By Peter Schweighofer
Culled from the pages of the Star Wars event Journal, probably the most well known Star Wars magazines within the box this present day, comes this interesting new short-story collection. Here are tales from such award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors as Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole and Kathy Tyers in addition to intriguing newbies, together with Erin Endom, Laurie Burns, and Patricia A. Jackson. From the determined flight of a civilian mail courier sporting very important insurgent intelligence via an Imperial blockade, to a suicidal commando raid on an impregnable Imperial criminal, to a Corellian smuggler mysteriously employed through an actor became Jedi Knight became Imperial murderer for one ultimate transformation, those stories trap the entire excessive experience, creative genius, and nonstop motion which are the hallmarks of the Star Wars saga.
What's extra, the center-piece of this fabulous assortment is the quick novel Side Trip, the first-ever collaboration among Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, during which a freighter smuggling fingers for the Rebels is commandeered through an Imperial superstar Destroyer led via a mysterious helmeted determine who claims to be the infamous bounty hunter Jodo Kast. It is all a part of a devious plan that incorporates Hal and Corran Horn, who're operating undercover to nail the notorious Corellian warlord Zekka Thyne. yet one slip-up can get all of them killed.
Collected for the 1st time, Star Wars(r): stories from the Empire is one ebook no fan may want to be without.
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