The High Republic: Jedi’s End Part 2 Comic Review

The second part of the arc slows the actions down and focus’ on the drama as the series starts to head towards is conclusion. Back on Starlight Beacon, Avar and Keeve are frustrated by the lack of action the Council wants to take against The Nihil. Kriss, who is taking the decision incredibly personally wantsContinue reading “The High Republic: Jedi’s End Part 2 Comic Review”

The High Republic: Jedi’s End Part 1 Comic Review

Damn! What an issue! With Keeve, Terec and Ceret incapacitated by the effects of The Leveller, Avar Kriss and Sskeer leave The Ataraxia and head down to help the undercover Jedi. Sskeer is hell-bent on saving Keeve, despite Avar reminding him that connections are forbidden, as well as not to kill anyone whilst piloting hisContinue reading “The High Republic: Jedi’s End Part 1 Comic Review”

Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott Book Review (SPOILER FREE)

To celebrate the release of ‘The Rising Storm’ in paperback, here is my rereleased review for the hardback release from the end of June 2021. There are very few books in the world (that I have read) that, when I finished them I closed the book and just sat for a moment wondering “What willContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott Book Review (SPOILER FREE)”

Star Wars: The High Republic – The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray Book Review (SPOILER FREE)

Not going to lie. Tears were shed during the reading of this book. And not just for the losses, but for those that survived as well. A lot has been said about Cavan Scott’s novel ‘The Rising Storm’ and how he liked to kill people off, but he truly took the golden sceptre of characterContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic – The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray Book Review (SPOILER FREE)”

The High Republic: The Shadow of the Nihil Part 2 Comic Review

Things are heating up for Keeve and Terec as their cover is blown by the captive Hutt and the arrival of the supposedly dead Lourna Dee brings a whole new set of problems when she unleashed the weapon that killed Loden Greatstorm. Did anyone really think Keeve and Terec were going to get through thisContinue reading “The High Republic: The Shadow of the Nihil Part 2 Comic Review”

The High Republic: The Shadow of the Nihil Part 1 Comic Review

We’re starting a new storyline hot off the heels of the defeat of The Drengir. This time, the Jedi of Starlight Beacon are taking the fight to The Nihil in the aftermath of The Republic Fair on Valo. Speculation was rife when the Marvel solicits revealed the cover, showing Keeve Trennis dress’s in Nihil armour.Continue reading “The High Republic: The Shadow of the Nihil Part 1 Comic Review”

The Edge of Balance Volume One by Shima Shinya and Justina Ireland

‘The High Republic’ branches out into an new genre for its first Manga, written by Justina Ireland and Shima Shinya that tells a new story with a cast of new characters and some familiar villains. Set on the planet Banchi and following the adventures of Jedi Knight Lily Tora-Asi in the aftermath of the eventsContinue reading “The Edge of Balance Volume One by Shima Shinya and Justina Ireland”

The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 3 Review

BOOM! The explosive final part of ‘Heart of the Drengir’ has landed (a couple of months ago) and boy did it not disappoint! The battle between the Jedi/Hutt Alliance and The Drengir reaches its peak just as Keeve and Orla arrive on Mulita. Avar Kriss has gone on alone to fight the lead Drengir andContinue reading “The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 3 Review”

The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 2 Review

Keeve Trennis is stuck inside the shared consciousness of The Drengir’s Root-Mind, lost and having visions of those she has met previously she encounters a Sith Lord who attacks her in the presence of four statues (which I’m 100% sure are the ones from ‘Into the Dark’). She wakes up from her vision and triesContinue reading “The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 2 Review”

Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott Audio-Drama Review

Set between ‘The Rising Storm’ and ‘Out of the Shadows’, ‘Tempest Runner’ switches the main perspective from the Jedi and Republic to The Nihil, specifically the Tempest Runner, Lourna Dee. Much like ‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’, Cavan Scott’s previous Audio-Drama, the narrative flits between the current storyline, here, focusing on the capture of Dee, her timeContinue reading “Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott Audio-Drama Review”

Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland Audiobook Review

Justina Ireland is busy. Just her recent Star Wars content alone is something to be in awe of, with ‘Out of the Shadows’, the YA entry to the second wave of ‘The High Republic: Phase One’ as well as ‘Edge of Balance’, the first Manga entry into ‘The High Republic’ and ‘War of the BountyContinue reading “Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland Audiobook Review”

The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 1

Holy s&@£! After breaking our hearts with Issue 5 and then in ‘The Rising Storm’, Cavan Scott starts to heal one of those brutally inflicted wounds. Set in the time period around Scott’s recent novel ‘The Rising Storm’ following the oft mentioned battle against the monstrous Drengir led by Avar Kriss and Myarga the Hutt.Continue reading “The High Republic: Heart of the Drengir Part 1”

Race to Crashpoint Tower by Daniel José Older SPOILER FREE Audiobook Review

Jedi Padawan, Ram Jomaram is much more at home in the garage tinkering with machines than meditating and his craftiness with electronics is required when, in the run up to ‘The Republic Fair’ on his homeworld of Valo when a long range communications array at Crashpoint Tower is damage by Nihil raiders, leading Ram onContinue reading “Race to Crashpoint Tower by Daniel José Older SPOILER FREE Audiobook Review”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 5 Review

The junk Moon, Quantxi, becomes a battlefield between the few Jedi and the Nihil as Zeen and Krix finally come face-to-face for the first time since they separated on Trymant. Daniel José Older brings the first arc of his ‘High Republic Adventures’ to an exciting end as ‘The High Republic’ prepares to enter its secondContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 5 Review”

Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott Book Review (SPOILER FREE)

There are very few books in the world (that I have read) that, when I finished them I closed the book and just sat for a moment wondering “What will I do now?” The last time it happened what back in early 2017 when I finished Stephen King’s ‘It’. That’s how rare it is forContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott Book Review (SPOILER FREE)”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 4 Review

Jedi and Nihil forces clash as Marchion Ro uses Krix to contact Zeen, who takes a Jedi ship and goes to meet her friend, Lula, Farzala and Qort take one last Jedi Vector and follow their new companion. With another stellar issue of ‘High Republic Adventures’, Daniel José Older continues to bring us an amazingContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 4 Review”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 5 Review

Just when I didn’t think last month’s issue could be topped, Cavan Scott and his team absolutely smash it it with this issue. With the Drengir attacking The Starlight Beacon and The Hutt Cartel attacking the Jedi on Sedri Minor, it all looks a bit hopeless for the Jedi. But when the Drengir attack theContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 5 Review”

The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray Book Review

After what felt like an eternity, I have finally finished Claudia Gray’s inaugural entry into ‘The High Republic’ series. The first YA novel of the series ‘Into the Dark’ never feels like a YA novel, and only really falls into that genre because of the age of the main protagonists, Reath Silas and Affie Hollow,Continue reading “The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray Book Review”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 3 Review

In a change of pace from the previous issues, Older gives us a look at the aftermath of the attack on Bralanak City as Zeen and Krix start on their new paths. We learn that Zeen and Krix have been communicating with each other using the Com-Links that Yoda gave them in the previous issue.Continue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 3 Review”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 4

Possessed by the Drengir, Sskeer has Avar, Ceret, Keeve and the boy called Bartol captured in the vines created by the plant-like creatures. Remembering her time as a Padawan, Keeve reminisces about a lesson that Sskeer taught her, as she attempted to use the Force to aid her to reach the opposite side of aContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 4”

Dooku: Jedi Lost Review (Re-Release)

‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’ has just hit shelves in paperback form. The script for the fantastic Audio Drama really allows you to have more of a deep-dive into the story, letting you pick up on those little things that you may have missed when listening. To celebrate the release (1st April) here’s my original review forContinue reading “Dooku: Jedi Lost Review (Re-Release)”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 2 Review

The Nihil attack on Bralanak City escalates as the Jedi face overwhelming odds and the disdain of the locals. Daniel José Older’s inaugural contribution to ‘The High Republic’ initiative continues with an action filled issue. Lula, Farzala, Qort and their new companion Zeen must fight off the Nihil who are in league with the ForceContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 2 Review”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 3

As Keeve Trennis investigates a sink hole with a local boy, Marshal Avar Kriss must deal with Terec, who is acting strangely and Master Sskeer who’s recent odd behaviour has been noticed by Kriss and other Jedi. Cavan Scott and the crew have brought us another great issue of ‘The High Republic’ ongoing series. TheContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 3”

The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland Review

WARNING! SPOILERS!!! Being a Star Wars fan in the UK can have its ups and downs… on the plus side, we tend to get the films earlier in cinemas (by a day). On the down side, we always have to wait longer for the Middle Grade and Young Adult novels to get released, and neverContinue reading “The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland Review”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 1 – Collision Course

WARNING!!! SPOILERS!!! This is the first issue of any of the IDW Star Wars comics and if this is any indication of the quality of the main series then I’ve got a lot of reading to do because it’s good! The highly anticipated first issue of Older’s series does not disappoint (except for the lackContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 1 – Collision Course”

Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 2 – There is No Fear Part 2

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! Sskeer, Keeve and the twins, Ceret and Terec have been sent to investigate a distress beacon. When they arrive they sense a single survivor on the inactive ship. On board they realise the ship was attacked by The Nihil. The group splits up, Sskeer and Terec explore the ship looking for survivorsContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 2 – There is No Fear Part 2”

Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 1

It’s here! It’s finally here! Having read ‘Light of the Jedi’ last month (Spoiler Free Review Here), I have been waiting desperately for new content from ‘The High Republic’ and after finding out that ‘A Test of Courage’ will be released in February in the UK it’s al down to the Marvel run of ‘TheContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 1”

Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Book Review (SPOILER FREE)

Wow! Just… wow! Charles Soule has introduced us to a phenomenal new era in the Star Wars saga in a way that, I feel, few others could have done. From the explosive first chapter right through to the end, Soule gives us a rip-roaring adventure that hasn’t been seen in Star Wars since ‘The EmpireContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Book Review (SPOILER FREE)”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 1

Kes Dameron and the Path Finders are sent on a mission to locate an ancient translator Droid for the Rebellion. I feel like this is the story arc I have been waiting for in this series. I’ve been hoping to see Kes Dameron and Shara Bey in action after Soule reintroduced them to us inContinue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 1”

Star Wars Reveals at Disney+ Investor Day 2020

Bob Chapek’s introduction gave us a hint of what we were in for later on in the four hour video aimed at investors, and it was a wonderful hint, 10 new Star Wars series/films. After the first selection of shows from FX and Star, Kathy Kennedy stepped up to discuss Lucasfilm’s offerings for Disney+. AndContinue reading “Star Wars Reveals at Disney+ Investor Day 2020”

Star Wars: The Will of Tarkin Part 1

The origins of the mysterious Commander Zahra are revealed as she prepares to tighten the noose on the struggling Rebel Fleet. A former protégé of Grand Moff Tarkin, who bested her peers and became Tarkin’s right hand during the final stages of constructional The Death Star. She fell out of his favour when a missionContinue reading “Star Wars: The Will of Tarkin Part 1”

The High Republic – Some Thoughts

As fans, when we get new content we inevitably have tonnes of questions on how the new stuff relates to the old stuff and relish the various connections and Easter Eggs, it’s part of the territory. So when we got the ‘High Republic’ announcement and teases, set 200 years before the Skywalker Saga. A periodContinue reading “The High Republic – Some Thoughts”

Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Excerpt Thoughts

I generally avoid any excerpts from upcoming novels, I usually struggle to get through them because they are usually from some point into the book where the story is established and you have zero context. But, Charles Soule and IGN have dropped the opening chapter of the upcoming and sadly delayed ‘Light of the Jedi’,Continue reading “Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Excerpt Thoughts”

What Differences Should We Expect Between the High Republic Jedi and the Jedi of the Prequel Era?

Something I have been contemplating for a while, which I started thinking about more after we got the descriptions of the main ‘High Republic’ characters is what will the state of the Jedi Order be in comparison to the Order during the Prequel Era? We can already see the differences in the visual style ofContinue reading “What Differences Should We Expect Between the High Republic Jedi and the Jedi of the Prequel Era?”

“The Jedi Knights of the Round Table”

If you weren’t intrigued by ‘Project Luminous’ before, hearing the concept of ‘the Jedi Knights of the Round Table’ certainly should have piqued your interest. For the record, I was intrigued by the whole ‘Project Luminous’ idea. All of those great authors coming together for this grand project, then the rumours of ‘The High Republic’Continue reading ““The Jedi Knights of the Round Table””

Project Luminous aka Star Wars: The High Republic

After almost a year of speculation, we finally know the truth. ‘Project Luminous’ has been revealed to be a publishing campaign, officially titled ‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ and will focus on the Jedi Order 200 years prior to the events of ‘The Phantom Menace’. The first wave of stories is set to start hittingContinue reading “Project Luminous aka Star Wars: The High Republic”