Honor Among Thieves by James S.A. Corey
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publication Date: March 2014
When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very
heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han
Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After
all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy
the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.
Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she’s determined to
stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen
secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect—including
the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers.
Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and
Han has no choice but to go along if he’s to keep everyone involved from
getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle
to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring
new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after
another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.
But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker’s x-wing squadron,
the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle
for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny
or ensure the Empire’s reign of darkness forever.
This is the first Star Wars book I've ever read, and I liked it pretty well. Thing is, I like Star Wars, but I don't LOVE Star Wars, and this was about like watching a Star Wars movie. The characters all seemed true to how they should be. The plot was pretty fun, if a bit predictable. It was a pretty good introduction to this kind of book.