Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm Review

The High Republic era continues (or continued at this point given how late this review is, but whatever…) as the next major novel arrives in “The Rising Storm”. It shifts focus away from the Beacon and some of the characters featured in “Light of the Jedi” and instead shows us a whole new crisis and focuses on some of the side characters from the previous novel alongside entirely new ones, overall expanding and fleshing out the cast as the story moves forward. Plus plenty more Nihil, which is always fun! So let’s take a closer look…

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Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World – Volume 3 Anime UK News Review

As if there isn’t enough Bleach content on this blog at the moment I look at the third and final part of the epic-length light novel series for Anime UK News, the review can be found HERE. It fills in some continuity gaps and reveals some interesting backstory and lore, but it might not have been worth the two previous books to get there…

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy and Caliban Cove Review

In my unofficial and frankly accidental quest to cover everything Resident Evil on this blog I decided to finally read the two novel-only stories written by SD Perry, and to be fair I thought I’d read the novelisation of RE1 and 2 that take place before each of them as well. While I enjoyed “The Umbrella Conspiracy”, the novel original story “Caliban Cove” was less enjoyable, to put it politely. Want to know more? Read on!

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Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi Review

I’ve been looking forward to this book for a long time now, the idea of the “High Republic Era” was fascinating to me. No Sith or Empire thanks to this being set 200 years before Phantom Menace, and therefore 800 years into the “it’s been 1,000 years since a Jedi has seen a Sith” line in the aforementioned film. Due to the complete lack of the Dark Side of the Force clouding any judgment the Jedi here are on a whole other level, but the villains of the piece shine as well, being quite unlike anything seen the long-running series before. Want to know more? Read on!

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