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Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

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Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

Author:
Brian Daley

Publisher:
Del Rey

Release date:
August 12, 1980

Series:
The Han Solo Adventures Trilogy

Star Wars Saga Timeline:
2 BBY

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PLOT

There's a fabled treasure at stake and a price on Han's head. So he and Chewbacca head for a planet rumored to hide undreamed-of riches. But once they get there, Han's beloved spacecraft, the Millennium Falcon, is hijacked by a band of assassins and killer robots. Their chances for survival are so slim, they might as well risk it all….

SUMMARY

This book takes place shortly after the events of Han Solo's Revenge, in 2 BBY. The book opens with Han and Chewbacca back on hard times, having squandered their "reward" for breaking up the slavery ring within the Corporate Sector Authority on celebrations and a number of failed ventures. Once again the smuggler duo are teamed with the elderly labor droid Bollux and the computer probe Blue Max.

A quick job nets the smugglers 1,500 credits and lands them on the University world of Rudrig in the Tion Hegemony. Here, Han encounters Alexsandr Badure, an old smuggler who had once saved their lives. Badure has fallen on hard times himself and had been working contract labor at a quasi-legal mining camp on the planet Dellalt, where he has befriended two sisters, Hasti and Lanni. Lanni, a pilot, had discovered what they believe to be the log recorder disk from the long-lost Queen of Ranroon, the fabled treasure ship of the warlord Xim the Despot. Millennia earlier, the Queen and her cargo of treasure and a legion of Xim's warrior-robots were lost en route to Xim's sprawling treasure vaults on Dellalt.

Dellalt is now a minor backwater world with a meager Human population of Tionese origin out in the largely disregarded Tion, and now Badure needs Han and Chewbacca to take himself and Hasti back to Dellalt, along with the Ruurian professor Skynx, who's job is to translate the disk and lead them all to the treasure. Lanni stashed the disk in a lockbox at the vaults, which are now partially used for public storage, before being murdered by the mine operators, who are now pursuing Badure and Hasti to claim the disk, and the treasure, for themselves.

To make things more interesting, Han is also being pursued by Gallandro, the deadliest gunman in the galaxy, who is bent on avenging a point of honor with Han over their dealings in Han's adventures in the Corporate Sector.

Shortly after arriving on Dellalt, the mine operators manage to steal the Millennium Falcon and take it back to the mine to search for the disk. Han's party decide to hike across several hundred kilometers of Dellatian open country to reclaim her. Along the way they meet up with the Survivors, a clan of inbred Humans who have evidently lived in the mountains for generations and who keep their existence secret by killing any outsiders who stumble upon them, as Han and Chewbacca have.

It turns out that the Survivors have a bigger secret than just their own existence in the mountains to hide. They also hold the key to Xim's treasure and the fate of the Queen of Ranroon, all Han has to do is get his ship back, defeat an army of killer robots and steer clear of Gallandro, who has managed to track him to Dellalt and team up with the mine operators.

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