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”

Star Wars Book Review: Clone Wars-Stories of Light and Dark

Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark is a book that contains ten stories that retell an episode of the Clone Wars from a particular character’s point of view; it also has one original story at the end. The book is written for a younger audience, about 8-12, but can be enjoyed by adults whoContinue reading “Star Wars Book Review: Clone Wars-Stories of Light and Dark”

Star Wars Author Spotlight: James Luceno

James Luceno is a prolific Star Wars author, with many titles (SW or not) to his name. Here’s just a partial list of his Star Wars novels: Labyrinth of Evil. This is a Legends novel that takes place in between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. It’s actually a prequel to aContinue reading “Star Wars Author Spotlight: James Luceno”

Weekly Wishlist: Fables and Legends and Jedi, oh my!

The first two books here are intended for a younger audience, but any SW fan will find interest here. In the first, they’re short stories showcasing myths and fables around the galaxy that are told to children about inspiring heroes and great adventurers. Dark Legends takes a darker tone, with short stories dealing with theContinue reading “Weekly Wishlist: Fables and Legends and Jedi, oh my!”

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”

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”

Star Wars Books: Weekly Wishlist

Here’s a trio of Star Wars books that I’d love to have on my shelf: “Before the Awakening” is an anthology of backstories for Finn, Rey and Poe, before the events of The Force Awakens. I could get into that. This just looks like a fun book to page through. Padme Amidala’s outfits alone wouldContinue reading “Star Wars Books: Weekly Wishlist”

Book Review: The Phantom Menace

Author: Terry Brooks 283 Pages Published in 1999 Legends** Novelization of the film What It’s About: I’m guessing that if you’re here, you’ve at least seen the movies, so I don’t need to go into detailed plot summaries. In brief, The Phantom Menace begins the Prequel trilogy with the introduction of Anakin Skywalker as aContinue reading “Book Review: The Phantom Menace”

Quote of the Week: Qui Gon’s Light

“It matters which side we choose. Even if there will never be more light than darkness. Even if there can be no more joy in the galaxy then there is pain. For every action we undertake, for every word we speak, for every life we touch–it matters. I don’t turn toward the light because itContinue reading “Quote of the Week: Qui Gon’s Light”