The Crystal Star: Star Wars Legends by Vonda McintyreThe Crystal Star: Star Wars Legends by Vonda Mcintyre

The Crystal Star: Star Wars Legends

byVonda Mcintyre

Mass Market Paperback | November 1, 1995

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Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Vonda N. McIntyre continues the bestselling Star Wars saga as the ultimate space adventure unfolds in The Crystal Star.

Princess Leia's children have been kidnapped. Along with Chewbacca and Artoo-Detoo, she follows the kidnappers' trail to a disabled refugee ship, from which children are also missing. Here she learns of a powerful Imperial officer with a twisted plan to restore the Empire. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are cut off from Leia by the death of a nearby star, which has caused a disruption in the Force. They have gone to the planet Crseih to investigate a report of a lost group of Jedi. Instead they find a charismatic alien named Waru whose miraculous healing powers have attracted a fanatic following. As Leia follows the path of her children across space, Luke and Han draw closer to the truth behind Waru's sinister cult. Together they will face an explosive showdown that will decide the survival of the New Republic . . . and the universe itself!
Vonda McIntyre is the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning science fiction author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: The Crystal Star. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Title:The Crystal Star: Star Wars LegendsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553571745

ISBN - 13:9780553571745

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tell me they get better... I have been reading the Star Wars books in order (starting with Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter) for the last three years, and this has been one of the worst. None of the characters act like they should (Luke has a short fuse for heaven's sake), the story lacks detail and richness, and Waru is an omnipotent being who can't get it together enough to get his Jabba-like butt off his own platform. I am glad I am finished with this story, so I can promptly forget it.
Date published: 2008-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This what got me hooked on Star Wars The book is what made me spend hundreds of dollars on this sci-fi creation. If I did not read it I probably would not have been hooked on this great creation of Greorge Lucas. This book has a excellent plot and be warned; as soon as you start reading you'll be addcited to the end.
Date published: 2001-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Snore...... Don't waste your time folks. This ones a snoozer and has nothing making it distinctively Star Wars. Check out the Jedi Apprentice books instead.
Date published: 2000-06-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not that great I didn't like this book that much. For one thing, I thought it was poorly written. I found it difficult in some parts to keep my attention in the plot. But the suspense in the book is pretty good. And another thing I didn't like about the book: Luke really got on my nerves.
Date published: 2000-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Crystal Star This is a VERY good book
Date published: 1999-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! This was the first "star wars" book I read and I think it was great! It explained very well what happened after the "Star Wars" movies, and was very exciting.
Date published: 1999-05-28

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Leia's children are missing. Han and Luke are looking for a lost enclave of Jedi Knights. So Leia, Chewie, and Artoo-Detoo search for the children themselves. Two parallel quests will lead to a strange crystal star, where a being of astonishing powers is attracting followers in droves--and where a former Imperial officer is planning to resurrect the Empire

Employee Review

I have read a lot of Star Wars books, and I consistently enjoy them. This one was the exception. The characters were weak, and the villains gave a lackluster performance. The plot was slowly paced, and I had to force myself to finish it. The book starts off with the Solo twins being kidnapped while under the protection of Chewbacca. This is absurd for any Chewbacca fans out there. Chewie would never let this happen. The book went downhill from there. For a better story about the Solo twins, read the recent Dark Tide duology.