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…

Why I’m Avoiding the Sith Lord

[Minor spoils related to Star Wars: Rebels below.] The first time we met Darth Vader was in the opening moments of Star Wars, emerging through a blasted doorway and passing through curls of smoke aboard the Tantive IV, Princess Leia’s diplomatic ship.  In little time, his angry James Earl Jones’ voice snarls commands to scour…