimate characters of any franchise. Spanning from the moment the Falcon comes off the Corellian production line till decades after Return of the Jedi, the book introduces us to some of the ship's previous owners and her aventures. Admittedly, the story doesn't hold up in light of the Sequel Trilogy and Solo: A Star Wars Story, and the portion of the book that takes place after the films makes extensive reference to events in the New Jedi Order and Legacy of the Force series of novels, but it's still an enjoyable tale!

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