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In the third installment of AC Crispin’s Han Solo trilogy, the final threads of Han’s backstory are expertly weaved together. After coming into possession of the Millennium Falcon, Han is looking for smuggling jobs. When he accidentally reunites with Bria Tharen, he is pulled into a mission with the Rebellion. However, not everything is as it seems, and Han soon finds himself on the wrong side of the Hutts, the Empire, and even supposed friends.
With Rebel Dawn, Crispin once again delivers a phenomenal story that not only serves as a perfect ending for her own trilogy, but a seamless springboard for the events of the Original Trilogy. Readers are in for an absolute treat as this fantastic trilogy comes to a close.
The Millennium Falcon is "the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy." So when Han Solo wins it in a game of sabacc, he and Chewbacca become kings of the smugglers--uncatchable, unstoppable. But with the Empire clamping down, Han knows his luck can't last. Still, when an old girlfriend who is now the leader of an insurgent Rebel group offers him a shot at an incredible fortune, Han can't resist. The plan seems a sure thing. The resistance will be light and the take enormous. Han and his friends will divide it equally with the Rebels. Too bad for Han that the planet of Ylesia is far from a pushover, that the Rebels have an agenda of their own, and that smuggler friends can often turn into enemies...quicker than lightspeed.
- Han wins the Millennium Falcon from Lando in a sabacc tournament
- Chewbacca marries Mallatobuck
- Han reunites with his old love interest, Bria, who is now working for the Rebel Alliance
- Han, Chewie, and Lando help Bria and the rebels on a mission, but are betrayed by Bria and lose their whole take in the operation
- Desperate for money, Han and Chewie take a job transporting spice through the Kessel Run for Jabba, but lose the cargo when Imperials board their ship
- Bria and the rebels manage to steal the plans for the Death Star and transfer them to Leia Organa, but they are killed in the process
- Han and Chewie meet with Ben Kenobi in a cantina on Tatooine with hopes to make back the credits they owe Jabba
Rebel Dawn is the final chapter in AC Crispin's Han Solo Trilogy and it does not disappoint. All of the subplots that have been started in the first two installments manage to come together in a satisfying conclusion. As Han nears where we meet him in the beginning of A New Hope, more familiar faces and places begin to pop up, and Han gets ever closer to the scoundrel we know and love. I can personally guarantee you that the final scene of this trilogy alone will have you wanting more...
There's no way that you're just picking up this book without reading the first two, and if you've already read those...you have to finish the trilogy. This book ties up all of the loose ends and presents a conclusion that is so satisfying it'll put a smile on your face every time you see this collection on your shelf for years to come.
Here is the second novel in the blockbuster 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!
Han Solo was a child without a past, a Corellian street urchin, abandoned, foraging for scraps of food, when the cruel Garris Shrike whisked him away to a nomadic band of spacefaring criminals. Now, years later, Han fights his way free. His goal: to become an Imperial Navy pilot. But first he needs hand-on experience flying spacecraft, and for that he takes a job on the planet Ylesia—a steaming world of religious fanaticism, illicit drugs, and alluring sensuality…where dreams are destroyed and escape is impossible.