Star Wars Missions #2
Escape From Thyferra
by Ryder Windham
Published by Scholastic
Adrick's Rating: 1.8 out of 4
The Rebel forces have found an Imperial conspiracy involving contaminated bacta, a deadly substance that can poison entire planets. In order to stop the Empire, the Rebels travel to Thyferra…where they are trapped by a squadron of stormtroopers! Your mission: to escape from Thyferra…before it’s too late.
May the Force be with you.
This is a fun little adventure set immediately after A New Hope. Windham does a decent if not complex job of writing the main characters of the original trilogy in the brief story sections that bookend the game in this book. I particularly liked the Emperor’s brief appearance, and his reaction to the Death Star’s destruction. This book also provides a little more information on the contaminated Death Star bacta, which is an interesting mystery. There’s also a nice gag involving two Rodian thugs and a vat of concentrated bacta.
This is nitpicky, but I find it a little unlikely that the Millennium Falcon could transport a Y-Wing the way it does in this book—attached to its underside. Why couldn’t one of the characters just fly it to Thyferra?
Unidentifiable sabacc player #1.