Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide – Review

When The Force Awakens debuted a year ago, it was accompanied by two fantastic publications, The Art of The Force Awakens and The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary.  One offered insight into the production of the film, while the other expanded the knowledge base of characters, objects, and ships, in the movie.  Rogue One thankfully…

Catalyst by James Luceno – Review (spoiler free)

In less than a month, the new reality of annual Star Wars films will come to be with the release of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One.  A lot is already known about the film’s basic plot and its principle characters, headlined by Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso.  The call to arms for Jyn is made apparent in…

Star Wars Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig – Review

Just over a year ago, Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath hit the shelves of bookstores to overwhelming sales and the wailing of a distinct minority of fans who claimed Wendig had somehow ruined their beloved franchise.  Their complaints encompassed everything from the use of present tense to the presence of gay characters, and thankfully, now with the…

Star Wars: Kanan, Vols 1 – 5, Review

After Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars franchise, it immediately launched a new television show under its banner, Rebels.  Rebels has since completed two full seasons with a third currently in production.  Much of the show’s emotional gravitas has focused on one of its heroes, Kanan Jarrus. A padawan who survived Order 66, the infamous…

Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray – Review

Two things happened within the period of a few years regarding the Star Wars universe in recent history.  First, Disney purchased Lucasfilm and shortly thereafter, it was declared that the old Expanded Universe was no longer canon.  Second, The Force Awakens was released in December, 2015.  The effect of both these events on the Star…

Dark Disciple by Christie Golden – Review

When the The Clone Wars debuted, it introduced two female characters to offset the male dominated focus one would expect from a side of villainy that was exclusively male and a protagonist heroic side which was almost exclusively male.  One was the now beloved Ahsoka Tano, an apprentice and padawan to Anakin Skywalker, and the other…

The Women of Disney’s Star Wars

On April 7, the first trailer for the first non-sequential Star Wars film, Rogue One, was released to great fanfare.  Focused on the main character Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, and the trailer featured her recruitment by the Rebel Alliance to uncover and stop the Empire’s new super weapon.  The trailer is just over…