New Release and Review: ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ by Rae Carson

March 17, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The Rise of Skywalker novelization by Rae Carson is out today. Click here to check out our review.

Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters!

The Resistance has been reborn. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over. Just as the spark of rebellion is rekindling, a mysterious signal broadcasts throughout the galaxy, with a chilling message: Emperor Palpatine, long thought defeated and destroyed, is back from the dead.

Has the ancient Lord of the Sith truly returned? Kylo Ren cuts a swath of destruction across the stars, determined to discover any challenge to his control over the First Order and his destiny to rule over the galaxy—and crush it completely. Meanwhile, to discover the truth, Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced.

Featuring all-new scenes adapted from never-before-seen material, deleted scenes, and input from the filmmakers, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion.

Here’s a link to the official product page with purchase links and excerpts.

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Project Luminous Revealed: The High Republic

February 25, 2020 at 7:49 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Del Rey, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, IDW, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has all the details on Project Luminous and the High Republic publishing initiative for this year. The main takeaway is that they’ve carved out a time period for the writers to play in that won’t be affected by the films. So we should get some good stories without any binders holding them back.

The books and comics are set to launch in August 2020 with the following titles:

  • Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (Young Adult novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press)
  • Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland (Middle Grade novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press)
  • Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures by Daniel José Older (IDW Publishing comic book series)
  • Star Wars: The High Republic by Cavan Scott (Marvel comic book series)
  • Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (Adult novel, Del Rey)
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Cover Reveal: ‘Shadow Fall’

February 4, 2020 at 9:44 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Alexander Freed’s upcoming book Shadow Fall has a new cover. This will be the second book in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy. It’ll be out on June 23rd, in the meantime io9 has an excerpt.

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Around the Web

January 31, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Del Rey, Disney, Disney+, Marvel, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Polygon has an exclusive look at the upcoming YA novel Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura. It will shed light on Poe’s past and his connection to Zorii Bliss.
  • Del Rey has move the release date back for Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising (book one of Timothy Zahn’s new trilogy). It was scheduled for May 5 and it will now by October 6th. As compensation for the bad news, they revealed a new book design they’re toying with that has blue edged pages.

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Around the Web

December 6, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Del Rey, Episode IX, Movies, 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

  • E.K. Johnston’s Padme novel is getting a prequel called Queen’s Peril. Follow the link for an interview and the cover reveal.
  • Del Rey revealed the cover for Thrawn: Ascendancy last week.

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New Release and Review: ‘Resistance Reborn’ by Rebecca Roanhorse

November 5, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. You can check out our review here.

In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance—Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn—must fight back from the edge of oblivion.

The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa—their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.

From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders—including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn.

Official Product Page

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Around the Web

November 1, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Del Rey, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • USA Today has a new excerpt for Resistance Reborn.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

Fandom News

  • New episode of The Star Wars Show.

Movie & Television News

  • The trailer for Code 8 looks cool. It’ll be out in December.

  • I’m not big on them remaking The Grudge, but this trailer looks really good. It’ll be out in January.

Toy & Collectibles News

Video Game News

Around the Web

September 20, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Del Rey, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • With the print release of Dooku: Jedi Lost on October 1st, Del Rey is taking questions for author Cavan Scott over on Facebook.
  • Insight Editions is doing a Star Wars: Rebel Starfighters Owners’ Workshop Manual.

Comic News

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Around the Web

August 30, 2019 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 & Collectibles, trailers | 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 author Delilah S. Dawson going over her latest book Black Spire.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • New York Comic Con is October 3 to 6 in New York, NY. Star Wars guests include James Arnold Taylor, Mark Brooks, Ken Lashley, Charles Soule, and Billy Dee Williams.
  • Authors Kevin Hearne and Chuck Wendig will be in Doylestown, PA on October 7th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Doylestown Bookshop.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Richmond, VA on October 8th at 6:00 PM for a book signing at Fountain Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Charlotte, NC on October 9th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Park Road Books.
  • Author Kevin Hearne will be in Orlando, FL on October 10th at 7:00 PM for a book signing at Barnes & Noble (Colonial Drive).
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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New Release and Review: ‘Black Spire’ by Delilah S. Dawson

August 27, 2019 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 2 Comments
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Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Walk the ancient streets, meet the colorful characters, and uncover the secret history of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new expansion to the Disney Parks experience!

After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower—and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge.

A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.

To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu—before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.

Click here to go to the official product page for excerpts and purchase links, and you can check out our full review here.

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