Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse

The NJO action continues with Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse.

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Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial

Continuing with my string of Star Wars novel reviews, here we go with Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial (This Time It’s Personal: Part Two: The Re-Jedining: Redux: The Vong Strike Back: Three — seriously, how many subtitles is too many?)

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Star Wars: Scoundrels

Having read Winner Lose All by Timothy Zahn, I felt like I was in great shape going into Scoundrels. Sure, the only similarities are four characters and a single reference to the heist in the short story (which Zahn or the publisher tactlessly refer to on a separate page after the very end of the book — way to go, guys), but the tone of the short story is a great primer.

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Star Wars: Winner Lose All–A Lando Calrissian Tale

Released in early December in preparation for Zahn’s upcoming novel Scoundrels (released today — my copy is in the mail), Winner Lose All — A Lando Calrissian Tale is an e-book novella featuring Lando in a high-stakes sabacc game. The game — with a ten-million credit buy-in — features a rare and valuable piece of art. A small statuette, designed by a mysterious artist, which is completely identical to its twins (of which only seven exist in the galaxy). But an attempted break-in reveals that nothing is as it seems.

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Star Wars: Revan

I pre-ordered Star Wars: Revan. It’s a documented fact that I’m a huge KotoR fan, and so when this book was announced I had to have it. I pre-ordered it on my Kindle and the minute it was released I downloaded it and read it. Read the rest of this entry »

Blood, Sweat & Tea

Sirens is, undoubtedly, one of my most favourite shows of all time. As I explained in my review, part of what drew me to it was the utter realism of it all: I’ve never been a big fan of shows like ER or Grey’s Anatomy or House or whatever. These shows all seem to deal with diseases or conditions or people that are, in some way, supernatural. Working in a healthcare setting, you get to realise that the vast majority of what you deal with is, obviously, the ordinary. You occasionally get surprised but typically it’s the same thing; where I work, 95% of the time the individual we’re dealing with is either strung out on drugs or incredibly intoxicated. While there is the occasional variation, day-in and day-out, it’s the same thing. Occasionally you get to make a real difference — you save someone’s life, for example (but giving a drunk an IV and pumping him full of fluids and sending him off in the morning just for him to come back the next day just as drunk doesn’t count, I think) — but typically it remains normal. The conflict is one that is never ending and is ultimately more about the healthcare professional (the nurse, the doctor, the paramedic, etc) than it is about the patient. Read the rest of this entry »

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I: Onslaught

The New Jedi Order series continues with Dark Tide I: Onslaught, which happens to be one of the longest titles for a Star Wars book and certainly one with the most colons. Onslaught resumes where Vector Prime left off.  The New Republic has dismissed the Yuuzhan Vong threat as having been dealt with and finished with their loss at Helska, but obviously the Original Trilogy gang know that that is not the case.

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