Clone Wars Gambit: Siege

Still stranded on the obscure planet Lanteeb, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are forced to take refuge in a town whose villagers are struggling to even survive.  At the same time, they still are faced with the daunting task of finding a way to destroy Lok Durd’s devastating bioweapon.  But they will face many obstacles on their journey, their boundaries being stretched to the very limit…

Does Karen Miller’s Siege live up to her previous two books?  Let’s find out as I review the last book in the Clone Wars series.

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Star Wars: X-wing: Rogue Squadron

Two years after the defeat of Emperor Palpatine at the Battle of Endor, the Rebellion – now calling themselves the New Republic – is still fighting against the remaining forces of the Empire, the latter still intent on winning the war even after their Emperor’s demise.  The New Republic soon realizes, however, that they’ll need a little something extra to defeat their enemies, and they agree to restart the legendary Rogue Squadron.  The new recruits of the X-wing squadron will face challenges that are more extreme than they’ve ever seen, however – and some may not make it through.

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Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth

Having recently finished a violent battle on the Separatist-controlled planet Kothlis, Obi-Wan Kenobi receives word from a trusted source that a remote planet, Lanteeb, is under Separatist control for an unknown reason.  However, he and the few other people who know of the news soon come to realize there is only one logical explanation for the Separatists’ interest in the planet; they’re making a bioweapon to use against the Republic.  Now, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are tasked with traveling to the planet under the guise of simple settlers to destroy the bioweapon once and for all.

Did Karen Miller, still relatively new to the EU, deliver with her recent novel?  Read on to find out!

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Shatterpoint

A few months into the infamous Clone Wars, Mace Windu travels to his home planet of Haruun Kal after hearing disturbing evidence that his former Padawan, Jedi Master Depa Billaba, has gone insane after being stationed on the planet. After he arrives, however, Mace soon discovers that what is really happening on the planet is far worse than he could ever have imagined…

Does Matthew Stover deliver with this Mace-centric novel? Read after the break to see my review of Shatterpoint!

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Outbound Flight

Desiring to further expand their territory and explore the Unknown Regions, the Republic starts a revolutionary expedition, Outbound Flight, to colonize new worlds and build settlements.  Led by Jedi Master Jorus C’baoth, the group of roughly fifty thousand Republic citizens face problems almost as soon as they take off on the journey.  However, not only is Darth Sidious intent on destroying Outbound Flight, but they will cross paths with a species previously unknown to them: the Chiss.  Their problems are just beginning…

Did Timothy Zahn, writing in a completely new era for him in Outbound Flight, succeed with this novel?  Read on to find out! Continue reading

Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith

The Tales of the Jedi comics are, to this day, the earliest point in Star Wars fiction. In the months leading up to Alex Irvine’s 2011 novel tying into this series, we’ll be guiding you through the series.

Following the conclusion of the events depicted in NJOE’s Fatal Alliance reviews

Once I thought I was safe, I was cut off from reinforcements. As Corax and Obi John battled their way to my rescue, I found myself cut off by a wall of stylish Sith soldiers. Obviously, time had done the Sith of the Great Galactic War well,and one of the best dressed warriors came at me wielding a bat’leth. My weapons trapped in my own time by the explosion that had brought me here, I was at a severe disadvantage, and battled him almost as a stalling dancer while I tried to come up with a plan. Continue reading

Knights of the Old Republic Volume 1: Commencement

Knights of the Old Republic Volume 1: Commencement centers on Padawan Zayne Carrick on Taris, known for his clumsy yet lucky nature.  Hoping to soon be knighted, Zayne goes to meet with Jedi Masters of Taris and is greeted with a scene of death, his fellow Jedi classmates slain at the hands of their Jedi Master mentors and teachers.  Zayne barely escapes with his life, but must now go on the run as his name is slandered, with people accusing him of being the one to murder his friends.  Along with his reluctant allies, Snivvian Gryph and Arkanians Jarael and Camper, Zayne must find the reason for his friends’ deaths, as well as search himself for the answer to where his destiny lays…

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Splinter of the Mind’s Eye

Traveling to Circarpous IV to attend an important meeting, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa crash land unexpectedly on a neighboring planet, Mimban (also known as Circarpous V), and have no apparent way to get off the Imperial-controlled world.  However, they soon make an agreement with a mysterious old woman on Mimban; if they can help her acquire the Kaiburr crystal, a powerful gem that enhances Force prowess, she will help them get off the planet.  But they will have many obstacles making the goal difficult, including a certain Dark Lord of the Sith…

Being the first Expanded Universe novel to ever be written, this novel is a very interesting read.  But does that necessarily make it good?  Read on to find out!

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