Star Wars by Jeff Grubb

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...this stand-alone novel is a page-turning murder-mystery thriller. I found it hard to put the book down until I finished it.


In the heart of crime-ridden Hutt Space, a Jedi Scholar searches for justice.
While trying to obtain the coordinates of a secretive, peril-packed, but potentially beneficial trade route, a novice Jedi is killed—and the motive for his murder remains shrouded in mystery. Now his former Master, Jedi archivist Mander Zuma, wants answers, even as he fights to erase doubts about his own abilities as a Jedi. What Mander gets is immersion into the perilous underworld of the Hutts as he struggles to stay one step ahead in a game of smugglers, killers, and crime lords bent on total control.

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 thirty years!

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Jeff Grubb is an author and game designer. He is the co-creator (with Ed Greenwood) of the Forgotten Realms setting and one of the co-founders of the Dragonlance setting. He has written fifteen novels and thirty short stories set in such worlds as Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Starcraft, Warcraft, and Guild Wars. He has written and contributed to more than a hundred games and game support products, including the Star Wars RPG, the Star Wars miniatures game for Wizards of the Coast, and Star Wars Attacktix for Hasbro. He is also the creator of the Whappamanga VoxBox, a handy device that allows Wookiees and Gamorreans to be understood in Basic. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two cats, and currently builds worlds for ArenaNet, the makers of the Guild Wars game.From the Paperback edition.
Published April 24, 2012 by Del Rey. 322 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Linda Hansen-Raj on Apr 24 2012

...this stand-alone novel is a page-turning murder-mystery thriller. I found it hard to put the book down until I finished it.

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Reviewed by William Devereux on Apr 23 2012

Jeff Grubb’s unique perspective and cast of all-new characters brings a fresh take that should please Star Wars fans

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Reviewed by Cape Rust on May 01 2012

To say I am a re-born fan of the Star Wars novels would be like saying Sith Lords are sort of naughty: an understatement of the highest magnitude. I loved this book...

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Reviewed by Peter Morrison on Apr 19 2012

While the events of Scourge may not have a profound effect on the greater continuity, as a stand alone story it was a rip roaring good time.

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May 18 2012

Scourge is part of a new wave of Star Wars novels that are often the beaten path, often featuring entirely new characters.

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Reviewed by Aaron Goins on Apr 24 2012

I liked this book. If you want a book that breaks away from the norm and doesn’t rely on the movie and major EU characters, you may very well love it.

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Reviewed by John Hansen on May 29 2012

Grubb ranks somewhere in the middle of the pack of “Star Wars” authors. I’d say he’s a notch below Michael Reaves, another author who likes to explore the underworlds and backwaters of the galaxy but who has a better feel for character interactions.

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For a tale that features none of the characters familiar to most Star Wars fans, takes place in a very small subset of the overall Star Wars universe, and focuses on implementation of a specific fictional sub-genre, it is very accessible.

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