Star Wars: Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

Han Solo and Chewbacca want to make an honest living, but things seem to just keep getting in the way of that – not to mention their income is low.  So when Badure, an old friend, pays them a visit with news of how he knows the location of Xim the Despot’s legendary treasure, they have a hard time saying no to going along to grab it.  However, when they reach the planet the treasure is located on, they face many more obstacles than they bargained for…

How satisfying did I find Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, the final novel in Brian Daley’s trilogy?  Read on to find out!  Also, check out Iurus’s reviews of the first two novels in the series here and here if you haven’t already.

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Death Troopers

When an Imperial prison barge, the Purge, suddenly malfunctions, a group of Imperials are forced to board a nearly deserted Star Destroyer close by for spare parts.  But what they bring back is far worse than anything they had previously imagined; a deadly virus that infects and kills most of the occupants of the Purge.  Kale and Trig Longo, alone ever since their father died aboard the prison barge, are some of those survivors, and along with an Imperial medic and other various characters, they are forced to fight for their very lives against an army of the undead in Death Troopers.

Check out how, being an avid horror fan, I felt about the first official Star Wars horror novel after the break!

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A Long Time Ago: Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor

Not long ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Four friends stood in a solemn circle. One, a Navy-skinned Chiss wearing the scarlet robes of a Sith reviewer, spoke.

Reviewers. My friends. We are faced with a problem.” Continue reading

Man in Black Review: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Spoiled dancers, annoying kids
Tell your date a-bout all the girls you did
In the temple we place our bid
This is hunting for treasure, it’s Indy, do we love it? Continue reading

A Long Time Ago: ROTJ Part 2: Novelization by James Kahn (Kahn)

That’s the last mistake you’ll ever make”. I’ve reviewed five Star Wars film novelizations (MizzeeOH carried the one I missed): only one left to go. Where does Return of the Jedi stand? Continue reading

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

In one of the most iconic films of the early 80s, Harrison Ford defies death, the Third Reich and, most importantly, the Star Wars curse as he battles to obtain one of the most sacred artifacts of the Western World. Continue reading

A Long Time Ago: ROTJ Part 1: Jabba’s Palace

If I told you half the things I’ve heard about this Jabba the Hutt-” wait, they used that quote for the book’s tagline. I might short circuit. Continue reading

ALTA Special Review: Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber

Zombies in Star Wars have existed a long time, with varying origins (8, according to Wookieepedia, unless some connection between the various “species” is identified).  It wasn’t until last October, however, that Joe Schreiber reminded us that zombies are best known not for a Fantasy/Adventure setting, but as a form of Horror incarnate. Continue reading

Star Wars: Holiday Special

The Star Wars Holiday Special is infamous among the nerd community – is it as bad as it’s said to be, or does it just plain get too much hate?

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Commentary: Phantom Menace Novelization

Is running along all of my reviews in chronological order going to do any good here?  Who knows, but that’s what I’m doing here.  Welcome to The Phantom Menace commentary! Continue reading

A Long Time Ago: The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett by Daniel Keys Moran

What if Solo doesn’t survive?  He’s no good to me dead.

Last week, I reviewed Tales of the Bounty Hunters.  But someone was missing from my review… Continue reading

A Long Time Ago: Tales of the Bounty Hunters

You may use any means necessary, but I want them alive.  No disintegrations!”

I’ve only disintegrated a rare few Star Wars novels in this column, but I’m under strict orders from my colleague, one Darth Vader, to keep Tales of the Bounty Hunters alive. Continue reading

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Originally, a video review of MizzeeOH’s was going to go here- I was intending to save this 2008 review for another occasion.  However, Mizz has been without computer for about a week now, so here’s my review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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A Long Time Ago: Bounty Hunter Month

The time has come here at NJOE and Man in Black Reviews for four consecutive novels detailing the adventures of the bounty hunters present on board the Executor during the search for Han Solo.  Continue reading

A Long Time Ago: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber

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Title: Star Wars: Death Troopers
Author: Joseph Schreiber
Published: 2009 by LucasBooks/Del Rey

Kale and Trig Longo are alone in almost every sense of the word. The two teens have recently lost their father and have no friends aboard the Imperial prison barge Purge. Just as things seem at their darkest, a mysterious plague brought back from an empty Star Destroyer by the boarding party brings death and destruction where misery and squalor had been before. After things escalate from there, the boys begin to pick up other loners and embark on a near-impossible journey- simply to survive.
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