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The Courtship of Princess Leia

Rating: The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton, a Star Wars novel, was rated 4/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 8 Years after the Battle at Yavin
Author: Dave Wolverton
Published: May, 1994
Review by: Lt. Dracmus

Old Friends: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, Chewbacca, C3P0, R2D2

New Faces: Threkin Horm, Prince Isolder, Astarta, Augwynne, Gerthzerion, Teneniel Djo, Warlord Zsinj, Queen Mother Ta'a Chume

Places: Coruscant, Toola, Dathomir

Synopsis: Darth Vader and the Emperor are dead, but the Empire lives on - the Alliance must continue the struggle with dwindling supplies of cash and resources. As the future hangs in the balance, a politically advantageous Royal marriage proposal creates complications for Princess Leia and Han Solo, while a new user of the Force poses an even greater danger to Luke Skywalker.

Review: The story opens with the arrival of General Han Solo, who has been on a mission for the New Repiblic for the previous 5 months. When he arrives at Coruscant, he sees an entire fleet of Hapan CombatDragons in orbit. But instead of attacking, they are there to negotiate a peace with the New Republic.

To get the peace treaty, Leia must make a difficult choice between Han, who she has loved for years, and the very handsome Prince Isolder. He brings extravagant gifts from the 63 worlds of Hapes which could be used to help win the war against the remnants of the Empire. When everyone around her makes it clear that she should marry Prince Isolder, Han comes up with a risky plan to win Leia's love again. He kidnaps her and takes her to a planet right in the middle of Warlord Zsinj's territory.

Meanwhile Luke is on a quest to find more information about the Jedi. At an old settlement, he finds a datacube which contains holoimages of the long dead Jedi. A much younger Yoda talks about a planet called Dathomir, where the Jedi were once defeated by witches. Luke decides to go to Dathomir but finds much more than he expected.

The writer starts in the middle of a big event and keeps the story going along at a steady pace. The book gives us new information about the Jedi and forgotten places and civilizations. Intrigue and politics, true love and adventure, it is all here. This story shows us how difficult it can be to choose between the man you've loved for years and the well being of the people you try to protect. The story takes an unexpected turn as it reaches the ending, a very nice ending. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Han, Leia and Luke.

Title: The Courtship of Princess Leia
Series: N/A
Author: Dave Wolverton
Review by: Lt. Dracmus