~ Archive for Star Wars ~

Star Wars: Dark Nest I – The Joiner King


Good grief! Won’t farmboy, family and friends, ever get a chance to relax and have some fun? Troy Denning makes life miserable for Luke, Mara, Leia, Han and their kids. Bugs big and small, Dark Jedi, space dogfights, light saber duels, sexual tension, and two more books in the series to come. Included with this novel is Ylesia by Walter Jon Williams, a New Jedi Order short story previously released as an eBook.

Published in mass-market paperback by Del Rey. ISBN 0345463048

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 4


The cartoon Clone Wars adventures continue to be entertaining, both the stories and the art. Writers and artists include the Fillbach brothers, Justin Lambres, Rick Lacy, Ryan Kaufman, Haden Blackman, and Dan Jackson. Good for kids and adults.

Published in trade paperback by Dark Horse Books. ISBN 1593074026

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith


The comic book adaptation of the movie Revenge of the Sith was adapted by Miles Lane and drawn by Doug Wheatley, with cover art by Tsuneo Sanda, and additional artwork by Dave Dorman. I read the comic before seeing the movie. It couldn’t hurt to read the novelization either. Now what?

Published in trade paperback by Dark Horse Books. ISBN 1593073097

Star Wars: Visionaries


This book of ten tales by concept artists who worked on the film Revenge of the Sith ranges from fabulous art without dialogue, to weird art and unreadable dialogue, to run-of-the-mill art and dialogue. In terms of the Star Wars saga, several stories are interesting preludes to the film.

Published in trade paperback by Dark Horse Books. ISBN 1593073119

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 3


Another entertaining volume of Cartoon Network’s Clone Wars stories and art with scripts by Haden Blackman, Ryan Kaufman, the Fillbach brothers, and Tom Mucci; and art by the Fillbach brothers. Anyone interested in the complete Clone Wars saga should view the cartoons and these adventures, even if you aren’t six years old.

Published in trade paperback by Dark Horse Books. ISBN 1593073070

Star Wars: The Cestus Deception


I’m familiar with Stephen Barnes from his novelization of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Far beyond the stars. His contribution to the Star Wars Clone Wars saga exhibits the same attention to character and dialogue, making for a compelling read. I’ll have to take a look at his other books.

Published in mass market paperback by Del Rey. ISBN 0345458982

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 2


The second volume in this series contains stories by Haden Blackman, Welles Hartley, and the Fillbach brothers who also did the artwork. All stories in this and the previous volume are self-contained. In other words, you don’t need to know too much about the Star Wars universe or the Clone Wars backstory.

Published in trade paperback by Dark Horse Comics. ISBN 1593072716

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 1


This series is inspired by the Cartoon Network’s Clone Wars cartoons. While these stories are really for kids, Star Wars junkies of all ages can read them. Go ahead, I won’t tell anyone. With stories by Haden Blackman and art by Ben Caldwell and the Fillbach brothers.

Published in trade paperback by Dark Horse Comics. ISBN 1593072430

Star Wars: Survivor’s Quest


Timothy Zahn lit a fire in the Star Wars universe several years ago when he authored the Thrawn trilogy, beginning with Heir to the Empire. He resumes telling the story of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade Skywalker in Survivor’s Quest, sort of a mystery, which also explores Mara’s doubts about her chosen path. An entertaining read. Zahn is also working on a followup to this novel.

Published in hardcover by Del Rey. ISBN 0345459164

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order – The Unifying Force


James Luceno authors the final chapter to the New Jedi Order series, and given his flair for drama and action, he was a good choice to bring this long tale to an exciting conclusion. As expected, our familiar heroes, Luke, Han, Leia, Mara and others, acquire a new understanding of the Force and bring an end to the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Ok. Now what? Will anyone get to take a vacation now?

Published in hardcover by Del Rey. The hardcover comes with a bonus CD-ROM containing the first New Jedi Order novel, Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore, in eBook format. ISBN 0345428528

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