Leia: Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray – Review

Since the Disney acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, one author has repeatedly shined as one of the best of those sharing new adventures through the written word.  That author is Claudia Gray.  Ms. Gray’s Lost Stars, an original trilogy spanning story about two lovers who find themselves on opposite sides of the Galactic Civil…

Star Wars: Canto Bight – Review

In the 1990s, someone looked at the background characters in the original trilogy and asked, “What’s their story?” The result were a series of books with titles that all began with “Tales of…,” which featured short stories about said background characters.  They were fun, quick reads, which opened up the expanded universe further, informing readers…

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis – Review

From the moment we were introduced to young Jyn Erso, witness to her mother’s murder and father’s abduction, and then time jumped to the woman simply existing within her cell on the Imperial labor planet, Wobani, we have all wanted to view the bridge of her life that connected that initial moment to the next. …

Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka – Review

There are classic character pairings in Star Wars, R2-D2 and C-3PO, Han Solo and Chewbacca, and Rogue One introduced Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe.  The former Guardians of the Whills, embodied in the performances of Wen Jiang and Donnie Yen, provided a hefty portion of the film’s heart and comedy, and while Rogue One definitively…