"In some ways, Karrde is my vision of how Han might have ended up if he hadn't dropped into the Mos Eisley cantina that afternoon for a quiet drink. Both men have a code of honor, especially toward their friends, and both are willing to be part of a larger group, though Han admittedly dragged his feet a long time before getting to that place." -- TZ
Del Rey's Star Wars team will release a new excerpt on their Facebook page every Thursday leading up to the release of Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition on June 21st, 2011. Check out the first annotation at the related story link below.