The New Jedi Order book series has experienced a love-hate relationship with fandom over the years. But that is not going to keep Randy and Luke from tackling the largest series of books in the Legends timeline. This month they kick it all off with the first three books of the series, Vector Prime written by R.A. Salvatore and Dark Tide: Onslaught and Dark Tide: Ruin duology written by Michael Stackpole.
Wow! I just finished Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig. I feel as though I have been on a rollercoaster ride with out a seatbelt! I had so much fun listening to this audiobook. Even though this book had a beastly listening time of 16 hours, it was so worth it. I have to be completely transparent and say right up front that I was not the biggest fan of the first two books of this series. I did listen to them because I am a fan of all Star Wars books. I feel at peace knowing that those books brought us all to this one. I don’t intend to spoil anything for anyone here. My goal of this post is to encourage you to invest the time or agree with the rest of you that this book rocks!
Join Randy this month as Rebels Reactions host, Aaron Harris joins him to discuss the book Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells. One of the final books to be published in the Legends line, Razor’s Edge is a Leia-centric story and takes place between episodes four and five. Randy and Aaron discuss their favorite characters from the book as well as a few of their favorite moments. Randy also makes a big announcement about the next few months of book reviews. Enjoy listening and may the force be with you!
After much anticipation and patience we have finally been given the back story for the Death Star, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! At the same time the movie was released the novel and audiobook were put on the market for our enjoyment. For an old-school EU/Legends guy like myself there is something comforting and reassuring about the fact that narrators like Marc Thompson, and in this case Jonathan Davis, have been retained as readers of Star Wars novels. Davis uses his powerful pros reading voice, and vast collection of character voices to bring this amazing story even more to life.
Join Randy and guest co-host Samantha Eklund as they discuss this month’s book, Choices of One by Timothy Zahn. Randy interviews Samantha and gets a unique perspective from a new Star Wars book reader. This is the final Zahn novel that Legends Library has left to review, so enjoy it while it lasts. Randy also gives an update on next month’s suggested reading and announces another special guest host. With many plot threads and twists, this episode is guaranteed to take everyone for a ride. And remember: the Choices of one shapes the future of many!
Tune in this month as Luke and Randy are joined by, special guest and author, Samantha Eklund. Samantha shares her experience as a first time Star Wars book reader and brings a unique perspective to the show breaking down the book, Allegiance by Timothy Zahn. The back story of Mara Jade is presented by Mr. Zahn, as well as the mysterious Hand of Judgement stormtrooper squad. Luke also gives us an update on his little Mara Jade. They also discuss Rogue One as the premiere is upon us!
I have been co-hosting the Legends Library Podcast on the Coffee With Kenobi Network for two years now. The Legends timeline is completely immersive for me, but each time a new canon book is released it gives me the opportunity to swim to the surface, pop my head up and see what adventures our heroes both new and old are experiencing. This week I did just that, as I basically consumed the newest release from the Star Wars story group and Del Rey, Catalyst.
Luke has a very special announcement this month and shares a story about a new member of our fan community! Alex Damon from Star Wars Explained joins Randy as they discuss this month’s book, X-Wing: Rogue Squadron. Before there was Rogue One there was a different squadron of elite pilots fighting The Empire and defending the galaxy. Meet this band of brothers … and sisters, as Micheal Stackpole introduces us to all of our favorite Legends characters.
The 2016 Legends Library Card winner, Liisa Mountain joins Luke and Randy this month! Liisa has chosen Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader as her book to review. They have a great time discussing the metamorphosis of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. This tragic tale is full of intense moments and entertaining action. Listen in on the discussion to hear how Vader adjusts to his new suit and Baby Leia has a close call as she almost comes face to face with her father.
Join Luke and Randy as they close up the Grand Admiral Thrawn legacy. (Or so we thought at the time.) Timothy Zahn’s Vision of the Future is the topic of discussion this month. They will also announce the winner of the 2016 Legends Library Card. Listen in as the guys talk about the Luke and Mara relationship, a fake Thrawn and the three amigos. Tons of laughs and a lot more discussion as they break down this marathon book.