100 Reviews, 21-40

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film)

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My original 100th review is almost here, but it’s not quite here yet.  In the mean time, I do have 100 80 reviews some of you may not have read.

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A Long Time Ago: Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

I started reading these books.  The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a big place, and one that’s easy to get lost in.  That’s why it’s my mission to guide you through the EU with chronological reviews of as many entries of the EU as possible.  Today I review Allegiance, Timothy Zahn’s latest Star Wars novel.

A squad of Stormtroopers facing the truth about the Empire and their own mortality deserts in the middle of nowhere. That doesn’t stop them from acting out the dormant superhero instincts that led them to the corps in the first place, once, twice, until they’re pulled into a conspiracy that involves a corrupt future Moff, the Big Four and the Rebel Alliance, teen Emperor’s Hand Mara Jade and a deadly, shadowy operative. Continue reading

Placeholders July 1st

Well, it does seem I dropped the ball on this one. For some reason, I thought that my fiction was going up on Fridays, when in reality it’s all scheduled for upcoming Saturdays, and that my currently in-progress Lady in the Water review was scheduled for Saturday.

So here’s how I’m going to try and make this up for you.

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Republic Commando: Order 66 by Karen Traviss

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I started reading these books…

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a big place, and one that’s easy to get lost in. To the extent that my bookshelf allows, every Tuesday I or another reviewer will be guiding you through the EU with (generally) chronologically placed reviews of Star Wars novels. Somehow, it’s been over a month since my last sequential review, and I still don’t have a decent lead. I do have next week’s review pretty much done, though. Yep, I was amazed too. Today I will be reviewing Republic Commando: Order 66 by Karen Traviss.

The end of the war is approaching for the Republic and Null ARC Commandos that call Kal Skirata their Mandalorian father. All of the information they’ve spent the past three novels gathering is coming to a head, with results that even they can’t begin to imagine. Kal, the Nulls, the Commandos, and even their civilian friends and acquaintances will have to make life-altering decisions just to get through the events leading to the formation of the Galactic Empire and the execution of Order 66.
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Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I started reading these books…

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a big place, and one that’s easy to get lost in. To the extent that my bookshelf allows, every Tuesday I or another reviewer will be guiding you through the EU with (generally) chronologically placed reviews of Star Wars novels. Today I will be reviewing Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss.

Jedi and mother-to-be Etain Tur-Makin is drawn farther into Mandalorian Sergeant Kal Skirata’s plans to provide a future to the clones that make up the Grand Army of the Republic, including the harrowing quest to find and obtain information from Kaminoan Chief Scientist Ko Sai. In the meantime, Republic Commando Delta Squad is right on their tales searching for the same quarry, while Omega Squad and Treasury officer Besany Wennen learn about the Grand Army’s retirement plan for clones.

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The Child Thief by Brom

 

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Title: Child Thief
Author: Brom
Published: 2009 by HarpinCollins

Peter was a boy born to a normal mother and an unusual father, at a time when abnormality in an infant could get one killed.  Somehow, he survived long enough to fight for his own survival, but the damage was done- he would forever be alone, unique, despite the family he would desperately try to build around him.  But he was never lacking in mortal enemies…
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Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I started reading these books…
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The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a big place, and one that’s easy to get lost in. To the extent that my bookshelf allows, every Tuesday (if I ever start doing them on time again) I will be guiding you through the EU with (generally) chronologically placed reviews of Star Wars novels. Today I will be reviewing Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss.

How to throw down a summary without running through this entire novel? It’s tough, and covers a lot of ground. This is a novel about Mandalorians and soldiers, about free will and given purpose, about the value of humanity and what it truly means. This is what happens when a group of very different soldiers unite to do something few among them ever thought they would: this, my friends, is the world of black ops. What happens on shore leave… never happened.
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Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I started reading these books…

The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a big place, and one that’s easy to get lost in. To the extent that my bookshelf allows, every Tuesday (if I ever start doing them on time again) I will be guiding you through the EU with (generally) chronologically placed reviews of Star Wars novels. Today I will be reviewing Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss.

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The sole survivors of four clone commando squads on Geonosis have been reformed into Omega Squad. Now that they’re a motley group of adventurers, they’re now powerful enough to take on the Separatists. Okay, really, this is just a routine mission and they’re the commandos picked for the job, but they really are a motley group learning their way around the first new people in their lives. Jedi Etain Tur-Makan, likewise, is getting to know some non-Jedi for the first time in her life. All of these new experiences are nothing compared to the threat that they face in Mandalorian warrior Ghez Hokan and thedeadly biological threat he’s sitting on.

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The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I started reading these books…

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe is a big place, and one that’s easy to get lost in. To the extent that my bookshelf allows, every Tuesday I will be guiding you through the EU with (generally) chronologically placed reviews of Star Wars novels.

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are in the midst of a perilous battle for the fate of a distant world when, instead of the supplies they need, they receive a headstrong young girl and a mission that it’s all Skywalker can do to accept: risk the lives of his troops to save the son of gangster Jabba the Hutt. But as usual when Skywalker is involved, there’s more than one obstacle and more than one powerful being determined to see him die before this mission ends.

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