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The Paradise Snare [EPUB] ✷ The Paradise Snare Author A.C. Crispin – Buyprobolan50.co.uk This novel begins with Han s late teen years and shows us how he escaped an unhappy adopted home situation to carve out a new life for himself as a pilot This novel begins with Han s late teen years and shows us how The Paradise Kindle - he escaped an unhappy adopted home situation to carve out a new life for himself as a pilot.


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  1. Brad Brad says:

    Three stars is all I could muster, but I did have fun with this book It was a great way to rest my brain after finishing Solzhenitsyn s Cancer Ward This was the finest episode of Corellia 90210 EVER I had no idea until rereading this that Young Han Solo was actually played at least in the mind of A.C Crispin by a Young Luke Perry Bad boy Han hanging out with the richies from Corellia some family, and some family of the girl he loves , and he s so handsome and dashing and such a great Three stars is all I could muster, but I did have fun with this book It was a great way to rest my brain after finishing Solzhenitsyn s Cancer Ward This was the finest episode of Corellia 90210 EVER I had no idea until rereading this that Young Han Solo was actually played at least in the mind of A.C Crispin by a Young Luke Perry Bad boy Han hanging out with the richies from Corellia some family, and some family of the girl he loves , and he s so handsome and dashing and such a great surfer oops pilot Han himself was pretty damn groovy You can tell that Crispin really has an affinity for his character or else a love for Harrison Ford , and she delivers a pretty satisfying childhood full of Oliver Twist y incidents can you say F8 GN Clever name for a droid, eh , abuse at the hands of a bounty hunting bully, and believable dreams of becoming an Imperial Officer There are some disappointments though and those come with the language Han uses Yeah, yeah, Han says Sweetheart plenty in the Trilogy, but does he have to say Honey and Sweetheart so bloody much I d say know And if I had to read about how scruffy looking he was onetime I would have thrown the book across the room then dutifully picked it up and continued Did Han really need a giant black tiger man as his sidekick bodyguard Muuurgh was cool enough, but he was so blatantly a replacement for Chewbacca, and so cheesily a part of another utopian society being oppressed by the Empire, that I wasthan a little pissed I was a lot pissed actually, and with Han already spending time with his foster mother, Dewlanna a fierce old Wookie woman who dies for his freedom , I thought there wasthan enough Chewie related idiocy for one book But Coruscant was super fucking cool I kept waiting for a Replicant to leap out from behind a building and break Deckerd s fingers And I really loved the spice processing planet of Ylesia The fact that most of the book was set there, with its weak ass Hutt overlord, Zavval, its Exultation inducing Rhino Priests, the T landa Til, its Glitterstim factory, its uber fungus and mud pits, and High Priest Teroenza s museum of galactic artifacts giving Crispin a chance to weave in some Indiana Jones it was a fun place to spend my fantasy hours for a couple of days I am not entirely convinced the T landa Til were as evil as Crispin wanted them to be even for slavers but they were still a good set of antagonists for Han There was no need for the Princess Leia cameo Enough of the fangirl crap already PSo lots of fun, and I m very glad I gave this a second read Candy for the brain is good 3 s


  2. Crystal Starr Light Crystal Starr Light says:

    From now on, it s just me Han Solo Han Solo Rogue Scoundrel Scruffy lookin nerf herder He s the smuggler that charmed our hearts in A New Hope, who came back to rescue Luke, who butted heads with Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back, and lead a Rebel task force against an Imperial fortress in Return of the Jedi But where did he come from Han Solo was a young boy, employed by Gariss Shrike to pitpocket, pilot swoop bikes in races, and con people out of money Tired of that life, Han From now on, it s just me Han Solo Han Solo Rogue Scoundrel Scruffy lookin nerf herder He s the smuggler that charmed our hearts in A New Hope, who came back to rescue Luke, who butted heads with Princess Leia in The Empire Strikes Back, and lead a Rebel task force against an Imperial fortress in Return of the Jedi But where did he come from Han Solo was a young boy, employed by Gariss Shrike to pitpocket, pilot swoop bikes in races, and con people out of money Tired of that life, Han Solo leaves to Ylesia to work as a pilot There he uncovers the secrets of a cult that is holding Bria Tharen, fellow Corellian and love interest, hostage.NOTE Based on prior reading and recent audiobook.I Liked Han Solo is so cool, so it was inevitable that he got his backstory fleshed out And it is apparent Crispin put some thought into it She hinted at Han s ability to understand Wookiee through his Wookiee friend, Dewlana She mentioned his cousin, Thracken Sal Solo And she even dropped in a scene with Princess Leia okay, that s stretching it, but from a certain point of view.Crispin s writing is easy on the mind at least, when read by David Pittu It is descriptive, but doesn t get bogged in details like Barbara Hambly s did It has dialogue, but nothing near the quantities of Jeter s Bounty Hunters War It is intelligent, clever, and well written.There is no real overarching plot at this point I do know from prior reading that Ylesia has a role to play in the later trilogy , but that makes sense This is a story about Han it really can t have a plot other than, obviously, how did he get to be so jaded in A New Hope But I liked it He lives in his own, disconnected world You don t have tons of Jedi thrust unnecessarily into the story He doesn t somehow bump into Vader or one of his minions He doesn t have anything to do with Bail and Mon Mothma He s just a guy on the outside And that I greatly appreciate.Bria Tharen is the other character we see in this novel What interested me in her was her wholehearted devotion to a false religion and her withdrawal from the Exultation I felt this really built up her character and made her different from Leia It would have been all too easy for Crispin to make Bria a Leia clone, but I felt she stayed away from that.While somewhat stereotypical and predictable, Han and Bria s tender, young romance is kinda sweet It s simple, unaffected by the cares of age and responsibility Han is young and wants the best for Bria, while also desiring to pursue a career in the Imperial Navy Bria is just trying to piece herself together They probably should never have met Han is an orphan, Bria comes from a wealthy family , but circumstances throw them together and they cling to each other as only youth can.I Didn t Like I can t help but finish this and feel somewhat depressed Han s life is so miserable He s raised an orphan in an Oliver Twist type life He loses the woman of his life Can nothing go right for him Speaking of Oliver Twist, I felt that aspect was a little heavy and almost unnecessary Couldn t Han have parents Everyone in this saga has issues with parents Leia is adopted, Luke is raised by his uncle, the Jedi are taken from their parents at a young age For once, I want to see a decent mom and dad with their child I was hoping that could be Han, but alasDialogue Sexual Situations Violence A few passing d and h.Bria and Han are lovers Han mentions having previous girlfriends lovers Bria comes close to being sold into a pleasure house.The book begins with Han fighting against Shrike He then fights his way off Ylesia and out of a bank.Overall This is a nice peek into Han s backstory I really enjoyed itbut I wish it hadlighthearted moments like The Han Solo Adventures I definitely recommend, but be wary if you want to laugh, you might find yourself crying instead


  3. Kelly Kelly says:

    I remember being a really snobby dork about these books I thought I was going to hate them cause they were all trying to weave into the movies rather than going off on their own story But surprisingly, these were great Han s motivations are explained for his first appearance in A New Hope, we get his tragic first love, and find out why he gets to wear the Corellian Bloodstripes Super necessary information


  4. Ashley Bogner Ashley Bogner says:

    Han Solo is my favoriteStar Warscharacter I love his witty comebacks and his fantastic character arc And yet he s the character in the series we don t know anything about His backstory never comes up, and I ve always wanted to knowabout him How did he become friends with Chewbacca How did he meet Lando When did he become captain of theMillennium FalconWhat s up with the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs When I found out that there was a book series about Han Solo s backstory, Han Solo is my favoriteStar Warscharacter I love his witty comebacks and his fantastic character arc And yet he s the character in the series we don t know anything about His backstory never comes up, and I ve always wanted to knowabout him How did he become friends with Chewbacca How did he meet Lando When did he become captain of theMillennium FalconWhat s up with the Kessel Run in twelve parsecs When I found out that there was a book series about Han Solo s backstory, I immediately put the first book on hold at the library.Sadly, I didn t enjoy it as much as I hoped I would.Pros It s about Han Solo I never knew that view spoiler Han joined the Imperial Navy Now I understand why he knows so much about Imperial procedure in the movies I always wondered about that hide spoiler MostStar Warsbooks take place either during the Republic time period or the postROTJtime period I thought it was cool that this one takes place between trilogies Cons When I think ofStar Wars , the word fun is the first thing that comes to mindThe Paradise Snarewas not fun It was actually pretty depressing Looking back on the plot, I personally think most of this book was unnecessary to the story Other than the first two chapters explaining Han s childhood and the end when view spoiler he joins the Empire hide spoiler , I thought most of it felt like a subplot I don t fully understand his romance with Bria Other than the fact that they both think the other is attractive, I never was clear on why they liked each other One of my other issues was in the area of content A littlelanguage and violence than in mostStar Warsnovels Sexual content while never graphic was the biggest disappointment several references to women being sold into prostitution, Han thinks about his long list of ex girlfriends and it is implied that he never entered a romantic relationship with any intention of a long term commitment, he sometimes thinks about how he would like to spend the night with a girl, etc I was also highly disappointed that Han and Bria end up sleeping together Everything is off camera , but this bothered me Overall, I had high hopes for this series While I am curious about the rest of Han Solo s story, I don t think I ll continue The depressing tone and lack of morals presented madeThe Paradise Snarea just okay read for me It lacked the innocent, light hearted fun of the movies


  5. Wayne Wayne says:

    Reading Star Wars fiction is a guilty pleasure for me, so consider this a guilty five star Aside from the original trilogy novelizations, I loved A Splinter of the Mind s Eye, and the old Brian Daley Han Solo trilogy I recall reading the Thrawn Trilogy in the 1990 s, which was what happened after Return of the Jedi, and being captured by what was then an unspoiled dream of what the franchise could become Since then, I haven t read much at all in the genre, and like most of us, endured a less Reading Star Wars fiction is a guilty pleasure for me, so consider this a guilty five star Aside from the original trilogy novelizations, I loved A Splinter of the Mind s Eye, and the old Brian Daley Han Solo trilogy I recall reading the Thrawn Trilogy in the 1990 s, which was what happened after Return of the Jedi, and being captured by what was then an unspoiled dream of what the franchise could become Since then, I haven t read much at all in the genre, and like most of us, endured a less than thrilling prequel trilogy of movies However, with the acquisition of the franchise by Disney yeah, we ll save that issue for another day , I am nevertheless excited by new Star Wars, and continuations of the original story, no less Specifically, I have heard juicy rumor of Han Solo specific movie s that are inspired by Ann Crispin s prequel trilogy of the coming of age of everyone s favorite smuggler So I freakin picked up the first book and frankly, enjoyed the hell out of it It was like old times While the older, stodgier, and well read me wanted to pull back on the rating because there was a fairly simple story, well grounded and fleshed out in the SW universe , it was not the deepest and soul changing of reads However, my younger, idealistic and unrepentant Star Wars loving self beat the crap out of my jaded old self and left him unconscious while I relived that childhood fascination and joy through this book I can t wait till the Millennium Falcon shows up On to book two


  6. Jim C Jim C says:

    This book is part of the Legends expanded universe It is the first book of a trilogy It tells the story of Han Solo s early life and how he leaves his home world in search of his place in the galaxy.This book was an enjoyable book I think for the most part the author stayed true to form for Han s character and his development I did wish that Han was a littlescoundrel than he was portrayed In this book it felt like Han was a little too quick to do the right thing instead of looking out This book is part of the Legends expanded universe It is the first book of a trilogy It tells the story of Han Solo s early life and how he leaves his home world in search of his place in the galaxy.This book was an enjoyable book I think for the most part the author stayed true to form for Han s character and his development I did wish that Han was a littlescoundrel than he was portrayed In this book it felt like Han was a little too quick to do the right thing instead of looking out for himself Maybe something will happen in the following books that Han develops this trait I really enjoyed his comrade in this story and you can see how Han and Chewie s relationship will come to be whenever they meet up.When the characters visit different worlds the reader gets a clear picture as the author did a terrific job painting a picture She also does a wonderful job with her action scenes What really stood out for me was the path that the author has Han on and I am looking forward to how this plays out in the second book This isn t the best book in this universe but it isn t the worst either It is a nice book that provides background information to everyone s favorite scruffy looking nerf herder that has nice nods to the movies and the expanded universe


  7. Ivy Ivy says:

    5 starsNice to knowabout Han Solo Wonder if we will see Bria again The plot was very interesting Hope Han does well at the Imperial Academy Can t wait to read the Hurt Gambit Also can t wait to readStar Wars books


  8. Wolf (Alpha) Wolf (Alpha) says:

    I loved this book I love seeing Han as a teenager and seeing what he was up to I like Muuurgh but Chewie is definitely better I like that Han spent time with his foster mom and I hate that she had to die for his freedom I loved the relationship between him and Bria and it sucks that they had to leave each other I definitely love reading about Han s story before the rebellion and before he met Luke and Leia 5 5 stars.


  9. Paul Darcy Paul Darcy says:

    by A C Crispin, published in 1997.This is my first attempt at reading a Star Wars novel and, I ll admit it, I read it because it features Han Solo Now Han is probably the most endearing character to grace the Star Wars franchise at least I think so and hence I was compelled to give this novel first of three actually a go.I ll get the tedious writer s annoyances out of the way first Liberal use of the word wryly and dryly and other ly words kept kicking me out of the story and need by A C Crispin, published in 1997.This is my first attempt at reading a Star Wars novel and, I ll admit it, I read it because it features Han Solo Now Han is probably the most endearing character to grace the Star Wars franchise at least I think so and hence I was compelled to give this novel first of three actually a go.I ll get the tedious writer s annoyances out of the way first Liberal use of the word wryly and dryly and other ly words kept kicking me out of the story and need not have been used, ever As well, the pacing was choppy maybe editing through the book and so the story didn t flow well And lastly, I know the author needed to keep Han s voice the same as the movies, but really, is every male or female character either a pal or a sweetheart But the writing annoyances aside, I really did enjoy this novel and am already into the second And the writing is much, much better so far.In The Paradise Snare we get the back story and early history of Han Solo His formative years reminded me so much of Oliver Twist that it seemed to be a direct lift fo Dicken s story Please sir, can I havenerf soup Hey, whatever works.But to be fair again, I did enjoy myself and this was quick read It is fun to re visit the Star Wars universe with Han as your guide This novel is an exploration of how Han gets to be who he is in the first Movie yes, episode IV and why he acts the way he does.A few other main characters share Han s life in novel one One is a love interest named Bria, one a comrade like Chewie actually Muuurgh, who is a giant cat like alien And then there is Shrike, his master and not a nice guy at all when he was stuck as a lackey on the pirate ship Trader s Luck.Everything falls into the place and the story of Han Solo unfolds Crispin does a good job of moulding young Han and we see him getting in and out of scrapes as we would expect I found the love story a bit much, but understand it as back story as to why Han treats Leia the way he does in the movie.We also get hints about the Hutts, and Jabba name among others is also brought up General good fun with some fast paced action sequences A pretty good read if you are into Star Wars and Han Solo We don t see the Millennium Falcon or Chewbacca in this one, but all you need to do is start the second book to find them.As a straight up Science Fiction it doesn t quite pass the test To poorly written, choppy pacing and the supporting characters are too obviously form fitted into their roles.As a Star Wars novel I would give this a 3 out of 5 There was enough here to redeem it as a fun read and having started the second in the series I already know it gets a whole lot better


  10. Mary JL Mary JL says:

    If you are a fan of the Star Wars books, particularly if you are a fan of Han Solo, this is the beginning of an enjoyable trilogy.Covering the ten years before the original Star Wars movie began Chapter IV A New Hope Han escapes from the only home he has ever known the illegal ship Trader s Luck.His ultimate dream to enter the Imperial Space Academy So, to get piloting experience, he takes a job piloting for the planet Ylesia He soon starts picking up pratical expereince.But he also find If you are a fan of the Star Wars books, particularly if you are a fan of Han Solo, this is the beginning of an enjoyable trilogy.Covering the ten years before the original Star Wars movie began Chapter IV A New Hope Han escapes from the only home he has ever known the illegal ship Trader s Luck.His ultimate dream to enter the Imperial Space Academy So, to get piloting experience, he takes a job piloting for the planet Ylesia He soon starts picking up pratical expereince.But he also finds that the religious pilogrims are in fact virtual slaves The religious exaltation they feel is a trick artificially created by the overseers.Han sees nothing wrong with smuggling but he does not deal in slaves and when he becomes acquainted with a young woman from his own planet, Corellia, he determines to rescue her.Quick reading with lots of adventures battles crash landings intrigue and lots of alien and human cultures It is true to the feel of the original Star Wars Of course, readers of general SF space opera will enjoy it as well.Book I ends with Cadet Han Solo marching off into a bright future at the Imperial Space Academy You think so lol Edited 9 25 14 to fix typos


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