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”

Author Spotlight: Claudia Gray

There’s so many great Star Wars authors out there who have written canon and/or EU/Legends. Many have written more than one, so I thought every now and then I’d spotlight a favorite writer with a list of some of their books. Today’s post will focus on Claudia Gray. Her Star Wars novels include: Master andContinue reading “Author Spotlight: Claudia Gray”

Book Review: Razor’s Edge

Author: Martha Wells 350 pages Published in 2014 EU/Legends Placement in Timeline: Between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back What It’s About: Princess Leia and Han Solo are leading a delegation to Arnot Station to make a deal to purchase vital supplies for a new secret base. But en route their ship, TheContinue reading “Book Review: Razor’s Edge”

Star Wars Legends Books

So here at Star Wars Reader I’ve been reviewing canon books, because that’s what I’m most interested in. However, that doesn’t mean I’m going to neglect the EU/Legends books. The only Legends book I’ve read and reviewed so far is Kenobi, and I absolutely loved it. So there’s no reason to think I wouldn’t loveContinue reading “Star Wars Legends Books”

Book Review: Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Author: Claudia Gray 409 pages Published in 2017 Canon Placement in Timeline: A few years before A New Hope What It’s About Sixteen-year-old Leia, Princess of Alderaan, has just gone through her Day of Demand, a ceremony in which she announces her readiness to become the heir and crown princess through three challenges: Challenge ofContinue reading “Book Review: Leia, Princess of Alderaan”

Heir to the Jedi: Excerpt

There’s no one around to answer my questions now that Ben’s gone. It’s a stark fact that reasserts itself each time I wonder what I’m supposed to do now. That brown robe he wore might as well have been made of pure mystery; he clothed himself in it and then left nothing else behind onContinue reading “Heir to the Jedi: Excerpt”

Book Review: Heir to the Jedi

Author: Kevin Hearne 287 pages Published in 2015 Canon Placement in Timeline: Just after A New Hope What It’s About: Luke Skywalker, hero of the Battle of Yavin, has volunteered for a dangerous mission for the Alliance: to extract a brilliant cryptographer being held by the Imperials to serve their own nefarious purposes. With theContinue reading “Book Review: Heir to the Jedi”

Bloodline: Excerpt

When Ransolm Casterfo had realized Leia Organa was in danger, he had not hesitated before rushing to her rescue. Yes, she had insulted him, been difficult at every turn, proved touchy and defensive–but she was his partner in the delegation and a member of the Senate. She required help. That was all there was toContinue reading “Bloodline: Excerpt”

Book Review: Bloodline

Author: Claudia Gray 394 pages Published 2016 Canon Placement in Timeline: Several years before The Force Awakens What It’s About: Leia is a Senator in the New Republic at the capitol of Hosnian Prime. Han is running a ship-racing event in another system, and Ben is a teenager training with Luke at his Jedi Academy.Continue reading “Book Review: Bloodline”