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Timothy Zahn’s Scoundrels full cover revealed

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On the back, from left to right, Paul Youll drew Kell Tainer, Winter Celchu, Zerba Cher’dak and Bink Kitik. The cover is eye-catching and looks different than other covers. Perhaps the appearance will help sway those who are unsure about the book.

Scoundrels comes out Dec. 16.

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Zahn reads first three chapters of Scoundrels

Zahn reading Scoundrels.

Timothy Zahn read the first three chapters of his upcoming novel Scoundrels at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH.

It did not disappoint.

The first three chapters will suck readers in within moments. If the rest of the book is the same way, then Scoundrels is bound to be a fun, exciting trip into the Star Wars universe.

Zahn showed off the full cover (looks fantastic). Zahn writes Han Solo perfectly. Each smart remark and quip feels like it should be in the movies. In addition, he gave character to Chewbacca (visible in the excerpt previously released) that resonates strongly.

No doubt here, I’m picking up Scoundrels the day of release.

The novel takes place directly after A New Hope. Winter doesn’t know that Leia is alive.

Look for a recap of Aaron Allston, Michael Stackpole and Timothy Zahn talking about Star Wars novels. It will be up soon.

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We’re more than ready for Zahn’s Han Solo book

As I mentioned earlier this week, Timothy Zahn will write a book featuring Han Solo. A late 2012/early 2013 release, character choice and classic-era timeframe will make for a much-desired tale.

The Fate of the Jedi series ends in the spring of 2012. In July, Aaron Allston’s Mercy Kill, featuring the Wraith Squadron, will hit shelves. Should Zahn’s Han Solo book see a late 2012 release date, then fans of the non-SWTOR novels will have quite a bit to cheer about next year.

Quite frankly, we need it. Fans who aren’t the fans of later books can enjoy a new title in the OT era. I can honestly say that I’ve never met or spoken to someone who didn’t like Han Solo. He’s a great pick for a non-Jedi lead. Given the character, this book has the potential to draw in fans from all eras of Star Wars.

The Han Solo book and Mercy Kill have the potential to be a fun, exciting trip to a galaxy far, far away. Knowing Allston and Zahn’s kills, I’m sure they will be more than worth the cost.

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