Weekly EU Releases: Nov 14th – Dec 2nd

UPDATE: New Arrivals at a comic store near you!What to your wondering eyes should appear? A couple of Star Wars Comics and a Fate of the Jedi hardcover! Yes, Blood Ties first arc as come to and end, and what an end it was fellow readers! This comics’ story comes full circle and the twists and turns in this plot all come into play at the end. That’s right, you haven’t seen nothing yet!

Also look forward to Vortex, the sixth book of the Fate of the Jedi series written by EU veteran Troy Denning. What direction will the Fate of the Jedi series take now? You’ll have to pay up to find out. Remember, you can get Vortex in Hardcover, Kindle, and in an Unabridged Audio book format. Only then will you know if Luke Skywalker remains in exile…

And last, the end of the TOR (The Old Republic) webcomics recollected in print has arrived. Blood of the Empire #3 (of 3) rounds out the series in singles; now get ready for the collected Trade Paper back to come later. And if rumors prove true expect to see a TOR series spring forth from this one. With the MMO The Old Republic game less then a year away the odds are high that we’ll soon see new original TOR comic stories to follow. Only time will tell. But in the mean time be sure to read up on the Threat of Peace, and Blood of the Empire story arcs to get you ready! And be sure to hit your local comic shop this week, or have your copy pre-ordered to unravel the EU Mysteries!

Not quite sure yet? Well, here’s the publisher summaries, they might help you decide.

Blood Ties: Jango and Boba Fett #4 (of 4):

Boba Fett is on a mission to uphold his father’s honor. But when a bounty is paid, and the crime lord who issued it still refuses to call off his vendetta, Boba Fett’s own sense of honor is offended. Forget about bounties; now there’s hell to pay!

Boba Fett takes on a crime lord. Check.
And the crime lord’s army of minions. Check.
And a giant, rampaging rancor. Check and double–check!

Fate of the Jedi #6: Vortex:

In a stunning turn of events, Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, joined forces with members of the Sith armada sent to kill them—and turned their combined might against the monstrous being Abeloth. But with one menace dealt with, a new and even more insidious threat looms.

Now Luke and Ben must go on the run, taking along the inscrutable—and ever dangerous—Sith apprentice Vestara Khai. With a host of Sith warriors in hot pursuit, the Skywalkers soon find themselves trapped on the moon Pydyr, caught between their former allies and a mob of angry Fallanassi. A new truce may be their only hope. But can a Sith ever be trusted?

With the Jedi’s most famous father-and-son team outnumbered and outgunned, the countdown to galactic disaster has begun—and time is running out.

The Old Republic: Blood of the Empire #3 (of 3):

Teneb Kel is only steps behind his prey, the emperor’s apprentice, when light is finally shed on her dark plans. The foundling Sith Lord must find and face her one last time to uncover the secret behind her betrayal . . .

* Major events and characters from LucasArts and BioWare’s soon–to–be–released massive multiplayer online game!

* Written by Alexander Freed, a senior writer of the game!

The Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju:

Behind enemy lines, Jedi Knight Aayla Secura’s covert mission is threatened by an encounter with Shon-Ju – a former Padawan turned cult leader. Shon-Ju claims to be after the same Separatist warlord that Aayla was sent to capture, but he also has plenty of reasons to hate the Republic and the Jedi. The Force is with Aayla, but she may need more than her lightsaber against “The Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju”!

Now the Diamond shipping list also shows the Omnibus: Quinlan Vos – Jedi in Darkness as shipped this week. Perhaps it did. The Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju was on that list even though is was originally scheduled for a December 15th release. Jedi in Darkness was originally scheduled to arrive on the 22nd of December, and Amazon shows it coming in January still. So who knows if it arrived as Diamond says; my local shop didn’t get it, but Shon-Ju was there so it’s anyone’s guess. And there you have it boys and girls of all ages, this week’s EU Releases. Hope you enjoy them! If you don’t have yours yet, be sure to click the links below to order today!

Blood Ties: Jango and Boba Fett #4 (of 4) (C)
Fate of the Jedi #6: Vortex (Hardcover), (Kindle), (Unabridged Audio book)
The Old Republic #6 – Blood of the Empire Part 3 (of 3) (C)
The Clone Wars: The Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju (C: Digest)

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