Good day, everyone! It has been some time since I last wrote a blog post in this series, but I assure you I have been reading quite a bit. In fact, you can see some of my other escapades over at the Apostrophe Box Blog. That said, I want to turn your attention to my most recently completed novel reading—Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars: Thrawn. I have been running wild on Star Wars hype since seeing the new movie (which I loved and will blog about soon), so much so that I commend Candice’s patience with how much I’ve been talking about it. Thrawn is but the first of several new Star Wars novels I plan to work my way through.
I know that Disney’s acquisition of Star Wars and the subsequent dissolution of the old Expanded Universe of novels, comics, and video games still rubs people the wrong way, and I count myself in that number. Believe me; I recognize that you can argue that Star Wars remained as popular as it did between The Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace because of novel and comic book writers’ labors of love to keep the franchise alive. I also recognize that a lot of those stories were becoming a bit of a mess, but there were a lot of things worth salvaging. I hope to see more of those things as time passes, but I am overjoyed that Grand Admiral Thrawn is the first big book character to be ushered into the new canon.
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