Sunday, August 28, 2011

Star Wars Author Paul S. Kemp Publishing Calendar

As readers of this site will note, Paul S. Kemp is rapidly becoming one of my favorite Star Wars authors. The Old Republic: Deceived was a terrific book and I thoroughly enjoyed Crosscurrent. 

I have also branched out and read some of Mr. Kemp's other work, in addition to his short story collection Ephemera which I read in January, I have recently read the first two books in the Erevis Cale Trilogy, Twilight Falling and Dawn of Night.  I will be reading the third book in the trilogy, Midnight's Mask as well as the next series, The Twilight War soon. 

They may revoke my geek card for this admission, but I am not a D&D player and until reading Twilight Falling I had never ventured into the Forgotten Realms world.  Twilight Falling and Dawn of Night are two very good stories with a very dark protagonist and some rather interesting traveling companions.  The one major complain that I had while reding Twilight Falling, is that at times there were scenes that felt very like an RPG and its turn by turn action and dialogue.   This flaw disappears in Dawn of Night and it doesn't ruin the overall quality of Twilight Falling's story. 

Mr. Kemp recently provided an update on his publishing calendar on his website:

Well, there are a lot of things happening with my other books between now and November 2012. Riptide, my next Star Wars novel, will release in October 2011 and continue the adventures of Jaden Korr, Khedryn Faal, and Marr Idi Shael. Deceived, my latest Star Wars novel, released in March 2011 in hardcover, will release in mass market paperback format in early 2012, an easy and inexpensive way to meet Darth Malgus. I’m very excited that my first Egil and Nix novel, The Hammer and the Blade, will release in late-summer 2012 (and you’re going to love it, I think).  And finally, the first book of my hardcover Star Wars duology is scheduled to release in late 2012.

Below are my reviews of three of Mr. Kemp's works:

Ephemera Review

Crosscurrent Review

Deceived Review

1 comment:

  1. Kemp keeps the book moving at a wonderfully nice clip. Despite having less action than your typical Star Wars Expanded Universe novel, Kemp uses character development (I know! Character development in an EU novel!) to hold the reader's interest. As the story unfolds, the line between the good guys and the bad guys begins to blur, and makes the reader question not only the motives of Malgus, but of Aryn and Zeerid as well.