Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’

September 8, 2020 at 8:44 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark is a short story collection, edited by Jennifer Heddle, and released in August of 2020.

I am taking time out of my usual bi-weekly reread through the canon to review the newest short story collection from Disney-Lucasfilm Press. As a huge fan of The Clone Wars series, I had high hopes for this book. And the authors involved *mostly* delivered. Below I very briefly review every story (including a letter rating), followed by an overall review at the end. Continue Reading Book Review: ‘The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark’…

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.

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…

Book Review: ‘Queen’s Peril’ by E. K. Johnston

June 9, 2020 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston may be her best Star Wars novel yet. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Queen’s Peril’ by E. K. Johnston

June 2, 2020 at 5:15 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. This book serves as a prequel to her previous novel Queen’s Shadow.

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she’ll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test–of themselves, and of each other.

Click here to check out the official product page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Project Luminous Revealed: The High Republic

February 25, 2020 at 7:49 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, 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)
Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Journey to ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

May 7, 2019 at 7:52 am | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, DK, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

On May 4th, StarWars.com revealed some of the upcoming books tied into the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Still no details on the novelization for the movie, but they did reveal a couple books of note.

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Spark of the Resistance

Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Author: Justina Ireland
Illustrator: Phil Noto
Format: Middle Grade novel

When a distress plea goes up from the isolated planet Minfar, Resistance heroes Rey, Poe, and Rose hear the call! Together they will face down a First Order battalion, terrifying flying creatures, and a weapon that could change the course of the war!

On-sale: 10/4/2019 Continue Reading Journey to ‘The Rise of Skywalker’…

New Star Wars Books Revealed at SDCC

July 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Posted in Abrams, Books, Comic Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, DK, Marvel, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Lots of Star Wars books news out of San Diego Comic Con today. Be sure to check out StarWars.com for the full rundown, but here are the highlights.

Veteran Star Wars author Jason Fry will be writing the novelization for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Continue Reading New Star Wars Books Revealed at SDCC…

Book Review: ‘Guardians of the Whills’

June 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm | Posted in Books, Disney Lucasfilm Publishing, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Guardians of the Whills is a fun little adventure story set shortly before the events of Rogue One. This is very much a lead-in novel and not a history of the two characters or the order they are apart of. But it is fun. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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