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

[Galaxy of Fear #3: Planet Plague]

This book is out of print

Planet Plague
BOOK STORY
John Whitman
Bantam Spectra
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (1997)

Rating:
If you have read this book, please rate it:
Reviews:
1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Synopsis:
When Hoole decides to visit the planet Gobindi, even a warning from Tash's anonymous Holonet contact isn't enough to change his mind. He's determined to study the planet's ancient ruins. For Tash, it's a chance to discover what her mysterious uncle is really up to.
On Gobindi, Tash hears rumors of a secret Imperial base and a plot to spread a terrible virus across the galaxy. But when Hoole assures her that nothing is wrong, Tash is relieved. For a little while.


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

Related Stories (in chronological order):



Reviews:
Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"Tash, Zak and Hoole end up stranded on the blockaded planet Gobindi where a scientist is threatening to unleash an insidious virus on millions.
"The Galaxy of Fear books are becoming somewhat predictable. A problem arises, the kids have to solve it and Hoole is being secretive but isn't actually a bad guy. And there are cameos. That pretty much sums things up. Planet Plague is not a bad book, but it is showing signs that the series itself is in danger of dwindling into unappealing repetition.
"The plot of this book is slightly less convincing than the previous two. The big gripe for me this time was that Tash manages to break her way into a top secret Imperial research facility using a random word she found on the Holonet. Firstly, top secret information would not be available on the Holonet and secondly, the Empire would not be so lax as to allow the massive security breaches that occur here. The lack of believability causes the story to suffer.
"There is also a distinct lack of "Fear" here. Since we are well aware that nothing untoward will actually happen to the protagonists, there is no sense of danger. We know that anything that happens to them during the course of the narrative will be negated before the conclusion.
"Not bad, but the series needs to bring in some new innovative ideas."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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