Star Wars Books: If You Like Obi-Wan Kenobi…

With all the renewed excitement about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series due to the announcement that Hayden Christensen will be reprising his role as Darth Vader, I thought I’d list some great books that either center on Obi-Wan Kenobi, or at least include him in the story. We’ll start with Legends books, since there are moreContinue reading “Star Wars Books: If You Like Obi-Wan Kenobi…”

Star Wars Book Review: The Cestus Deception (A Clone Wars Novel)

Author: Steven Barnes 398 pages Published in 2004 Legends Placement in Timeline: 21 BBY (About one year after Attack of the Clones) What It’s About: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kit Fisto are sent on a mission to Ord Cestus, a seemingly insignificant planet that has suddenly become important to both The Republic and the Separatists. TheContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: The Cestus Deception (A Clone Wars Novel)”

Star Wars Book Review: The Approaching Storm

Author: Alan Dean Foster 363 Pages Published in 2002 Legends Place in Timeline: Just Before Episode 2 Attack of the Clones What It’s About Jedi Masters Luminara Unduli and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with their Padawans Barriss Offee and Anakin Skywalker, are sent to the planet Ansion as representatives of the Republic on a delicate negotiationContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: The Approaching Storm”

Star Wars Book Excerpt: Kenobi (#2)

Meditation Good morning, Qui Gon. Quiet here, as always. I know there are seasons on this planet, but I’m still not sure which one I’m in. But it is peaceful. You know, we trained ourselves to be able to find solace even in the busiest places. Coruscant teemed with souls, and we meditated right atContinue reading “Star Wars Book Excerpt: Kenobi (#2)”

Star Wars Book Review: Rogue Planet

Author: Greg Bear 330 Pages Published in 2000 Legends Placement in Timeline: Three years after The Phantom Menace What It’s About: Three years after The Phantom Menace, 12-year old Anakin Skywalker and his Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, are sent on a mission to the far reaches of the Outer Rim, in search of a mysteriousContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: Rogue Planet”

Star Wars Books: A Random Find

It’s hard browsing books these days. The Covid pandemic has shut down libraries, and severely curtailed book store hours and browsing policies. My favorite used book store still isn’t open yet, though I can shop its inventory online. It’s not quite the same, though. There’s something about ambling through the stacks, perusing the book spines,Continue reading “Star Wars Books: A Random Find”

Weekly Wishlist: Star Wars Short Stories

Want a Star Wars story you can start and finish in one day? Not up to a full novel? Try short stories! Here are several collections you can check out: The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark includes short stories that are retellings of certain episodes or arcs of the show from an alternativeContinue reading “Weekly Wishlist: Star Wars Short Stories”

Star Wars Book Review: Revenge of the Sith

Author: Matthew Stover 398 Pages Published in 2005 Legends** Novelization of the Film What It’s About: As ever with novelizations, I will assume that since you’re here, you’ve seen the movie and don’t need a detailed synopsis of the plot. Especially this one–simply put, this is the culmination of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, whenContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: Revenge of the Sith”

Book Review: Labyrinth of Evil

Author: James Luceno 362 Pages Published in 2014 EU/Legends Placement in Timeline: Between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith What It’s About: Labyrinth of Evil is a combination Clone Wars story/prequel to Revenge of the Sith, bringing us right up to the events at the start of Episode 3. It starts withContinue reading “Book Review: Labyrinth of Evil”