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!
After Dark Horse comics had taken readers a hundred years into the future, they decided to go in the exact opposite direction, launching us some 25,000 years before Anakin was even a wink in the Force’s eye. The name of the comic series was Dawn of the Jedi, and since it was so removed from anything we’d ever experienced, it only made sense to start in a visual medium. A year after it started, a tie-novel was released, overlapping a bit with the first volume release of the series. The novel, titled Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void, written by Tim Lebbon, is a deeper look at a very interesting era for the burgeoning leagues of Force users. It also feels like a classic Star Wars tale as it’s full of familial drama which effects the galaxy at large, but it hits a few old-timey bumps along the way, making for a mostly enjoyable entry in an unknown era. Continue reading “Legends Novel Review: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void”
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Westerns and I have had an on and off again type of relationship. I don’t necessarily hate them and I won’t go out of my way to indulge in them, but I don’t mind a few from time to time. Growing up, my father seemed to have high hopes my brother and I would follow in his footsteps and idolize John Wayne, a film called The Magnificent Seven, and Mr. Eastwood. I turned out to be the farthest from when I took up my love affair with Star Wars, but for the first time in a long, long time, we’ve found common ground: Kenobi, written by John Jackson Miller. While horror was added to the GFFA wonderfully in Death Troopers, I had my initial misgivings about putting a more straight-up Western in Star Wars. After having read Kenobi twice already, it’s hard to understand why I was so worried.