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Memory’s Legion by James S.A. Corey

Pretty high standard throughout all the short stories/novella’s with a couple of great ones thrown in. Drive: A story based on how the Epstein Drive was invented which is core to the setup of the Expanse series. Interesting to see a very early Mars and how the relationship with Earth was put in place for …

Leviathan Falls by James S.A. Corey

Man, what a ride. Great book, amazing series. So this is more of a review of the series than this final book in particular. It has been some adventure. The first book is almost a standalone, with Miller’s chapters feeling completely different than the rest of the series. Then we have the duology of the …

Tiamat’s Wrath by James S.A. Corey

Started a bit slow but ramped up to an amazing end. The Laconians are fully in charge. The crew of the Rocinante are split up; Jim’s captive with the Laconians, Amos is trying to rescue him, Bobby and Naomi are both leading the resistance but in very different ways, and Alex is Bobby’s pilot but …

Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey

Wasn’t totally sure what to expect from this last series within a series with the big time jump. However I should have known, it was a great read from start to finish. There’s been thirty year’s of relative peace since the fall of the Free Navy. The Space Guild controls the slow zone and humanity …

Star Wars: Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed

Great end to the series. I won’t go into too much details here for fear of spoilers but we’ve come to the endgame and events are setting up for the Battle of Jakku and end of the Empire. We know how it plays out, kind of, and most of our protagonists know it too. The …

Star Wars: Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed

Dragged a bit in places but definitely continued with the premise of the first book (in a good way). Set not too longer after the events of the first book, Alphabet Squadron are now in proper fighting shape and working as a team. The New Republic is engaged with Imperial forces over the planet of …

Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

Forrest Gump meets Romeo and Juliet in Star Wars, shouldn’t work but it does. Set around the events of the original trilogy, this is the story of Ciena and Thane who grow up together and join the Imperial Academy until the events they see happening around them cause them to go down very different paths. …

Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed

Probably the closest to a grimdark Star Wars book I’ve read. Set shortly after the events of Return of the Jedi, the Empire is in collapse, fragmenting, but orders have been put in place for ‘Operation Cinder’ which tells Imperial forces to start destroying planets. Some dedicated units are doing this, and it’s one of …

Star Wars: Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott

Would have enjoyed it a lot more if it had been novelized. So this story is framed as if told by Ventress’s POV during, or just before, the Clone Wars. She is tasked with finding Dooku’s sister who has been kidnapped and in the course of it, she finds journal entries which detail his life …

Star Wars: Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray

Interesting story exploring the relationship between the two of them. Set a few years before the events of Episode I, it’s primarily focused on the relationship between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan is chaffing under the tutelage of Qui-Gon and he is starting to doubt whether he is the correct master for his padawan. From this …