Posted: January 17, 2013 Filed under: Books, Review, Star Wars | Tags: crime syndicate, han, han solo, Lando, Lando Calrissian, perfect distraction, prince xizor, Scoundrels, star wars, Thrawn trilogy, timothy zahn, Xizor, zahn
Having read Winner Lose All
by Timothy Zahn
, I felt like I was in great shape going into Scoundrels
. Sure, the only similarities are four characters and a single reference to the heist in the short story (which Zahn or the publisher tactlessly refer to on a separate page after the very end of the book — way to go, guys), but the tone of the short story is a great primer.
Posted: January 1, 2013 Filed under: Books, Review, Star Wars | Tags: Bink, e-book, Lando, Lando Calrissian, novella, star wars, Tavia, timothy zahn, zahn, Zerba
Released in early December in preparation for Zahn’s upcoming novel Scoundrels (released today — my copy is in the mail), Winner Lose All — A Lando Calrissian Tale is an e-book novella featuring Lando in a high-stakes sabacc game. The game — with a ten-million credit buy-in — features a rare and valuable piece of art. A small statuette, designed by a mysterious artist, which is completely identical to its twins (of which only seven exist in the galaxy). But an attempted break-in reveals that nothing is as it seems.
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