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September 25, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, 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

Comic News

Convention & Event News

  • Hasbro’s virtual Pulse Con is this weekend. You can check out the programming schedule here.

Fandom News

  • Here’s the latest This Week in Star Wars

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Retro Reviews: ‘Bloodline’ by Claudia Gray

September 22, 2020 at 5:35 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment

Bloodline by Claudia Gray, is an adult canon novel set roughly six years before the events of The Force Awakens. It was released in May of 2016.

I remember loving this book when it first came out. I was still inexperienced in reading books and so it took me a while to get into it. But when you combine Claudia Gray, politics, and Star Wars, you are sure to have a great book.

The first thing I’d like to point out is that Claudia Gray absolutely nails the character of Leia. All of her lines, her actions, her motivations, and her feelings felt completely in tune with what we see in the movies, and Claudia just makes me feel so bad for all the bad things in her life. Despite all of the good in her life, Leia has one of the most tragic stories in Star Wars, and this book shows how difficult public service can be. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Bloodline’ by Claudia Gray…

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September 18, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, Random House, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Television, The Mandalorian, Toys & Collectibles, Video Games | Leave a comment

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

Book News

  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising is hitting the #9 slot on the NYT bestsellers list next week.
  • And if you’re looking for a signed copy of Chaos Rising, head on over to Winter River Books.
  • Timothy Zahn also did an interview with Jedi News that you can listen to here.

Fandom News

  • This Week in Star Wars

Movie & Television News

Toy & Collectible News

Video Game News

  • Star Wars: Squadrons will have an exclusive Xbox controller and charging stand which you can order from Amazon.
  • Tales From Galaxy’s Edge will include Yoda and C-3PO.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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September 11, 2020 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Events, Marvel, 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

  • The Powell’s Books interview with Timothy Zahn is now available on YouTube.

  • The Star Wars Show Book Club covered Spark of the Resistance.

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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’…

Book Review: ‘Chaos Rising’ by Timothy Zahn

September 1, 2020 at 8:33 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Chaos Rising kicks off a new trilogy with Thrawn at the helm and Zahn reminds us why we love this character so much. Click here to check out our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Chaos Rising’ by Timothy Zahn

September 1, 2020 at 8:03 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Timothy Zahn’s latest book Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising is out today.

Discover Thrawn’s origins within the Chiss Ascendancy in the first book in an epic new Star Wars trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

Beyond the edge of the galaxy lies the Unknown Regions: chaotic, uncharted, and near impassable, with hidden secrets and dangers in equal measure. And nestled within its swirling chaos is the Ascendancy, home to the enigmatic Chiss and the Nine Ruling Families that lead them.

The peace of the Ascendancy, a beacon of calm and stability, is shattered after a daring attack on the Chiss capital that leaves no trace of the enemy. Baffled, the Ascendancy dispatches one of its brightest young military officers to root out the unseen assailants. A recruit born of no title, but adopted into the powerful family of the Mitth and given the name Thrawn.

With the might of the Expansionary Fleet at his back, and the aid of his comrade Admiral Ar’alani, answers begin to fall into place. But as Thrawn’s first command probes deeper into the vast stretch of space his people call the Chaos, he realizes that the mission he has been given is not what it seems.

And the threat to the Ascendancy is only just beginning.

Publisher’s link.

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August 28, 2020 at 12:44 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

  • Powells will be doing a special event with Timothy Zahn on September 4th.

  • Rancho Obi-Wan will be doing a Facebook Live event to show off the display they would have had at Star Wars Celebration this week if the event wasn’t cancelled.

Fandom News

  • ForceFest kicks off today with panels happening from August 28 to 30th. The event will be hosted by GetVokl, so you’ll need to create an account there to experience the fun. Once your account is setup, you can check out all the panels here. There’s going to be a ton of content, so don’t miss out.
  • Here’s the latest This Week in Star Wars.

  • And the latest episode of The Star Wars Show.

Movie & Television News

  • Earth to Ned will be heading to Disney+ on September 4th.

Toy & Collectible New

Video Game News

  • EA posted a video for Star Wars: Squadrons single player preview.

Retro Reviews: ‘The Force Awakens’ by Alan Dean Foster

August 25, 2020 at 5:25 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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The Force Awakens is the novelization to the blockbuster of the same name from December of 2015. The original screenplay was written by Lawrence Kasdan, J. J. Abrams and Michael Arndt, and the novelization was written by Alan Dean Foster.

First off, this is going to be a controversial review. I personally loved The Force Awakens movie when I first saw it, and I still love it. It’s one of my favorite Star Wars movies. However, I did not like the novelization of the film at all. I believe that this is a textbook case of how not to write a novelization. But I will blunt my criticism off the bat by saying that there are some great things in the novelization, well worth your read.

I’ll start with the positives. There are some great, short insights about Leia and her work with the Resistance and her search for Luke that are really good. It adds to the film for me and makes me appreciate Leia. I also love how Foster included several of the deleted scenes/dialogue for Leia and Han’s scenes, some of which actually was repurposed for The Rise of Skywalker, which I didn’t realize until this reread. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘The Force Awakens’ by Alan Dean Foster…

Cover Reveal: ‘Victory’s Price’ by Alexander Freed

August 14, 2020 at 10:50 am | Posted in Art, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The third book in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy now has a cover.

Victory’s Price will be out March 2, 2021.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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