Crucible: Star Wars Legends

By Troy Denning

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker go back in an all-new Star Wars experience, in order to problem them in methods they by no means expected—and endlessly regulate their realizing of lifestyles and the Force.
 
whilst Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to aid him thwart a adverse takeover, their objective is simply to even up the percentages and lay down the legislation. Then significant extraterrestrial beings arrive with a message, and mere threats enhance into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. while the airborne dirt and dust settles, what started as company conflict turns into a conflict with a lot greater stakes—and a long way deadlier consequences.
 
Now Han, Leia, and Luke group up once more in a quest to defeat a perilous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. basically this time, the Empire isn't the enemy. it's a  pair of ruthless geniuses with a deadly best friend and a lifelong vendetta opposed to Han Solo. And whilst the murderous duo will get the drop on Han, he reveals himself outgunned within the struggle of his existence. to save lots of him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia needs to courageous a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold strength of an enigmatic artifact in a position to bending house, time, or even the strength itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.

Praise for Crucible
 
“[Troy] Denning opens new pathways of experience and recaptures the texture of the Star Wars universe and its liked characters.”—Library Journal
 
“Outstanding . . . an event that tantalizes the imagination.”—Roqoo Depot
 
“A enjoyable, fast moving tackle a few of Star Wars’ such a lot iconic characters.”—The Founding Fields

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He unfold his pincer hands. “When the 3rd missile breached the hangar, they have been over excited within the decompression wave. ” “What in regards to the shields within the remainder of the bottom? ” Vestara requested, hoping that every one the booms and bangs she used to be listening to weren't shields happening. “Still keeping? ” “Not for long,” Craitheus spoke back. “They’re already down in numerous areas. The Jedi needs to be hitting us with a dozen craft. ” Vestara shook her head. “Not likely,” she stated. “They haven’t had time to deliver additional Jedi into the Rift—and Leia Solo wouldn’t twiddle her thumbs looking ahead to backup. It’s the Falcon in the market and perhaps one or escorts. That’s all they wish. ” Craitheus seemed uncertain, yet he glanced away with out arguing the purpose. “Let’s simply come again to the lounge,” he stated. “You may possibly relieve Gev as we mentioned. ” The partitions started to reverberate to the crump of discharging turbolasers—gunners protecting Base best. that didn't suggest they really had pursuits in sight. In a conflict like this, the Mandalorians will be doing every little thing attainable simply to sluggish the enemy down. Vestara rounded a nook and noticed thirty Nargons lining the hall forward. a few have been looking at the ceiling, and plenty of have been twitching their tails, yet all have been conserving their blaster rifles throughout their chests. Vestara slowed and became to Marvid. “What’s this? ” “Our own protection detail,” he spoke back speedy. “With Han Solo at the unfastened, one can’t be too cautious. ” “That’s loads of bodyguards,” Vestara acknowledged. “You definite it’s simply Solo you’re frightened approximately? ” “Obviously not,” Craitheus snapped. “As you’ve famous, the Jedi are the following. Now, if you’re performed losing time, I recommend we hold relocating. ” They reached the Nargons, and of the bodyguards fell in in the back of Vestara, whereas the remaining the Qrephs. conserving one eye over her shoulder, Vestara led every person to the makeshift sabacc living room. As she stepped within, she glanced out the viewport. a gradual move of turbolaser bolts was once stabbing up from Base top, flashing opposed to the blue miasma. The barrage used to be not going to prevent Skywalker or his sister, however it could heighten the final worry point, which might make it more straightforward for Vestara to grab keep an eye on. And judging through what she observed within the front room, she had to take keep an eye on. The partitions of the living room have been dotted with burn scars, and the ground used to be painted with blood. biots—one a Nargon, the opposite a Soroc replica—lay lifeless at the a ways facet of the sabacc desk. The air reeked of detonite and charred flesh, and the protection hatch behind the room have been blown, making a small jagged gap. Mirta Gev used to be sitting atop the desk, snapping orders right into a hand held comlink. She was once nonetheless wearing her bloodied sabacc dealer’s uniform, together with her pant leg slit open and her leg prolonged in entrance of her. A 2-1B surgical droid was once engaged on a hideous gash that stretched from her ankle prior her knee. With the Qrephs and the Nargons crowding into the room at the back of her, Vestara strode with a bit of luck to the desk. while Gev missed her, she used the strength to deactivate the comlink.

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