Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book has revived my faith in fun Star Wars books. It's a light-hearted, fun story starring Han Solo, set between A New Hope and Empire Strikes back. All the characters are their young selves: Leia is feisty, Han is questioning why he's still involved with the rebels, Luke is naive and carefree. Chewy is alive. And the poor Falcon takes beating after beating.
There's a really interesting macguffin as well; but telling anymore would be spoilery.
I've been disappointed by Star Wars books lately: the books set later in the timeline just seem to be trying too hard, and the Leia story that came out before this book just didn't keep me interested. But younger Han in all his scruffy, scoundrel-y, money-grubbing glory works really well.
Star Wars fans rejoice, Han still has it! If you're new to Star Wars novels, this is a fun Han Solo story.
The author, James S. A. Corey, is new to writing Star Wars fiction. I was excited when I heard he'd (they'd) be writing in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, because I absolutely love his own fiction - the Expanse Series.
Honor Among Thieves is due to be published on March 4, 2014, and was provided to me for review through Netgalley.
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