Journey to ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

May 7, 2019 at 7:52 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, 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’…

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Audiobook Review: ‘Pirate’s Price’

May 7, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Pirate’s Price by Lou Anders is a collection of stories all featuring Hondo Ohnaka. The stories take place over multiple time periods ranging from the time of the Empire to the events after The Last Jedi. While this is a good book, it’s an even better audiobook as it’s narrated by the voice of Hondo Ohnaka himself, Jim Cummings. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

May 3, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, News, 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

Convention & Event News

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New Release and Review: ‘Master & Apprentice’ by Claudia Gray

April 16, 2019 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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Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats, and this is one you will not want to miss. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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

April 11, 2019 at 7:46 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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If you want to know more about Padme and her handmaidens, Queen’s Shadow is definitely the book you’re looking for. There’s not a lot of action and excitement, and it’s definitely a slower paced story, but the character exploration keeps it interesting. In this book you get to dive into Padme’s head and find out what her reasoning is, who she is as a person, and why she does the things she does. You also get to find out who the handmaidens are and what their role is in all of this. It makes for an interesting book. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

April 5, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, 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

  • io9 has a look at the Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story book.
  • In sad news, Vonda N. McIntyre, the author of the Star Wars Legends novel The Crystal Star, has passed away. Vonda did much more than create one of the most controversial Star Wars villains, Waru, she was also the third woman to win a Hugo Award, she wrote the first original Star Trek novel for the Pocket Books line, and she came up with Sulu and Uhura’s first names. She will be missed, but her books shall live on.
  • I missed this but Jedi Bibliotheck spotted it back in early March, but it looks like they’re doing a Haynes manual for the TIE Fighter. It’s set for an October release.

Celebration News

  • The lotteries have been extended to April 8th so if you haven entered yet there is still time.
  • They’ve revealed more Celebration merchandise on the official site.
  • The collecting sites will have a six piece Celebration patch set you can collect.
  • Here’s a look at all the Star Tots which will be available.
  • Del Rey has revealed their author signing times, and which authors will be at the From A Certain Point of View mega signing. DK will also have signings for its authors. Jason Fry posted his schedule here.
  • Dave Dorman is working on a Rogue One painting he hopes to have done for Celebration. There will not be prints of it available. However, Dave is supplying the artwork for the SWCC VIP package limited edition print, which looks gorgeous.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Celebration Author Signings

April 3, 2019 at 4:55 pm | Posted in Books, Celebration, Del Rey, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Del Rey has released a schedule for the author signings at Star Wars Celebration. Here’s a recap. Note all signings at the Del Rey booth are free and you can bring your own books (no book purchase necessary). All signings at the Anderson’s Books booth requires a book purchase, from either them or from the Del Rey booth (but you can bring extra books).

Thursday

  • 2:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Timothy Zahn
  • 4:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Claudia Gray

Friday

  • 12:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Delilah S. Dawson (free poster)
  • 1:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Timothy Zahn
  • 2:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Claudia Gray
  • 4:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Alexander Freed (free poster)

Saturday

  • 2:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Alexander Freed and Cavan Scott (free poster)
  • 2:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Timothy Zahn
  • 4:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – John Jackson Miller
  • 4:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Delilah S. Dawson
  • 6:30 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Claudia Gray

Sunday

  • 11:00 AM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Cavan Scott (free poster)
  • 11:00 AM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Timothy Zahn
  • 2:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Alexander Freed
  • 3:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Delilah S. Dawson
  • 4:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Claudia Gray
  • 6:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – From A Certain Point of View mega signing (10 authors, signing that book only)

Monday

  • 11:00 AM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – Timothy Zahn
  • 12:00 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Claudia Gray
  • 1:00 PM [Anderson’s Books Booth #3835] – John Jackson Miller
  • 1:15 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Alexander Freed (free poster)
  • 3:30 PM [Del Rey Booth #3020] – Delilah S. Dawson and Cavan Scott (free poster)

They also summarized which panels Star Wars authors will be participating in. Continue Reading Celebration Author Signings…

Star Wars Celebration Exclusive Covers

March 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Books, Celebration, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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StarWars.com has revealed some new merch for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Chicago convention, including a variant cover for Queen’s Shadow and Master and Apprentice.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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

March 5, 2019 at 7:57 am | Posted in Books, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

When Padmé Naberrie, “Queen Amidala” of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo’s representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen’s shadow.

Link to publisher’s page.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

February 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Celebration, Comic Books, Conventions, Events, Marvel, Movies, News, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Star Wars Resistance, Television, 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 excerpt from Claudia Gray’s upcoming novel Master and Apprentice.
  • IGN announced a new book The Art of Star Wars Rebels. Interestingly enough, it’s a Dark Horse/Lucasfilm project which will include commentary from Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck and will be written by Dan Wallace, which sounds like a solid plan for success. It’ll be out this October and pre-orders are already available.

Comic News

  • Fans have been wondering if there’s any chance of them going back to Legends to tell more stories. Well, Marvel is taking the plunge, though they’re going old school and doing a Marvel Star Wars #108 one-shot that continues the old Marvel Star Wars comics line, be it only with one issue. Hopefully this trend will continue and one day we’ll get some new Legends novels with the old characters we fell in love with and got invested in. Plus more Celebration guests have been announced.

Convention & Event News Continue Reading Around the Web…

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