Tag Archives: Dawn of the Jedi

War of the Broken Ring – SWBW #27

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On this episode of Star Wars Bookworms we have another first time guest, we talk about the book and comic news coming out of San Diego Comicon, and we review a couple comic volumes.

  • We were so happy to have first time guest Zak “PT” Thorogood join us. He is the main comic book reviewer over at Jedi News.
  • Did Marvel play it safe? We talked about our reactions to the first three Star Wars comic series announced by Marvel.
  • Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress in the same novel! Aaron gushes over the possibilities while Teresa and PT calmy discuss their thoughts as well.
  • “It’s the same universe”. We talk about John Jackson Miller’s latest comments on the new direction of the novels and comics.
  • War, romance, betrayal.. and that’s all in just the first comic. We discuss and review Dawn of the Jedi: Force War and Legacy: Prisoners of the Broken Ring.

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Into The Void – SWBTF #98

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The ancient Je’daii order faces a potential cataclysmic event, a sister must confront her thought-dead brother, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR TICKET to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into The Void by Tim Lebbon. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away! Continue reading

The Prisoner of Yavin – SWBW #15

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Reviews this episode
Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan (comic volume)
Star Wars: In the Shadow of Yavin (comic volume)

It’s November and it’s starting to get cold outside (depending on where you live). Now is the time of year to snuggle up and read a book… or listen to a podcast about books.

In this 15th episode of Star Wars Bookworms we welcome blogger and first time podcast guest Megan. She writes for fansites Fan Girl Blog and Knights’ Archive as well as her own blog Blog Full of Words.

At the top of the show Teresa asks Aaron and Megan about their time at New York Comic Con. Aaron and Megan do their best to make Teresa jealous by mentioning all the cool people they got to meet. You know, they just had dinner with John Jackson Miller. No big deal. The news revealed at the Rebels panel is also discussed.

In response to some listener feedback Aaron and Megan talk about their personal EU fandom and what were the first things they read (Teresa had to briefly drop out but her answer can be heard in the bonus content at the end of the show). Aaron also asked Megan what her hopes are for the future of the Expanded Universe.

Teresa rejoins the show to help review the comic volume Dawn of the Jedi: The Prisoner of Bogan. Are the characters too one-dimentional? Is Shae Koda a stereotypical “strong female”? Is Aaron becoming a shipper? All this and more is discussed.

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Voided Death Sentence – SWBW #7

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Reviews this episode:
Darth Maul – Death Sentence (comic volume)
Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void (novel)

What better way to start the Summer than with some Star Wars Expanded Universe talk? Unfortunately our regular host Teresa was unable to join Aaron this episode, but we were happy to welcome Mark Hurliman (Star Wars Report and Star Wars Beyond the Films podcasts) as a guest host. Also joining us to share her expert opinions was Tricia Barr (writer for Star Wars Insider). Two amazing and very knowledgeable guests in one episode!

(Check out Tricia’s appearance on Monday’s episode of the podcast Beyond the Screens)

Aaron and the two guests first shared what Star Wars related things they have been up to lately. Mark talked about his excitement for reading Kenobi and Crucible and how he hates getting behind on Expanded Universe materials. Tricia shared how she has recently had an article featured on the cover of Star Wars Insider #142, a piece on Padme Amidala. Aaron talked about his recent trip to San Francisco and how he had the amazing privilege of visiting the Lucasfilm and ILM offices.

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Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void’

Title: Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void
Author: Tim Lebbon
Release Date: May 7, 2013

Into the Void is the third Star Wars novel released in 2013 and is very much different from the first two. In January we got Scoundrels, the highly anticipated novel by Star Wars writer royalty Tim Zahn. February saw the release of The Last Jedi, a novel that was basically the unofficial 4th book of the Coruscant Nights series. Scoundrels featured a large cast of characters including film characters Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Chewbacca. The Last Jedi didn’t have any of our film good guys but did feature Darth Vader as the main villain.

Into the Void had no film characters to rely on to attract the casual readers. It didn’t even have the familiar eras. In fact it started it’s own era, “Before the Republic” (yes the Dawn of the Jedi comics officially started this era but Into the Void is the first novel). Hopefully this unfamiliarity will not drive off readers, because I believe the strength of this book is how different it is. 

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