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Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Book Review


“Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” recaps the episodic “Star Wars” films.

When it comes to Star Wars media, writer Delilah S. Dawson has been everywhere lately having penned novels like “Phasma,” “Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire,” and stories of the “Star Wars Adventures” comic books. Now, she has another new book titled “Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” which is recap of the 8 current films in the Skywalker Saga leading into the ninth and allegedly last installment of this story in December with “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

As mentioned above, this thick hardcover book that runs 400 pages long essentially gets readers, Star Wars fans and maybe those who know nothing about the universe a rundown of all 8 films complete with film quotes. While most of the text is simply quotes and retellings of key moments, Dawson does provide moments in which she describes character’s internal feelings and thoughts and gives context to scenes ala mentioning that Anakin brought balance to the Force at the end of “Star Wars: Return of The Jedi.” To me, these little details were appreciated as it adds more depth to the book as a whole. It gives people that know the saga inside and out something more than just straight up summaries of each film.

Accompanying Dawson’s words are numerous art pieces by Brian Rood. While I can’t speak as to how he creates the art, his pieces look like film frames that have been animated so to speak. It’s a very effective and striking style to be sure.

Overall Thoughts: While it seems a little odd to do a book about the Saga when it’s incomplete, it does make sense to put this out before Episode 9 is released. Besides, I’d imagine a revised edition with “The Rise of Skywalker” is in the cards down the line. At any rate, whether you’re a SW collector or a parent wanting to read a storybook to your children, this book should appeal to a variety of fans. Recommended.

“Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” will hit shelves October 1, 2019.

September 23, 2019 - Posted by | Book review | , , , , , ,

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