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

[ Galaxy of Fear #1: Eaten Alive ]

This book is out of print

Eaten Alive
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]

Zak and Tash Arranda, and their guardian, Uncle Hoole, have landed on the planet D'vouran. Nothing seems out of the ordinary at first. D'vouran is a beautiful planet, rich in natural resources and inhabited by friendly, hospitable creatures. And meeting the famous Rebels Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker in the local cantina is very cool. But something about the planet is not quite right. People seem to be disappearing into thin air.

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

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Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"The Galaxy of Fear series of young readers’ novels begins with Eaten Alive, in which new characters Zak and Tash Arranda are pitted against an unknown evil.
"This story reads very much like a Scooby-Doo adventure, with sinister baddies at every turn and unexplained happenings being commonplace. But Whitman does his job well, conjuring up enough intrigue to keep the story going. It’s nothing particularly astounding or innovative (let’s face it, most horror stories have already been told several thousand times over) but what matters is that it grips and holds the reader’s attention, and Eaten Alive does just that. The “monster” (when finally revealed) certainly qualifies as nightmarish and the two orphans from Alderaan give the story a different angle, although it is a shame that it was felt that the story couldn’t stand on its own merit: the cameos are awfully forced and totally unnecessary, but then given that this is a spin-off that is designed to entice youngsters who have become fans of the films, pandering does seem mildly appropriate. Hopefully they won’t become regular cast members.
"All in all, this was good fun. The ending was predictable and there were more than a few clichéd moments, but a promising start to the series, far surpassing its predecessor, the Jedi Prince series."

Rating: 3 / 5

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