- The Crystal Star
Infobox SW Books
name = The Crystal Star
orig title =
country = U.S.
language = English
era = New Republic
galactic_year = 14 ABY
canon = C
Hardcover: 1 December 1994 Paperback: 1 December 1995
Hardcover: 309 Paperback: 313
1.2 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
6.9 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
Starfighters of Adumar
Before the Storm
"The Crystal Star" is a
1994bestselling fictional " Star Wars" novel written by Vonda McIntyreand published by Bantam Spectra. The novel is set ten years after the Battle of Endorin the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Jacen Soloand Jaina Soloare now five years old, and their brother, Anakin Solo, is three. Therefore, they are at the age where they are easily manipulated.
Munto Cudro, Jacen and Jaina are kidnapped by a man named Hethrir. Their mother, Leia Organa Solo, immediately dispatches a rescue operation. Meanwhile, Han Soloand Luke Skywalkergo to Crseih Station on a supposed "vacation", and learn of a secret cult that influences the Crystal Star, which could possibly destroy the very existence of the universe.
Hethrir continues to manipulate the children for several days, as he leads the
Empire Reborn, an organization looking to resurrect the Galactic Empire. Eventually, Leia and Chewbaccamanage to rescue the children, but Hethrir is still connected to the events that transpire around the Crystal Star. After an intense series of events, Hethrir is killed, the Crystal Star explodes, Crseih station moves out of the area beforehand, and Luke, Leia, Han, and the children are safe.
"The Crystal Star" was a New York Times Bestseller, and the sixth consecutive "Star Wars" novel to reach the bestseller list.ref|bestseller1
* [http://blindreaders.info/starwars.html Blindreaders: Star Wars] . URL accessed on March 5, 2006.
* "The Crystal Star", 1st hardcover, 1994. Vonda McIntyre, ISBN 0-553-57174-5
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*sww|The Crystal Star
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