Book Review: ‘Thrawn’ by Timothy Zahn

April 25, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Thrawn by Timothy Zahn marks the character’s triumphant return. But this book also packs some surprises. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 21, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

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

Book News

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New Release: ‘Thrawn’ by Timothy Zahn

April 11, 2017 at 12:08 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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The wait is over. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook versions. There are also several different versions of the hardcover including the normal cover (as pictured left), there is the Barnes & Noble edition (which has a black cover), and there’s an edition exclusive to Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. You can find out more about the different versions here. Note that the content is the same for all three, except the B&N version has a pull out poster, and the Celebration edition has printed end pages with images of the Chimera and includes a special collectible Thrawn pin.

In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising,The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

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Book Review: ‘Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide’

April 11, 2017 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, DK, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide combines a lot of various elements all into one book. It’s part character guide, part location guide and even part cross-sections book. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Book Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Heresy’ by Christie Golden

April 11, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Sci-Fi, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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Assassin’s Creed: Heresy by Christie Golden is an interesting take on the franchise that strikes a bold new path with the viewpoint of the Templars. Click here to read our full review.

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‘Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View’ Revealed

April 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey revealed the details for their upcoming Star Wars anthology which is entitled From A Certain Point of View and will feature 40 stories by 40 authors! The book not only celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars but it’s also supporting the First Book nonprofit organization. The book will be out this October and will include the following authors (more to be announced)…

  • Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston and Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta

You can check out StarWars.com for the full announcement.

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New Star Wars Anthology?

April 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Today Del Rey dropped a tease on Twitter with a photo of a folder named Operation Blue Milk and a hashtag that was followed up by a slew of authors, both Star Wars alumni and new names to the franchise. Following the tweets, it looks like we’ll be getting the long awaited Star Wars anthology book. We’ll know for sure sometime Friday when they drop the details. For now, enjoy the tweets.

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New Release and Review: ‘Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia’

April 4, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, DK, News, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia by Tricia Barr, Adam Bray and Cole Horton raises the bar on Star Wars reference books by creating something new, fun and extremely useful. Click here to read our full review.

Available in hardcover from any of your favorite retailers, you can check out the official product page for purchase links and preview pages.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

April Fool’s: New Bor Gullet Novel Announced

April 1, 2017 at 7:57 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey has just revealed the cover and title for the next Rogue One tie-in novel: Bor Gullet Strikes Back! The book will be written by New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller with a 2017 Fall release. The full synopsis will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration, but they have released a short description to give fans an idea of what to expect.

After narrowly escaping the Death Star’s attack on Jedha City, Saw Gerrera’s chief enforcer, Bor Gullet, has taken on the mantle of leading the survivors of Saw’s rebel cell. Backed by ferocious warriors like Moroff the merciless, the terrifying Edrio Two Tubes and the wicked Weeteef, they’re ready to strike back at the Empire to avenge the deaths of their brethren. But what they don’t realize is that the Empire is already on the hunt and they’ve enlisted the help of Inferno Squadron.

As revealed in the description from StarWars.com, this will be a direct follow-up novel to Christie Golden’s Inferno Squadron, which will be following the Imperial’s side of things. This also marks the first duology of the new canon which they’re calling Rogue Cells. With Bor Gullet Gullet hype being at an all time high right now, this announcement makes a lot of sense and is a perfect fit in the timeline.

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Around the Web

March 31, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars News, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt came out this week in paperback and includes the short story “Blade Squadron: Kuat.”
  • Jason Fry has posted his author’s notes for The Secret Academy Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Troy Denning has a new HALO novel slated for later this year called HALO: Retribution. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Details are scarce at the moment though Troy had hinted earlier this year that he was working on a tie-in book.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

In Celebration news, Mark Hamill and Denis Lawson have been announced, and there’s a look at the Star Wars merchandise. Del Rey has also updated their con schedule. The full list of events and panels can be found here, and Jedi News has a nice roundup of the Podcast Stage. Continue Reading Around the Web…

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