fourth Boba Fett book is a significant
improvement over author Elizabeth Hand's previous contribution to
the series. Here, Boba seeks out Jabba in an attempt to gain
"The main strength of this book lies in its description and its
plausibility. The writing involves some effective, yet not overly
protracted, scene setting and location descriptions. Hand nicely
sums up in a short paragraph the various settings that exist within
the book which are more numerous that might originally be thought
given that the vast majority of the story is set on Tatooine. The
story also includes some intriguing concepts, such as Libkath and
his gang, which maintains a suitable air of mystery for a good
portion of the book. Jabba is, mostly, portrayed well, although in
places he loses some gravitas when he begins gloating and
threatening a little too much.
"Sadly, it has some down points, such as the continuous
showcasing of Boba Fett's ability to best some of the most competent
bounty hunters in the galaxy despite being only ten years old. The
ending was quite rushed, also, and the reunion at the end was,
sadly, glaringly obvious.
"However, on the whole, a much better entry to the series that
the previous one. Hopefully, plot plausibility will continue in the
last two volumes, along with the solid writing seen in this book. As
a children's book goes, this one is not too bad at all."