Every guy who's ever seen Star Wars has wanted to be Han Solo. Now, A.C. Crispin's Han Solo Trilogy fills in the backstory, and does it well. Rebel Dawn tries to bridge the gap to the original trilogy and tie up loose ends with Han and Bria's relationship. It also explains why Chewie worried Lando still held a grudge against Han. The book works, but perhaps not quite as smoothly as the first two books. Both Zala's suggestions she and Han get married and Han's pining for Bria seem a bit out of character. I did like the intrigue with the Hutts. Crispin makes them into believable mafioso types. Xizor was also well employed. At the least, the trilogy will give you a new respect for everybody's favorite smuggler and how far he's traveled to become respectable.
Quick, somebody get George Lucas on the phone! It's time to show him how a prequel trilogy is really done. If you've seen the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, it's pretty easy to nail the supreme mistake: Lucas spent all three movies trying to tie every possible end together that he could, in some cases even tweaking the history of the very universe that he wrote. What we knew before the Prequel Trilogy was that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker were Jedi Knights and best friends … more
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