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.
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Podcasts in Review

April 13, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Blast Points: Episode 67 covers the first Star Wars documentary, The Making of Star Wars. From their conspiracy theory to how it could be canon, to audio clips and fun observations, they cover the commentary and keep it entertaining and informative. Great episode.

Blast Points: Episode 68 starts out with some excitement for Star Wars Celebration Orlando as they talk wardrobes and mental prepping. Then they rundown the convention history of Star Wars. From the first convention in 1976, to what could be called Celebration Zero, and then going through some of the official Star Wars Celebrations. They cover what led up to the event, and their memories of the first ones they went to. Fun episode. They cap off with some final tips for those heading to Celebration.

Bombad Radio: Episode 274 covers news. Star Wars Celebration, Mass Effect: Andromeda, movie news, DC movie updates, upcoming Batman movies and more for a bunch of Star War and non-Star Wars topics. Good episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Podcasts in Review

December 17, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Random House, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

The 602 Club: Episode S12 covers the ebook novella The Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson. This one does delve into fun spoilers, but it’s an excellent discussion for those who have already read the story. They dive into the characters, the story elements, a possible Kylo Ren connection, what’s in the box, and an interesting parallel between Bazine and the Jedi.

Brews and Blasters: Episode #46 features a fansite group interview with Star Wars Rebels voice actress Vanessa Marshall. It’s a fun interview and worth a listen.

Coffee With Kenobi: Walt Disney World Meet Up episode takes place at Disney World as Dan, Aaron and Sandra talk about Star Wars with fellow fans, announce that Aaron will be taking over Rebels Reactions, and they do the five questions. It’s fun with fans and a nice listen. Afterwards they also have an interview with voice actress Ashley Eckstein which is a great way to cap off the episode. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

Book Review: ‘Lost Stars’ by Claudia Gray

December 8, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Disney, Lucasfilm, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Disney Lucasfilm Press took some chances with Claudia Gray. A brand new Star Wars author. A 500 page young adult novel. And romance? But hey, some gambles pay off. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Books Announced at NYCC

October 11, 2015 at 9:18 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Being revealed at New York Comic Con, there’s some cool news regarding upcoming Star Wars books.

  • The titles for the next two books in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy are Life Debt and Empire’s End. The second book will be out Summer 2016 and the final book in 2017.
  • Lost Stars author Claudia Gray will be writing another Star Wars novel, this one called New Republic: Bloodline. Note that this will not be a sequel to Lost Stars but a brand new story set six years before The Force Awakens. The book will be out in Spring 2016.
  • Delilah S. Dawson will be writing an eBook short called “The Perfect Weapon” which will focus on a character named Bazine (who was featured in the Vanity Fair alien photo shoot, the one in the lap of that bulky Bossk looking guy). It’ll be out in November. Delilah is new to Star Wars, so this will be her first story in the galaxy far, far away. To find out more about her, you can check out her official website and peruse some of her novels.
  • Landry Walker, also new to Star Wars, will be writing a series of novelettes: “High Noon on Jakku”, “All Creatures Great and Small”, “The Face of Evil”, and “The Crimson Corsair and the Lost Treasure of Count Dooku.” They’ll be released on December 1st. Walker is mostly known for his comic work and landed on the New York Times Best Sellers List for his graphic novel Odd Thomas.
  • Alan Dean Foster will be writing a short story called “Bait” which ties into The Force Awakens and will be appearing in Star Wars Insider #162 (on sale December 23). It stars Grungar, the bulky looking Bossk guy in the Vanity Fair photo shoot.

Best of all, you can listen to the audio for the Star Wars books panel from NYCC over on The Wookiee Gunner.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Around the Web

September 18, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Interview, Marvel, Movies, Regular Feature, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Toys & Collectibles | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig will be hitting the New York Times Best Sellers list next week at number 4 for hardcover fiction, and number 7 for combined print and e-book fiction. That’s the highest I’ve seen a Star Wars book hit the best sellers list in a long time.
  • B&N’s Star Wars Trilogy hardcover is now out with the C-3PO version.
  • Yahoo.com has an interview with all the new authors of Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Jason Fry, Cecil Castellucci, Chuck Wendig, Greg Rucka and Claudia Gray.
  • Soundcloud has an audio excerpt from Troy Denning’s latest novel Halo: Last Light. Gamecrate also has an interview with Troy covering his new book.
  • The cover for the next Expanse novel has been revealed. Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey will be out June 2016. Cover is by Daniel Dociu.

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New Release: ‘Lost Stars’ by Claudia Gray

September 4, 2015 at 12:02 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Lost Stars by Claudia Gray is out today from Disney Lucasfilm Press, and weighing in at 550 pages, it’s the biggest of the bunch with the Journey to the Force Awakens books.

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart?

Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

More Than 20 New Star Wars Books This Fall!

March 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, DK, Episode VII, Movies, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The headline says it all: more than twenty new Star Wars books. EW and StarWars.com both have articles on this breaking lit news. For the lovers of the written word, this is very good news to hear.

At least 20 new books—from novels for adults and teens to storybooks and stickerbooks for younger kids—will be released this fall to fill the gap between 1983’s Return of the Jedi and this December’s The Force Awakens, EW has learned exclusively.

Those hoping to find out what Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo have been up to for the past three decades will find it first on the page, with Disney Worldwide Publishing and Lucasfilm Press confirming that the titles will be filled with Easter eggs foreshadowing events in J.J. Abrams’ Dec. 18 movie.

This new flood of literature is being called the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. According to EW, “Many of the books are still being written and edited, so details (including who is writing them) are still under wraps.” But they were able to reveal a couple titles. Star Wars: Aftermath by Del Rey, Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens and Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens-C-3PO, both by Marvel, and Star Wars: Ships of the Galaxy by Studio Fun International. DK will be getting in the action with Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

As part of their Young Adult novels, Disney-Lucasfilm Press will be publishing Moving Target by Cecil Castellucci (Princess Leia adventure), The Weapon of a Jedi by Jason Fry (Luke Skywalker adventure), Lost Stars by Claudia Gray, and Smuggler’s Run by Greg Rucka (a Han Solo adventure).

So, for adult readers, the big news is Aftermath and question of what author will be attached to the project. That said, it’s great to hear so many books are coming out, and hopefully the YA novels will be worth checking out. With Star Wars Celebration Anaheim right around the corner, more news may not be so far away.

Posted by Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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