Sunday, August 7, 2022

Review of "Star Wars Boba Fett: Pursuit," by Elizabeth Hand

Review of

Star Wars Boba Fett: Pursuit, by Elizabeth Hand, ISBN 0439339332

Four out of five stars

Fills a hole in the Star Wars sequence

 Chronologically, this story takes place several years after Jango Fett was killed by the Jedi Mace Windu. His son, Boba has reached adulthood and is becoming one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. He is also one of Jabba the Hutt’s most effective operatives, and his current goal is to hunt down and kill Mace Windu in an act of revenge.

 In his quest, he encounters and is in fact saved by Anakin Skywalker, yet there is no alliance between them. Boba manages to take up a temporary residence in the Jedi Temple and encounters Windu. The action is fairly low key as the clone armies are fighting for the Republic against the separatists. Anakin is operating separately from Obi Wan Kenobi in this story.

 It is a very good novel at the YA level. The plot moves along at a good pace and the number of significant characters is limited to those that are essential. Palpatine is still only Chancellor, yet he is on the road to evil and does an effective job of recruiting Boba to his cause. This book is a quick and satisfying read.

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