This eBook exclusive Star Wars original novella includes an excerpt from the eagerly anticipated novel Star Wars: Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn and an interview with the author.
THE EMPIRE STRIKES A DEAL
The history of the planet Kariek has been one of seemingly endless violence -- thanks to the constantly erupting revolutions among the many divided tribes of the native Eickarie race battling for dominance. Yet none of these tribes has held sway since a mysterious Warlord and his legion of alien mercenaries seized power and began a fifty-year reign of terror.
Now, at last, the tide may be turning: the leaders of the warring Eickarie factions have forged an alliance -- strong enough to capture a city and corner the Warlord and his minions in their fortress. And the post-Palpatine Empire of the Hand is lending support to this revolt against tyranny by deploying no less a fighting force than the Imperial 501st Legion of stormtroopers.
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1 . Short Story
Posted March 17, 2010 by Matthew Cichosz , Billings, MTThis is a short story, i.e. 40 pages. Not the 400 that is is the description. It is an entertaining story that I wish really was 400 pages. It is a good teaser for Survivor's Quest and Outbound Flight.
2 . Star Wars - Fool's Bargain
Posted October 28, 2008 by Trek Fan , DFW, TXA great Star Wars tale from Timothy Zahn! A definite MUST read.
Hopefully Timothy Zahn's legendary Star Wars trilogy books "Heir to the Empire, "Dark Force Rising", and "Last Commamd" which are his best sellers will be added to the eBook Store!!!!
April 23, 1992
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Excerpt from Star Wars: Fool's Bargain (Novella) by Timothy Zahn
It had been drizzling as the stormtroopers of the Imperial 501st Legion assembled at their various jump points for what all hoped would be the final battle of this latest war. By the time the orders had been given and the individual companies began to make their way to their parts of the assault line, the drizzle had widened into a full-scale storm, complete with driving winds and a sky nearly black enough to turn the twilight of the city and surrounding countryside into full night.
"Looks like something out of a bad legend," Choral of Unit Aurek-Four murmured from the right-hand line of stormtroopers seated on the rack benches against the wall as the disguised troop carrier rolled cautiously along the quiet city streets.
"What does " Dropkick of Aurek-Three asked from half a dozen men down the line.
"What do you think " Choral countered, nodding toward the viewscreens showing the scene out the transport's nose.
Behind his helmet faceplate, Twister, unit commander of the four-man group designated Aurek-Seven, frowned slightly as he studied the image. Choral had a point, he had to admit. The fortress rising out of the ground at the edge of the city had always had something of a ghostly, unreal air about it. Now, as brief glimpses of the gray-and-red towers came to them between the city's buildings, the whole scene lashed by winds and surrounded by sporadic flashes of lightning, that sense of otherworldliness seemed even sharper.
On Twister's left, his unit-mate Watchman gave a soft snort. "Personally, I've always liked tackling legends," he said. "It's so much fun to let the air out of them." He gestured toward the viewscreen. "I just hope the son of a lizard is actually in there."
"Well, if he isn't, this is going to be a serious waste of effort," Cloud grumbled from Watchman's far side. "Especially with the Eickaries finally on the move. If it were up to me, I'd give them another month to chase the Lakra back into these reinforced beetle holes of theirs, then drop all two hundred of 'em into piles of rubble and go home."