Tag: Tarkin

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 Rebels Review: “Call to Action”

Star Wars Rebels Call to Action

Spoiler Review

“Call to Action” is one of the darker (though not beating “Rise of the Old Masters”) and more riveting episodes of Star Wars Rebels yet…and it’s all mostly thanks to the appearance of the shrewd and calculating Grand Moff Tarkin. Continue reading “Star Wars Rebels Review: “Call to Action””

Canon Novel Review: Star Wars: Tarkin

Tarkin Review

– Light Spoiler Review –

The second of the new canon novels focuses on the story behind Wilhuff Tarkin’s rise from Governor and Moff to the first Grand Moff, while filling in most of his personal history. Part biography, part caper, part love-letter to EU/Legends, part love-letter to The Clone Wars, part Palpatinian machinations, Tarkin (and author James Luceno) certainly tries to please many people. And while most readers might find only one part giving them a reason to finish the novel, each part comes together for a satisfactory whole, with a few rough edges. Continue reading “Canon Novel Review: Star Wars: Tarkin”

Del Rey’s Star Wars 2014 Sampler Thoughts


Del Rey released a 2014 Star Wars Sampler digitally, and it includes excerpts from the first 4 upcoming canon novels, A New DawnTarkinHeir to the Jedi, and Lords of the Sith. Check out my thoughts on the excerpts below. Continue reading “Del Rey’s Star Wars 2014 Sampler Thoughts”