Kingdom of Shadows

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Title: Kingdom of Shadows
Publisher: Anoat Press
Author(s): Cara J. Loup
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): 1996 - 1999
Medium: print
Language: English
External Links: Elusive Lover
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Kingdom of Shadows was a three volume Star Wars slash Han/Luke novel by Cara J. Loup. Published in Germany, they are in English.

Issue 1

Sanctuary is the first volume and was published in 1996 has 168 pages.

Summary from a distributor, Agent With Style: "...being trapped in the mines of Kessel with his best friend is bound to affect Han's perspective on many things. But once that happens, the change runs much deeper than he'd expected... "

Issue 2

Crucible is the second volume and was published in 1998 and is 198 pages.

Summary from a distributor, Agent With Style: : "..what if another Lord of the Sith had survived the Empire's fall? And what if Luke found his Force abilities blocked at a dangerous time? And what if, besides this, there are other problems to solve, and they are just as crucial for the life of a Jedi knight?"

Issue 3

Byss and Abyss is the third volume and was published in 1999 and is 196 pages.

Summary from a distributor, Agent With Style: "...abducted by an Imperial commando, Han is powerless against the procedures of indoctrination and reconditioning. A desperate rescue mission and the survival of the New Republic are threatened by new and powerful enemies -- until Luke confronts another facet of the Dark Side."

cover of volume 1
cover of volume 2
cover of volume 3

Reactions and Reviews

Incredible!! This epic, told in three novellas. This is a fabulous Han/Luke story. Frought with danger, love, angst, It's got everything, with a complex and intriguing plot. Again, these are hard to find, so keep a look out! [1]


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