Jedi News Novel Review: The Bounty Hunter Wars: Slave Ship

The once powerful Bounty Hunter’s Guild has been shattered into warring factions. Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed. Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize. Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett will die before becoming Xizor’s pawn in the Emperor’s war against the Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to gain his freedom he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on Human spirits. Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality.

This is the second book in a three part series that helps fill in the backgrounds of Boba Fett and the Bounty Hunters Guild. It continues after the first book in the series finishes and plots the continuing downfall of several of the Guild members.

Though this book is not as intriguing as the first it fills in a lot of the background of enmity between Boba Fett and the bounty hunter called Bossk. At the same time we are allowed to see behind the scenes and experience the personal battles and their ramifications between the Empires supposedly loyal servants, Darth Vader and Prince Xizor.

This book builds well upon the first one in the series. It leaves you longing for the third.

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