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He's both feared and admired, respected and despised. Boba Fett is the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest....

Title : Slave Ship
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ISBN : 9780553578881
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Number of Pages : 324 Pages
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Slave Ship Reviews

  • Mike
    2019-04-21 13:38

    This is the second book in the Star Wars "Bounty Hunter Wars" series. And while it did engross me and I did read it in less than 24 hours, it's not exactly an example of fine writing. Yes, the characters are somewhat compelling. Yet Jeter didn't invent many of them, he just gives them things to do. Sometimes.One thing that the author does constantly is have his characters ruminate. And ponder. And recall. And have all sorts of passive internal monologues. What's worse than that is that he routinely does so in the middle of interminable dialogue exchanges that move the plot forward as slowly as a glacier. He will have a character pose a question to someone, then one or the other of them will go off on an internal monolgue (sometimes for two or more pages) before an answer occurs. And by then, it's hard to care what the question was.Aside from the internal monologues being his favorite way to give insight into his characters (instead of having them...you know...interact with each other), Jeter likes long meetings where every plot point is discussed at length. He must think his readers are somewhat dim. Then again, maybe he knows how bored they might be from reading endless internal monologues and feels the need to hammer home the plot points over and over and over again. If I had to say, I'd guess that at least half of this book could have been scrapped by a good editor and the story would be pretty much the same.My main objection comes from the last third of the novel, where the story takes a long, boring, somewhat pointless detour into the machinations of Kuat of Kuat, who might be the villain (but it's not clear at this point if he really is or not). He certainly has something to hide and wants Boba Fett dead. But so does a lot of the Star Wars galaxy. Why the author felt it was necessary to involve Kuat in a long, drawn out diplomatic (and violent) power struggle with his own people just to provide one small kernel of important data (the identity of the mystery woman traveling with Boba Fett) is a mystery to me. Again, a good editor needed to get to work on that section.My other concerns are largely the same as the ones I had about the first book in this series "The Mandalorian Armor," the characterizations don't quite match up with what other authors and the Star Wars films would have us believe about these characters. The bounty hunters come off as vicious, dim-witted bumblers for the most part. It's not hard to see why Boba Fett is the best. But it also makes a reader wonder why the rest of them even bother trying to compete.While Boba Fett is convincing as an unstoppable bounty hunting force, his personality is inconsistent. Some scenes with him are great, others are not. He talks too much for a taciturn bounty hunter. At least we don't get into his head, which would ruin the suspense for some of the stunts he pulls."Slave Ship" (by the way, the title has no relevance to the action of the book) is not a great work of fiction at all, but it did hold my interest (despite the long boring stretches) enough for me to finish it and proceed to the third and final book in the series.

  • Ron
    2019-04-04 16:38

    You've got to be kidding me. Jeter--and Bantam Spectra--should be embarrassed to have their names associated with this book. over half of it--ninety percent of chapters 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8--are recapitulation of the previous book: Mandlorian Armor.The rest are the same cliches--holo Darth puppet growls; Kud'ar Mub'at spares Balance sheet's life; Bossk swears to kill Boba Fett next time; Everyone in the universe seems to know the thoughts of the secretive, evil Prine Xizor. Yawn.Probably the worst SW fan fiction ever written.

  • Crystal Starr Light
    2019-03-28 17:28

    Please just shut up and do something already!Fett, Dengar and Neelah leave Tatooine and outsmart Bossk, who lay in wait for them. In the backstory post-A New Hope, Fett continues to destroy the remnants of the Bounty Hunter's Guild.NOTE: Based on the novel (read years ago) and the audiobook.I Liked:I wasn't too impressed with him in The Mandalorian Armor, but here Kuat of Kuat really becomes interesting. Part of that may be that he actually does something other than watching video feeds of scenes from Return of the Jedi. Here, he has to face off with other noble clans who would love to get rid of him and place themselves as leaders.Another character I really liked was Balance Sheet, on of Kud'ar Mub'at's sub-assemblies. I liked how he was cunning, I liked how he was subtle, and I liked how he seemed important.Jeter can write some really nice actions scenes. When Bossk is leaving the Hound's Tooth, thinking there is a bomb, it was pure adrenaline. I also enjoyed reading Boba Fett nab the Imperial Stormtrooper defector.I Didn't Like:As my review title indicates, everyone in this book loves to talk...too much. Of all the books that could be 100%, pure, frenzied, unrestrained action, this is the one that you would think would be brimmed with it. It's about bounty hunters! Ruthless, cunning, manipulative bounty hunters, always clawing for the bounty. Now, there are a few moments like that (I mentioned it above), but unfortunately, they take a backseat to everyone's talking!Xizor spends so much time talking, talking, talking to Vader and Palpatine about his plan, divulging every last detail down to the bow ties and the underwear! And when he isn't yammering to Palpatine about his plot, he is thinking about how diabolical he is and how soon Vader will fall.Kud'ar Mub'at is another talker/thinker. He spends way too much time gloating over his intelligence, while his own sub-assembly develops independence and starts to undermine him! Wake up, Spider-boy!But by far the worst is Boba Fett. He has always been portrayed as relatively silent and cryptic. Not here. Here, he can't shut up for two seconds. He'll launch into a detailed description of what is going on, what the situation is, and what will happen if you cross him with little provocation (and yet, he never seems to divulge anything useful...). Have mercy! I mean, it is so easy to skip pages (or if you are listening, tone out several minutes) and not miss a thing! Bad!Now, we know this is book two of the Bounty Hunter's Trilogy, so you would probably want to read book one before, right? Well, maybe, maybe not. You could probably launch directly into book two, with the copious amount of recapping and filling in that is done. I am all for some reminders, but I don't need a blow by blow of how Dengar rescued Boba Fett from the Sarlac.Questions get answered...but as absolutely slow as possible. We are starting to see how the two stories correlate...sort of. Personally, all it does to me is make Neelah more annoying. God, if I have to hear how she doesn't remember her life one more time...Dialogue/Sexual Situations/Violence:Mild (I couldn't recall anything honestly).Neelah was a dancer at Jabba's palace.Even with all the talking, some violence occurs. Explosions, firefights, Vader choking Xizor, that sort of thing.Overall:This book makes me sad. It took a cool concept and really made it boring. Not to mention, if all the repetition, recapping, and TALKING were cut out, this book would probably have been the last four chapters to the first book. So, unless you like to read about people thinking and then talking to everyone for pages on end about what they were thinking, I would pass.

  • Emily
    2019-04-14 13:34

    For being based around a character that talks so little...there is SO much talking in this book.Boba Fett does one incredibly badass thing in the very beginning of the book. He outwits and outplays his bounty hunter rival, Bossk (who is regarded as the second best bounty hunter in the galaxy.)Unfortunately, after this very cool scene the book comes to almost a dead stop after that. Any chapter revolving around Prince Xizor (and seriously, Xizor sounds like some kind of allergy medicine...) the Emperor, Kud'ar Mub'at or Kuat of Kuat are dreadfully slow moving and full of long lengthy conversations and meditations--and since everyone is after the same thing (outwitting the others and having the most power) these conversations and musings are repetitive and boring.I think Boba Fett suffers from being too badass. He's a character that is always one step ahead, that always knows what's going on (regardless of everyone else and their endless scheming) he is always prepared, is never caught off guard and no one will ever get the better of him. He will also never fall in love or have any sympathy, empathy or any emotions really not even really anger or annoyance. What's left is not a lot to work with as far as a main character. It's easy to see why these are the only three books that feature Boba Fett as more than a secondary character despite his huge popularity.I think the author missed a good opportunity to explore Boba Fett's reasoning behind his actions. The bounty hunter is always in it for the money and the hunt. But what does he do with all that money? It's a question asked in the book, but one that so far hasn't been answered. Besides that I am not sure what else the author could do without completely breaking the already established mold for the character.I am going to read the last book in the series, but I am glad it's the last one.

  • Jeff Lanter
    2019-03-28 15:52

    After really enjoying the first book of The Bounty Hunter Wars, Slave Ship starts off really slow. Nearly the first one hundred pages are introspection and scheming which while that was enjoyable in the first volume, it was because there was a balance between thinking and action. As I read the opening pages, I had trouble getting into the story I'd been eating up just days before. Thankfully, the book does pick up steam as it goes along and some interesting things do happen. I still feel like Boba Fett, Dengar, and Zuckuss are the most likable characters and they are the ones that keep me reading. While I liked this book overall, it was inconsistent and makes me wonder if this series was too ambitious or whether it could have been two longer books instead of a trilogy. I'm definitely curious to read Hard Merchandise in the coming days.

  • Dominic Yasities
    2019-03-26 14:50

    Did you know that Boba Fett was the bestest and most feared bounty hunter in the whole entire galaxy? If you read this you will, because you're reminded of the fact four or five times a chapter (I'm not exaggerating). It happened in the first of the series, and it's somehow worse in this one. Every character Fett meets is so awed by his very presence that they can barely summon the energy necessary to verbally fellate him. He's so brave, and dreamy. Even the Emporer knows Boba Fett's name, and respects and fears his methods. Honestly it would be a good, pulpy read if it didn't fawn so heavily on the main character, but the constant praise it lavishes on him for the slightest deed makes it almost unreadable. Sometimes quite imaginative with some interesting characters, but this is glorified fan fiction.

  • Erik Akre
    2019-04-15 18:47

    This was actually a really good book. It hinged on the fascinating character of Boba Fett--a bad guy you'll really love. He is an undefeatable, indefatigably self-centered, ingenious, cool-calm-collected Star Wars dude. Within my knowledge of the whole Star Wars picture, he is truly one of the most interesting characters. And you get a lot of him in this book. His mere presence induces suspense and danger and ambiguity, the expectancy of the unexpected. What will he pull next?This is the best Star Wars novel I've read; hands down. Although I realize that doesn't necessarily sound like a great endorsement in itself, it does mean something, especially if you're a Star Wars nerd who takes this stuff at least half seriously.It's a page turner! No resolution at the end; it draws you irresistibly to the next book...

  • Patrickderaaff
    2019-04-18 15:29

    An okay effort, but suffers from 2 major problems:1. Like most 90's Star Wars trilogies there are way too many pages without anything actually happening. The editors should have sized the Bounty Hunter Trilogy down to a duology or just one novel even.2. Boba Fett is one tough cookie. We get it. We do not need to be reminded on nearly every single page that he is cunning, dangerous, badass, menacing, etc. etc. etc.True Star Wars fans should still read this, other readers are now forewarned. Oh and Boba Fett's Mandalorian helmet has a dark, t-shaped visor. Just so you know.

  • Erick Garcia
    2019-04-14 16:45

    One problem with book series is that sometimes the author takes a lot of time and lines and chapters trying to recap what happened in the last book for those people that are reading the second or third part.That happens in these book and nearly half of it goes like that. However, after that ... many good things happen and transform this book into something else and absolutely saves it. And, for me at least, it also saves Book 1.I certainly hope that the next book ends in a BANG!

  • Jordan Anderson
    2019-04-16 16:29

    In the grand scheme of Star Wars (and especially in the legends line), Slave Ship and the rest of Jeter's Bounty Hunter War trilogy aren't exactly the pinnacle of great writing, or even a truly great example of the literary side of Star Wars. Though I don't necessarily agree with the multiple complaints and negative reviews these books seem to garner on Goodreads and Amazon, it's pretty apparent that there are a fairly good number of things wrong with them.As he did in Mandalorian Armor, K.W. Jeter once again somehow manages to make the titular character of Boba Fett, and other "bounty hunter scum" like Zukkus and Bossk seem prone to long winded segments of never ending dialogue. This is a series of books that focus on some of the film franchise's most nefarious and unscrupulous characters so you wouldn't be wrong in thinking that there would be a plethora of violence and action among the pages/ Those moments do happen here and there, but they're incredibly few and far between, replaced, instead by wordy conversations and 30 plus page dialogues that do little to further the story and only make these infamous bad guys boring as hell. It also makes everything SO. FREAKING. REPETITIVE. As has been stated in other readers' reviews, Slave Ship is, in essence, a 100 page story compiled with 200 other pages of needless and useless review of the previous book. Had this book been published 5 or 6 years later after the first one, I could kind of get the repetition of themes and rehashing of ideas, but Slave Ship was published the exact same year as The Mandalorian Armor. There is no excuse for that amount of unnecessary repetitive narrative. Hell, there are like 5 or 6 chapters in this book that are almost carbon copies of the chapters from book 1. Xizor goes and talks to Darth Vader and the emperor for 20 long pages? Already done. Vader gets all pissy and chokes Xizor again? Yep, that was already covered in the first book. Was the numerous times that Neelah went on at length over and over again about how she watched Jabba dump that poor Twilek dancing girl in the Rancor pit not enough for you the first time through? Well, you're in luck cuz we get to read about it another half a dozen times. And, as an added bonus, we get to sit through 60 boring ass pages of Kuat of Kuat talking to other people about who the hell knows what? And yet, even with all these negative things and the near glacial pacing of this book, the times I wanted to throw it across the room because Boba Fett would never shut the hell up, or Bossk continuously does stupid shit that he should know better than to do, there was something about Slave Ship that I actually kind of sort of enjoyed. Maybe it was the lack of the normal Star Wars staple characters. Maybe it was because there was little talk of the Force, or the much written Rebels vs Imperials dynamic. Maybe it was because, though it's boring, and slow and lacks a lot of excitement that we've all come to expect from the Star Wars world, it was just different and unique enough to keep me reading. I don't know. Whatever the case, though Slave Ship isn't perfect, it's somewhat forgettable and it's not as good as its predecessor, there's still something about it worth reading and worth your time.

  • Jenny Lee
    2019-04-14 18:53

    "How many times, wondered Boba Fett, could he die--and yet not die? Someday it would be all over for him..."Slave ship picks up where The Mandalorian Armor ends. There is immediate action in this fast paced sequel. Following the attempt on Boba Fett's life he is hoping to futher cushion the illusions of his death by abandoning his (my) beloved Slave I. However Prince Xizor and Bossk know better. Once the most promident bounty hunter, Boba Fett finds himself being the hunted. The Bounty Hunter's Guild has been shattered ( you'll have to read book 1 for details ! ), and the posting of a bounty on a rebel stormtrooper by Palpatine causes an all out frenzy of hunter againts hunter. We also get a bit more insight on the mysterious Neelah, who reveals she was once inside Jabba the Hutt's palace. While there are a lot of answers, there are also some new questions brought up, so we'll have to move on to book 3 and wrap this trilogy up! I'm looking forward to more action packed plot twists. These are pretty neat deeper stories for anyone who likes Star Wars. I'm really glad I decided to pick them up. However, I think that I enjoyed book 1 more than this one, but I am hoping things pick back up to wrap the trilogy up. The start of this book was amazing, and there were a few lines I thought were fantastic, but the book does slow down quite a bit in comparisson to the beginning.

  • Kent
    2019-04-21 13:28

    This book has its pros and cons. Like the first book in the series it can take a long time to read through the dialogue that explains a fairly simple situation. Most of the book is dialogue. I think this has what i would call "middle of the trilogy" syndrome. It's mainly information given to the reader getting ready for the bigger climax in the next part. Hopefully. The author does do a good job at making Boba Fett be a badass. He's always one step ahead of all the rest. Overall it's a decent read. I would give it a 2.5 if I could. Some parts lag, but other parts are great. The main things that happen are that: in the past Boba Fett and Bossk go on a huge bounty together that is actually staged to aid in the breakup of the guild followed by Bossk betraying Fett and then Fett betraying Bossk right after. In the Now we learn what the Kuat ship yards actually has to do with the story and that Fett is travelling somewhere.

  • Lirienda
    2019-03-23 12:49

    I need to get this off of my "currently reading" list, because I am not reading it. I just can't bring myself to finish this book - it is too slow and doesn't keep my interest. I usually push through and never leave books unfinished, but with this one I just can't. Perhaps one day I will pick it back up again, but that won't be for a very long time.

  • Jacob Mills
    2019-03-21 17:24

    Great book

  • Megan
    2019-03-27 18:27

    The Mandalorian Armor ended on a total cliffhanger, so the first chapter of Slave Ship comes off like an old-timey movie, taking a step back to show you how the hero escaped. Telling you that Boba Fett escapes isn’t really telling you anything new, since this is an entire trilogy about him and he shows up years later.But we don’t read this trilogy to find out that he survives. We read it to find out how. And as the flashback sequences increase in complexity, the central book of the trilogy picks up its pace with a sense of urgency.It makes one wonder how Boba Fett and Thrawn would ever do matched against each other. Both of these warriors have a skill at predicting and controlling other creatures’ movements, manipulating them into an outcome that does the best for their own ends. But while Thrawn looks for big pictures, Boba Fett looks only for profit. That makes me think Thrawn would win.At any rate, I digress. The Bounty Hunter Wars have begun, and Xizor, Kuat, and the Emperor continue to move beings around the galaxy as if they were pieces on a game board. What is the significance of the symbol Nil Possondum carved on the floor of Fett’s cargo hold? In fact, what is Possondum’s significance, anyway, and what’s he got to do with the dancer Neelah? Can Bossk get revenge? Is Boba Fett just waiting for a chance to sell out his partners? Can Dengar survive a partnership with Fett, or will he just be another casualty in the long line of deaths caused by the neo-Mandalorian?It’s not a bounty hunter’s job to ask questions, but there’s a lot floating around here. K.W. Jeter continues to weave flashbacks with the present, only now he explains that this is Dengar telling the mind-wiped Neelah the story of the old Bounty Hunter’s Guild. Treachery and deception runs rampant, but they might just be closing in on the prize at last.The thing with this trilogy that I absolutely love are the characters. I hear a lot of people saying they’re bored of books about the Big Three; they’re bored of Force users. They want something else. Yet so few sample this trilogy! Why? There’s nary a Force user in the entire book, and the closest you’ll ever get to the Big Three is the occasional bounty hunter mentioning how much they’d like to catch one for the credits.They may be the fringes of the galactic population, but these are the plain ol’ mortals of the Star Wars universe. They have strong stories, and Slave Ship leaves one hanging on every bit as much as The Mandalorian Armor. I may have cried. It’s so, so worth it.This review via The RebeLibrarian.

  • Mark Oppenlander
    2019-04-17 16:27

    The uninspired Bounty Hunter Wars series continues. As with the previous installment, the action moves back and forth between "the past" and "the present" - with the present being a time shortly after Jabba's death and the past being a time when Prince Xizor is still alive and attempting to play various factions of the splintered Bounty Hunter Guild off against one another for his own gain. In the past, Boba Fett teams up with Bossk and Zuckus to capture a renegade Imperial stormtrooper. In the present, much of the action focuses on Kuat of Kuat, the hereditary leader of the Kuat Drive Yards, who is facing a challenge to his leadership from the other ruling families of the planet.There is also a present-day storyline with Boba Fett, where he is traveling to an unknown destination with Dengar and Neelah in a "borrowed" ship after escaping from Tatooine. But this thread includes almost no action. And herein lies one of the primary problems with the book. For a novel that has "Bounty Hunter" and "War" in the subtitle, it is shockingly slow. Sure, there are a few big action set pieces and those are all right. But in between, we are subjected to long sections of the book that don't progress the story forward.Instead, the omniscient narrator spends time rattling around inside the heads of his characters, peeling back their motivations, exploring their pasts, delving into their relationships with the other actors in the drama. It is as if novelist K.W. Jeter has forgotten that most basic of writerly rules, "Show, don't tell." The exposition that needs to be accomplished could and should be handled through dialogue, but there is precious little of that either. It is as if Jeter felt that, because so many of his characters were strong, silent types, that he just couldn't have them spend much time talking to each other. It's a shame really, because handled well this might have ended up with the quick, witty dialogue of a hard-boiled detective novel or a film noir.I'll read the final book in this trilogy eventually. But I am not optimistic that it will get better.

  • Johnny
    2019-04-18 13:52

    Yeah, this book was absolutely terrible. I've now read over 60 Star Wars books in the last year, and this is the worst of the bunch... and that's saying something. The quick points as to why:1) Much (if not most) of the book simply describes what happened in Mandalorian Armor (a book I gave 2 stars for being just ok).2) The characters... don't... do... anything. They just think and ponder and talk and explain what's going on or why they're making their decisions. It's the classic example of telling rather than showing. Jeter fails Writing 101.2b) And Boba Fett is known for not talking much! He even explained that in the first book! And all any of them do is talk!!! AHHHHH3) The story just isn't interesting, or clear, or original. Really, if it's not describing what already happened in book one, it's doing the exact same thing, again.4) The back and forth from present to past just gets old. Neither story is fleshed out well enough to justify this setup.5) The first two books combined for around 600 pages. A good editor could've combined them into one mediocre 200 page book.6) Spider guy doesn't do anything about the renegade node thing that's been obviously coming for 500 pages? Kuat of Kuat loves the Kuat Drive Yards? Xizor schemes and does nothing for two whole books? 7) So help me God, if I read the term "hard merchandise" or "standard time part" one more time......... I can't believe this book made the first one look good. Good thing I get to move on to the final book in this trilogy. What's the title of that one? (looks it up) "Hard Merchandise." -DEAD-

  • Dale
    2019-03-29 18:48

    This is a prime example of the worst that can happen to a perfectly good sci-fi series.Published in 1998 by Random House AudioRead by Anthony HealdDuration: 2 hours, 58 minutesAbridgedThe action takes place during Episode VI (Return of the Jedi) but includes plenty of flashbacks to right after Episode IV (A New Hope).To be fair to K.W. Jeter, it's not like he has a completely free hand to do what he would with these characters - there's an existing Star Wars timeline to deal with. However, that is not the entire problem with this book. It is repetitive and tedious - the audiobook presentation only enhances the repetitive nature of the text. I must have heard the phrases "Kuat of Kuat" and "Kuat Driveyards" a hundred times in a 10 minute period. Pronouns, anyone? So much conversation and so much of it repeating the same phrases over and over again.This book also hold the record for most uses of the word "murderous". "Murderous rage". "Murderous glare". "Murderous intent". I actually considered keeping a tally...Read more at: http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/2012/...

  • Theresa
    2019-04-15 11:25

    Unfortunately, book two doesn't have very much Dengar. Which is a shame for me, but it is still a very entertaining read.Neelah is pressing both Dengar and Fett for information about her. Obviously Fett isn't giving that up and Dengar doesn't know. So instead she has Dengar tell her as much as he knows about everything else that has ever happened to Fett and maybe even the major points of the galaxy.Bossk continues to be an idiot. Who in their right mind trusts someone that they don't trust? You have to have a pretty big ego to think that you're going to outsmart Fett. The whole thing with Zuckuss though, I did not see coming.In both the first book and this book, I considered every section with Kuat in them a total snore. Sadly, I realized toward the end of this book that he will factor greatly into the third book. I can only hope he becomes less boring.I love every scene with Kud'ar Mub'at. I can't wait to see what happens with Balance Sheet. Will he get ingested or will he turn out to be the victor?

  • Mike Smith
    2019-04-02 10:25

    This is the second in the "Bounty Hunter Wars" trilogy of Star Was novels. It's better than the first book, but still has the unusual story structure that bounces between present (in the middle of the period shown in the The Return of the Jedi movie) and past (shortly after the events of the A New Hope movie). And even in the present there are two distinct story lines, although one is mainly a frame for the flashbacks. Multiple people (or "creatures", to use the non-species-specific term that many characters in the book use) are implementing multiple plots to advance their own interests. This middle book is slowly pulling the threads of the various sub-plots together, and it's clear that Book 3 will involve some showdowns between several characters. Some of the suspense is missing for knowledgeable Star Wars readers, however, because a major character in the flashback plot is known to be dead by the time of the "present" plot. The writing is serviceable and keeps the momentum going.

  • Chrysophylax
    2019-04-03 14:27

    This is a bit of a mixed bag to me. The opening pages are really good but then the chapters start to drag on until about half way when the book shows goes into the past and the action starts to pick up again. At the beginning of the book, it felt as if Jeter was given a word count and he had to make sure he reached it. That is especially the case in the earlier Kuat chapter where there is a lot of Kuat of Kuat and the Kuat Drive Yards (from the planet Kuat). It felt very repetitive. There's only one character called Kuat so Jeter didn't need to keep calling him Kuat of Kuat everytime and some use of pronouns would have been a welcome sight. I though the assembler character was a bit unnecessary and Neelah to be annoying, but it appears as if their stories will be concluded in the last book so I'll see if that will change my opinion. The end does make one curious as to how the story concludes so well done in that aspect Mr. Jeter!

  • Jaime Krause
    2019-04-03 12:40

    Not as good as the first novel in the series, but not bad enough to warrant 3 stars.Fett knows that being dead allows him to do more against Kuat of Kuat. He knows that Kuat wants him dead. We learn a bit more why this is the case, but there's still a lot open at the end.There is also a little more on how he took down/separated the Bounty Hunters' Guild, but that is also not embellished on.I like learning how Fett and Bossk end up having bad blood. And that they go after a "renegade" stormtrooper.Xizor wants to kill Fett because he knows too much. It's very Xizor.Kuat is not as dumb as he seems. And we learn the true nature of Neelah.As with the first novel, I feel this fits in well with the NEU. The only thing that doesn't is that Kuat Drive Yards created Slave I for Fett.Easy: say KDY created the ship for Jango.

  • Babuir
    2019-03-27 10:31

    Out of all the EU SW books I have read, this is by far the best and brightest of the bunch. Jeter has this amazing ability to shift back and forth seamlessly between timelines to tell you a very intriguing story about a very intriguing character. I bought these when they debuted on paperback, and just finished them as e-books on my Nook. This trilogy is far superior to Zahn's initial Thrawn trilogy in that it doesn't get bogged down by plot, sub-plot, sub-sub-plot, and so on. Everything is clearly defined, yet the mystery and curiosity never leave the reader. Whether you are a fan of the Fett clan, or just a casual SW fan in general, this trilogy would be the first I point you to. Trust the Bounty Hunter; you won't be disappointed.

  • Jazzie
    2019-03-22 10:52

    The story is easier to deal with compared to the first book but there's the whole drama with Kuat of Kuat that was rather annoying and I thought, pointless. Also again, jumping back and forth, I really wasn't sure what timeline they were in. How much was flash back, what was "current." I finished it pretty fast but got severely annoyed frequently as well. I especially didn't like the entire family drama / politics story line just to make a connection between one random person and the dancer with amnesia. Honestly?

  • Ian Reay
    2019-04-06 13:32

    Slaveship sees Boba Fett deal with the Bounty hunters guild as well as Prince Xizor who will later seek to destroy him. Fett finds himself in the company of a very annoying female - their business relationship makes for interesting reading. Jetter is an excellent writer, makes us understand Boba Fett - his thinking, actions - without giving away any of his secrets. If you like bounty hunters, sith lords and basically villains you should read this book - it will change your mind about some of them, Boba Fett especially.

  • Grayce
    2019-04-02 12:23

    Overall, the book was good. It was a little hard to follow at times with the transitions between past to present though the chapters were clearly labeled. It didn't pull me in and make me want to stay up all night reading. Whenever it would get interesting with one character it would switch to another. I thought there was too much focus on characters I didn't care too much about like Ku'dar Mu'bat. I'm hoping the third book ties everything together and nicely concludes the series. The book isn't terrible and is worth reading to get the story, but doesn't pull you in.

  • Wesley
    2019-04-18 17:41

    Worst series of books in the whole Star Wars 100+ books. This was written like it was for a 4 yr old's cartoon and not Star Wars. Teh bounty hunters are too clumsy and stupid to consider being the best of anything. Of course, Boba Fett gets the better of these idiots...all this proves is that he is at least slightly below average as a human being as that is all it would take to beat these bumbling idiots. It does nothing for the cool factor for Boba....Terrible, even for a comic book writer trying to do a novel (which is usually poor anyways).

  • Linfer
    2019-04-12 18:37

    Boba Fett is entertaining as usual (luckily I never pictured him as the quiet guy, because he talks...a lot and then more), but at the moment I'm way more interested in Neela and also in the whole Kuat plot, especially Kodir.Three stars, because the whole Bossk/Boba Fett thing has become boring as hell and dragged the book down for me and there were waay too less scenes between Neela and Boba Fett. While there is obviously no spark (would be a tiny bit illogical), they really have a connection (besides Boba Fett knowing who she is) and I hope Jeter explores this a bit more in Part 3.

  • Jesse Booth
    2019-03-26 14:45

    As most 2nd novels end up being in a trilogy, this book was so... unorganized. I don't know if the author's intention to build things up for the final book, but he failed miserably at it. While some of the writing was exceptional, the characters seemed, well, out of character. Boba Fett talks way too much, Bossk does not act at all like the 2nd best bounty hunter in the galaxy. All he really does is complain about life. Oddly enough, my favorite character is Balancesheet. I can't even explain why, though. On to the last book.

  • Rebel Crow
    2019-03-30 14:25

    So about thirty pages into this novel I discovered an error in the writing, You will also probably notice this error if you are an educated star wars reader. That being said its an okay novel the writing is exceptional throughout some points in the book. However I felt the writing could have been better. Often the characters say things that other characters say throughout the book and it takes away from the originality of the cast. Two stars.