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Star Wars: Millennium Falcon by James Luceno
Cover Artist: John Van Fleet
Review by Drew Bittner
Del Rey Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345507006
Date: 21 October 2008 List Price $26.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

"What a piece of junk!"

With those immortal words, sputtered from an incredulous Luke Skywalker, moviegoers were introduced to the Millennium Falcon, pride and joy of smuggler Han Solo and "the fastest ship in the galaxy."

It's become one of the best-known ships in science fiction... but Han Solo was not its first owner. Star Wars fans know he won the ship from Lando Calrissian--but who owned it before that? What adventures did the Falcon have before Solo took the pilot's seat?

From official release/information:

From publicity material: Two years have passed since the defeat of Darth Caedus, the former Jacen Solo. For a grieving Han and Leia, the shadow of their son's tragic downfall still looms large. But Jacen's own bright and loving daughter, Allana, offers a ray of hope for the future as she thrives in her grandparents' care. The eager, inquisitive and Force-strong girl makes a curious discovery aboard her grandfather's beloved spacecraft -- the much-overhauled but ever-dependable Millennium Falcon. The Solo family then finds itself at a new turning point, about to set out on an odyssey into uncertain territory, untold adventure, and unexpected rewards.

To Han, who knows every bolt, weld, and sensor of the Falcon as if they were parts of himself, the strange device Allana shows him is utterly alien. But its confounding presence -- and Allana's infectious desire to unravel its mystery -- are impossible to dismiss. The only answer lies in backtracking into the past on a fact-finding expedition to retrace the people, places, and events in the checkered history of the vessel that's done everything from making the Kessel Run "in less than twelve parsecs" to helping topple an evil Empire.

From the moment the Falcon broke loose from a Corellian assembly line like an untamed creature with a will of its own, it seemed destined to seek out trouble. It wasn't long before the feisty YT-1300 freighter went from shuttling cargo to smuggling contraband. But it's a fateful rendezvous on Coruscant, at the explosive height of the Republic/Separatist uprising, that launches a galaxywide cat-and-mouse game whose newest players are Han, Leia, Allana and C-3PO. And they're not alone: Crime lords, galactic pirates, rogue politicians and fortune hunters alike loom at every turn of the quest -- each with his or her own desperate stake in the Millennium Falcon's most momentous mission.

(Source: Del Rey)

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