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Books A/V The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, May 4, 2019.

  1. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm glad they finally confirmed that Starkiller was Ilum. only took them for years. just got my copy early tonight so I'm going to comb through it with a fine tooth comb. Also, I love reading about the Sith Eternal stuff.
     
  2. DurararaFTW

    DurararaFTW Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't think Palpatine is gonna honor his name if he's not up there in the tribunes with all the other Sith in this movie is what I mean.
     
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  3. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Got any info on the page about the Free Worlds Fleet that fought? Pilots or spacecraft?
     
  4. Wrinty

    Wrinty Jedi Master star 3

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  5. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Part of its surface is being restored by the events of Vader Immortal.
     
  6. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A neat connection was giving the name Rothgar Deng to the cyborg dude wearing what looks like Dengar's armour. It's implied to be Dengar after various body modifications, and he's using a name that's not only canonically a probable alias but references the whole Dengar Roth thing in Dark Force Rising. Neat.
     
  7. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 4

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    That’s been canon for a while now.
     
  8. Xammer

    Xammer Jedi Master star 3

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    That's nice and believable - like the new names of planets in Dune 5-6.
     
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  9. ColeFardreamer

    ColeFardreamer Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well,
    Voren Na'al and Arhul Hextophon
    are mentioned in the book ;)

    As for the rest, I'd say a bit of both. But Pablo sure wrote it as if he knows fanculture and TFN and spiced it a lot here and there with too many references to be a coincidence! Especially given a lot seems to be about fanservice with the movie itself, same counts for the visdic!
     
  10. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I had a look for the book today but couldn't see it yet. Hopefully I'll get it after Christmas, as I can't see myself getting it as a gift when it's only just been released. For those that have it though, does it give any more info on
    the Palpatine family, the Snoke clones, or how Anakin's lightsaber ended up on Takodana in TFA?
     
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  11. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No. Palpatine's not featured because of spoilers. A bit more of Snoke's backstory gets alluded to, but nothing direct. Anakin's saber is just said to have been scavenged from the depths of Cloud City, which we knew already.
     
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  12. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Ah right. I wondered if that would be the case but had hoped they might have gone deeper. The last 3 VD's were still very worthwhile despite their spoiler limitations though, so still very much interested in this.

    Do we at least get info on what Lando was up to during TFA and TLJ though? His appearance in the film is no spoiler at this point with all the merchandise and trailers he was in.
     
  13. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 4

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    Not the first mention of those two in the new canon.
     
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  14. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Broadly.
    On Pasaana in retirement after losing his daughter to the First Order, having tried to investigate Ochi with Luke before the trail went cold.
     
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  15. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Very interesting. It really does add extra context to Jannah and Lando's scene at the end of the movie. I hope we get to see more of them together in something in the future.

    We also don't know yet what happened with Kaasha, the Twi'lek Lando started a relationship with in the novel Last Shot. Maybe she was the mother of Lando's child or maybe not.

    Granted it's nowhere near as important as the mystery of Rey's parentage was but still fun to speculate on.
     
  16. mnjedi

    mnjedi Force Ghost star 5

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    Just picked this one up. Loving it so far. Does a great job weaving lots of things from the new cannon together.

    Also Korriban. [face_party][face_party]
     
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  17. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So regarding Luke and his Jedi Order per the Visual Dictionary.
    • 4 ABY-5 ABY - Luke trains Leia as his first apprentice until she felt like she could do more as a mother and as a Senator.
    • 15 ABY - Begins training Ben and over time, gained more students and started his temple.
    • 21 ABY - Feeling the dark side, he begins searching for Exegol (this maybe seen in flashbacks in the Rise of Kylo Ren comic)
    • 28 ABY - Destruction of Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple, Luke travels to Ahch-To where he stays in exile for the next six years.

    So it seems Luke was doing quite well as his Legends counterpart but it seems Snoke and the First Order caused a mess of things. So Reading this makes me understand why Luke was in a funk for most of the TLJ.
     
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  18. sidv88

    sidv88 Force Ghost star 5

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    This timeline is a lot better. Luke started training only 4 years after his legends counterpart (maybe he decided to get a college degree ). Also, canon luke used the old order basis to knight people (about a decade of training up till age 25 like kenobi) while legends luke knighted people based on his own massively accelerated training. With this in mind, no knights after 13 years of school running is still within reason. This timeline massively helps the situation and undercuts the feeling that luke did nothing in 30 years.

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  19. mnjedi

    mnjedi Force Ghost star 5

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    Csilla gets a call out in the section on the Wayfinders. I know Zahn was pretty heavily consulted on the Chiss stuff for TOR, but I can’t remember if he actually name dropped the planet in any of his cannon Thrawn books. Is this the first time the name has appeared in cannon?
     
  20. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Jedi Master star 4

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  21. BeesInABar

    BeesInABar Jedi Master star 1

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    Anyone notice that the layout of the World Between Worlds on page 41 is the same as the view of hyperspatial waypoints to Exegol on page 53? Some may call it an editing error, I call it fun Force weirdness.

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  22. Noir Deux

    Noir Deux Jedi Knight star 2

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    Is it true that it mentions that the Crimson Corsair was in TROS and the final battle?

    He’s a cool character that I hope has the chance to appear later, wether before or after the ST.
     
  23. ColeFardreamer

    ColeFardreamer Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    saw him on screen even, yub!

    oh i loved those pages!

    Also World between Worlds is called Vergence Scatter in one piece and elsewhere Exogol is described as being excavated deep down by Sith cultists to find a Transportative Vergence... related? Sith digging for access to the WBW below a temple like Lothals?

    Also Transportative Vergence... may it have transported Palpatine to Exogol?

     
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  24. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Looked for this at the local Waterstones today but they didn't have it. (I managed to find the soundtrack at a different store though). This will have to be an Amazon UK order after Christmas.
     
  25. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Winner of Teh Mole star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Why do we get two pages on Beaumont Kin (92&93) but zero pages on Palpatine? A little disappointed with the book so far. Wanted more information on "The Final Battle" but it's very brief and we get a "Behind the Scenes" chapter. Whoop-ti-do. I wonder if this went to print while JJ and crew were still finalizing the film.
     
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