Series Review: Star Wars: The Bounty Hunter Wars by K W Jeter

I'm not a great fan of TV and film tie-in books, so I don't have many reviews of them. However, I've liked some of K W Jeter's other books, so I thought I'd give these a go. In the past I've read the Brian Daley Han Solo books, and more recently the Timothy Zahn written 'Thrawn' triology which were the first George Lucas-approved tie in books. This early Zahn triplet (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and Last Command) were the best tie-in books I've read, although the other sequels by different authors soon dropped to the quality I'm used to in tie-in books, that quality level being the reason I don't read them.

I'll generally read books by authors in their own universes, they tend to be better without having lots of constrictions, like not being able to kill certain characters because they need them in the later books. However, K W Jeter seems to have an odd outlook on life, and I was interested to see what he'd do in the Star Wars universe with the bounty hunters, who are pretty much a blank slate to play with. Here are my reviews of the three books:

Books in the series:

Book 1: The Mandalorian Armor (that's 'Armour' for us Brits.)
Book 2: Slave Ship
Book 3: Hard Merchandise

Paul Silver, 2004