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Rating: Han Solo at Star's End by Brian Daley, a Star Wars novel has been rated 2/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 3 years before the Battle at Yavin
Author: Brian Daley
Published: April, 1979
Review by: CL7 Kali D'or

Old Friends: Han Solo, Chewbacca

New Faces: Bollox, Blue Max, Jessa, Doc, Atuarre, Pakka, VicePrex Hirken, Uul-Ra-Shan

Places: The Corporate Sector: Orron III, Etti IV, Duroon, Stars End/Mytus VII, Urdur

Synopsis: Bailing out on Salla Zend's wedding plans, Han Solo and Chewbacca travel to the Corporate Sector, a relatively uninhabited but vastly rich corner of the galaxy within the curve of the Tingel Arm. There, they meet up with the daughter of an old friend, make some new ones and are drawn into yet another confrontation with the "bad guys" All this while trying to make a profit and stay alive.

Review: Han and Chewie decide that the Falcon needs a few minor alterations as they arrive in the Corporrate Sector. After a few close calls with illegal weapons, a set-to with a tractor beam and a run-in with a loan shark on Etti IV, they decide to seek out Doc, an "out-law ship tech" who can fix/install anything, legal or not. Reaching Doc's very well hidden base of operations, they are greeted by his daughter, Jessa. Doc is gone - disappeared on a buying trip. Han needs upgrades to the Falcon - she wants her father found and a deal is struck.

Han agrees to deliver Bollux and Blue Max to a client on Orron III who needs Blue Max' special skills. They may be able to locate a secret detention center and rescue prisoners in the hopes that Doc will be among them. The story unfolds quickly from this point, and the outcome is rather obvious.

The creation of the Corporate Sector was an interesting idea, but as we got to know the Empire better, can't imagine why the Emperor would have left that sector, with all its' wealth and resources, remain independent. Obviously, just another place for Han and Chewie to get in trouble.

Unfortunately, these Adventures were written late in the 1970's and although Star Wars was an incredible success, science fiction was still considered as childrens' fare. The character development is choppy, and the "science" raises some questions. The plot is pretty straight-forward and easy reading. You can do it in one sitting. In fact, you should.

Title: Han Solo at Star's End
Series: The Han Solo Adventures
Author: Brian Daley
Review by:CL7 Kali D'or