Review: Scoundrels – Timothy Zahn

Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks; First Edition edition (January 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345511506
ISBN-13: 978-0345511508
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Han Solo – Smuggler
Lando Calrissian – Gambler
Dayja – Imperial Intelligence Officer
Qazadi – Black Sun Vigo


Han Solo is contacted by a man named Eanjer who claims to have been robbed and wants Han to get his credits back. Things aren’t as easy as they sound. The credits are on an encrypted datacard and very few of the decrypters exist. Han Solo forms a group of thieves and scoundrels in a quest to retrieve these credits, the payoff of which will be quite huge.


I looked forward to this story with great anticipation and was not disappointed in the delivery. The story read like an Ocean’s Eleven Heist in the Star Wars Universe. It was quite fun to see Han Solo and Lando Calrissian in the environment that made them the men they are. The novel features some relatively new characters that were introduced in the short Novella Winner Lose All. There was also the first view of some characters that we will see much more of in later adventures.

The Time Period for this is right after the Battle of Yavin. The characters of course are well developed since most of them have been developed over the course of 40 years now. The plot was very interesting, and it kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next.

Overall, I think it was well done, and highly recommend it to the Han Solo and Lando fans out there. Age appropriateness is 13 and over due to cartoon violence and situations. Check it out though if you are a Star Wars fan, or just a fan of heist stories and be sure to come back by and let us know what you think.

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*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Richard at Random House for a review copy of this audiobook. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.