Man, I’m gone for two weeks and the whole Star Wars Expanded Universe explodes!! 🙂 Hehehe, I’m definitely not that important, but then you all knew that anyway. 🙂
Okay, where do I start?!
The great, big, huge mother of all MMO’s, Star Wars: The Old Republic, is on its way, and if you follow this link, you’ll be taken through to the game’s website – why, you ask? Well, if you would like to get a bit of an introduction to the storyline of this MMO, the guys have set up a webcomic on the site that serves as an intro for some of the major characters and sets the stage, so to speak. 🙂
Next up: Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil – here’s a cover blurb for you all from the official Star Wars site! Let the bloodbath begin! 🙂
The Sith are gone — all except Darth Bane, creator of the “Rule of Two,” which states that the new Sith Order will consist of only two: a Master and an apprentice. But how does one train an apprentice whose ultimate goal — and proof of success — must be to kill the Master?
Darth Bane is beginning to suffer the effects of drawing heavily on the dark side of the Force for so many years. At the same time, he’s beginning to doubt his apprentice, Zannah, because she hasn’t yet tried to kill him and take his power. Is she weak? Unworthy of being his apprentice? When he learns of an ancient Sith artifact that might hold the secret to immortal life, he heads out in search of it alone. But Zannah is anything but weak, and now that she has glimpsed his worries, she knows that the time is ripe to take him on. The Forces of evil will clash in spectacular battle, with the future of the Sith hanging in the balance!
Does that sound cool or what?! And here’s something extra, too – author Drew Karpyshyn dropping hints! 🙂
I don’t really know if I can say anything else about who might be appearing in the novel, but I’m going to throw a couple names out just for kicks: Cognus, Set Harth, Andeddu.
Wow, I probably said way too much. Maybe I should delete that. But for some reason I’ve been very in touch with my own personal dark side lately, so let’s leave it for now and see if I get in trouble.
*rubbing hands in anticipatory glee* Sounds good huh? For those who don’t know it, there were Sith mentioned above – but wait! you say, there are only supposed to be two at any time! 😉 I think this novel is going to KICK ASS!
Next: Deathtroopers renamed!
Nonono it’s not what you think, I promise! They’ve only put in a space between ‘Death’ and ‘troopers’, and here’s the cover art as it will be for the hardcover coming out in October of this year! 🙂
Here is the official blurb, too:
When the Imperial prison barge Purge breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope seems to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back — bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours, nearly all aboard the Purge will die. And death is only the beginning.
For aboard the Star Destroyer, amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising, soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.
Next up: A book about Vader!
“Fully licensed with Lucasfilm, VADER will be the definitive book on the history, myth, and cultural impact of Darth Vader. From his early development by George Lucas in the original classic films, to the new legends created in comics and novels, to his appearances on everything from commercials to bedspreads, VADER will present a complete view of the character. This book will contain unique pieces both printed flat and removable, including never-before-seen concept sketches, rare promotional materials, early comic books, video games, action figures, merchandise, movie posters, and more.”
The book, now titled Vader: The Dark Lord and His Universe, is by Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur and is due out in October.
More info on that as the info is released! 🙂
Next up: Monthly Yuuzhan Vong, anyone?
If you haven’t heard about it, we’ll be seeing more of the scarheads in Invasion! 🙂
Check out this post for more updated info, and below is the cover art for what has been confirmed to be the first issue:
Anyone wanna place bets on who’ll survive this encounter? 😉
Okay, that’s it for Star Wars for today. 🙂
P.S. I’ll have the review of The Modern World up tomorrow, or later (depending on how lazy I get 😉 ), and I thought I’d also let you all know that I found A Clash of Kings day before yesterday, and all I can say is, “Mr Martin, you gave me one hell of a surprise with Stannis!” 🙂