Lit JTTLJ: The Legends of Luke Skywalker

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

  1. Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV

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  2. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  3. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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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 Ghost

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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 TFN EU Staff

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    Was waiting for this thread.
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  6. Vthuil Force Ghost

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

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Jedi Padawan

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    Surely not, they were junior readers
  14. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 Jedi Master

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  19. SilentGuy66 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Master

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Knight

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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 TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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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 Jedi Master

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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"