Tag Archives: Book Review

Honor Among Jawas – SWBW #24

Play

bookworms Banner

This episode we don’t have any major discussion topics but we do have two great guests to help us review the novel Honor Among Thieves.

  • We were thrilled to have first time guest Shazbazzar from the Techno Retro Dads podcast.
  • Returning for the first time since our 3rd episode we also have James Floyd from Club Jade and Big Shiny Robot.
  • The Star Wars Bookworms book club is going strong and now has close to 90 members. Join us over at Goodreads.com.
  • Teresa will be at Star Wars Weekends all weekends and Aaron will be there the weekend of May 23rd. Let us know if you are going. We would love to meet you!
  • Is Legends a separate universe? Can it still fit? Our guests weigh in on how they will view the “Expanded Universe” going forward.
  • The most thorough podcast review of Honor Among Thieves you will find anywhere! We talk about everything including Han’s characterization, Scarlet Hark, colorful pirates and smugglers, one underused Wookiee, and Indiana Jones.

HAT

Continue reading

Maul of Sith – SWBW #22

Play

Review this episode:
Maul: Lockdown (novel)

This episode we welcome another awesome guest, Bryan Young from the Full of Sith podcast.

  • Our very own fangirl. Teresa was named Fan Girl of the Day by Her Universe. Congrats Teresa!
  • The first month of our book club went great! We had over 50 people join and lots of discussion on our Goodreads page. Let us know which book you want to read next.
  • We are going to Disney World! Join us and a bunch of other podcasters from Rebel Force Radio, Geek Out Loud, Fan Girls Going Rogue, and Star Wars Report as we attend Star Wars Weekends the weekend of May 23rd.
  • We talk to Bryan about how much he likes the Prequels, Return of the Jedi, and the Legacy of the Force novels. Also how his kids got such cool names.
  • Chewbacca Lives! We discuss the unconfirmed news that Chewbacca will be in Episode VII and how Expanded Universe fans feel about that.
  • Book review. Finally we discuss and review the novel Maul: Lockdown

Lockdown

Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge’


Title: Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge
Author: Martha Wells
Release Date: September 24th, 2013

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers.

Many times liking a book or not comes down to personal preference in what types of stories and characters you prefer. Razor’s Edge started at a disadvantage with me. The book was set in an era I normally don’t get excited about and featured a character that is my least favorite of the “Big 3″. I mean I like Leia fine, but I prefer her more as an older Jedi and less as a young politician. 

But then I saw the official blurb for the book and noticed something about Alderaanian pirates. Pirates are pretty cool. Maybe this book won’t be so bad after all.

So did Razor’s Edge surprise me or just meet my already low expectations? Well before we get into that let’s look at the official publisher’s summary.

Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Kenobi’

Title: Star Wars: Kenobi
Author: John Jackson Miller
Release Date: August 27th, 2013

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers.

How excited were you for this book? I mean really. I remember when this book was first announced. It was last October at New York Comic Con. Believe it or not the book wasn’t announced to much fanfare. Not because fans weren’t excited for it, but because there were hardly any fans there to hear the announcement. The Star Wars Books panel was being held in the lower level of the convention center in an open area. There was an awesome panel of Star Wars authors including Tim Zahn, Jason Fry, Pablo Hidalgo, and Dan Wallace but there just weren’t many fans there. There were maybe 100 people there for the panel but most were either leftovers from the previous panel or waiting for the next one. If I had to guess I would say that approximately 20 fans were actually there to see the Star Wars Books panel. To make matters worse the area was so noisy you could hardly hear the authors as they spoke.

Continue reading

Ghosts of Crucible – SWBW #10

Play

Review this Episode: Star Wars: Crucible

Star Wars Bookworms is a monthly podcast but we have gone above and beyond this month releasing a second episode with (maybe) a third on the way! In this episode we are joined by Expanded Universe expert Geralyn Bray, a blogger over at the fansite Roqoo Depot. At the top of the show we give her a short interview to learn more about her favorite things in Star Wars.

Force ghosts, Force ghosts everywhere! We also discuss the Episode VII rumors that both Ian McDiarmid and Ewan McGregor may return to the Star Wars movies. As Force ghosts, clones, holocron projections? Will McGregor get a stand alone Kenobi movie?

Continue reading