Star Wars: Tarkin (James Luceno)

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Even better than I had hoped!

TL;DR – The story of Grand Moff Tarkin’s rise to power. An awesome tale and a must-read for Star Wars fans.



What I thought…

I’ve never read a Star Wars book before, and I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’d heard people talking about Tarkin on twitter, and since I love the character I thought I’d give it a go. Best. Decision. Ever.

So, Tarkin chronicles the life of one of the most powerful men in the Empire, from his childhood to his rise to the position of Grand Moff, and oh boy is it exciting. James Luceno did a marvellous job of bringing the character to life.

I read the audiobook version of this book, and dang the production quality is superb. Sound effects and occasional music and everything. BEAUTIFUL. But I guess you’d expect that from a Star Wars book – they can afford not to cheap out on that stuff.

Anyway, well worth a read or a listen.

Please note: I am in no way affiliated with the author or publishers. I bought this book with my own money for my own reasons. The opinions contained within are my own and have not been influenced by any external entity!



This weeks #FanArtFriday (and yes, I know it’s Saturday – I was recovering from burning yesterday!) features the biggest and most annoying missed opportunity from the Star Wars canon, Darth Jar Jar.

If you don’t know about this, there is a theory that Jar Jar Binks was supposed to echo Yoda. Yoda was a bumbling idiot, then turned out to be a super important Jedi – Jar Jar, the theory argues, was a bumbling idiot who was supposed to be this super important Sith Master! It’s my favourite fan theory of all time, partly because it’s mad, and partly because it makes PERFECT SENSE. If you’re not convinced, or you just want a really good conspiracy to learn about, check out this youtube clip on the subject: Darth Jar Jar – Star Wars Theory (Vincent Vendetta)