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[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
Events that occur just after the Battle of Yavin.

[ Galaxy of Fear #2: City of the Dead ]

This book is out of print

City of the Dead
John Whitman
Bantam Spectra
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (1997)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 3 / 5]

Hoole, Zak, and Tash have come to the planet Necropolos, hoping to buy a new ship to replace the Lightrunner. Necropolos is kind of creepy--it has the biggest cemetery in the galaxy, which doesn't exactly make it much of a tourist spot. When nefarious bounty hunter Boba Fett comes into town, claiming that people he has killed in Necropolos have come back to life, Zak and Tash know something very weird is going on. Zak accepts a dare to go into the Necropolos cemetery at midnight.

This story occurs approximately 6 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The second book in the Galaxy of Fear series continues precisely where the first left off. The Arrandas are dropped off by the Big Three on the obviously named Necropolis to search for a new ship. Zombification predictably abounds but there are few amusing surprises in store.
"As with the previous book, this is fairly standard children’s horror and could have easily been penned by R. L. Stine, were it not for some of the technology and characters – most notably Dr. Evazan and Boba Fett, who both make significant appearances. It is particularly nice to see the former employed for such a thoroughly apt role, whereas Boba is slightly less well-handled but still retains much of his trade-mark stoicism.
"It also deals with the most difficult topic of death, which presents problems for most people, let alone young readers, due to its complicated emotional nature. Whitman deals with this ubiquitous issue pragmatically and sensitively as the two orphans, in particular the younger, try to come to terms with the loss of their parents.
"As with many horror stories, half of the pleasure comes from the unexplained plot twists and the other half from the revelations – there are few surprises here, but that doesn’t stop it from being an enjoyable read."

Rating: 3 / 5

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