A Forest Apart


A Forest Apart –  8 Years ANH

BNH=Before ‘a New Hope’     ANH=After ‘A New Hope’

A Forest Apart
Writer:Troy Denning
Cover Artist:Steven D. Anderson
Publish Date:February 11, 2003
Publisher:Del Rey
At first glance, Coruscant and Kashyyyk couldn’t be more different: one is a metropolis-covered world of technology while the other is the verdant Wookiee homeworld enveloped by immense rain forests. But the two share a dangerous similarity: the further into the shadows one descends, the greater the danger.

That’s what Lumpawarrump, Chewbacca’s son, discovers in A Forest Apart. The young Wookiee has grown up hearing tales of his father’s heroics, but he hasn’t heard them from Chewbacca. Chewie’s life debt to Han Solo keeps him constantly on the move and away from home. Without the steadying influence of his father, Lumpy is running wild. His mother, Mallotobuck, decides that a visit to Coruscant is in order. It’s the perfect opportunity for father and son to bond again — and for Lumpy to learn that, even for a great hero like Chewbacca, there is more to life than adventure.

But when Lumpy interrupts a burglar in the Solos’ apartment, adventure is all he can think about. Eager to make his father proud, Lumpy disobeys his parents and pursues the escaping criminal into Coruscant’s dangerous underlevels . . . only to stumble upon a secret as shocking as it is deadly.


This Story Collected In …

Tatooine Ghost
Writer:Troy Denning
Cover Artist:Steven D. Anderson
Publish Date:December 30, 2003
Publisher:Del Rey
The deaths of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by no means spelled the end of the Empire. In the aftermath, the New Republic has faced a constant struggle to survive. Now a new threat looms: a masterpiece of Alderaanian art?lost after the planet?s destruction?has resurfaced on the black market. It conceals a vital secret?the code used to communicate with New Republic agents undercover within the Empire. Discovery by Imperial forces would spell disaster. The only option is recovery?and Han, Leia, Chewbacca, and C-3PO have been dispatched to Tatooine to infiltrate the auction.

When a dispute at the auction erupts into violence, the painting vanishes in the chaos. Han and Leia are thrust into a desperate race to reclaim it. As they battle against marauding TIE fighters, encroaching stormtroopers, and Tatooine?s savage Tusken Raiders, Leia?s emotional struggle over the specter of her infamous father culminates in the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past. And as long-buried secrets at last emerge, she faces a moment of reckoning that will forever alter her destiny … and that of the New Republic.

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