Man, what a day for news!
Let’s get right into it; first off, I’ll show you the cover to Sean William’s Star Wars: The Old Republic novel, Fatal Alliance:
Awesome, right? Check out the details for the novel at this post on the official site.
Sean is not only an awesome guy but knows what makes Star Wars so great and brings it in droves to the novels he writes in the Expanded Universe, so I’m definitely looking forward to this!
Next up, the long-awaited naming and cover-reveal of The Old Republic novel by Paul Kemp; I’ll let the cover do the talking! 🙂
Awesome, right? 😀 And yes, that is the kickass Sith Lord who we saw in action in the cinematic of The Old Republic. 🙂 Check out the details of the novel at this post at the official site; if you want to have another look at the cinematic, check out this post at Paul’s blog, and here’s his announcement. 🙂
Very, very chuffed for Paul that he got the chance to write a novel focusing on such a badass character! Here’s hoping that the story behind the cinematic is also included in the novel! 🙂 He’s already sent in the first draft of the novel, so everything looks a-okay for the December release date!
Paul’s Crosscurrent (reviewed here) showed that he has an awesome understanding of Star Wars, so this will, most probably, be awesome. 🙂
Now for Wheel of Time news!
Check out this post over at A Dribble of Ink; Aidan gives us an extended blurb of Book Thirteen of The Wheel of Time, Towers of Midnight. If you haven’t read it yet, I’ll say this: Perrin and Mat.
And lastly, news of the Dark Tower movies!
Thanks to my buddy Lood, I can tell you that Ron Howard has been tapped to direct a trilogy that’ll bring Stephen King’s absolutely massive and brilliant series to the big screen. Just how he’s planning to cram 7 novels-worth of plot into three movies I have no idea, but this is Ron Howard, and I’m sure he’ll do movies that’ll be as true as possible to the King’s epic. 🙂 Check out the info here.
That’s it for now,
Have an awesome weekend!
P.S. Oh, and here’s something you all have been drooling for – the first pic of Thor. 🙂
May 3, 2010 at 2:44 am
Star Wars books based on videogames, 0-1 so far. Force Unleashed was the SUCKIEST book EVER!!!!!
Can’t say I’m looking forward to these…
Dave-Brendon de Burgh
May 3, 2010 at 5:37 pm
I haven’t read The Force Unleashed yet, have only read the graphic novel, but what I like about these two novels is that they’ll be adding to The Old Republic’s storyline and not only fleshing it out; being in South Africa, I probably won’t even get to play the game, so it’ll be cool to have an opportunity to get to know some of the characters from the game. 🙂