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Lit JTTLJ: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi , Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  2. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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  3. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    The Leia one is being described consistently as YA but I'm unclear if this is the same deal or middle-grade a la Servants of the Empire.
     
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  4. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Sounds like the Before the Awakening of this project.
    A pre ANH story, something between ANH and ESB, one between ESB and ROTJ and then one or two between ROTJ and TFA.
     
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  5. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 7 VIP

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    Was waiting for this thread.
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  6. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I've read Ken Liu - it's kind of hard to picture him doing middle-grade.
     
  7. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I haven't but yeah, that's the impression I get. OTOH Greg Rucka.
     
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  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Yeah, I'll be getting this.... Hardback edition of course.
     
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  9. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    Hamill said during the TLJ panel that there was bound to be a book or comic explaining his absence in TFA ;)
     
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  10. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm sure it will be YA in the same vein as Claudia Grey's other two books: YA, but still very high quality
     
  11. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    I hope this is YA or adult. Glad Luke is getting some content!
     
  12. StoryWorthTelling

    StoryWorthTelling Jedi Knight star 2

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    YA so far has referred to Lost Stars by Claudia Gray and Ahsoka by E.K. Johnson. Claudia Gray's other Star Wars title was a regular Del Rey adult-targeted novel. I would imagine the Leia book would be similar to Lost Stars and Ahsoka in terms of length, prose, and plotting, while the Luke book, which does not say YA in the designation, would be more similar to Weapon of a Jedi and the other JTTFA Disney-Lucasfilm Press books.
     
  13. EmperorHorus

    EmperorHorus Jedi Knight star 3

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    Surely not, they were junior readers
     
  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Does it really matter what the age designation is if the story's good? I'd say there's sufficient examples from the new material to say it doesn't.
     
  15. J_K_DART

    J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I've got utter confidence in Claudia Gray. And man, Ken Liu sounds to be *such* a fan :) Delightful post :)
     
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  16. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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    I must say, I really wish Claudia was doing the Luke book. Would love to see her take on the character.
     
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  17. StoryWorthTelling

    StoryWorthTelling Jedi Knight star 2

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    That's my point. Disney-Lucasfilm Press publishes primarily Junior Readers. The Leia book says YA, so we know that's an exception. Unless they said something different at the panel (I'm not at celebration) that's what I'd expect
     
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  18. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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  19. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    I fear this book is just going to be a character (probably threepio) re-telling the events of OT with a focus on Luke
     
  20. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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    You know, everyone is getting excited for the return of Luke's green saber, but I'm more hopeful that he's got his X-Wing stashed on Ach-to somewhere.
     
  21. Jedi_Jade-Skywalker

    Jedi_Jade-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Any more specific thoughts on Ken Liu? I'm super curious about him now, but I don't know when I'd be able to read any of his work.
     
  22. Lord Bane

    Lord Bane Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The cover doesn't scream "adult." It looks more like a kid's picture book...yet Liu is too good an author for that. Maybe it'll be an anthology, many story threads that attempt to define his titular legend, humorously told to him, while in disguise and end route to Ach-to.

    Sort of like the Batman: TAS episode, Almost got him (or whatever it was called).
     
  23. Palizinha

    Palizinha Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm not sure why an author being good means they can't do a kid's book.
     
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  24. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Well when I ask that what I'm really getting at is "how long will this be?", or more specifically, "can I read this in less than three weeks?"
     
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  25. SilentGuy66

    SilentGuy66 Jedi Master star 4

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    Anyone noticed the silver protocol droid on the cover? It's stood next to R2 like Threepio but it's colour scheme is all wrong. Maybe it's sort of the narrator of the book, telling a listener of "The legends of Luke Skywalker"