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The Paradise Snare by A. C. Crispin
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A young Han Solo orphaned on the streets of Corellia without a clue as to how he got there or who he was. Every time Han tried to remember, it hurt. A lot. That was when he met Garris Shrike. He wound up living with Garris aboard the Trader’s Luck, along with dozens of other orphans. The orphans were forced to pick-pocket and occasionally had been physically abused. At age 19 Han Solo finally couldn’t take it any longer, he decided to escape the Trader’s Luck and apply for a piloting job on the planet Ylesia. Set 10 years before A New Hope, A. C. Crispin introduces a new side of Han solo in volume 1 one of Han Solo Trilogy, Paradise Snare. Within the book readers will find adventure, first love, allusions, and mischief; a perfect blend for a book about Solo. ( )
  Wuher | Aug 26, 2013 |
The Paradise Snare is a Star Wars universe novel featuring one of my favorite characters, Han Solo. This is early in the smuggler's life, before he was drawn to the light side of the force and teamed up with the Rebels. It is also the start of Han's life as a pilot. As one would expect, he finds a love interest in this novel and saves her from enslavement.

The Paradise Snare is one of the better Star Wars novels I have read. The source material is strong, since Han is one of the more interesting characters in the series. I enjoyed his backstory and how he got to the point in his life where everybody first saw him. The writing was crisp and professional. AC Crispin knows how to weave a fine tale with skill. The story is infused with action and tension throughout. I think most readers of Star Wars fiction will enjoy this novel. Highly recommended.

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  Carl_Alves | Jul 29, 2013 |
The first book in a trilogy that reveals who Han Solo was before Star Wars Episode IV. The book has a slow start (way too much of Han remembering his past and not enough of him living it), but once it finally gets into the swing of things it never stops.
You just can't help but love this character more and more. ( )
  psalm134_2 | May 9, 2011 |
i am reading the paradise snare by a.c. crispin. i chose to read this book because it seemed interesting by the picture on the front coverthid book is based on the famous star wars character han solo.it is also set in the star wars galaxy.my opinion of this book is that it is an excellent read and has an extremely well thought out plot.
the reason the i think the plot is so well thought out is that there are no holes in it and its very original. there are no stories about a false religon that uses a sex call to keep the members of its religion happy.my main idea for this is that it is a very good book and i have high expectations for the 2nd book.
the book did meet my expectations in the fact that it was not what i expected it to be and it was better.the front picture led me to beileve that it was just gonna be like the movie but i was wrong.my opinion before and after the book didnt change all much. ( )
  detroitlover88 | Sep 10, 2009 |
Fun stuff, but the author tried too hard to work in quotes and things from the movies. Too many comments about Han being scruffy and other things. But, it was still a peek into how Han grew up and what made him who he was. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553574159, Paperback)

Here is the first book in the blockbuster trilogy that chronicles the never-before-told story of the young Han Solo. Set before the Star Wars movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming-of-age of the galaxy's most famous con man, smuggler, and thief.

The first book in this exciting new Han Solo series begins with a recounting of Han's late teen years and shows us how he escaped an unhappy adopted home situation to carve out an adventurous new life for himself as a pilot. Han Solo, the handsome rogue, is every girl's dream man, and every boy's hero. The Paradise Snare is another stellar Star Wars production, complete with original music and sound effect

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Tells the story of young Han Solo, of how he was abandonded to the Corellian streets, and then taken by the Garris Shrike to a nomadic band of spacefaring criminals, then driven by dreams of adventure and glory fights against their tyranny and learns to fly spacecrafts on Ylesia.… (more)

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