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March 17, 2017 at 12:10 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Collecting, Comic Books, Conventions, Del Rey, Events, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • This one is beyond Star Wars, but written by Star Wars authors. Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson will be teaming up to write a book called Kill The Farm Boy which will be published by Del Rey. It’s quite the tongue and cheek title, and given the authors involved, this one will probably be a lot of fun. Here’s the project in Kevin’s own words…

About a year ago my buddy Delilah S. Dawson and I were killing an hour in the Dallas airport and we came up with an idea for messing with fantasy tropes in a humorous fashion. KILL THE FARM BOY was born. Had to file it away for a while and enjoy some tacos. But a couple months ago, because of, you know, THE WORLD, we needed something lighthearted to work on as therapy. So we started writing a proposal. We outlined the book and wrote five sample chapters that made us both laugh. We also came up with ideas for a couple more books.

And what do you know? Del Rey thought they were funny too and said we can go ahead and write them! So that’s coming, friends. KILL THE FARM BOY will be out next year. Delilah and I are taking turns writing chapters while we also work on our solo projects.

I think y’all are going to dig it. We’re laughing out loud as we do this.

  • In Star Wars book news, Amazon now has a look at the cover for Star Wars: On the Frontlines by Daniel Wallace.
  • Author Paul S. Kemp has posted his short story “Continuum” online for free. This story connects Shadowstorm and Shadowrealm., books two and three of The Twilight War.

Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

August 12, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Comic Books, Marvel, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Kevin Hearne is working on a collection of Iron Druid short stories called Besieged which will be out next summer. Omnivoracious has a short interview with him that you can check out here.
  • Pre-orders are now up for Paul S. Kemp‘s next novel A Conversation In Blood. This is part of his ongoing Egil & Nix series.

Comic News

Convention & Event News

Registration is now open for the runDisney The Dark Side Star Wars Half Marathon. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Book Review: ‘Staked’ by Kevin Hearne

February 9, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Reviews | Leave a comment
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It’s time for some vampire fun in Staked, the latest novel in Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles series. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Staked’ by Kevin Hearne

January 26, 2016 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Books, Fantasy | Leave a comment
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Staked by Kevin Hearne is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. This is book eight in The Iron Druid Chronicles. Click here to check out the official product page for excerpts and purchase links.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ Paperback

November 24, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne is out today in paperback.

Official Product Page

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Cover Reveal: ‘Staked’ by Kevin Hearne

June 19, 2015 at 2:11 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment
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If you’re a fan of Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles (and we certainly are here at Roqoo Depot), here’s a look at the final cover for the eighth book in the series, Staked.

Hearne-Staked-FINALStaked is the penultimate book in the series, so, after its release, only one more book to go before we say goodbye to Atticus.  But we still have some time to enjoy our favorite iron druid.  Staked isn’t due for release until January 26, 2016, and the final book is as yet untitled and has no release date.

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March 13, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Interview, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Jedi-Bibliothek has some more news on the recently announced upcoming Star Wars books for this Fall including prelim covers and blurbs.
  • Author Kevin Hearne revealed that Heir to the Jedi is hitting the New York Times Bestsellers List.

I raise this glass of Tullamore Dew to you! Just heard that HEIR TO THE JEDI hit the NYT bestseller list and you’re responsible. Thank you all so much for reading! And PEW! PEW! PEW! *turns up the John Williams soundtrack to 11* -Kevin Hearne

Convention & Event News

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim news this week starts with new guests including Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Eckstein, Margo Apostolos, Debbie Carrington, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Deep Roy, Kurt Thatcher and Kevin Thompson. They also revealed details about a Wikia Wizards event with Leland Chee, and a cosplay contest hosted by Dee Bradley Baker and James Arnold Taylor and judged by Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein and Amy Beth Christenson. And don’t forget, Official Pix pre-orders go live Monday. Continue Reading Around the Web…

‘Heir to the Jedi’ Roundup

March 6, 2015 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 2 Comments
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Here is a roundup of reviews and more for Kevin Hearne’s Star Wars novel Heir to the Jedi.

Reviews

Misc.

And Kevin also posted a short blog on his site which includes some fun trivia and how to get signed copies of the book.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Heir to the Jedi’ by Kevin Hearne

March 3, 2015 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Kevin Hearne’s debut into the realm of Star Wars is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Heir to the Jedi also marks the first Luke Skywalker novel to be part of canon. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can check out Random House’s official product page which includes retailer links as wells as excerpts.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New ‘Heir to the Jedi’ Excerpt

February 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted a new mini-excerpt for Kevin Hearne’s upcoming Luke novel Heir to the Jedi.

When I’d first felt the Force on the Millennium Falcon, it had been the barest tickle of a presence in my consciousness and in the air around me that wasn’t attributable to my five senses. Since then I had reached out to the Force on numerous occasions, and each time it grew marginally easier to make that contact and feel the Force swirl and coalesce around me, a not-quite-tangible but very real sensation, sort of like exercising and discovering over time that the same routine requires less effort because your strength and endurance have increased.

I didn’t have any goal in mind other than increasing my awareness of the Force; there were no vegetables or other objects to nudge around in the cockpit, anyway, and I figured a greater grasp of the Force would help me perform such tasks more quickly later on, and perhaps allow me to move larger objects, or accomplish any number of other Jedi exercises.

The streaming starlines of hyperspace were excellent for clearing my mind. No distractions, just visual white noise. I remembered training with the remote, wearing a helmet with the blast shield down and feeling the Force as a power within and without that worked with me and yet was not me. That had been a twinge, a tiny awakening of a new part of my mind, like a half-glimpsed dawn through sleep-encrusted eyes. I knew I wasn’t fully awake yet; I think part of me wanted to go back to sleep. But the dawn comes whether you sleep through it or not, and I think the Force might be like that—always there, but unseen until you make the effort.

My breathing slowed and deepened, and soon I became aware that there were others breathing on the ship. Drusil was nearest, sitting in an attitude of prayer or perhaps meditation like myself, attempting to soothe away her worries. Perhaps the activity of her mind was pure math. Farther back and to the left, Nakari felt happy, though I didn’t know about what. Her breath was uneven and sort of purred—was she humming to herself? I couldn’t hear that to confirm…

Heir to the Jedi will be out in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats next Tuesday.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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