Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon

Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Gambler rogue and con artiste Lando Calrissian was comfortable at the dealer s end of a fast shuffle than at the rear end of a blaster So he always had hi

Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Gambler, rogue, and con artiste, Lando Calrissian was comfortable at the dealer s end of a fast shuffle than at the rear end of a blaster So he always had his sensors scanning for the chance to pick up easy credits and when he heard that the planets of the Rafa System were practically buried in ancient alien treasure, heLando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu Gambler, rogue, and con artiste, Lando Calrissian was comfortable at the dealer s end of a fast shuffle than at the rear end of a blaster So he always had his sensors scanning for the chance to pick up easy credits and when he heard that the planets of the Rafa System were practically buried in ancient alien treasure, he hopped aboard the Millennium Falcon, never stopping to think that someone might be conning the con man Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon The Oseon was a solar system of luxury hotels catering to the underemployed filthy rich every gambler s dream come true And so it was for Lando Calrissian and his robot companion until Lando broke the gambler s cardinal rule never beat a cop at high stake games of chance Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of Thonboka For a year Lando Calrissian and Vuffi Raa, his five armed robot astrogator, had roamed space in the Millennium Falcon on the lookout for opportunities to turn an easy but not too dishonest credit But then Lando had gone out on a limb to help a race of persecuted aliens, and now he and Vuffi were up against several sets of their own enemies including the evil Rokur Gepta, the Sorcerer of Tund

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  1. L Neil Smith is a Libertarian science fiction author and gun rights activist.Smith was born in Denver, Colorado His father was an Air Force officer, and his childhood was spent in various places including Waco, McQueenie, and La Porte, Texas Salina, Kansas Sacramento, California and Gifford, Illinois all before he completed 5th grade and then St John s, Newfoundland and Ft Walton Beach, Florida where he graduated from high school He was editor of LEVER ACTION BBS now defunct , founder and International Coordinator of the Libertarian Second Amendment Caucus, Secretary and Legislative Director of the Weld County Fish Wildlife Association and an NRA Life Member.

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  1. L Neil Smith isn t a bad writer, and these stories aren t bad, but seemingly every decision made in their creation is totally nonsensical We are establishing Lando s background in these stories broadening his character, exploring his milieu, and giving him some touchstone adventures But while we nominally start off with Lando doing his actual thing gambling and he occasionally returns to the sabacc table throughout the adventures, the central narrative is totally foreign to Lando He doesn t know [...]


  2. When I started my Star Wars reading project, I was determined to read all the books, good or bad Well, I ve certainly stumbled right into the bad spectrum with these Lando Calrissian books It s no surprise that the Exanded Universe books took until the early 90s to get going, because if these books represented the non movie stories of the Star Wars universe, it deserved a quick death.Aside from the titles of these books, which seem to have been created with combining random words from the dictio [...]


  3. Second book syndrome, maybe Although I enjoyed the first Lando novel, this one just seemed poorly written, with a plot that only got interesting towards the final act.The reason why this gets 3 stars is because you find a little about Vuffi Raa, clearly climbing higher and higher on my favourite droid list.


  4. Picking up where we left off from the previous story Star Wars Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu , we find Lando experiencing difficulties with moving his goods due to taxes, fines, bribes, etc and finding that the life of a trader isn t all it s cracked up to be To his delight, he receives an invitation to participate in a sabacc game in Oseon region The Oseon region being home to rich inhabitants, was also home to the Flamewind The Flamewind was considered to be one of the most beauti [...]


  5. I still stand by what I wrote in the previous reviews Somehow, in a strange way I like this trilogy still from the Han Solo one.The book was pretty fun to read, and even though I probably should not continuously admit this, I liked the first one as well.Plot 3I thought the plot line was solid Not too complex and not too simple Things happened at a good pace and I had fun reading through it Some good twists, and overall I felt that this book was like a guilty pleasure I know I m not supposed to [...]


  6. Yet another book that s wild and ridiculous, but in all the best ways, as our snarky gambler lead lucks and cons his way through all sorts of cosmic twists and turns Thrilling, inventive, and hilariously charming.


  7. This book was written back in 83, well before the original Extended Universe was a thing It s also the second in a three book series apparently based on what I ve been able to research Based on the title you can probably guess that this is based on Lando And this is a relatively young Lando, he just recently aqquired the Millennium Falcon, if I understood things correctly, and has a really old,nearly human like droid, not human looking he has human like emotions, named Viffi Raa Who Lando has a [...]


  8. This second book starts off rather promising for much of the book Smith is not nearly as intentionally humorous as in the first installment Smith spends a decent amount of time trying to write a better book, showing respect for the character and the universe though real Star Wars fans will find nothing of the Force, no hint of Jedis, no insouciant glimmer of a rebellion, and only a superficial nod to a sort of Empire thing out there somewhere Unfortunately, though, somewhere in the middle there [...]


  9. I like the Lando Adventures because we see the lives of normal beings a bit than in other EU novels.Word I didn t like Moibus coil Word that was a bit irritating canaryIt starts off snagging you someone s out to kill Lando The poor man is learning the irritating nuances of business and having money when a man named Lob Doluss of the Oseon System sends Lando a message asking him to visit But time after time, the Falcon is targeted with different bombs and tamperings meant to kill Lando We know t [...]


  10. This book is a step down from the first in the series I m not sure what Smith was trying to do with this one, but it almost seems that he threw together a hodge podge series of plot elements in hopes that a cohesive narrative would rise from the mix It didn t Or perhaps better to say, the cohesive narrative that did arise doesn t make any sense.Lando Calrissian is struggling to make ends meet as an honest businessman the odds always seem to be stacked against him So when he gets invited to play [...]


  11. Nah, this wasn t very good either The plot was simpler than the last one, but when we found out who was behind it all I lost any kind of respect I might have had for the bad guy His plot was too complicated, his revenge too thought out, and his torture by whatever forcing the victim to relive memories where things turned out fine but then have them not do that wasn t a very good method of torture.Plus another plot line was resolved in pretty much one page, if it was resolved at all I think it mi [...]


  12. A fairly decent adventure, though once again it seems only nominally Star Wars related at times I can t help but think of the old Science Fiction shows were there is an really evil bad guy in the background laughing maniacally about how he is going to destroy the hero But after getting over that feeling the story wasn t to bad I would say better than the first book indeed The nice thing is that we finally get some backstory on Lando s robot sidekick so that definitely makes the story worthwhile [...]


  13. This novel has very little to do with the Star Wars universe The only real things that are noticeable as Star Wars, is Lando and the Millennium Falcon After saying that though the novel wasn t bad in itself, but neither was it very good Simply a mass market book that you would only really read if you enjoy the Star Wars universe and enjoy reading the expanded universe.


  14. If Han was in this adventure, it probably wouldn t be as much funThe lawFalcon s breakdownsd the most beautiful and violent solar storm in the galaxyd Lando s got to deal with all of it, bringing his textbook charm, wit, and vision to bear Lando s enemies have started to zone in on him now as his misadventures have led sinister and savage forces against him.


  15. Kind of mindless fun here and there, but a decent read The first book in the series was better This one was just all right The author makes up fabulous surroundings and a promising rogue s galleryd then the pieces don t get out together quite right Good, but not great.


  16. I must admit, I was approaching this book with a bit of apprehension considering how bad the previous book in this series was but overall I really enjoyed the ride.



  17. Adventures in synesthesia, betrayal, libritranianism not necessarily a bad thing but I m noticing a trend , and basically no resolution.





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