New Release: ‘Free Fall’ by Alex Segura

August 4, 2020 at 5:48 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. You can read our full review here.

Learn more about the dashing hero from the new Star Wars films! Telling a story hinted at in The Rise of Skywalker….

It’s been a few years since Poe’s mother passed away, and Poe and his father, who was a pilot for the Rebellion, have had more and more trouble connecting. Not sure what he wants to do with his life, teenage Poe runs away from home to find adventure, and to figure out what kind of man he is meant to be.

Click here for the official product page.

Around the Web

July 31, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Fandom News

  • You’ve probably seen this elsewhere, but Karl Urban revealed his cameo in The Rise of Skywalker.
  • New Star Wars By the Numbers for doors opening and closing.

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Retro Reviews: ‘Lost Stars’ by Claudia Gray

July 28, 2020 at 8:34 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is the first Young Adult novel in the canon of Star Wars, which was a part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” line of books. It was released in September of 2015.

This is probably one of the most well defended Star Wars books in the canon. The people who love this book, truly LOVE it. I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve seen it not only on someone’s top 10 list, but almost always at the #1 spot. And I can totally see why someone would feel that way about it. But for me, it’s not that amazing.

This book really happens in two phases, the first half and the second half. The first half of the book really reads like a standard YA sci-fi novel. It’s got all the young adult tropes and cliches that happens to be set in the Star Wars Universe. The second half of the book really feels like a Star Wars book, albeit one that happens to be a YA romance. I’ll admit, I enjoyed the second half a lot more than I enjoyed the first half. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Lost Stars’ by Claudia Gray…

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July 24, 2020 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, IDW, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Comic News

  • IDW will be publishing Star Wars: The Mandalorian And The Child comic book later this year. Not many details yet other than the cover artist Peach Momoko.

Fandom News

  • Here’s the latest episode from The Star Wars Show Book Club highlighting The Mighty Chewbacca and the Forest of Fear.

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Audiobook Review: ‘Doctor Aphra’

July 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Doctor Aphra was released this week and I’ve finally finished listening to it. Click here to check out my review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Doctor Aphra’ by Sarah Kuhn

July 21, 2020 at 5:12 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The Doctor Aphra audiobook by Sarah Kuhn is out today from Random House.

Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader himself in this audiobook original—an expanded adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series, performed by a full cast.

Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again.

A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn’t found in a museum, but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited, and…saves her life?

Don’t get her wrong—it’s not like she’s ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And OK, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and HIS boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds.

But she’s back doing what she does best. She’s got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion.

Just kidding. She’s doomed.

Cast:
Emily Woo Zeller as Doctor Aphra
Jonathan Davis as Boba Fett
Sean Patrick Hopkins as Luke Skywalker
Sean Kenin as Triple-Zero
Nicole Lewis as Sana Starros
Carol Monda as Maz Kanata
Euan Morton as The Emperor
Catherine Taber as Leia Organa
Marc Thompson as Darth Vader

Click here to check out the official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

July 17, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Book News

Fandom News

  • For the cereal fans out there, General Mills is releases a cereal based on The Child aka Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian. The cereal will only be available at Sam’s Club and Walmart, though. It should be hitting Sam’s Club stores later this month and Walmart stores later next month.
  • This Week in Star Wars

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Retro Reviews: ‘Aftermath’ by Chuck Wendig

July 14, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Aftermath is the sixth novel in the canon, and was the first adult novel to explore the Post-Return of the Jedi era in the canon. It was written by Chuck Wendig and was released in September of 2015.

Aftermath is a very polarizing book. There are people who love it and people who hate it. Rightly so, as there is a lot to hate in this book, but also a lot to love. I personally had a lot of problems with this book, but overall really liked it and enjoyed it. If you want a different (and yet really informative opinion), I recommend you go back and read Skuldren’s review, which poignantly outlines a lot of the problems of the book. I’ll cover some problems here, but that review is much more in depth. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Aftermath’ by Chuck Wendig…

The Mandalorian Publishing Program

July 2, 2020 at 7:17 am | Posted in Books, DK, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Television, The Mandalorian | Leave a comment

StarWars.com revealed details on The Mandalorian publishing program which will kick off “this Fall” but it looks like the main books won’t hit till December.

  • The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) by Phil Szostak; cover by Doug Chiang (release date December 15, 2020)
  • The Mandalorian: Original Novel (adult novel, Del Rey) by Adam Christopher (release date December 1, 2020)
  • The Mandalorian: The Ultimate Visual Guide (DK) by Pablo Hidalgo
  • The Mandalorian: Allies & Enemies – Level Two Reader (DLP) by Brooke Vitale
  • The Mandalorian: 8×8 Storybook (title to be revealed later) by Brooke Vitale
  • The Mandalorian: Junior Novelization by Joe Schreiber
  • Marvel comics for The Mandalorian
  • IDW comics for The Mandalorian

On Facebook, Del Rey hinted that his is just the first novel coming down the pipeline, so if all goes well, we’ll see more.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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June 26, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • IGN has an excerpt from the delayed High Republic novel by Charles Soule called Light of the Jedi.
  • Alexander Freed did an interview with StarWars.com for his latest book Shadow Fall which came out this week.
  • Author J.W. Rinzler will be doing a Star Wars webinar on July 1st so if you have any Star Wars questions, send them his way.

Convention & Event News

  • The Star Wars Celebration refund and exchange program is up now.

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