Star Wars Queen’s Peril

EK Johnston's second book about Padme, Queens Peril, is set before and concurrent with The Phantom Menace. I'll be honest; when I first read the book's announcement, I thought it would be similar to the old journal series where the story is retold from the perspective of a single character. I was wrong. This book is so much more than that. It's a story of empowerment, not just for Padme but for her handmaidens as…

Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars

Another addition to the official canon, Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne is typical of what seems to be the normal addition currently. That is, it follows a well-known character in the time between two of the movies. This one follows Luke Skywalker shortly after Episode IV. However, most Star Wars novels, even those from the legends canon, were in the third person. Heir to the Jedi is written in the first person from…

Tarkin: Star Wars

James Luceno is an accomplished author and a veteran in the legacy Star Wars Expanded Universe. Tarkin: Star Wars is his latest work in the Star Wars Universe, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Story Group, making it part of the new official canon. Reestablishing some of the legacy canon as well as developing new canon, Tarkin does not disappoint. The novel is based around, wait for it, Wilhuff Tarkin, and one recognizes his foul stench…