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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 22 years and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Pursuit
BOOK STORY
Elizabeth Hand
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Novel (2004)
e-Book (2012, 2014)

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Reviews:
1 review [Average review score: 2 / 5]

Synopsis:
THE XAGOBAH CITADEL
Young Boba Fett is quickly making a name for himself as one of the most capable bounty hunters in the galaxy. Having survived an encounter with the deadly General Grievous, there's one bounty he wants more than any other: Mace Windu, the Jedi who killed his father.
When fate and Anakin Skywalker bring Boba Fett to Coruscant, Boba plunges into the city-planet's underworld and arms himself for the greatest confrontation in his young life.
It's bounty hunter vs. Jedi Master as Boba Fett seizes his one and only chance at vengeance.


Chronology:
This story occurs 31 months after the Battle of Geonosis, approximately 19 and a half years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Reviews:
Review by Bones, UK, 2010:

"This final volume of the Boba Fett series provides an insubstantial and unsatisfying conclusion to what has been a mediocre and inconsistent set of young reader's books.
"This story sees Boba finally pursuing his vendetta against Mace Windu, the man responsible to cutting his father's head off. As with the previous books written by Elizabeth Hand, there are many things that just irritate, despite this being a children's book. Again, we suffer the "Xamsters", as well as mention of Boba Fett's inappropriate cloaking device, and again the characterisation of Boba himself is jarring, with the bounty hunter constantly making immature comments to himself rather than displaying some of the measured professionalism that surely would have begun to reveal itself in one who has been working as a bounty hunter for nearly three years, in spite of Boba's meagre years. This is particularly annoying during a scene in which Boba attempts to be stealthy, and yet continues to talk to himself - surely he should have an internal monologue instead. There are many other examples of poor characterisation: utility droids who make small talk with one another; Mace Windu being overwhelmed by a boy (albeit an experienced one); Anakin Skywalker being taken out...by a rock.
"In defence of the book, there were several cameos that were quite entertaining, such as Elan Sleazebaggano and the Space Slug, but they were only small glimmers in an otherwise unedifying read. The series overall is fairly bland with some serious plausibility issues that will put off fans of the Expanded Universe and whilst children will probably ignore such flaws, the best children's novels are those that can be enjoyed by adults and young readers equally, which sadly is a definition that does not encompass this series."

Rating: 2 / 5

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