Tales from Jabba's Palace (Star Wars) (Book 2) by Kevin J. Anderson

By Kevin J. Anderson

Within the dusty warmth of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in 100 worlds, grasp of an enormous crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for leisure (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt may need made an excellent shaggy dog story -- if he were not so harmful. A solid of squaddies, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and enjoyment seekers have come to his palace, and each customer to Jabba's grand dwelling house has a narrative. a few of them may also stay to inform it. . . .Featuring unique tales by means of: Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, John Gregory Betancourt, Mark Budz and Marina Fitch, A.C. Crispin, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, George Alec Effinger, Kenneth C. Flint, Esther Friesner, Barbara Hambly, Daryl F. Mallett, J.D. Montgomery, Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens, Jennifer Roberson, Kathy Tyers, Deborah Wheeler, Dave Wolverton, William F. Wu, Timothy Zahn. 

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He patted his rounded paunch. ” He opened the cage door and ducked inside, clattering it shut behind him. Gonar gripped the bars and stared, but the young man would never dream of following Malakili into the monster’s den while the rancor remained awake. With the disturbance of its new visitor, the rancor rose to its feet and rumbled a low, liquid growl—but Malakili paid no attention. The rancor continued to look at him with cold and glittering eyes that showed an icy intelligence. But the monster had grown to tolerate Malakili’s presence.

Jabba wants to get the shells of those combat arachnids,” Gonar said, nodding like a marionette. His nose was turned up and flat, like a Gamorrean’s, and his hair hung in greasy reddish curls as if he styled it with fresh blood. Dazed, Malakili held a hand to his paunch, about to be sick. ” “The carapaces,” Gonar said. “Very hard and jewellike. Combat arachnids are raised for their chitin as well as their fighting abilities. ” Finally, after the rancor had slumped into unconsciousness, the sleeping gas was pumped out and the large access doors raised up, their bottoms jagged like teeth, as Jabba’s crew of Gamorrean guards stumped in to haul away the broken remains of the arachnids.

The Twi’lek rubbed his clawed hands together. “It is our master’s birthday tomorrow. He has been away on business, having recently purchased a cantina in Mos Eisley. But he will be back tomorrow, and we want to surprise him. ” Malakili said. His words came out as displeased grunts. He was not accustomed to extended conversations. ” “Yes,” Bib Fortuna said, flashing a mouthful of needle-sharp teeth. “You spent seven seasons with the Circus Horrificus, training their specimens without being eaten.

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