Friday, August 13, 2010

Currently Reading…

I've been really busy lately, but I have finished reading Clone Wars: Gambit Siege by Karen Miller and The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams. I hope to have reviews of both books on the blog soon, though I think I will re-read them before I post my thoughts.

Decided to take a diversion from my Star Wars EU reading, and just re-read the Harry Potter Series for the second time. I was a little old to get into the books when they came out but have enjoyed the movies and last year decided to read the books. I was pleasantly surprised particularly with the later books in the series which handled more mature content, betrayal, love, death, etc.

Back to the EU I'm currently reading Timothy Zahn's: Hand of Thrawn Duology, Specter of the Past. Originally published in 1997.

Not counting his short stories, Zahn's Star Wars novels include:

Thrawn Trilogy: 1) Heir to the Empire 2) Dark Force Rising 3) The Last Command

Hand of Thrawn Duology: 1) Specter of the Past 2) Vision of the Future

The others: 1) Survivor's Quest 2) Outbound Flight 3) Allegiance

Yet to Be Published: Hand of Judgment (fmr. Titled Choices)

Outside of Lucas, Zahn is the biggest reason there is an EU. His epic Thrawn Trilogy kicked everything off, he created characters, events and even named the Galactic capital planet Coruscant.

Zahn tells a good story, but his lasting impact on the EU is going to be the characters that he created. Mara Jade, Gilad Pellaeon, Borsk Fey'lya, Talon Karrde, Jorj Car'das, Moff Disra, Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, Admiral Thrawn, Jorus C'Baoth, the Chiss Ascendancy, the Noghri, the Ysalamiri, the Outbound Flight, etc, etc, etc…

Timothy Zahn…The Force is strong in that one..

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