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by Patricia Wynne (1979, Random House)

5 stars



  I have no idea when I first read this book, but I still reread it, and thoroughly enjoy it every time. It concerns Chewbacca's family, especially his son, Lumpy (short for Lumpawarrump). Lumpy knows that his father is a hero, so decides to become a hero himself, by searching for special berries that can only be found in the dark reaches of the lower levels of Kashyyyk. Of course, the jungle scares him when he gets there, and it takes Han and Chewie to rescue him. It's a wonderful story, and we learn a lot about Wookies inside. Ultimately, its about a young Wookie who wants to be someone his father can be proud of. Also starring are Lumpy's mother and grandfather.  


by Paul Davids and Hollace Davids (1992, 1993, Bantam Books)


The Glove of Darth Vader

The Lost City of the Jedi

Zorba the Hutt's Revenge


Mission From Mount Yoda

Queen of the Empire

Prophets of the Dark Side


  I did not enjoy these books, for the main reason that they did not fit into the Star Wars Continuity. They also take absurd notions of the Force and secrecy. The Rebels set up bases on Dagobah and go to Fun World, the Empire tries to set up a base on Hoth, and there are Dark Side Adepts, which I've never been fond of. The story focuses around Ken, who has been on Yavin 4 since he was born and smuggled away to a fully automated Jedi Library, which has been around for decades, even when the Rebel base was there! It turns out that he's the Emperor's grandson. His father was Trioculus, a three-eyed mutant who is a peace-loving person (which is why the Emperor never acknowledged him). But the Empire needs a symbol, so they find another three-eyed mutant to claim the throne. In the process of deposing the new Emperor, Ken gets to the hero several times, and Leia is nearly forced to marry an Imperial. At the end, Leia and Han get married.  


(2000, Scholastic Books)

By Ryder Windham:
1. Search for the Lost Jedi
2. The Bartokk Assassins
3. The Fury of Darth Maul
4. Jedi Emergency

By Dave Wolverton:
5. The Ghostling Children
6. The Hunt for Anakin Skywalker
7. Capture Arawynne
8. Trouble on Tatooine

By Ryder Windham:
9. Rescue in the Core
10. Festival of Warriors
11. Pirates from Beyond the Sea
12. The Bongo Rally

By A.L. Singer:
13. Danger on Naboo
14. Podrace to Freedom



  For images of the covers, see TheForce.net.

Since I do not have the opportunity to read these books -I think they were only available in the USA, I cannot review them. However, they are part of Star Wars continuity, and judging by the opinions of the staff at TheForce.net, they were pretty good. For completion, I include the list here. They really belong at -33 years in the Timeline, just before The Phantom Menace.



(2003, Scholastic Books)

By Ryder Windham:
1. Hunt the Sun Runner
2. The Cavern of Screaming Skulls
3. The Hostage Princess
4. Jango Fett vs. The Razor Eaters
5. The Shape Shifter Strikes
6. Warlords of Balmorra



Once again, I will probably not get the opportunity to read these books, as they are currently only available in the USA, as part of a special Scholastic club. They occur one year before Attack of the Clones, at -23 years on the Timeline.


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