Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon has ratings and 24 reviews. Adam said: L. Neil Smith isn’t a bad writer, and these stories aren’t bad, bu. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon is the second novel in L. Neil Smith’s Lando. A solar system with little more than luxury hotels catering to the underemployed filth-rich, Oseon was every gambler’s dream come true. And so it was for Lando.

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That it’s over, and I’ve only wasted my time reading it twice in my life. Big Bird also blows a chick’s head clean off later on.

Raising rates, lowering resale prices, even arranging the harassment and death iseon Bohhuah Mutdah, and his subsequent replacement, was part of Gepta’s scheme. After the sale of the crystals and with a decent stake, Lando decided to attempt the honest occupation of freelance freighter captain. One gets the feeling he just wants to get this one over with, which is wnd disappointing considering how much better the first half of the book is than most of the first book, especially in tone.

And this is a relatively young Lando, he just recently aqquired the Millennium Falcon, if I understood things correctly, and has a flamewindd old,nearly human like droid, not human looking he has human like emotions, named Viffi Raa. Strip away the names and it’s just a fast paced sci-fi travelogue. He sees himself on a path to galactic domination, but stops to crush Lando under his bootheel after he foils his plot in the first book.

Definitely better than the first but still not a good book. Retrieved from ” http: May 15, Thomas rated it did not like it Shelves: Paperback Books in English Neil Gaiman.

Nah, this wasn’t very good flamewjnd. There’s no Force, no rebel alliance, nothing to remind us that this is the Star Wars universe. But while we nominally start off with Lando doing his actual thing gambling and he occasionally returns to the sabacc table throughout the adventures, the central narrative pf totally foreign to Lando.


Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon

Given the number of roles Vuffi Raa plays, it’s not surprising how few other characters of note populate these novels. Lando Calrissian and his tentacled droid Vuffi Raa are off to gamble in the Oseon asteroid belt. The overall arc of the series is driven by Lando’s nemesis, Rokur Gepta. About any raised eyebrows at 4 stars rating oeson.

Sign In Don’t have an account? Vuffi Raa discovered a second explosive device on the ship shortly after touchdown, alertly defusing it, averting disaster. A solar system with little more than luxury hotels catering to the underemployed filthy-rich, the Oseon was every gambler’s dream come true.

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Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon by L. Neil Smith

Return of the Jedi The radiation that accompanied Flamewind was a detriment to navigation and life support systems. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka. Retrieved from ” https: Requiring the service of an independent pilotLob Doluff offered Lando Calrissian a deal as an alternative to execution.

This second book starts off rather promising: Lando CalrissianVuffi Raa. So, while on Dilonexa XXIII after a failed delivery, he jumped at the chance when he received an invitation from Lob DoluffAdministrator Senior of the Oseon systemto play sabacc in the credit rich asteroid belt. The plot was simpler than the last one, but when we found out who was “behind it all” I lost any kind of respect I might have had for the bad guy.

Unfortunately, the fighters discovered the crevasse in their search for the starship. Return to Book Page. Eventually, with everyone trying to kill him, Lando accidentally kills a bad guy in self defense, then he is thrown in jail. Neil SmithPaperback. In the movies, Han has Chewie, and you get the impression they are sort of independent operators.


Revenge of the Sith The villain, held over from the previous novel is uninspiring, not to mention his vendetta with Lando seems thin; for a being that is suposedly superior to humans, his grudge holding is of element Once again L. The Oseon was a solar system of luxury hotels catering to the underemployed filthy rich — every gambler’s dream come true.

The central story device is neat enough, and leaves a nice opening to tie in to later ancient aliens like the Celestials and Rakatans, but Smith doesn’t seem to know how to handle it. Not in a negative waybut in a way that you would call a friend.

As long as Vuffi Raa is in it, of course. The only difference is there’s no flameeind in the first book, but I won’t get into that. There are hints that Smith understands the character of Lando as he’s presented in the movies, but then he has him be mostly passive about the events and let outside influences move him forward.

The poor man is learning the irritating nuances of business and having money when a man named Lob Doluss of the Oseon System sends Lando a message asking him to visit. Remnant Force Heretic II: After saying that though the novel wasn’t bad in itself, but neither was it very good.