[ Star Wars Books ]

[Star Wars Books RSS Feed][Star Wars Books Twitter][Star Wars Books Facebook]

Page updated: 1st October 2012
[A Guide to using Star Wars Books]
[Articles and Features]
[Release Schedule]
[The Old Republic]
[Rise of the Empire]
[The Clone Wars]
[The Rebellion]
[The New Republic]
[The New Jedi Order]
[The Legacy of the Force]
[Fate of the Jedi]
[Infinities Books]
[Book Reviews]
[Children's Books]
[Audio Books]
[Site Updates]
[Contact Us]
[] Bookmark and Share

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

[ cover image ]

Paperback Novel
Check availability & pricing at:



Elizabeth Hand
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Novel (2003)
e-Book (2012, 2014)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score 3 / 5]

Young Boba Fett is alone on Tatooine, surrounded by criminals, mercenaries and thieves. He is determined to follow in his late father's footsteps and become the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. To do so, he must find the greatest crime lord of all: Jabba the Hutt.
The mighty Hutt isn't easily impressed. When Boba tracks down the gangster, Jabba has an offer for the young boy: one assignment, one chance. He must capture a deadly bounty... or else.

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

Related Stories (in chronological order):

Review by Bones, UK, 2010:

"The fourth Boba Fett book is a significant improvement over author Elizabeth Hand's previous contribution to the series. Here, Boba seeks out Jabba in an attempt to gain employment.
"The main strength of this book lies in its description and its plausibility. The writing involves some effective, yet not overly protracted, scene setting and location descriptions. Hand nicely sums up in a short paragraph the various settings that exist within the book which are more numerous that might originally be thought given that the vast majority of the story is set on Tatooine. The story also includes some intriguing concepts, such as Libkath and his gang, which maintains a suitable air of mystery for a good portion of the book. Jabba is, mostly, portrayed well, although in places he loses some gravitas when he begins gloating and threatening a little too much.
"Sadly, it has some down points, such as the continuous showcasing of Boba Fett's ability to best some of the most competent bounty hunters in the galaxy despite being only ten years old. The ending was quite rushed, also, and the reunion at the end was, sadly, glaringly obvious.
"However, on the whole, a much better entry to the series that the previous one. Hopefully, plot plausibility will continue in the last two volumes, along with the solid writing seen in this book. As a children's book goes, this one is not too bad at all."

Rating: 3 / 5

Do you agree or disagree with these reviews? Do you think that they have missed the point? Then why not review this story yourself? Click here.

[ www.swbooks.co.uk ]

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Contact | Print this page