Every so often when a new Star Wars book is announced people are instantly intrigued. Not because of the era or characters like you’d expect, but because of the author. Many of the EU writers are firmly established. While we great new books by Zahn, Allston, and Stackpole with celebration, there’s something really exciting about seeing other well known authors given the chance to enter our beloved universe. I don’t expected any of the new Empire and Rebellion series to replace the Thrawn trilogy as the most essential Star Wars novels, but man, if that’s not a gorgeous list of authors.
I’ve had the chance to read Martha Wells’ take on Leia already, and I’ve heard nothing but good about Kevin Hearne’s Luke novel. But it’s James S. A. Corey’s take on Han that I’m really looking forward to. If having the author of one of the new great space opera’s tackling Star Wars isn’t exciting enough, the blurb that just dropped for the novel promises the sort of over the top adventure the character Han Solo thrives in.
When a rebel spy needs extraction from under the nose of the Empire, who better to send than master smuggler, Han Solo? But rescuing a friendly spy is just the start of a wild adventure as the intel the spy uncovers leads Han and Leia to an ancient and deadly secret that threatens to be the Empire’s ultimate-and likely successful-weapon against the Rebel Alliance. Add in the chance to lose Luke Skywalker to this horrific threat, and Han and Chewbacca may have finally met a trap even they can’t escape…
Sadly, we have to wait until March 4th, 2014 for Honor Among Thieves. However, Empire and Rebellion Razor’s Edge’s release is only a month away on September 24th, and Star Wars fans are definitely going to want to check out this Leia centric novel.
[Source: Club Jade]