Shadow Games: Star Wars Legends by Michael ReavesShadow Games: Star Wars Legends by Michael Reaves

Shadow Games: Star Wars Legends

byMichael Reaves, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Mass Market Paperback | November 29, 2011

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SOME GAMES ARE PLAYED FOR LIFE OR DEATH.
 
Javul Charn is the most famous pop star in the galaxy—and the runaway bride of a violent lieutenant in Black Sun, the crime syndicate commanded by Prince Xizor. Or so Javul says. Soon after Dash Rendar, broke and desperate, agrees to be Javul’s bodyguard, he realizes that openness is not her strong suit—and that murder is stalking her tour. Between the discovery of dead bodies in a cargo hold and an attack by an unidentified warship, Dash and co-pilot Eaden Vrill desperately try to understand who is terrorizing Javul’s tour and why. When Han Solo suddenly joins Javul’s road show, the stakes are raised even higher. Now Dash, who has a history with Han and an even worse history with Prince Xizor, follows his instincts, his discoveries, and Javul herself—straight into a world that may be too dangerous to survive.
Michael Reaves received an Emmy Award for his work on the Batman television animated series. He has worked for Spielberg’s DreamWorks, among other studios, and has written fantasy novels and supernatural thrillers. Reaves is the New York Times bestselling author of three Star Wars: Coruscant Nights novels—Jedi Twilight, Street of Shado...
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Title:Shadow Games: Star Wars LegendsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:November 29, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Shadowy enough? Death Star was a superb novel, in my point of view, being written by Steve Perry and Michael Reaves. Reaves has elaborated on the stories of Darth Maul and Jax Pavan but here he is again, co-working with Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. Shadow Games is an interesting read, full of space hopping, investigations and gun fights. But does it really stand out above other Star Wars novels? Dash Rendar is down on his luck, loosing credits by the handful. When a man approaches him with an offer for a job as a security chief, he grudgingly agrees to hop along. Now head of security for famous pop star Javul Charn, Dash and his co-pilot are thrown into a world of greedy crime lords, intense sabotage and secret information. I’m not certain that Shadow Games was a full, immersive experience. There were definitely a couple chuckles, questions and groans while reading, but overall, it wasn’t a waste of my time. It certainly was great to have Han Solo join the throng about midway through the book. But would I recommend Shadow Games? Sure, why not; anyone can easily pick up a book off a shelf and read it but will you enjoy Shadow Games? Well, that’s up to you.
Date published: 2012-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected Michael Reaves previous Star Wars efforts have left me less than impressed. Death Star and the Med Star duology both seemed to fall short of the mark. To date I've only read the first book in the Corucscant Nights trilogy but it certainly didn't leave me rushing to finish the rest in its series. I have to say that with Shadow Games I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the book. I don't know if this is due to lowered expectations or his writing partner on this endevour but this one kept me turning the page towards its eventual conclusion. Taking place prior to Star Wars A New Hope, our hero Dash Rendar, last seen or next seen in Shadows of the Empire (depending on if reading chronologically or via publishing date) takes up a bodyguard position for a holonet star in order to pay the repair bills to fix his ship. The story twists and turns as Han Solo enters the fray to help Dash out of the jam he finds himself in. Well worth the read for all Star Wars fans.
Date published: 2012-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a great ride... Shadow Games is reminiscent of a classic Star Wars story with great twist and great characters. Right from the start we are taken to the true galaxy far far away. Highly recommend this book to any Fan.
Date published: 2011-12-20