Tuesday, February 20, 2018

'Star Wars: Last Shot' Preview Synopsis Released

By: Dominic Jones
Last Friday, Lucasfilm unveiled the tie-in books that will be released to coincide with the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters.  Among the books announced was the novel Star Wars: Last Shot by Daniel Jose Older, which will star Han and Lando and will be set across multiple time periods, including before Solo and after Return of the Jedi.  Following the announcement, the Penguin Random House listing for the book was updated with a full preview synopsis, giving us more insight into the story of the book.  Check it out below,

Even the fastest ship in the galaxy can’t outrun the past. . . .

It’s one of the galaxy’s most dangerous secrets: a mysterious transmitter with unknown power and a reward for its discovery that most could only dream of claiming. But those who fly the Millennium Falcon throughout its infamous history aren’t your average scoundrels. Not once, but twice, the crew of the Falcon tries to claim the elusive prize—first, Lando Calrissian and the droid L3-37 at the dawn of an ambitious career, and later, a young and hungry Han Solo with the help of his copilot, Chewbacca. But the device’s creator, the volatile criminal Fyzen Gor, isn’t interested in sharing. And Gor knows how to hold a grudge. . . .

It’s been ten years since the rebel hero Han Solo last encountered Fyzen Gor. After mounting a successful rebellion against the Empire and starting a family with an Alderaanian princess, Han hasn’t given much thought to the mad inventor. But when Lando turns up at Han’s doorstep in the middle of the night, it’s Fyzen’s assassins that he’s running from. And without Han’s help, Lando—and all life on Cloud City—will be annihilated.

With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy.

Among the characters featured in Last Shot, in addition to Han and Lando, are Chewbacca, Ben Solo, L3-37, and Sana Starros. The novel hits shelves on April 17th.

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