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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 22 years and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Terry Bisson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Novel (2002)
e-Book (2012, 2014)

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1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Boba Fett is alone, orphaned by the actions of the Jedi. Continuing his father's legacy, Fett steels his resolve to survive and follow in his father's footsteps. Bounty hunter Aurra Sing delivers young Fett to Count Dooku, the mysterious benefactor who hired Jango. Young Fett assumes that Dooku will help him, but the renegade Jedi has his own dark agenda. What Boba discovers on that war-torn world known as Raxus Prime will change his life.
The Clone Wars continue to spread across the galaxy, and Fett is caught in their crossfire . His adventures will lead him from the refuse heaps of the galaxy to firefights among the clouds.

This story occurs during the first month after the Battle of Geonosis, approximately 22 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Bones, UK, 2010:

"The Boba Fett series of young reader's books continues with Crossfire, Terry Bisson's last contribution to the series.
"There were two things done well in this book. Fortunately, they are two rather large things. The first is the characterisation of Boba Fett. Continuing the story from the previous book, Boba retains much of his determination but also his rather gullible immaturity, and he makes many mistakes as he strives to be more like his father. This characterisation is believable and almost without exception presents a recently-bereaved ten-year old who has nevertheless had instruction from a ruthless bounty hunter. The other thing done well is the EV sequence. I felt that the tension built up by Bisson was appropriate and the scene worked well.
"However, there were quite a number of plot points that grated. For example: a dig-site worker giving top-secret information to a complete stranger; Aurra Sing knows the locations of all of Jango Fett's treasure (this may be explained in the next book); none of the clone troopers recognise Boba Fett's face, in spite of the fact that he looks exactly as they did when they were at his stage of physical development. Plus, Tibannapolis is an uninspired choice of name for a city.
"This book does well to maintain Boba's portrayal from the last book, but the storyline is less believable, which does detract, despite it being a children's book."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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