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February 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Marvel, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has an interview with Chuck Wendig covering his latest novel Aftermath: Empire’s End.
  • E. K. Johnston‘s Ahsoka novel will be getting a paperback release on October 3, 2017. No details on the dimensions but it will be 400 pages.
  • New details are also now available on Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero by Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, Tom Palmer and Laura Martin.

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero

On Sale Date: May 30, 2017
Details: $10.99, Hardcover, Ages 6 to 8, Disney Lucasfilm Press, 48 pages

Blast into hyperspace and relive Luke Skywalker’s exciting adventure as he goes from being a farm boy on the dusty desert planet of Tatooine to the rebel pilot and hero who destroys the Empire’s most powerful weapon–the Death Star!

Star Wars: The Rise of a Hero reunites legendary Star Wars comic book creators Louise Simonsson, Walter Simonsson, and Tom Palmer, along with Laura Martin, they deliver an all-new, action-packed retelling of A New Hope just in time to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of that landmark science fantasy epic.

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New Release: ‘Empire’s End’ by Chuck Wendig

February 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats and marks the end of the Aftermath Trilogy.

EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING.

As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku.

The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy.

For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal—and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia’s urgent request, is leading the hunt. But more than just loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra forward: Her husband was turned into a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she wants vengeance as much as justice.

But Sloane, too, is on a furious quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. As the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating attack, Rax has led the Empire to its defining moment. The cunning strategist has gathered the powerful remnants of the Empire’s war machine, preparing to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s final plan. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the heart of an apocalyptic clash that will leave land and sky alike scorched. And the future of the galaxy will finally be decided.

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Book Review: ‘Rogue One’ by Alexander Freed

February 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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While it took me a while to catch up, the Rogue One novelization by Alexander Freed was certainly worth my time. Freed adds in a lot of extra content to every page making this one a great book to check out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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February 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Conventions, Events, Fantasy, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Books, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • StarWars.com has released a new except for Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig which will be out February 21st and will concluded the Aftermath trilogy.
  • Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page teased a picture that seems to indicate the new Thrawn novel will have blue page edging. Pretty cool.

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February 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Comic Book News

  • Marvel’s next Star Wars crossover will be The Screaming Citadel. The five issue mini-series will put Luke Skywalker and Doctor Aphra together with Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen handling the writing. The series will kick off in May with a one shot and will alternate between series just like Vader Down. StarWars.com has more details and an interview with the writers.

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New Release: ‘Bloodline’ Paperback

January 31, 2017 at 5:29 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Bloodline by Claudia Gray is out today in paperback and now includes the short story “Scorched” by Delilah S. Dawson.

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January 27, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, scifi/fantasy, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

Book News

  • StarWars.com dished out some info on the upcoming Rogue One novels. First up, Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (416 page hardcover, May 2, 2017).

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

 Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.

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‘Thrawn’ Synopsis

January 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Penguin Random House has released the synopsis for Timothy’s upcoming novel Thrawn.

New Release: ‘A Conversation in Blood’ by Paul S. Kemp

January 24, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Fantasy, Random House, Reviews, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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A Conversation in Blood by Paul S. Kemp is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. This is the third book in the Tales of Egil and Nix series, but it’s also a good jumping in point for new readers. Click here to read our full review.

Nix is a nimble thief with just enough knowledge of magic to get into serious trouble. Egil is the only priest of a discredited god. Together, they seek riches and renown, but somehow it is always misadventure and mayhem that find them—even in the dive bar they call home. And their luck has yet to change.

All Nix wants to do is cheer Egil up after a bout of heartbreak. And, of course, strike it so rich that they need never worry about their combined bar bill. But when the light-fingered scoundrel plunders a tomb and snatches mysterious golden plates covered in runes, the treasure brings terrifying trouble. Pursued by an abomination full of ravenous hunger and unquenchable wrath, Egil and Nix find all they hold dear—including their beloved tavern—in dire peril. To say nothing of the world itself.

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January 20, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Art News

  • Dave Dorman might not be heading to Star Wars Celebration Orlando, but he’s been pouring out some awesome Star Wars artwork lately. Check it out.

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