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In today’s big show, Wayne and I discuss Episode 7, J. J. Abrams, and others involved in the project. We break down Red Harvest by Joe Schriber and give you all the gorey details. Then, we bring back on the show voice actor Stephen Stanton and our good friend Pete Morrison to discuss the 100 episode mileston of The Clone Wars the Animated Series. We discuss how the show has changed, what it’s like to be apart of the show, our favorite stories from the show and much, mcuh more.
Also, I would like to apologize for any emotional scarring from Wayne’s creepiness from this episode during our chat with Pete. I know I was scarred.
Thanks for listening.
Exploring the galaxy one page at a time, Jesse
This is a spoiler conscious review of Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber.
As a mention every time I write on a Joe Schreiber Star Wars novels, I hope this opens the doors to other genres. I will say Joe Schreiber is one of the best authors I have read at writing descriptions. I could clearly picture the pain pipe. I jumped when bones were broken. I got chills reading about the wind and snow. His biggest asset as a writer in my opinion is his ability to use descriptive statements to paint a very clear picture.
First, and here is a slight spoiler, but it should not ruin the book for you, I thought having a Sith master trying to discover a way to cheat death and find immortality was brilliant. This is very congruent with Anakin’s desire to help Padme avoid death, Darth Bane’s similar quest, and the research of Darth Plagueis that is referenced in Revenge of the Sith. I really like seeing unity across large section of the timeline. The Sith are interesting in immortality. This was a nice way to connect this stand alone Star Wars novel that takes place really early in the timeline to other parts of the timeline that we are more familiar.
I found it thought provoking to see a plant with such force awareness. I know that Yoda tells us that the Force is in all living things, but this opens a door to some explorations. Mr. Schreiber is very good at opening doors for future Star Wars story tellers. He took Star Wars novels into an entire new genre, and now, he gives us force sensitive plants to play with. I found this to be interesting.
Novels or Series Mentioned
Darth Bane Trilogy
Revenge of the Sith
Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber is my second jaunt into Star Wars terror. I am a little more than halfway through with this chilling tale of gore, and I have three praises and one criticism for this nightmare spring. Again, I want to state as I did over and over again after reading Death Troopers that I hope the success of these horror genre Star Wars novels opens the door for a wider variety of Star Wars tales, but anyway, let’s get to the praising of this novel.
First, I love the fact that Schreiber actually give titles to his chapters. They add so much depth to the story because of their connection to the chapter. Some are very subtle and some hit you in the face, but all of the chapter titles add a cool anticipation in reading that chapter because you wonder how “Flesh Blizzard” and “Positive ID” and all the rest are going to connect to the story. I cannot say how much these chapter titles have aided in my enjoyment of this story, again because of the anticipation on how this title will work into the story. To all authors, naming chapters is worth the time and effort. They make the story much more enjoyable, so kudos again to Mr. Schreiber for taking the time and crafting some creative titles that make this book much more captivating.