While at work the other day, I found two Star Wars Adventures graphic novels (Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya and Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands). They are both really quick reads (I read them both in like 20 minutes). Both stories take place before the Rebellion, with Slavers from long before the movies (all of them) and Hollow Moon a few years before A New Hope.
Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya was the one I chose to read first (I thought it took place before Slavers, but in reality it doesn't). Han and Chewie get busted for cheating in a casino. The owner (Sollima/Solly) demands that Han retrieve a droid stolen from him by the Imperials. Unfortunately he won't let Han take Chewie, wanting to keep the wookie as collateral so Han has to follow through. As soon as Han leaves, Solly tosses Chewie into an arena, believing the wookie will be dead in a day (or less); Solly has greatly underestimated Chewbacca though. The Han story was alright, but the Chewbacca stuff really made this story awesome!
Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands was told as a flashback. The beginning of the story has Han, Chewie and Leia escaping from somewhere. Once the danger is over, Chewbacca starts telling this story from his past.
When Chewie was the wookie equivalent of a teenager, he was determined to prove he was an adult. So he took some of his friends into the Shadowlands, a place forbidden to them. But while there they encounter slavers. Rather than go and tell the adults, Chewie is determined to stay and fight; that decision has tragic consequences.
Overall I really enjoyed reading these. They were short and fun (the first one especially!); I really recommend them for fans of the Star Wars universe.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.