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The Truce at Bakura
BOOK STORY
Kathy Tyers
Bantam Spectra
Story published as:
Hardback Novel (1993)
Audio Book (1993, 2007)
Paperback Novel (1994)
e-Book (2011)

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Reviews:
2 reviews [Average review score: 3 / 5]

Synopsis:
No sooner has Darth Vader's funeral pyre burned to ashes on Endor than the Rebel Alliance intercepts a call for help from a far-flung Imperial outpost.
Bakura is on the edge of known space and the first to meet the Ssi-ruuk, cold-blooded reptillian invaders who are approaching Imperial space with only one goal: total domination. Princess Leia sees the mission as a chance to achieve a diplomatic victory for the Alliance. But the mission assumes even greater importance when a vision of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to Luke Skywalker with the message that he
must go to Bakura - or risk losing everything the Rebels have fought so desperately to achieve.
Even as the Alliance arrives, the aliens have almost overcome the Bakura Imperial garrison, whose desperate commander will accept help from any quarter against an insidious foe that enslaves human minds to pilot their invincible machines of war and destruction. While marshalling the tattered Imperial forces, Luke, Han Solo and Princess Leia must win the trust and co-operation of the Bakurans. For although the rebels have been granted temporary amnesty, there is the risk of treachery among those whose first allegiance lies with the Empire.
On the eve of the final explosive onslaught, Rebel and Imperial forces must at last come to terms with each other... or lose the entire galaxy to the hideous servitude promised by a victorious alien enemy.


Chronology:
This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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Reviews:
Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2012:

"After the amazing news of new Star Wars movies in 2015, I decided, I need to read the post battle of Endor EU before those new movies cancel them from continuity (as did the prequels AND the Clone Wars with some pre-battle of Yavin tales). Although I am not going to read every little bit of EU (like the Jedi Prince stories. I will read those ones up on the wookiepedia... no need to waste time and money).
"But lets get starting with the review. If one manages to forget, that this book's main plot can be summed up as Star Wars Vs. High Tech Dinosaurs... then it is a really nice read...not spectacular, at moments boring, but essential to the EU.
"Why?
"Well, this is the literally day after tomorrow... the first day after the Endor celebration.
"So while I did not like the main plot, I did like the characterization of our dearest heroes. Reading the parts which featured Luke, Han and Leia I could see them actually speaking those dialogs.
"What I did not like, were the strange names... not only among those reptilian aliens.... but also among the few bakuran characters... I must admit, the book did not draw me in that much, so I was at times distracted by other thoughts... so that might be also the reason for my problems with the names.
"As an important advantage to this book I would name the small tidbits, where Kathy made you really feel, that Luke & Co. have just left Endor behind and they are still dealing with the personal and global repercussions (Leia deals with Vader being her father, Luke has health problems from Palpatine's force lightnings, the Alliance is recovering on Endor).
"All in all an average book, which mixes excellent writing with boring writing in a way only Lucas himself could have done it (as the prequels and the Young Indy films showed)."

Rating: 3 / 5

Review by David White, USA, 2009:

"I'd rate the relevance to the E.U. a 3.
"Taking place immediately after the conclusion of Return of the Jedi, it's easy to slip into the mindset of the characters. You know exactly what they've been through and where their heads are at.
"The author does a good job of capturing the mood of the moment, and offers some interesting insight into the turmoil Leia went through shortly after finding out she was the daughter of Vader.
"A new crisis develops in the form of an invading alien species and the politics involved in mustering support to defeat it. A potential love interest is introduced for Luke, as many of the early authors tried to find someone for Luke to love.
This is a good read and worth reading as part of the E.U. Several plot elements from the book are carried forward into other books, and the planet of Bakura pops up from time to time.
"About my Reviews:
"I've read/own all the adult books except the recent hardcovers and several of the kids books. My reading philosophy is that the books should be read in the order they were published, as skipping around will only cause you to miss nuances and get frustrated at references to previous books. I tend to favor reading about Han over Luke, and like plenty of space battles and swordfights. I also appreciate philosophical discussions of the Force and government, a "Star Wars" feel to books that capture the magic of the original trilogy, and the ability to make new characters/places come alive as well as tying in other characters. I'm in the process of rating all the books, and have tried to generate a genuine bell chart. I have 8 1s, 12 2s, 33 3s, 28 4s, and 16 5s. I'd rate ERAs as: Classic - 2, Bantam - 4, New Jedi Order - 5, Clone Wars - 3, Legacy - 3, and Junior Jedi Knights a 3 despite it being a kids' series."

Rating: 3 / 5

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