Happy weekend my friends!
So I finally finished the High Republic middle-grade novel Race to Crashpoint Tower, by Daniel Jose Older. I generally enjoy the middle-grade novels, especially the High Republic ones, and this one was no exception (although I think I liked A Test of Courage from Wave One a bit more). This one naturally was a story concerning a few Padawans, namely Ram Jamoram and Lula Talisola, doing their part to help during the Nihil attack on the Republic Fair on Valo.
Ram prefers tinkering with machines and droids and engines, rather than dealing with people; and Lula, though she’s tangled with the Nihil a few times (mostly in the comics), must deal with some jealousy over Vernestra Rwoh (about her own age, but has already made Jedi Knight), and her own courage during the conflict. The story centers on the two Padawans, and Lula’s Force-sensitive friend Zeen, getting to the communications tower on Valo, which has been compromised by the Nihil, to send a message for help. They have to confront the Nihil, as well as the Drengir, to accomplish their goal, and they all do a splendid job. The story takes place concurrently with the events of the adult novel The Rising Storm. I don’t think I’ll do a separate review on it, so just consider this my little mini-review.
So now I’m just waiting for the YA novel Midnight Horizon, also by Daniel Jose Older, which takes place concurrently with The Fallen Star. The book was released February 1st, and it should be coming in any day now. I’ve heard very good reviews about it, and I can’t wait, especially since it concerns my favorite Jedi and Padawan pair, Cohmac Vitus and Reath Silas.
The Book of Boba Fett Episode 6, “From the Desert Comes a Stranger,” was fantastic and made this Star Wars fan very happy. If you missed my review of the episode, you can read it here.
In Marvel, I don’t have much news except it seems that Loki Season Two will begin filming this summer, for a release date sometime in 2023. I don’t think I have to tell you how much I’m looking forward to this! (Check out my Marvel Rankings for proof). Luckily there’s enough Star Wars and Marvel stuff going on this year to keep me busy until then, because it seems so far away, lol.
And that’s really about it this week. I’ve been trying to get back into journalling (inluding my awesome Inner Jedi notebook), get back into my fanfic idea I keep going on about, and maybe some freelancing ideas. Busy, busy.
What’s been entertaining you lately? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!