Author: Chris

Young Reader’s Review: Backstories: Darth Vader: Sith Lord

Darth Vader Sith Lord (Backstories)

We continue our review series on the Scholastic Book’s Backstories line with an in-depth look at Darth Vader: Sith Lord. When covering the breath of six movies, a handful of comics, books, and more, what do you cover? Read on to find out!

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Star Wars: Visual Encyclopedia Review

Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia

Have you ever been curious about a certain piece of jewelry in Padme’s wardrobe? Or have you ever been curious about the different types of lightsabers? Or just what type of creature is a Tauntaun, anyway? The Visual Encyclopedia has answers to all of these questions (and hundreds more that you’ve never thought to ask!) Continue reading “Star Wars: Visual Encyclopedia Review”

Young Reader’s Review: Backstories: Princess Leia: Royal Rebel

Princess Leia Royal Rebel (Backstories)

In a world where everything – everything – is canon, you never know where the latest offerings may come from. While there have been obvious offerings like movies or comics, there have also been sticker books, atlases, and finally, young reader’s books. And, hey, would you believe it – young readers are given a treat most of us would rather pass over in Backstories: Princess Leia: Royal Rebel!

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Legendary Adventures: Red Harvest

Legendary Adventures #5 Red Harvest

The Legendary Adventures have never come across anything as gruesome as this: Sith Lords, foul beasts, evil Emperors…none of this compares to the shock and horrors of introducing concepts first seen in Deathtroopers into The Old Republic timeline as we enter the Red Harvest!

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Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide Review

Rogue One The Ultimate Visual Guide

If you have ever wished that you could know more about a film than would ever be necessary, then Pablo Hildago has an incredible gift for you. Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide contains a galaxy’s worth of knowledge within its pages, giving a depth to Rogue One’s lore that makes it feel like a franchise all its own.

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Young Reader’s Review: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier

Rogue One Rebel Dossier

Recently, massive multi-media pushes have accompanied everything from films to new TV shows to video games. Battlefront was accompanied by the Twilight Company novel, while Rebels gained a little supplementary material from My Rebel Sketchbook. The Force Awakens got two supplementary young reader’s books: both Rey’s Survival Journal and Poe Dameron: Flight Log, or even retellings such as Finn’s Story. Similarly, Rogue One released alongside the Rebel Dossier. How does this dossier stack up against the previous supplements?

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Canon Novel Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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In 2015, Alexander Freed wrote Battlefront: Twilight Company, a great novel unfortunately surrounded by the Journey to The Force Awakens imprints and the actual movie itself in December. Despite it’s low-key status, Twilight Company may be one of the canon’s most solid novels. How does Freed stack up when adapting a movie to a novel? Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

Young Reader’s Review: Poe Dameron: Flight Log

Poe Dameron: Flight Log

Poe Dameron: Flight Log is the latest series of in-universe journals written from the perspective of a main character. Poe’s edition follows another from The Force Awakens: Rey’s Survival Guide. It also follows two from Rebels: Ezra and Sabine. Is this book worth the $10 ticket price?

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Legendary Adventures: The Old Republic: Deceived

 Legendary Adventures #4: The Old Republic: Deceived

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It’s hard to know, at the beginning of an adventure, what types of perils and troubles you will face on any journey. The Legendary Adventures have been no different: from exploding temples, to destruction in space, through hand to hand combat, against droids and clones, I have been wearied and delayed in relaying my last report. But wait no longer: read my experience of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived! Continue reading “Legendary Adventures: The Old Republic: Deceived”