Kay Reviews A New Dawn

Kay is back with a review of the latest Star Wars Books release, A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller. The novel is a prequel to the upcoming television series Star Wars Rebels, and includes the backstory on the two older protagonists in the show, Kanan and Hera.

From Kay’s review:

A New Dawn marks the beginning of a new era in Star Wars books. This is the first book to come out under the guidance of the Lucasfilm Story Group, responsible for coordinating all Star Wars stories going forward no matter the medium. All the previously published books of the Expanded Universe are now known as Legends. And while I understand why this decision was made and applaud the idea of better overall coordination, the April announcement left me heartbroken. I’ve spent many years of my life with those now legendary tales. I didn’t always love where some authors took the stories, but I came to know those characters of the post-Return of the Jedi era inside and out. Now their fates are up in the air. They may reappear as I knew them, in another form, or never again – with no known date when we’d know for sure. So I thought that this might be my exit point from reading anything new about that galaxy far, far away.

One person’s involvement made me decide to at least give this relaunch a chance: John Jackson Miller.

Click here for her full review.

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Today, the third installment of the original Star Wars trilogy gets reimagined with Shakespearean flair. In her review of Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return, Kay says:

Doescher has a lot of challenges he handles skillfully though. In addition to the regular achievement of expanding, while keeping recognizable, Star Wars film dialogue into Shakespearean language, there’s Huttese, and Ewokese, and a singing rancor. After trying to figure out the formula for the Ewokese (at one point it seemed Gungan with less s’s), I discovered in his author’s note that the blocks are film dialogue, quasi-English, and then just something to complete the rhyme. And it works. You understand what the Ewoks are saying while they still retain their Ewokness.

Check out her full review here. The book trailer is below; also check out Doescher’s guest post today at The Mary Sue, titled “Everything I Needed to Know About Life I Learned from Han Solo.” Kay also supplied a reading from Act III.

Kay grew up wanting to be an astronaut. After seeing Star Wars, she wanted to be Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an astronaut. Life’s taken her on a bit of a different path for now, but she’s still a Star Wars fangirl at heart who enjoys surprising people with how geeky she really is. A photographer and voice actor who also consults on communications and marketing, Kay spends any free time reading, learning, getting outside and, of course, making pew . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return

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