Randy and Luke are making serious progress through the longest book series in the Legends timeline, The New Jedi Order. They have found their favorite!! Traitor penned by Matthew Stover! Stover breaks all the rules in the best kinds of ways with this book. They also discuss Destiny’s Way written by Walter Jon Williams. Traitor contains the story of Jason Solo’s Yuuhzan Vong captivity and the very intense teaching from Vergere. Meanwhile, the fight against the Vong continues across the galaxy in Destiny’s Way. By the end of this episode, we learn the true motivation of Vergere who has become one of the most intriguing characters in Star Wars Legends!
The guys at Legends Library are back! This month they discuss Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham and the Enemy Lines Duology (Part 1: Rebel Dream: Enemy Lines & Part 2: Rebel Stand: Enemy Lines) by Aaron Allston. Randy shares his thoughts on the young Jedi Knights carrying the weight of this section of the storyline and Luke talks about the impact Wedge still has in the battle against the Yuuzhan Vong. They also take some time to make fun of the villain of the week, Lord Nyax. It’s all faster and more intense. We have turned the corner and are starting our stretch run toward the end of this colossal series.
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.