The Making of Return of the Jedi is possibly the most highly coveted work of nonfiction to come out of the Star Wars publishing pantheon in the past year. The question everyone with $85.00 wants to know is, is it worth buying?
The action-packed Fate of the Jedi finale is directly connected to and builds off of the events of Legacy of the Force and many other sources from the EU. Is the explosive Apocalypse's end really nigh for the classic Star Wars characters? Is the final noise a bang or a whimper? Does the book truly signify anything important for fans?
A first time Star Wars author sets off to navigate the tricky continuity of the Original Trilogy era, all while focusing on one of the ‘Big Three’ characters of the Galaxy Far, Far, Away. If the combination made you suspicious of Martha Wells' Leia-centric novel, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge, than you weren’t alone.
We've all been there: A Star Wars book we've been looking forward to since the release date was set, only to find that as we turn the final page, our expectations fall painfully short. To say it's "a bummer" is an understatement. But every now and then a more welcoming scenario crosses our sights, as an unexpected novel—by a rookie Star Wars author, no less—thrills us like it was our first time watching the films. Jeff Grubb's Scourge is one of those novels.
I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Troy Denning’s Crucible might have been the most anticipated new Star Wars novel for 2013. With all due respect to Timothy Zahn’s Scoundrels and John Jackson Miller’s Kenobi, it’s just not everyday we’re promised the definitive last word on the Big Three characters of the Star Wars universe.