Tag: Star Wars

Star Wars: Aftermath

Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig (Century, 2015) Wendig writes informally but in a manner somehow not out of keeping with the original Star Wars films. The story, though broken by a series of semi-relevant, mostly unrelated vignettes (‘interludes’), kicks along nicely. Bones, the deranged battle droid, is a highlight.    

Star Wars: Tarkin

Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno (Del Rey, 2014) A relatively slim Star Wars volume, sketching out Tarkin’s formative years in flashback while teaming him up with Vader for a runabout battle of wits against anti-Imperial dissidents. Luceno provides constructive character development for Tarkin, Vader and the Emperor pre Episode IV.    

Star Wars: Ascension

Star Wars – Fate of the Jedi: Ascension by Christie Golden; audiobook read by Marc Thompson (Books on Tape, 2011) After a slow start, Ascension builds into the classic Star Wars sweep of political intrigue and Jedi action, undermined by Golden’s obligation to keep the story unfinished and — at least in the audiobook — an often laughably melodramatic delivery,…

Star Wars: Thrawn

Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (Century, 2017) Grand Admiral Thrawn must rank as one of the all-time favourite Star Wars characters (including those from the films). Redacted by Disney to accommodate Episode VII, the Chiss strategist has been reinstated in this much-welcomed origin story charting his rise to prominence.