Spoiler Free: FOTJ: Conviction by Aaron Allston

Longer series of books tend to be known to make things more epic. A single novel can be rather grand. A trilogy, such as Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy or J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, can be epic by comparison. Michael Stackpole’s Rogue Squadron quartet tells a fantastic tale. A sextology such as the War of the Spider Queen edited by Star Wars veteran R.A. Salvatore goes on to tell a story of mythic proportions. And the fabled 19 volume tome that is the New Jedi Order defines legends, having achieved a status and a fanbase comparable to that of the films that spawned its saga. So you’d think a nine novel series, though a skyscraper next to the Olympus that is NJOE, would be the next best thing, wouldn’t you?

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Spoiler Free: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp

Lord Iurus takes a look at Paul S. Kemp’s The Old Republic: Deceived.  Is it all it’s cracked up to be, or is that a deception?

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ALTA Special Review: Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber

Zombies in Star Wars have existed a long time, with varying origins (8, according to Wookieepedia, unless some connection between the various “species” is identified).  It wasn’t until last October, however, that Joe Schreiber reminded us that zombies are best known not for a Fantasy/Adventure setting, but as a form of Horror incarnate. Continue reading

Video: Spoiler Free: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex

The sixth Spoiler Free review of Fate of the Jedi is here! Is this a return to the Abyss of success or is the spirit of disappointment Invincible? Continue reading

Spoiler Free: The Force Unleashed II Comic

After weeks of patiently waiting, I’ve cracked the code to Boba Fett’s personal files: a graphic log of The Force Unleashed II.  Was it worth it? Continue reading

Spoiler Free: The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams

“A Jedi can sometimes sense visions of the future.” “Have you ever done this before?” “I’ve never been a Jedi before.” Continue reading

Spoiler Free: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss by Troy Denning

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The third of what will be nine spoiler-free reviews of Fate of the Jedi is ready. For those of you like me who hear “spoiler” and run as far in the other direction as possible, you can finally find out if Troy Denning’s Abyss– his first Star Wars novel since the controversial ending to Legacy of the Force – is any good or not.

Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker and his son Ben don’t know what they risk as they plague the secrets of the Mind Walkers. Nor do they know the dangers that face them even here. Back home, the other Jedi face off on their own unfamiliar battlefield- the world of courts and politicks.
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Spoiler Free: Fate of the Jedi: Omen by Christie Golden

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The second of what will be nine spoiler-free reviews of Fate of the Jedi is ready. For those of you like me who hear “spoiler” and run as far in the other direction as possible, you can finally find out if Christie Golden’s Omen– her debut in the Star Wars expanded universe- is any good or not.

Luke Skywalker, founder and Grand Master of the Jedi Order, is in the midst of what has already been an event-filled exile to atone for the mistakes of Jedi past. At the critical time period where Skywalker’s wisdom and ability are denied to them, the Jedi Order needs him most, as Jedi continue to succumb to the mysterious delusions that have been affecting the generation raised during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Even as Luke searches for the cause of this mysterious affliction, another danger to the Jedi and the galaxy arises in secret.

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