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.
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!
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!
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.
Join Luke and Randy this month as they breakdown the first book of the Thrawn Duology, Specter of the Past, written by Timothy Zahn. The guys discuss the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the Star Wars storyline and what impact he will have on the new canon, as well as his return to the Expanded Universe as we understood it at the time this short series was released. Luke and Randy also have a fun opportunity to share with listeners as they invite a guest on a future show! Tune in to find out how that guest could be you!