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LMAN8BSA

LMAN8BSA

Joined December 2020

Doing my best to review all entertainment I consume! This Linktree will take you to other sites I use to review content! http://linktr.ee/Lman8bsa
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10/10:
Genuinely one of the strongest entries of the High Republic era so far; one that was extremely hard to put down. We were introduced to some new characters, but we also got a lot of growth from previously established ones (specifically Vernestra Rwoh). I absolutely cannot wait to start my next jump into this era and see these characters in the future!

“Vernestra might be just okay at flying, but she was excellent at crashing.” (page 384)

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Star Wars: The High Republic: Edge of Balance, Vol. 1 | Shinya Shima,Justina Ireland,Shima Shinya
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6/10:
Despite having some truly beautiful illustrations, this manga lacks a substantial story. Yes, there is a plot, however the focus is more on ideals of the Jedi of the High Republic. With this first volume of the manga, there are only mentions and small connections to the rest of the Jedi of this era (very different from other entries of The High Republic), but I‘m hoping that increases in the second volume.

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4/10:
Again, I‘m disappointed in the writing of Daniel José Older. The collected issues here have way too much forced comedy (that isn‘t even funny) and the story is mediocre at best. The art feels so squished and lacks detail everywhere, even the individual characters change appearances here and there. I appreciate that I finally got to see Yoda in action during this era of Star Wars, but overall I‘m fairly disappointed.

Jgotham Makes me worried now for his upcoming adult novel 5d
LMAN8BSA Trust me, I agree. There‘s almost none of his writing I‘ve enjoyed. He‘s got a passion for the universe though, that‘s for sure 5d
TieDyeDude I'm quite backlogged on the High Republic comics. This was the one series I have been reading, and I agree, this first arc was disappointing. 4d
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8/10:
Yet again, a solid collection of stories from the High Republic era of Star Wars. I love the connections this has to the other media from the era (novels, other comics, and audio dramas). Per usual, the art is beautiful with clear distinction between each species showcased through the collected five issues. Excited for vol. 3 coming in a few months!

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9/10:
Such an incredibly solid collection of issues largely centered on the Jedi Sskeer, Keeve, and the twins Ceret and Terec! The art in this is truly beautiful, the story flows nicely, and the differences in the Force are clearly shown. Small complaint: the time jump between issues 1 and 2 feels a bit strange.

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8/10:
All around, this is an extremely solid start for Red Hood and the Outlaws. I loved getting some history behind each member of the Dark Trinity (Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro) as well as watching each come into the story organically. I hope to get my hands on more of these soon!

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5/10:
Despite introducing me to the new characters of Ram, Lula, and Zeen as well as building upon Vernestra and Ty through an exciting story, this didn‘t add a lot for me. I have a feeling this has heavy ties to The High Republic Adventures comic series (also from author Daniel José Older), so hopefully I notice that when I finally read those. A very middle ground young reader novel for me though.

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Well crap. The High Republic era of Star Wars has hit me hard and I‘m feeling it all. I started this story about 6 months ago, but hadn‘t picked it up in a bit. I‘m so glad I finally made time to sit and finish this wonderful novel. Something I don‘t do often is cry when reading, but Cavan Scott definitely made that happen a lot throughout this one. Absolutely superb, 10/10.

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Unabridged Audiobook (7/10):
The unabridged audiobook production of this novel is brilliant. All around, I enjoyed learning more of the Sith in general, the legendary Darth Plagueis the Wise, and the rise of Darths Sidious, Maul, and Count Dooku. There‘s so much politics involved in this story spanning roughly 5 decades. Not only does this make me want more from the history of Palpatine, but now I want to learn about the Sith of the Old Republic!

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Vision of the Future | Timothy Zahn
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I‘m so glad that I‘ve finally finished the Hand of Thrawn duology with this incredible finale. Timothy Zahn is truly one of the greatest writers I‘ve had the pleasure of reading (or listening to).

The many different plot lines made things a bit hard to follow at times, but each wrapped up nicely and the conclusion left me more than satisfied, particularly how Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade were left together.

A brilliant production all around!

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Specter of the Past | Timothy Zahn
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I have to admit that this entry didn‘t grip me as much in terms of the story. The fact that this takes place 15 years after the Battle of Endor feels so strange because the Empire practically died out three times now.

Ignoring this, the intervening plot lines for Han, Luke, Leia, Lando, Mara, and Karrde are all extremely well done, while the majority of the Empire‘s political infighting (especially that with Thrawn) bored me beyond belief.

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Unabridged Audiobook (10/10):
As always, I loved Grand Admiral Thrawn and everything he did for the Empire following Endor, however the focus in this novel is less on him and more on Mara Jade and her struggles with the Force.

Listening to Luke, Leia, and Mara all use the Force in their own ways was definitely the highlight of this novel and I can‘t wait to hear more about their stories!

“and she was finally free”

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The unabridged audiobook for this second novel in the Thrawn trilogy is held to the same standards as the first, all the while feeling as if the stakes and quality were elevated even more.

This novel manages to bring so much humanity to characters throughout and I cannot wait to see how this trilogy concludes!

I‘m loving Leia and Luke a ton, but I‘m also excited to see what happens with Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Thrawn!

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Unabridged Audiobook:
My second dive into Legends content with the introduction of my favorite Star Wars character: Grand Admiral Thrawn.

As always you can feel the passion in the writing of Timothy Zahn! Absolutely superb and I cannot wait to finish this Thrawn trilogy!

This is an absolutely perfect Star Wars story and I‘m extremely excited for more Thrawn, Mara Jade, and our more well known characters: Han, Luke, Leia, Chewbacca, and Lando!

TieDyeDude I just finished the new trilogy. I tried reading this, but got the annotated anniversary edition, and the notations were too distracting. At this point, with all the new content coming out, I'm not sure I'll ever go back and read these Legends stories... 4d
LMAN8BSA @TieDyeDude I thought the same thing just a few months ago. I‘ve turned to the unabridged audiobooks because I can listen while driving, working out, playing games, etc. 4d
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A fairly solid collection of issues featuring Shang-Chi. My biggest issue with this is that there are so many different eras featured and the focus is less on Shang-Chi personally and more focused on his connection to Earth-616.

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This book is very unique because it present scientific knowledge in a narrative format; and even does so without being an absolute snooze fest. There are definitely instances of concepts being repeated, but truthfully, this is one of the best scientific books I‘ve ever read.

If you want to learn more about microbes, microbiomes, and their impacts on the world, this is the book for you.

violabrain I absolutely loved this book! Ed Yong is one of my favorite science writers! 2mo
LMAN8BSA @violabrain There‘s definitely a reason he‘s won so many awards! 2mo
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A very well written book showcasing a lot of literacy educational techniques and how they can be applied to all content areas. Easy to read and understand with many images throughout that show the applications of these techniques. Very good read for anyone studying education!

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The content of this book is very basic in the eyes of someone who has experienced the American education system. So much throughout this is repetitive and the reading itself is extremely boring. If you want specific strategies for teaching ELL students, there are some good ideas; but you could probably find them all with a quick Google search anyways.

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The unabridged audiobook of this amazing novel was my first dive into Star Wars Legends and man was it brilliant! Mace Windu has always been one of the Jedi that I have wondered most about and this story is so heavily focused on him, his actions, and his inner feelings.

“Did we win?”

“He seemed to be the last one standing.” (Chapter 23).

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Star Wars: Victorys Price | Alexander Freed
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The final entry in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy is crafted in such a way that brings closure to so many characters and adds to a pre-existing character (Hera Syndulla) in ways that felt true to her character.

I know this is the end of these novels, but I‘d love to see more stories revolving around these new characters after Jakku.

This novel is a bit slow at the beginning, but picks up in parts 2 and 3 with a great conclusion in part 4.

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I don‘t even know how to write this review or where to start.

This novel is such an awesome look into new segments of the High Republic era of Star Wars! Wonderful Jedi characters, an interesting trade guild, pilots, and a living rock named Geode!

All around, there are so many emotions presented that show how even Jedi questioned the actions of the Jedi Order during this prosperous time in the history of the Republic.

I definitely recommend!

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This story arc is very interesting in its concept (there has always been more than one Joker in Gotham City). The focus on Joker‘s impacts on Batman, Red Hood, and Batgirl individually is addressed through brilliant artwork from both the present day and the past.

My largest complaint with this one is that it‘s simply way too short; I would‘ve loved for this story to be longer!

TieDyeDude I felt it was both too short and too long. I would have loved a longer run with a deeper story, but as it was, I felt like they didn't want to dive too deep with just three issues, but erred on the side of caution and kept it to shallow. I also didn't care for the Red Hood/Batgirl shipping. 8mo
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This is the second entry into the High Republic era of Star Wars and I‘ve gotta say, the story is a BLAST. We meet some wonderful new Jedi as well as children of politicians as they work to survive after disaster strikes.

This is geared towards young readers, however, I found lots of joy in the story told, the feelings of each character, and potential impacts on adults like me. This book would be great for Star Wars fans of any age!

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What an incredible introduction to the newest era of Star Wars: The High Republic. This novel does amazing things to establish the galaxy and the roles of those within it from the Jedi, politicians, the evil Nihil, and ordinary citizens.

In addition, this novel introduces so many wonderful Jedi, but the new Master and Padawan pair Loden Greatstorm and Bell Zettifar are some of my favorites. Can‘t wait to continue my journey through this era!

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One of the best Star Wars books I‘ve read in a long time. I pray to one day have a love like Izzy and Jules.

“he was struck by three things. One, there was nothing and no one in the galaxy as beautiful as Izal Garsea. Two, he was certain that the mechanisms of the world, the stars, luck, the Force itself, had brought her back to him somehow. And he loved her.” (Córdova, 267)

CrowCAH I LOVE THIS BOOK! 😍 So much so, I actually own it, that‘s a huge step for me. I agree, to have a love like their‘s would be out of this world. 12mo
LMAN8BSA @CrowCAH That‘s awesome! This one is definitely one that I‘ll reread in the future! 12mo
CrowCAH @LMAN8BSA same! ❤️ 12mo
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Per usual, Timothy Zahn and Thrawn manage to drag me into a story that I cannot draw away from until I‘ve finished it. I absolutely loved the insight into the Chiss Ascendancy through Thrawn, Ar‘alani, Thalias, Che‘ri, and many others. Excited to see where this trilogy goes especially with Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good coming later this year.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 Have you watched the Mandalorian, season two, and caught the reference to Thrawn?! 12mo
LMAN8BSA @CrowCAH Thank you! And absolutely! So excited to hopefully see a live action version of Thrawn soon!! (edited) 12mo
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Alexander Freed does something that many authors don‘t do as effectively: he is able to get inside the mind of many different characters throughout his stories and this novelization is no exception.

This novel adds so much to the amazing film and helps you to better understand the motivations behind characters and their actions. This book is absolutely incredible, if you enjoyed the film, you‘ll enjoy this novel.

CrowCAH This movie has grown on me. Initially I didn‘t like it because there was no Jedi. It‘s a well crafted movie with a beautiful storyline. So I cannot hate it, to me it‘s part of the Star Wars canon. 12mo
LMAN8BSA @CrowCAH I was also hesitant with the absence of the Jedi but I also have grown to love this one a lot. (edited) 12mo
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