Science Fiction
 

Star Wars: Boba Fett: Crossfire

Author: Terry Bisson

Published By:
Scholastic Inc.


Reviewed by Melissa Minners

 

            So, after reading The Fight to Survive, I was intrigued.  What else happened to young Boba Fett that turned him into the bounty hunter we know and love today?  I simply had to know and so I bought the rest of the Boba Fett book series.  Next stop - Star Wars: Boba Fett: Crossfire.

            When we last left Boba Fett, he had just buried his father Jango and, retrieving his belongings from Kamino which included a black book with Jango’s final messages to Boba, set out to find Count Dooku.  According to Jango, Count Dooku would be able to help Boba Fett find Jango’s money and set him on a path toward wealth and self-sufficiency.  Unfortunately, Boba was tricked by Aurra Sing, another bounty hunter.  He was taken to Count Dooku’s hideout on Raxus Prime, but Sing took Boba’s ship, Slave I, as payment for delivery.

            Stranded on Raxus Prime, Boba tries to make the best of things, believing that Count Dooku will make good on his word.  However, Count Dooku seems more interested in finding out how Boba Fett knows that he is Darth Tyranus.  He also seems a bit preoccupied with a project being conducted on Raxus Prime - a secret dig.  Curious, Boba Fett sets out to discover what is so important about this project.  When Dooku discovers that Boba has been sneaking around, will he back out on his arrangement with Jango Fett or will the Jedi put an end to the deal themselves.

            It was interesting to learn about events that help to shape the bounty hunter we know today, such as the discovery of a friend while aboard a Republic battle cruiser.  However, I did find some things to be a little far-fetched, like the spacewalk that Boba and his friend take.  Wouldn’t someone notice an airlock being opened on a battle cruiser and, especially during a time of war, do a little inspection to discover the cause?

             Star Wars: Boba Fett: Crossfire is a great adventure novel for some of the younger Star Wars fans out there.  It fills in the gaps in Boba Fett’s storyline for us adult fans, but there is no denying that this book was written with kids in mind.  That being said, I still want to learn more about Boba Fett’s past and so I will continue reading this six-book series to its conclusion.

 


To read more about novels featuring Boba Fett, check out these articles:

Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Boba Fett: The Fight to Survive

Star Wars: The Han Solo Trilogy

Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Revelation

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Invincible
 

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