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Honor Among Thieves, also known as Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves, is a novel written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under the pseudonym James S. A. Corey, and was planned to be the second installment of the Empire and Rebellion series.[3] The story takes place before the events in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[1] It was released on March 4, 2014.[2] The novel also includes the short story "Silver and Scarlet" that was also written by James S. A. Corey.[4] Honor Among Thieves was the final novel entry in the continuity that was rebranded as "Star Wars Legends" after the Disney re-boot. The paperback edition was released on February 24, 2015.

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When the Empire threatens the galaxy's new hope, will Han, Luke, and Leia become its last chance?

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When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.

But when Han locates the brash rebel agent, Scarlet Hark, she's determined to stay behind enemy lines. A pirate plans to sell a cache of stolen secrets that the Empire would destroy entire worlds to protect—including the planet where Leia is currently meeting with rebel sympathizers. Scarlet wants to track down the thief and steal the bounty herself, and Han has no choice but to go along if he's to keep everyone involved from getting themselves killed. From teeming city streets to a lethal jungle to a trap-filled alien temple, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and their daring new comrade confront one ambush, double cross, and firestorm after another as they try to keep crucial intel out of Imperial hands.

But even with the crack support of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing squadron, the Alliance heroes may be hopelessly outgunned in their final battle for the highest of stakes: the power to liberate the galaxy from tyranny or ensure the Empire’s reign of darkness forever.


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