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Honor Among Thieves is the second installment in the Empire and Rebellion series, and it is easily the best of the series so far and one of the best Star Wars novels I’ve ever read.
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The writing team of James. S. A. Corey bring strong prose and organic dialogue to their brisk Han Solo tale in Honor Among Thieves. This is a Han who sounds like his A New Hope self, with dialogue that is legitimately funny and filled with attitude. It’s one of the more quotable Star Wars books – I found myself reading funny dialogue even to friends who aren’t into the franchise.
To help celebrate the release of Star Wars: Honor Among Thieves, we are once again having a giveaway on Twitter! A hardcover copy is up for grabs, and as usual it’s easy to participate.
When I think of Aaron Allston, many things come to mind. Things like excellence, talented, and visionary. I think of terms such as kind, humorous, and intelligent. Those are but a few ways I can describe the man who entertained me with fascinating adventures from a galaxy far, far away, time after time.
If you were thinking of going to Star Wars Weekends, but could only make it for June 13-15, you’re in luck: Disney has added another Weekend just for you! Okay, maybe not just for you, but for the loads of people who’d like to see more content from the rather popular Weekends. Not only is there another weekend to look forward to, but the always personable, easily likable, and extremely talented James Arnold Taylor will host the festivities. Another Weekend with Obi-Wan…what more can you ask for?
During it’s initial run, trailers for each of The Clone Wars‘ seasons were always rather exciting and impressive. The above trailer for the “Lost Missions” definitely continues the trend, holding some tantalizing images for what looks to be some rather revelatory episodes. Netflix will be hosting these episodes, and the entire series and debut movie, starting March 7th.
The previous issue was a return to form and left off with our very large group of heroes looking to sneak off Aquilae. The Star Wars #5 picks up right at that moment, but quickly gets lost amongst a sea of pacing issues and the most bizarre and sudden love story since…well, ever. At least the art is still great.
Our last, but definitely not least, heroine from Star Wars: Rebels was revealed by Entertainment Weekly this morning: Hera. She is the pilot of the Ghost, which Dave Filoni says, “She’s the one who got it, bought it, swindled it out of someone, however you want it.” Hera, a Twi’lek, will not only be the captain of the ship, but of the entire crew, functioning as the leader and their heart. She’s definitely capable of taking care of herself and chooses to help take care of our crew, holding them together. Sounds like a captain I could get behind. Vanessa Marshall provides the voice, who seems just as excited as I am to follow Hera’s journey, “Every time we get a script I’m breathless with anticipation, because I want to see where we’re going to.”
Your patience has finally paid off, everyone, as a little over a week after the first Star Wars: Rebels news hit, our first female character has been introduced by The Hollywood Reporter: Sabine. While she was initially revealed by some detective work done at the Toy Fair over the weekend, the intro video gives us some concrete info on our newest heroine. Sabine happens to be a Mandalorian explosives expert (those two do sort of go hand in hand) but she’s also an artist, so we can expect her to leave her mark in more ways than one throughout the series. Tiya Sircar voices Sabine, who promises that she’ll be ”sassy,” “spunky,” “feisty” and has “a little bit of attitude.” Sign me up!
As we continue the media outlet merry-go-round of Rebels‘ character reveals, IGN.com got the chance to unveil the introduction video for the big, stormtrooper stomping, new species Zeb. Oh, and I guess he has a mean sense of humor too, most likely thanks a lot to the prolific Steve Blum voicing our newest hero. Mr. Blum has probably been in every video game I’ve ever played and that’s not even a 1/4 of the work he has done. Kind of makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life, hey?
If you really didn’t want to wait until this evening and watch two shows you have no interest in to see the new Star Wars: Rebels teasers, the official Star Wars YouTube has them posted already. Named ‘Spark’ and ‘Ignite,’ they don’t show off a whole lot of footage, but seeing the show and some the characters in action is nice compared to the first teaser from all those months ago. ‘Spark’ is above and ‘Ignite’ is below.