Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - STAR WARS, I am most definitely Waiting!

This meme is going to give me the perfect excuse to fangirl about Star Wars a bit more after the amazing cast announcement yesterday. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

It is a terribly exciting time for the Star Wars fandom because there is so much happening right now. For May The 4th (i.e. Star Wars Day) I'm going to write a post about what I think their recent announcement regarding the Expanded Universe means exactly, for us fans. But for now, I want to focus on the other news we got on the 25th of this month. Star Wars is publishing new books and they will be part of the 'single, cohesive Star Wars storyline'!

The first book to com out soon is Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller. It's release date is the 2nd of September, 2014 and it will coincide with the beginning of the new animated series Star Wars Rebels, which I'm equally excited for. In the beginning I had my doubts about it but after seeing the new clip released at Wondercon, all my fears have been abated.
Set prior to the events of the forthcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels, this novel tells the story of how two of the lead characters of the series, Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla, came to cross paths.
Photo: Well, that sure was a lot of news for one weekend.  Now that the dust has settled, any of the four new novels we announced that you're looking forward to the most?

We here at Del Rey are having a tough time choosing favorites--we've seen the outlines (and some manuscripts) for these four books, and we're pretty excited about what we're reading so far...There's not much of a synopsis, I grant, but then they can't tell us too much without potentially spoiling the first few episodes of the show. They are also releasing other books in 2014/2015 and my current hope is at least one of them will show up on Netgalley for me to sink my claws in!

STAR WARS: TARKIN
James Luceno
4/11/14 

STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI
Kevin Hearne
January 2015 

STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH
Paul Kemp
March 2015

I'm ridiculously excited. So, what are you waiting for?

4 comments:

  1. How exciting! Thanks for sharing, and have fun....and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. I agree, it is an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan! I spent so much time in my tween years reading every book I could get my hands on, especially the X-Wing Squadron series! Here's my WoW.

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  3. YES, Star Wars! Most if not all four books will probably be featured in my Waiting on Wednesdays someday. I'm especially looking forward to Heir to the Jedi because I've been enjoying the hell out of the Empire and Rebellion series so far, and Tarkin because I adored James Luceno's Darth Plagueis and this seems to be in the same vein.

    ~Mogsy

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  4. Nice! Didn't know that these books still came out!


    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

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