Category: Novel News

Ahsoka Tano Novel Coming October 2016!

Ahsoka Tano Book

Just like the announcement of the book (from Nerdist), I won’t spoil anything from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale regarding Ahsoka Tano’s fate (update: my review does), but the upcoming YA novel simply titled Ahsoka will reveal pivotal moments in her life during the great swath of time between her final The Clone Wars appearance and her re-emergence in Rebels. As excited as I am for the Leia-centric novel Bloodline and the Rogue One prequel novel, this just shot up to the top of my list simply because more Ahsoka is a damn good thing in my book. More details below! Continue reading “Ahsoka Tano Novel Coming October 2016!”

Rogue One Prequel Novel and Comic Announced, New Bloodline Details Revealed at C2E2 2016 (UPDATED)

Catalyst A Rogue One Story 1We might not have much regarding December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at the moment, but that hasn’t stopped Marvel and Del Rey announcing tie-in material set to launch in October. On top of that, the Del Rey panel at C2E2 2016 revealed some new details regarding the Leia-centric Bloodline. Continue reading “Rogue One Prequel Novel and Comic Announced, New Bloodline Details Revealed at C2E2 2016 (UPDATED)”

Star Wars: Bloodline Details, Cover, and Excerpt Revealed

Bloodline CondensedOnce titled Star Wars: New Republic: Bloodline, USAToday revealed a new title Star Wars: Bloodline, its cover, that it’ll star Leia Organa herself “some” 6 years before The Force Awakens, and they have an excerpt from the novel’s 13th chapter. All the above, including the author being Claudia Gray, have bumped this novel up from possibly exciting to must read. My thoughts on some hints dropped by both the article and Gray herself regarding its content below. (UPDATE 5/10/16: My review of Bloodline is live!) Continue reading “Star Wars: Bloodline Details, Cover, and Excerpt Revealed”

NYCC 2015: New Star Wars Novels, Short Stories, and Comics Announced! (UPDATED)

New Republic BloodlineIt’s already seemingly a fantastic time to be a Star Wars fan, what with 6 new films on the horizon and all the comics and novels already in the works, but it’s only going to get better and better: at NYCC the other two entries in the Aftermath Trilogy got subtitles (and release windows), Claudia Gray has a new novel, a couple of short stories are on the way, and a new comics series called Obi-Wan and Anakin were all announced! Your wallets won’t be happy with an awakening of this magnitude. Continue reading “NYCC 2015: New Star Wars Novels, Short Stories, and Comics Announced! (UPDATED)”

Star Wars: Aftermath Excerpt Paints Ugly Post-Return of the Jedi Picture

Aftermath

Just recently it was revealed fan-favorite Wedge Antilles would be headlining Star Wars: Aftermath (Update: he definitely isn’t), the first in Chuck Wendig’s post-Return of the Jedi trilogy, and now we have an excerpt from the upcoming novel. Whether it’s the grim opening showing war is far from over, how it handles Wedge, an awesome connection to the first new canon novel A New Dawn, or the present-tense writing, there’s a lot to discuss (and enjoy) about Aftermath. My thoughts on the excerpt are below (Update: and here’s my review of the novel!). Continue reading “Star Wars: Aftermath Excerpt Paints Ugly Post-Return of the Jedi Picture”

Aftermath Story Details, Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens YA Novels Receive Covers

Lost Ship from Lost Stars

Just prior to SDCC 2015, the official site unveiled covers for the Young Adult novels in the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” line and they gave us a blurb from Aftermath, the first canon post-Return of the Jedi novel, which actually contained details on the story including a fan favorite character’s return! Continue reading “Aftermath Story Details, Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens YA Novels Receive Covers”

Del Rey Panel, TFA Novelization, Sampler Thoughts (SWCA 2015)

The Del Rey Panel

Del Rey, the wonderful folks who have been making Star Wars adult fiction novels for quite a number of years now, held a panel talking about the present and future of their works, including tidbits on the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” initiative and the surprise TFA novelization author. They also handed out a Sampler to attendees with excerpts from a few current and upcoming works and my thoughts on that content and the panel are below. Continue reading “Del Rey Panel, TFA Novelization, Sampler Thoughts (SWCA 2015)”

Battlefront Trailer, Gameplay Demo, Battle of Jakku DLC, and Novel Details (SWCA 2015)

By now it’s pretty likely you’ve already seen the Battlefront trailer, though not as likely as The Force Awakens or Star Wars Rebels Season 2 trailers, but definitely likely. Once you’re done soaking in the lush forest moon of Endor graphics from the trailer, I have details on the behind closed doors gameplay demo on the show floor, the new information released about the game, the Battle of Jakku DLC pack, and details on the tie-in novel Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company. Continue reading “Battlefront Trailer, Gameplay Demo, Battle of Jakku DLC, and Novel Details (SWCA 2015)”

Star Wars: Dark Disciple Plot Synopsis

Star Wars: Dark DiscipleWith Lords of the Sith out in April, the next non-“Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens” related adult novel will be Dark Disciple, authored by Christie Golden. Its plot synopsis is officially out (first spotted by Jedi-Bibliothek, naturally) and it sounds pretty dark, besides the romantic subplot of course. UPDATE 7/5/15: Our review is up, but cautious, it’s got spoilers! Continue reading “Star Wars: Dark Disciple Plot Synopsis”

New Star Wars: Aftermath Details, Cover Unveiled

Aftermath

The novel related Star Wars news is strong with the month of March it seems. Shortly after the “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakensinitiative was revealed, the author for the first canon adult novel Aftermath was uncovered thanks to some expert internet sleuthing. Today Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at Lucas Books, not only confirmed Chuck Wendig’s role, but also shared some new and enticing tidbits about the upcoming novel. Continue reading “New Star Wars: Aftermath Details, Cover Unveiled”