Han Solo gets into trouble in latest Star Wars: Last Shot excerpt


We’re going to take a quick break from your regularly scheduled Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer news, and talk a little bit about the upcoming Star Wars: Last Shot novel by Daniel Jose Older focusing on Han Solo’s mysterious past.

The action in Star Wars: Last Shot centers around a mysterious transmitter created by a criminal mastermind named Fyzen Gor. In the novel, we’ll see both Han Solo and Lando Calrissian’s early attempts to find the transmitter and collect the substantial reward attached to it.

Fast Forward to a post-Rebellion future and Lando shows up on Han’s doorstep because he’s being hunted by Gor’s assassins. The final paragraph of the Amazon book description says the following:

"With the assistance of a young hotshot pilot, an Ewok slicer prodigy, the woman who might be the love of Lando’s life, and Han’s best and furriest friend, the two most notorious scoundrels in the New Republic are working together once more. They’ll have to journey across the stars—and into the past—before Gor uses the device’s power to reshape the galaxy."

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Well, color me intrigued! I am very much looking forward to reading this novel and StarWars.com has graciously gifted us a tiny little slice of this promising Solo and Lando pie.

In addition to being able to read the excerpt on the StarWars.com page, you can also listen to it being read by the author himself, Daniel Jose Older.

Let me tell you, friends, this excerpt is filled with all the witty, smirky, swashbuckling one might hope for when running into Han Solo.

In this brief scene we get to witness, Han finds himself in Maz’s castle with his (sort of) wife – it’s complicated…she says she is, he says she isn’t – Sana Starros. At the castle, the run into some bounty hunters who really have it out for Sana and Han.

I won’t spoil too much for you, because you really need to read it (or listen to it yourself). Older has a fantastic way with words and even though the excerpt is short you get drawn right into the action. In those few short paragraphs, I felt my pulse racing along with Sana, Han, and Chewie’s as they try desperately to escape into hyperdrive before being blown to smithereens by Trandoshans or Imperial TIE fighters.

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Do yourself a favor and get on over to starwars.com and read the excerpt. While you’re at it, mosey on over to Amazon.com and pre-order the novel Star Wars: Last Shot so you can be one of the first to read the novel in its entirety!