Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Mandalorian Armor Review

Mandalorian Armor (Bounty Hunter Wars #1)
by K. W. Jeter

Review By: Neil Richard

Rating: 3 out of 5

Boba Fett yet again survives certain doom. When we last saw the best of the galaxy, he was being sucked into the Sarlacc’s gullet. This story shows how he survived and how he got there.

While Boba Fett is a great survivor, few people know how well he does at planning for the worst. In flashes back to the past (back when he joined the Bounty Hunter’s Guild) and in scenes from the present (just after he gets dumped into the Sarlacc Pit), the reader sees how strong he is and how far in advance he plans. And how honorable he truly is.

And while the main story is about Boba Fett, there are also some other main characters that develop nicely. Primarily Bossk, the Trandoshan bounty hunter (he’s the one with scales and claws) and the human bounty hunter, Dengar (he’s the guy in bandages). While Bossk is Fett’s sworn enemy, Dengar is a bit of a fence-sitter. Bossk has some serious anger issues and wants nothing more than to take them out on Fett. Dengar though, is a bit of a different story. He appears to have just as much honor as Fett, but yet still wants to preserve his hide and sells information about his survival.

Fett survives the Sarlacc. Dengar saves Fett. Add an unknown female character, a pissed-off reptoid bounty hunter and stir. Flavor with a hint of the Emperor, Darth Vader, and Prince Xizor. Bake for a few hours and presto, a glimpse of Fett’s life.

Available in Word and PDF.

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