First New Star Wars Book of 2013?

January 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment

We don’t know what it’s called. We don’t know who will be in it. We don’t know what era it is, what it is about, or if it is even a hardcover or a paperback. BUT we know it’s Star Wars, and that’s what counts, right?

According to Frank Parisi at Del Rey:

“Lucasfilm just approved the cover art for a soon-to-be announced STAR WARS novel.”

Jedi News followed up with Del Rey editor Erich Schoeneweiss for the following update:

“It’s a new book we haven’t spoken of publicly yet. All I can say. Wish I could tell you more. We’re excited about it.”

TheForce.Net also spoke with Erich:

“…we’re going to reveal a book you had no idea existed.”

And Star Wars Books also posted the following on their Facebook page:

“This is a new book we haven’t spoken of publicly yet and will most likely be announcing in the coming weeks. I mention this because I encourage you to follow us on Twitter as well at @DelReyStarWars.”

So we’re just a couple weeks away from hopefully learning about this mysterious new Star Wars book. Don’t worry, we won’t get your hopes up by mentioning names like James Luceno or that rumored possibility of a Matthew Stover Republic Commando book. Err…well, seriously, keep your hopes low, and get ready to smile big once the news hits the fan.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot. Still hoping for an Ewok book.

Making a Cover: ‘Defenders of the Lost Temple’

January 10, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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Comic cover artist Mike Hawthorne posted some images illustrating his creation process for the cover of The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Lost Temple that’s worth checking out.

Defenders of the Lost Temple will be out on March 13.

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Book Review: ‘The Wise Man’s Fear’

January 10, 2013 at 9:26 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Reviews | 2 Comments
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In the wake of the holidays, many readers may have found themselves with gift cards and may be puzzling themselves on what books to purchase. My suggestion: The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. The first book in the series is good, but the real joy is book two, The Wise Man’s Fear. Click here to read our completely spoiler free review.

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Brian Wood on the Star Wars Blog

January 10, 2013 at 7:32 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | Leave a comment

The StarWars.com Blog featured a post by comic writer Brian Wood talking about his new series. It’s worth checking out.

This is a series heavy on space battles and snubfighter dogfights. A series that gets into the emotional states of our post-Tatooine, post-Alderaan, post-Yavin characters who have lost so much yet press on in their fight for freedom. Leia, especially, a very young woman with the burden of responsibility as the figurehead of the Rebellion, finds a lot of catharsis behind the stick of an X-wing.

Click here to read the full post.

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New Blurb for Paul S. Kemp’s ‘The Godborn’

January 10, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy | 1 Comment
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Author Paul S. Kemp posted a new blurb for his upcoming Forgotten Realms novel The Godborn. The Godborn will be book two in The Sundering series which includes authors like Troy Denning and R.A. Salvatore. If you’re thinking of broadening your reading, this would be a great series to check out.

The shadow legacy of Erevis Cale lives on even as his old foe Mephistopheles seeks to stamp it out at any cost. Cale’s son Vasen—unmoored in time by the god Mask—has thus far been shielded from the archdevil’s dark schemes, alone among the servants of the Lord of Light who have raised him since birth.

Living in a remote abbey nestled among the Thunder Peaks of Sembia, Vasen is haunted by dreams of his father, trapped in the frozen hell of Cania. He knows the day will come when he must assume his role in the divine drama unfolding across Faerûn. But Vasen knows not what that role should be . . . or whether he is ready to take it on. He only knows what his father tells him in dreams—that he must not fail.

Enter Drasek Riven, a former compatriot of Erevis Cale, now near divine and haunted by dreams of his own—he too knows the time to act is near. Shar, the great goddess of darkness, looks to cast her shadow on the world forever. Riven has glimpsed the cycle of night she hopes to complete, and he knows she must be stopped.

At the crossroads of divine intrigue and mortal destiny, unlikely heroes unite to thwart the powers of shadow and hell, and the sundering of worlds is set on its course.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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