Review: Ezra’s Gamble by Ryder Windham (or, The Bossk Show feat. Ezra Bridger)
Ezra’s Gamble by Ryder Windham sees the very first appearance of one of our new characters, Ezra Bridger, from Star Wars: Rebels. As such, I went into the reading of this book thinking it would be a sort of coming-of-age story. One where we see a young(er, for this book takes place just before the video short Property of Ezra Bridger. We even get to see that clip in the book) Ezra get his first taste of danger, which sets him on the path to wanting to be a rebel. Instead, we don’t get that in this book. Which makes sense, I realized much later (I’m a little slow on the uptake, you may gather), because that’s what the TV show is for. With all that in mind, it makes for an odd introduction, so it’s best to not think of it as that. It is, at its heart, an adventure story. Also it has Bossk, the famed bounty hunter from The Empire Strikes Back. So there’s that.
Emails! They read a few listener emails and get into a discussion about the portrayal of women in Star Wars. Well Teresa and Megan discuss. Aaron pretty much sidesteps. They also answer the question of which upcoming novel each are most excited for.
New York Comic Con is just a few days away and Aaron, Teresa, and Megan will all be there. They talk about the convention, Star Wars panels, and what other things they are most excited for.
Aaron and Megan review the comic volume Legacy: Wanted Ania Solo. Teresa attempts to derail them and is somewhat successful.
Megan says goodbye and Teresa and Aaron get to talk some Rebels. They get into a detailed discussion and review of the junior novel Ezra’s Gamble.
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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!
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