The Perfect Weapon (Star Wars) (Short Story)
Star Wars - Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Delilah S Dawson
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Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this exclusive ebook short story set shortly before the events of the film, featuring a quick-witted mercenary who takes big risks for bigger rewards—and now faces the challenge that will take her to the edge.
There are plenty of mercenaries, spies, and guns for hire in the galaxy. But probably none as dangerous and determined as Bazine Netal. A master of disguise—and lethal with a blade, a blaster, or bare handed—she learned from the best. Now it’s her turn to be the teacher—even if schooling an eager but inexperienced recruit in the tricks of her trade is the last thing she wants to do. But it’s the only way to score the ship she needs to pull off her latest job.
An anonymous client has hired Bazine to track down an ex-stormtrooper and recover the mysterious package he’s safeguarding. Payment for the mission promises to be astronomical, but the obstacles facing Bazine will prove to be formidable. And though her eager new sidekick has cyber skills crucial to the mission, only Bazine’s razor-sharp talents will mean the difference between success or failure—and life or death.
Bazine is the new Boba Fett
Stories like this are why I love Star Wars literature. It fleshes out an intriguing minor character from the Force Awakens in a way that not only makes you excited to see the film, but makes you eager to read more about this character for years to come. The Perfect Weapon delivers. It succeeds in adding intrigue, suspense, and excitement to the minds of the Star Wars fans hungry for more to chew on.
In many ways, I feel like the Perfect Weapon sets up Bazine to be the Boba Fett of the sequel trilogy. Only time will tell. But as of reading this substantial short story, I’m aboard the hype train for my new favorite female bounty hunter in the galaxy.
The Perfect Short Story
I delightful read with great new characters added to the Star Wars Saga. It was a fun, short read and I recommend it for any Star Wars fan. Only downside is that it doesn't give us much about The Force Awakens
Decent EU short story but nothing special.
This short story by Delilah S. Johnson features a brand new character in Bazine Netal, a cunning spy who is sent on a dangerous mission. Bazine herself is a little too brash and uncouth for my tastes, having little depth to her personality besides “I’m a spy” and "I don’t make friends.” This would be a satisfying introduction to her character if we are allowed to get to know her better in future EU stories or even The Force Awakens. At eleven chapters with little payoff, I’d say pass on this one unless you are really interested in this character.
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- Category: Science Fiction
- Published: Nov 24, 2015
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 57 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Star Wars