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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,597 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Perry Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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He is Xizor, Underlord of a galaxy-wide criminal organization, and he seeks to displace Darth Vader as the Emperor's right hand. To do so, he will hatch a brilliantly evil plan to discredit Vader in the Emperor's eyes. In the meantime, he will join the Dark Lord in an unholy alliance whose common target is Luke Skywalker.

Though he is cold and reptilian, Xizor has a certain predatory charisma that not even Leia can completely resist. Against the judgment of Chewbacca, who has promised the frozen Han to keep her from harm, Leia walks willingly into Xizor's lair in a dangerous play of passion and willpower to get the information she needs to defeat him.

And as the struggle between Xizor and Vader intensifies, Luke finds himself the potential prize of two of the most evil entities in the galaxy: one who wants him alive, and one who wants him dead.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kaits | 2/7/2014

    " One of my favorite books in the star wars universe. I can read it without skippiing pages,(I only do this on star wars books. Its almost like reading one of the books from the movies. I like how it jumps around to different charaters frequetly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob Hartman | 2/5/2014

    " Enjoyed this connection between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Richard Houchin | 1/16/2014

    " I read a lot of Star Wars novels in Jr. High. It took a few dozen books before I realized many of them just weren't all that stellar. Ah, well, I'll squirrel away the memories on the internet and free up a book shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 1/12/2014

    " "Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire" was interesting but not one of the best "Star Wars" reads. It takes place before the rescue of Han Solo, stored in carbonite on Tatooine. My biggest problem with it is that Leia Organa is portrayed as someone who makes bonehead decisions and acts stupidly, totally out of her usual character. The climax of the book is when Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader are actually allies in a fight against Prince Xixor. I will not spoil the book for anyone who hasn't read it but it seems as if the author began with this premise of a Skywalker/Skywalker alliance and wrote backward from there. There were some interesting characters, however, such as Dash Rendar, a standin for Han Solo, and Guri, an assasin droid. It is worth a read but not a standout in the Star Wars universe. "

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