The question is quite simple: Are there any novels that portray the life of Cadet Han Solo? The Han Solo Trilogy tells us about how he completed the admission process. We then hear about how he met Chewbacca a few short paragraphs later, and that's it.

Do we have any info of his life of service to the Empire?

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    possible duplicate of How did Han Solo meet Chewbacca?
    – calccrypto
    Sep 5, 2015 at 23:49
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    I've seen that post, unfortunately none of the books listed on the thread answer my question. I'm asking about his military service, his life as a cadet, his interaction with his superiors, you name it. Yes, how he met Chewie is a part of that, but that's not the answer I'm seeking.
    – VerpinZal
    Sep 5, 2015 at 23:53
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    I'm NOT asking about Chewbacca, I'm NOT asking about Han Solo Trilogy or Adventures. I'm NOT asking about life debts, I'm NOT asking about Han's hatred toward slavery. I'm just asking about how Cadet Solo lived his life during that particular time. The answer to my question is a simple "yes" or "no". I don't think it's that hard? I'll wait, retaining my patience, until someone comes along and actually reads my question, and provides me with an answer. Until then.
    – VerpinZal
    Sep 6, 2015 at 2:08
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    Close-voters: have you not read the clarifications by the OP? He/she is not asking about Han's and Chewie's relationship or how they met, but about Han's military service to the Empire! How that other question can be considered a duplicate is beyond me.
    – Andres F.
    Sep 6, 2015 at 20:36
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    Actually, yes or no is a perfect fit for SE. If you don't think so, ask on Meta. Sep 7, 2015 at 17:50

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Han Solo and the Corporate Sector Source Book gives a little bit of extra information such as hinting at how Han got his Corellian Bloodstripe during his time as an Imperial.

But outside of that, no, there are no other books detailing his time serving the Empire.

  • Thanks for your answer. Although the mad Corellian tells nobody about how the Corellian government gave him his bloodstripes, I'd like to hear that story too, maybe in the future.
    – VerpinZal
    Sep 8, 2015 at 22:07
  • Some parts of it were in "The Hutt Gambit" (second book in A.C. Crispin's Han Solo trilogy); not too much though (it concentrates on Han's saving of Chewie)

Aside from that, no more details in canon. (... yet. Disney canon is still being built up)

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