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Canon Novel Review: Star Wars: Dark Disciple

Star Wars Dark Disciple Review

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Dark Disciple, written by Christie Golden and adapted from 8 unproduced episodes of The Clone Wars TV show, follows two unlikely participants in a quest to assassinate the villainous Count Dooku: Quinlain Vos and Asajj Ventress. At times a thrilling story about love and the power it holds, what it means to be true to one’s self and the Force, and the darkness within us all, it falters however by feeling like it adheres too closely to the scripts, doesn’t elaborate enough, and stumbles to an uneven end. That being said, Dark Disciple is an engaging read not only for fans of the cancelled animated show, but for those who want an electrifying adventure that certainly reads like the up and downs of TV show episodes. But it could’ve been so much more. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Star Wars: Dark Disciple”

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)”

Star Wars: Dark Disciple – Cover Art

Dark Disciple

Dark Disciple, the title for the upcoming Asajj Ventress novel co-starrring Quinlan Vos just got a cover (from artist Matt Taylor). There’s not much we know about it at this point besides from it being based off unaired season seven scripts from The Clone Wars, Asajj and Dooku cross paths, and Asajj has her hair growing back. But having evolved into one of the more interesting characters in TCW, it’s nice to finally see her wide-open ending in the show continued in some form or another. And for fans of Vos, we’ll maybe get to see how much of his EU/Legends background they pull into canon. The book, written by Christie Golden (who’s involvement I spoke about already) will be hitting shelves July 7th, 2015, following after both Heir to the Jedi, Lords of the Sith, and the first of Marvel’s new comics.

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The Clone Wars Legacy and Ventress Novel Title Unveiled

I’ve always been an avid fan of The Clone Wars, so of course I was disappointed, along with many others, upon it’s cancellation. Since then we’ve not only gotten an extra season, but two unaired story arcs saw the lights of Tatooine: a comic series, Son of Dathomir, giving partial closure to Darth Maul’s arc; and a novel starring Asajj Ventress, now titled Dark Disciple. With all that extra content already, it was surprising when Jedi News hinted at some big TCW news hitting soon and sithspit, they weren’t wrong: a story reel version of an arc on Utapau, concept art, and new databank entries were put on the official site for fans (on the eve of Rebels, nonetheless) with a promise we haven’t seen everything yet.

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Asajj Ventress Novel Announced At SDCC 2014

Asajj Ventress

 

At the San Diego Comic-Con Del Rey panel titled Star Wars: A New Dawn, referring to both the book and new storytelling era it kicks off, a brand new novel was announced. Based off unaired scripts from The Clone Wars animated show, the novel stars Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, authored by Christie Golden. The tentative time frame of summer 2015 was given for its release. While the novel is the biggest thing from the panel, there was some information shared regarding thoughts on how to view ‘canon’ and some hints at possible sources storytellers are mining for new content, like Legends work or unaired/unproduced pieces.

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