Old Friends: Jaina Solo, Lowbacca, Em Teedee, Tenel Ka, Raynar, Lusa, Anja Gallandro, Zekk, Jacen Solo, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Czethros
Synopsis: The book picks up after Ord Mantell and continues with the Young Jedi Knights and their new mysterious friend, Anja Gallandro, who still holds some secrets.
Review: The Young Jedi Knights and their friend, Anja Gallandro, are currently at the Jedi Academy continuing with their studies. When Lando Calrissian arrives on Yavin 4, he offers the Young Jedi Knights a vacation to Cloud City, which is quite rare. Lando is seeking professional assistance from the Young Jedi Knights for a huge rennovation of Cloud City. He has plans for several high tech family amusement parks to be installed on the floating city above Bespin. Before they leave, however, the Young Jedi Knights wish to invite their new friend, Anja Gallandro. Lando agrees for her to come along with them. Anja is happy to accept the invitation, but little do they know that it will be a trap, waiting for the Young Jedi Knights to fall in. A trap, set for the porpose of vengance toward the Solo family...
Heh...interesting fact is that this is the first Star Wars book I ever read, back in '98. Of course, I was inexperienced at the time in understanding the order of books. Just an interesting thought. Okay, enough chit-chat, let's get down to business.
One interesting conversation in this book seemed far fetched and raised my eyebrows. It was about Anja, and the Young Jedi Knights and Lando began to wonder about her whereabouts. She allways seemed adventurous (in the morning) and has a sharp temper. Lando says that he thinks she's addicted to spice. Later, when Anja arrives, Jaina begins a conversation by implying that she was hooked on spice. Anyone with brains should know that is not a very polite question to ask, and that behavior surprised me, especially comming from a Jedi Knight. I don't think that conversation was well written.
This book was awesome! I could safely say that it was not boring or dull at all, and well written. I haven't read Crisis at Crystal Reef yet, I wonder what that will bring...
Title: Trouble on Cloud City