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Assault At Selonia

by Roger MacBride Allen

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Series: Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy (2), Star Wars Novels (18 ABY), Star Wars Legends/ EU (non-canon) ((Corellian trilogy 2) 18 ABY), Star Wars Universe (18 ABY)

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Fiction. Science Fiction. Thriller. HTML:Imprisoned on the planet Corellia, Han Solo finds  himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken  Sal-Solo. Thracken plans to restore the Imperial  system and seize total power ‚?? no matter what the  cost. Han has one chance to stop him. But to do so  he must turn his back on his human cousin and join  forces with a female alien. Dracmus was arrested  as a ringleader in a plot against the corrupt Human  League. Now she and Han will attempt a daring  escape to Selonia in time to warn Leia, Luke  Skywalker, and Lando of Thracken's plan. But can Han trust  the alien to keep her word?
Meanwhile,  other questions threaten the New Republic ‚?? and the  lives of millions. Who is behind the deadly  Starbuster plot? Why is someone attempting to take  possession of Corellia's powerful planetary repulsors?  And what is the secret behind the mysterious  Centerpoint Station, and ancient, artificial world of  unknown origin that has suddenly ‚?? and  inexplicably ‚?? come alive?
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last th
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Not a ton going on. A bunch of exposition and some action sequences but little character development. Still fit the bill for a easy read and fun to revisit after reading it as a kid. ( )
  ohheybrian | Dec 29, 2023 |
Interesting developments in this installment. ( )
  Count_Zero | Jul 7, 2020 |
Some of the first books I'd read as a kid. I wonder if they would be so great if I read them now??? ( )
  DanielAlgara | Sep 26, 2014 |
Like many good "middle of the trilogy" stories, this one begins to gather the threads of the story together, creates new conflict and leaves one anxious to get to the end. I'm enjoying seeing Han & Leia's children, though mostly this book has a lot of action and not a lot of character development. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Dec 1, 2013 |
Review by: Toben

"Assault at Selonia" is the second book in the "Corellian Trilogy". It is better than "Ambush at Corellia", but still suffers a few problems.
The book starts with Han Solo in jail. He's being held by Thrackan Sal-solo, his evil cousin. Thrackan is actually well handeled, and believable as a villain, which rare with an evil relative.
Princess Leia Organa Solo is being held captive, too, in the center of Corellia's capital.
The book focuses largely on their attempts to escape, and fix the revolution that has started. There are also bits about Han and Leia's kids, who have fled the area with Chewbacca. More on those later.
The book is good overall, with a few downsides. First off, and most personally annoying, is that the book uses lots of dialect. You know, the "O'curse I'v dun wut ye esked m'tu" sort of stuff. Han spends most of the book with a Selonian (an alien race native to the Corellian system) who speaks poor basic (english). We learn that Han also speaks Selonian, but (you guessed it!) with a terrible accent. Ugh. This book (and the first in the series) is filled with typos. Allen uses the wrong names, skips letter, and makes other mistakes. It looks very sloppy, and is quite distracting. I don't like how the Solo children are handled. They are a bit too two-dimensional for my tastes, and I don't think kids should be quite so skilled with the force. Also, their sections seem odd and somewhat disconnected. They mostly serve to recap what has happened in previous chapters. If you have not read "The Thrawn Trilogy" and "Truce at Bakura", you may feel a bit lost in this book. Finally, ignore the back cover of the book (and the first one, and really, any Star Wars book) completely. It contains MAJOR spoilers for the end, and is in many cases wrong. Whoever wrote the back cover should be fired. Overall, this book is a fun read, and worth picking up. ( )
  bplteen | May 15, 2012 |
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Fiction. Science Fiction. Thriller. HTML:Imprisoned on the planet Corellia, Han Solo finds  himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken  Sal-Solo. Thracken plans to restore the Imperial  system and seize total power ‚?? no matter what the  cost. Han has one chance to stop him. But to do so  he must turn his back on his human cousin and join  forces with a female alien. Dracmus was arrested  as a ringleader in a plot against the corrupt Human  League. Now she and Han will attempt a daring  escape to Selonia in time to warn Leia, Luke  Skywalker, and Lando of Thracken's plan. But can Han trust  the alien to keep her word?
Meanwhile,  other questions threaten the New Republic ‚?? and the  lives of millions. Who is behind the deadly  Starbuster plot? Why is someone attempting to take  possession of Corellia's powerful planetary repulsors?  And what is the secret behind the mysterious  Centerpoint Station, and ancient, artificial world of  unknown origin that has suddenly ‚?? and  inexplicably ‚?? come alive?
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last th

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