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[ Bloodline ] [] Bloodline
By Claudia Gray
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

Lost Stars was a nice read, that grew to be amazing in the wake of the events of Alderaan's destruction, but then turned into an unfocused and uninspired retelling of the movies. The battle of Jakku was also just a backdrop to romantic melodrama. Bloodline is for the first 250 pages a rather uninteresting investigation mixed with a very simplistic political plot, that paints Leia within its first 10 pages as a complete hypocrite (other than that, Leia's portrayel is a strong point of Gray's writing)...read full review

 
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[ A Saga on Home Video: A Fanís Guide to U.S. Star Wars Home Video Releases ] [] A Saga on Home Video: A Fanís Guide to U.S. Star Wars Home Video Releases
By Nathan P. Butler
Reviewed by Ewan, Star Wars Books & Comics

While we may have become accustomed to the idea that there is around a four-month gap between a film's theatrical release and our ability to enjoy it in our own homes on our super-sized high definition widescreen televisions along with a THX certified digital surround soundtrack (should you choose to do so or can afford to do so), forty years ago Star Wars fans had to wait an amazing five years after its theatrical release in 1977 before being able to buy or, as was more popular and affordable in 1982, rent a copy of A New Hope on either VHS, Betamax or LaserDisc. However, no matter which format you selected in those days, you didn't get the "whole" film...read full review

 
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[ Lost Stars ] [] Lost Stars
By Claudia Gray
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

I never read a romance novel in my life, and I never thought I missed out... and to be honest I still do not feel that way. Don't get me wrong, the book is quite alright, but it is going through the motions, there is not much new here, not much surprise either.
The overall story is very simple: We follow a young couple from their first childhood meeting 8 years after the Clone Wars all the way to the aftermath of the battle of Jakku. The romance part, as well as the Star Wars part are both treated very suave, rarely going outside the established mold for both and not offering any new things (besides some interesting insights into the already established canon)...read full review

 
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[ Aftermath: Empire's End ] [] Aftermath: Empire's End
By Chuck Wendig
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

I really got to like the new characters, they all were interesting and engaging, I liked their arcs in each book, but also spread across all three. What I did not really like is the overarching scheme, the overall arc, the plot divided across all three books. It was not bad, it just was a lot of fuss about something rather not thrilling [...] third book is as the two before it, neither better, nor worse. It is exciting, but when both sides of the conflict have a mutual goal, then no matter the outcome of said conflict, the end result will be kind off the same...read full review

 
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[ Aftermath: Life Debt ] [] Aftermath: Life Debt
By Chuck Wendig
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

The first book in the Aftermath trilogy was relatively small scale, introducing a motley crew of characters, but not really bringing them together. It was more of a prelude, than a proper first part. With it, Wendig created the foundation for the emotional attachment, which he formed beautifully right at the very beginning of this second book. Still a band of individuals, but functioning as a unit, the characters have a surprising chemistry and it is a delight to witness them before it all falls apart again [...] threat is still something of a phantom, we know who the bad guys are, there is a lot of grey guys and some good guys, but the end game is not fast revealed, so the book makes good use of compelling characters and one obvious legacy character to keep the reader engaged...read full review

 
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[ Aftermath ] [] Aftermath
By Chuck Wendig
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

I loved this book [...] I am not here to defend the supposed weak points, but to point out what I liked. And first and foremost it was the characters. All are quite distinctive, from a drunkard veteran to a minor almost-orphan, I was keeping my fingers crossed that they all make it through [...] The interludes were also interesting: offering a bigger picture, sometimes more personal, like a splintered family sitting on a dining table, sometimes of epic proportions, but always enriching the overall galaxy [...] biggest cons would be for one the lack of the big three, I do understand, that they were rather inconsequential here, but as everybody else, I too would like to know what they were doing at that time....read full review

 
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[ Thrawn ] [] Thrawn
By Timothy Zahn
Reviewed by Ewan, Star Wars Books & Comics

probably the most iconic Star Wars character never to have appeared on screen. A fan favourite for more than a quarter of a century, Thrawn has epitomised for a whole generation of fans a villain who does not fit the classic Star Wars dichotomy of good and evil: Thrawn was a man of honour, imbued with a sense of nobility [...] a book that will appeal to old and new fans alike. Older fans will once again smile as they recognise that this is the same Thrawn that they admired a quarter of a century ago, while newer fans will gawk as he explains to Vanto (and anybody else who will listen) how he was able to outmanoeuvre not only his foes but also, in some cases, his friends. In short, Thrawn is back!....read full review

 
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[] Shadows of the Empire
By Steve Perry
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

this book is full of everything that is Star Wars that one can easily forgive the relative minor missteps. Thrawn was a great vilian, put he could never hold the candle to Vader in tandem with Palpatine, we also got the empire at its full might, we could also learn more of Lukeís quest of becoming a Jedi, his conflicting feelings towards both: Vader and Leia, we got lots of old school adventure that never got to strange or ďun-star-warsíyĒ....read full review

 
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[] Moving Target
By Cecil Castellucci & Jason Fry
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

This might be the best new canon depiction of Princess Leia to date. The others were barely resembling the on-screen heroine and in worst cases were doing her a massvie dishonor. So, this being Leia's book, is a major advantage. The story itself is pretty solid, even when the second part is not very exciting and the third part got very preachy. The first chapter is, where the book strikes gold and that chapter earned this book the fourth star...read full review

 
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[] Battlefront: Twilight Company
By Alexander Freed
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

loved how this was not a black or white scenario [...] a great story, that could work very well as a spiritual sequel to Rogue One [...] managed to use cross-over elements with the movies, not as cheap exploits, but actually build upon them [...] like Band of Brothers, a war book right inside the trenches [...] one of the most unique books in all of Star Wars fiction....read full review

 
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[] Last Flight of the Harbinger
By Jason Aaron, Mike Mayhew, Jorge Molina et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

this book loses the Star Wars feel completely in favour of naive and cheap pulp [...] it is childish, cheap & brainless [...] we are treated to a shallow, empty, forgettable disaster adventure, that neither provides fun, nor deepens the insight into the rebellion, the empire or any part of the galaxy [...] the Star Wars element to this series is completely gone [...] marks the all time low for the new canon across all media....read full review

 
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[] Fatal Alliance
By Sean Williams
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

The story itself is also really interesting, even if most of it is predictable [...] it still worked well enough within this old universe [...] handling so many main characters without singling anyone out as the main protagonist is still a tremendous achievement. But this has one consequence, the book is quite long for a Star Wars book, clocking in at more than 500 pages, not that I am complaining, I liked most of it, but the build up and the finale are my favorite parts....read full review

 
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[] The Lost Suns
By Alexander Freed, George Freeman, Dave Ross, Mark McKenna et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

truly forgetable piece of fiction [...] characters are bland and the story is just barely interesting [...] art is still pure ugly, the colors are unattractive [...] best art so far in this series [...] a shame really...read full review

 
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[The Old Republic: Threat of Peace] [] Threat of Peace
By Rob Chestney, Alex Sanchez, Michael Atiyeh, Michael Heisler et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

there was a good story at the heart of this abysmal abomination of wasted time, but the horrific art and the highly incompetent writing doomed this to be one of the worst pieces of so-called art I have had ever the "pleasure" of reading...read full review

 
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[] Revan
By Drew Karpyshyn
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

loved every part of it [...] a great book [...] I read it as a companion piece to a complete replay of both games and I believe the book is intended to be read as such [...] you are in for a true treat...read full review

 
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[] Deceived
By Paul S. Kemp
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

no means a perfect Star Wars book [...] but it is one hell of a exciting book [...] Kemp surely knows how to write captivating [...] love his action scenes [...] He is so deeply rooted in the now, the present of a situation, that you yourself - while reading it - feel almost present [...] a very good read, especially for those who like this period...read full review

 
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[] End of Games
By Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

a mixed bag of satisfying and average [...] never liked Cylo and his gang [...] mere two-dimensional vilains with no real power to truly face off against our dark protagonist [...] All in all a good enough read...read full review

 
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[] Rebel Jail
By Jason Aaron, Leinil Francis Yu, Kieron Gillen et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

a fair comic [...] nice enough story with some twists you see coming [...] idea of Leia, Sana and Aphra teaming up is much more interesting than the actual result [...] does not kow when to stop overdoing things [...] art is top notch [...] story telling is a mixed bag...read full review

 
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[] The Shu-torun War
By Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

showcases the essence of Gillen's run [...] art is great [...] story itself was what I consider a filler [...] promises an interesting finale...read full review

 
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[] Vader Down
By Jason Aaron, Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

epic, bombastic and mad [...] an epic showdown, we got rid of some of the weaker characters, while others are set on new and unknown paths [...] a delight to witness Vader rather effortlessly slaughtering his way through the story [...] it works [...] truly fun...read full review

 
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[] Shadows and Secrets
By Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca, Adi Granov et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

a careful extension of what we know from the movies [...] epic moments and interesting twists [...] could imagine the Vader book to function alongside the movies [...] the one true achievement for Marvel's Star Wars comic books...read full review

 
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[] Vader
By Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca, Adi Granov et al.
Reviewed by Darth Kondorr, Poland

truly loved this book [...] best depiction of Vader outside of the movies [...] first half of this book is pretty much perfect [...] second half is still great but curious [...] relationships shared between Vader and others is interesting yet surprisingly civil, almost casual [...] dialogue and the art are an awesome constant [...] curious how this story will progress...read full review

 
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