Original title: Star Wars: Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka.
Title of this edition: Star Wars: Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka.
Author: L. Neil Smith.
Gender: Fantasy / Science Fiction.
Saga: Star Wars: The Lando Calrissian adventures.
Edition year: 1, 1996.
Synopsis [Warning: Spoiler]: This is the 3rd book in the Lando Calrissian series. Continues the story told in Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu, and in Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oscon. In this story, Lando and Vuffi Raa, decide to help a race of aliens that live in the intergalactic vacuum (like a manta ray). The alien race is being besieged from the evil Rokur Gepta, the Sorcerer of Tund and Lando’s mortal enemy, and the Renatasians, who seek revenge from Vuffi Raa.
Lando manages to clear his path through the block playing sabacc and disguised as a merchant. Once with the aliens, Lando teaches them sabacc and manages to fight back the Renatasians until a race of robot-ships (which created Vuffi Raa) appears to stop the war. While the robot ships appear, Lando is duelling with Rokur Gepta. This last one is killed with the help of Vuffi Raa.
Personal Review: To be honest… By mistake I read first the third book of the series. Maybe that’s where my problem comes from… for me there is too many unusual names in the book and it gets confused as you read. But despite of that, the story is not very good. It is interesting when the Millennium Falcon first appear, but the rest is just Lando thinking aboard the Millennium Falcon. My impression is that the story lacks of other charismatic characters a part from Lando. I mean, a hero is as good as bad are they enemies (that’s why everything with Darth Vader is so good).