New Release: ‘A Plague of Giants’ by Kevin Hearne

October 17, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Fantasy, Random House, scifi/fantasy | Leave a comment
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A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a thrilling novel that kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new mythology—complete with shape-shifting bards, fire-wielding giants, and children who can speak to astonishing beasts

MOTHER AND WARRIOR
Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants, intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd’s two sons—all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men.

SCHOLAR AND SPY
Dervan is an historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he’s drawn into intrigue when he’s hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light.

REBEL AND HERO
Abhi’s family have always been hunters, but Abhi wants to choose a different life for himself. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Abhi soon learns that his destiny is far greater than he imagined: a powerful new magic thrust upon him may hold the key to defeating the giants once and for all—if it doesn’t destroy him first.

Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this novel is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these characters intertwine—and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

Click here to check out the official product page for excerpts and purchase links.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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NYCC 2017: ‘Thrawn Alliances’ and Panels

October 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Books, Conventions, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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NYCC had some nice reveals over the weekend including a new Thrawn book by Timothy Zahn.

THRAWN: ALLIANCES. In this new adventure, Grand Admiral Thrawn joins forces with the one and only DARTH VADER.

THRAWN: ALLIANCES will be out next summer, and is will be available for pre-order from all of your favorite booksellers in all your favorite formats within a few days.

And for those who missed out on the Star Wars panels, you can check them out on YouTube.

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration Panel: From a Certain Point of View

Lucasfilm Publishing presents: Tales from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away!

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New Release: ‘From A Certain Point of View’

October 3, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment

From A Certain Point of View is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Experience Star Wars: A New Hope from a whole new point of view.

On May 25, 1977, the world was introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and a galaxy full of possibilities. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, more than forty contributors lend their vision to this retelling of Star Wars. Each of the forty short stories reimagines a moment from the original film, but through the eyes of a supporting character. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from the literary history of Star Wars.

Click here to check out the official product page.

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Around the Web

September 29, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, 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 an audio excerpt of John Ham reading Paul Dini’s short story from From A Certain Point of View.
  • StarWars.com has an interview with author Claudia Gray covering her book Leia: Princess of Alderaan.
  • Edelweiss has two new interesting Star Wars book entries. On is for an untitled Jason Fry hardcover that’s 96 pages long and will be out March 27, 2018. It’s listed as a “replica journal” and “juvenile fiction” so this might be similar to the Rey journal that was done for The Force Awakens.

Follow the next adventure in the Star Wars saga in this first person narrative. This book for tweens will feature a first-person account from one of the main characters of the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Format includes foldouts.

There’s also a book called Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Registro de Vuelo by Michael Kogge that is specifically for Spanish speaking fans.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Registro de Vuelo
Michael Kogge
March 6, 2018, Hardcover, $11.99, Juvenile Fiction, Ages 6 to 8, Grades 1 to 3
96 pages, Series: Replica Journal, Full color, 8.3 in H | 5.8 in W | 0.6 in T

Filled with dossiers, pilot profiles, and now translated for Spanish-speaking fans, here are Poe Dameron’s files, collected into one flight log.
Translated for Spanish-speaking Star Wars fans! Learn what the best pilot in the galaxy’s life was like before joining the Resistance; get complete details of his mission to Jakku; and read the harrowing account of Black Squadron’s daring attack on Starkiller Base!

  • Sequart is putting a book called A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato, this book will contain essays that talk about the Star Wars Expanded Universe, aka Legends. It also includes a foreword by Timothy Zahn and an essay by Rider Windham.

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Book Review: ‘Phasma’ by Delilah S. Dawson

September 26, 2017 at 7:22 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson lays the foundation for the character with a dark, fascinating journey that explores her origins and motivations. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Canto Bight Cover Reveal and Details

September 13, 2017 at 6:57 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed the cover for Star Wars: Canto Bight, and they’ve revealed details on each of the stories in the book. Follow the link for the full scoop.

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Around the Web

September 8, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys, trailers | Leave a comment

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

Art News

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Around the Web

August 25, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, IDW, Marvel, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars, trailers, Video Games | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • You can check out an except from Delilah S. Dawson’s upcoming novel Phasma on the official Star Wars website.
  • Edelweiss has a couple new entries. First up, Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force by Pablo Hidalgo.

Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force
Pablo Hidalgo
FRONTLIST | March 13, 2018
9780760355404, 0760355401
Hardcover
$19.99
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Ages 8 And Up, Grades 3 to 17
68 pages
8 in Wdth | 11.1 in Lgth

Explore lightsabers from the inside out through history, detailed stats, and epic photos with this treasury of the galaxy’s most famous lightsabers and their masters.
Not as clumsy as a blaster; an elegant weapon, for a more civilized age—lightsabers are the agents of the Force, the chosen weapon of both the Jedi and the Sith. This new and updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force explores these powerful weapons from tip to hilt, diving into the stories that surround them and showcasing some of the most fascinating examples.

Study the galaxy’s most notable lightsabers and the masters who wielded them, from Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Rey and Kylo Ren. Every featured lightsaber includes a close-up of its one-of-a-kind hilt, a photo of the Jedi or Sith master in action. Each page is filled with detailed statistics, fascinating insights, and little-known facts.

Along with stories and details, this updated version of Star Wars Lightsabers features key foldout pages that let you get even closer and comes with a mini replica lightsaber. From the most famous lightsabers to the most notable lightsabers duels in galactic history, this otherworldly volume captures it all.

  • And there’s Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles by DK Books.

Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
DK
FRONTLIST | On Sale Date: April 3, 2018
9781465466655, 1465466657
Hardcover
$16.99
Juvenile Nonfiction / Media Tie-In
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
208 pages
9.2 in H | 7.2 in W | 1.3 lb Wt

  • Halo: Retribution by Troy Denning will be out soon and Troy has posted a second excerpt.

Comic News Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘Inferno Squad’ by Christie Golden

August 8, 2017 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Inferno Squad breaks away from the typical Star Wars adventure to give readers something different to dive into. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

‘From A Certain Point of View’ Cover and Author List

August 3, 2017 at 2:49 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 has posted the final cover for Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View as well as the final author list. Here goes… Continue Reading ‘From A Certain Point of View’ Cover and Author List…

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