Razor's Edge

Razor's Edge

Book - 2013
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When rebels clash with renegades, it's the Empire that may claim the final victory.

Times are desperate for the Rebel Alliance. Harassment by the Empire and a shortage of vital supplies are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when Mid Rim merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo lead an Alliance delegation to negotiate a deal.

But when treachery forces the rebel ship to flee into territory controlled by pirates, Leia makes a shocking discovery: the fierce marauders come from Leia's homeworld of Alderaan, recently destroyed by the Death Star. These refugees have turned to pillaging and plundering to survive--and they are in debt to a pirate armada, which will gladly ransom the princess to the vengeful Empire . . . if they find out her true identity.

Struggling with intense feelings of guilt, loyalty, and betrayal, Leia is determined to help her wayward kinspeople, even as Imperial forces are closing in on her own crippled ship. Trapped between lethal cutthroats and brutal oppressors, Leia and Han, along with Luke, Chewbacca, and a battle-ready crew, must defy death--or embrace it--to keep the rebellion alive.

"[A] rollicking Star Wars adventure . . . a book that keeps you eagerly turning pages." --Roqoo Depot
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780345545244
0345545249
Branch Call Number: FIC Wells
Characteristics: x, 267 p.

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Chinderixx
May 02, 2017

Razor's Edge is short, but well written. It focuses on Han and Leia, (mostly Leia), who have to avoid Imperials and escape from pirates while meeting survivors from Alderaan who are still struggling with the whole planet being blown up incident.
Leia has her strong, sarcastic, funny, original trilogy personality here, and some of the things she and Han say are hilarious. While I think the Imperials should have played a larger role in this story, I think it had a nice ending and was an enjoyable read.

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Starpoem
Dec 02, 2016

* The cover art! Does our heroine look like a spitfire, or does she look like a spitfire?

* Leia gets lots of character development. The book takes place between ANH and ESB, and Leia grapples with survivor guilt over the destruction of Alderaan. She also works on strategies for how best to be a leader for the few surviving Alderaanians. It was interesting to have this window into her mind.

* There is also plenty of adventure: space battles, pirate ambushes, Imperial ambushes, daring escapes, and an arena game that's kind of like a deadly version of Quidditch. One of Leia's new friends in the book says, as they're parting ways, "Good luck, crazy human lady. It was fun destroying stuff with you." :)

Zenzelai Sep 09, 2016

A Han and Leia adventure that's slow to read and dialogue predictable at times, but full of twist and turns that make it pleasant. It does not supply value to the Expanded Universe.

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scochron
Nov 21, 2013

Fantastic addition to the Star Wars universe; I really appreciated that this book focused more on Leia, and I loved the way it was character-story driven, even for the action scenes. I highly recommend for any fans of the original series (or just Leia herself.)

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Edthehorse1
Oct 31, 2013

worst star wars book ever, i have read every star wars book written and i couldn't force myself to finish it.

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Chinderixx
May 01, 2017

Chinderixx thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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