Planet of Twilight

Planet of Twilight

Book - 1997
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Random House, Inc.
New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly returns to the Star Wars(r) universe to tell a breathtaking tale of a mysterious world where the battle between the New Republic and the Empire takes a shocking new twist....

Nam Chorios is a barren backwater world--once a dreaded prison colony, now home to a fanatic religious cult. It is here that Princess Leia has been taken captive by a ruthless and charismatic warlord bent on destroying the New Republic. Meanwhile, Luke lands on a mysterious planet in search of his lost love, Callista, only to discover the Force is his own worst enemy. But worst of all, as Han, Chewie, and Lando leave Coruscant on a desperate rescue mission, a strange life-form, unlike any the galaxy has ever seen, awakens...a life-form so malevolent it will destroy everything--both Empire and New Republic--on its path to domination.

Baker & Taylor
On a barren and remote planet, a ruthless warlord seeking to exploit its vast mineral wealth kidnaps Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker searches for his long-lost love Callista, and a long-dormant, sentient lifeform is awakening to threaten the entire galaxy

Baker
& Taylor

As Han Solo and Chewbacca search the barren, backwater world of Nam Chorios for Princess Leia, who has been taken captive by a ruthless warlord, a bizarre life form emerges that is bent on the destruction of the New Republic. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1997.
ISBN: 9780553095401
0553095404
9780553575170
0553575171
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 24 cm.

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Chinderixx
Jan 06, 2018

CALLISTA: "Please understand."
LUKE: "I understand."

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Jan 06, 2018

"I can take care of myself. Most ladies can." -Callista Ming

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Jan 06, 2018

C-3PO: "Good heavens, Artoo. I seem to have been given inaccurate data. According to my most recent information, Imperial Admiral Daala should be dead."
DAALA: "I am."

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Jan 06, 2018

"What I found, you know. Pettiness, old feuds, slavery to the base. And I thought, never again. Never again I'm I going to be anyone's pawn, because of the powers I was born with, the powers I don't even posses anymore." -Callista Ming

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Jan 06, 2018

LEIA: "If I don't watch myself I'm afraid I'll do something wrong."
CALLISTA: " I know, you've watched yourself like that all your life. What are you afraid you'll do?"
LEIA: "Hurt someone."

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"It's the destination that matters, not the road." -Luke Skywalker

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"The eyes are the most dangerous of the senses, because you'll believe them first." -Luke Skywalker

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Starpoem
Feb 23, 2017

This wasn't what I expected. The parts with Leia were exciting and interesting, but the rest of the book failed to interest me. I was disappointed that Callista was absent from most of the story, even though this is the book that is supposed to resolve her plot arc. This book was not as fun, creative, and well-written as Hambly's first Star Wars novel, Children of the Jedi.

Zenzelai Sep 09, 2016

Not a good selection for the Stars Wars Universe. Its slow and dialogue does not ring true to characters from movie. Waste of Luke's spotlight.

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Chinderixx
Jan 06, 2016

When I originally read this book a few years ago, I said that it was "a little slow and boring," but that it had "some interesting parts to it."
Rereading it now, some parts were slow and others were boring, (particularly any scenes with C-3PO and R2D2, and Han Solo and Lando), but I still do think that there were definitely parts were the story got interesting. Leia holds a meeting with an exiled senator on Nam Chorios and gets abducted and Luke goes to the same planet to look for his love interest, Callista. Han sets out with Lando to go look for Leia, and C-3PO and R2 have their own adventure going on by trying to return to their owners after getting separated.
I thought that Barbara Hambly was very good at describing setting as she was in Children of the Jedi, and she had scenes in this novel that were very easy to picture.
I really wish that Callista had more time in this book. Another library patron noted that even though this is her trilogy, she's not really even in it.
Anyways, like Children of the Jedi, there were parts of this novel there were a little confusing and unclear. There were also a few continuity errors, but they didn't distract from the overall story.
I thought that the main characters sometimes forgot their goals or missions, like Han and Lando who in the middle of this book seemed to forget that they were looking for Leia. But despite these issues, I liked the characters sarcastic comments, and funny moments. Other pros are that Planet of Twilight had considerably less bad words than Children of the Jedi, and Admiral Daala makes a cool cameo at the end.
On a side note, I thought that this novel's plot had some similarities to the Resident Evil 0 game with the Drochs, (being very similar to the leeches), the Death Seed plague, (that kind of reminded me of the T-virus), and Seti Ashgad and Dzym, (who seemed a lot like James Marcus and the Queen Leech).

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