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March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…

About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.

And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.

I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.

  • In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
  • Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.

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Around the Web

March 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • USA Today has an excerpt from Timothy Zahn‘s upcoming novel Thrawn.
  • You can read Delilah S. Dawson‘s short story Scorched online for free on StarWars.com. It’s a tie-in to Star Wars: Bloodline.
  • Dey Rey revealed what stories will be in the 2017 sampler.

  • Edelweiss now has an entry for the Star Wars Stormtroopers guide which we knew Adam Bray was working on, but now we also know that Ryder Windham is involved.

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Book Review: ‘Empire’s End’ by Chuck Wendig

February 28, 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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Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig wraps up the Aftermath trilogy with a whole lot to enjoy. It all comes down to what happens to the Empire after Return of the Jedi, and the battle of Jakku. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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.

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.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘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: ‘Rogue One’ by Alexander Freed

December 20, 2016 at 12:03 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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The Rogue One novelization by Alexander Freed is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Go beyond the film with a novelization featuring new scenes and expanded material.

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome.

If the worlds at the Empire’s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory—if only they can capture the plans to the Empire’s new weapon.

But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy—a monstrous world unto itself—darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire’s brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star.

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Around the Web

December 2, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • James Luceno’s Catalyst has hit #10 on The New York Times Best Sellers List for Hardcover Fiction.
  • Here’s an interesting one, Bloodline is getting an export edition which is available at airport toll-free zones.
  • Author Kevin Hearne is offering 20% off his signed books up until December 15th. Just use the promo code SHENANIGANS. Click here to check them out.

Comic News

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Book Review: ‘Catalyst’ by James Luceno

November 29, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Catalyst by James Luceno serves as an excellent novel to get you prepped for Rogue One. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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