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  Darth Skuldren
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Thanks for posting that Mad Wook. I really wasn't looking forward to a LOTF re-read.
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Wookieepedia can be a valuable tool. I haven't had time for a reread in years. As a matter of fact, I've had LTOTS since Friday and haven't read 2 words.


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The readers companion does not contain comic books. We already have a guide for that. This one is for adult and junior novels, and short stories.

It fits a niche of establishing once and for all which older written works are C-canon, and if the Comics Companion is any indication, how they fit toghether. For that reason it is the single most anticipated work of SW in years, for my part.
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I'm thinking it will probably touch upon comics very briefly, if only to show that certain major story elements are featured in comics (e.g. Dark Empire, Crimson Empire, older Clone Wars material). But yes, it will be focussed on novels.

I imagine that it will also assist in properly placing TCW, since there were the five TCW novels, one of which is a movie adaptation, another (Wild Space) is literally concurrent with two episodes, and others (Gambit: Stealth and Gambit: Siege) have rather specific limitations to their placement.

This gives me hope that a date will be given for the TCW movie, so Wookieepedia can finally abandon that stupid "21 BBY for the entire series" crap that it got from a random UK-based Star Wars Annual book that hasn't been corroborated at all anywhere else.
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Del Rey posted some images from The Essential Reader's Companion (they're the ones in the background). I think these were done by artist Brian Rood.



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That's a LOT of new art, and it looks EXCELLENT!

Definitely looking forward to this book a lot more now.


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I thought the middle one was Hermoine Laughing .
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Life Is The Path wrote:
I thought the middle one was Hermoine Laughing .


That's exactly what I thought, and I think the Jedi on the right (Tahiri?) looks a lot like Blake Lively.
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GrandMaster wrote:
Life Is The Path wrote:
I thought the middle one was Hermoine Laughing .


That's exactly what I thought, and I think the Jedi on the right (Tahiri?) looks a lot like Blake Lively.


Its definitely Tahiri, looks very much like most of the recent art for her. This one does have some hints of Blake Lively though, I agree.

Not seeing the Hermoine thing though. I hope we actually GET all this artwork included in the book, and its not cut.


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Could the middle one be Allana? Nah, probably not. I don't think she's ever worn Jedi robes.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Could the middle one be Allana? Nah, probably not. I don't think she's ever worn Jedi robes.


It looks a little too old to be Allana. Isn't she only 8 or something like that?
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If you're looking forward to The Essential Reader's Companion, keep your eyes on EUCantina's front page next week!
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DarthMRN wrote:
The readers companion does not contain comic books. We already have a guide for that. This one if for adult and junior novels, and short stories.

It fits a niche of establishing once and for all which older written works are C-canon, and if the Comics Companion is any indication, how they fit toghether. For that reason it is the single most anticipated work of SW in years, for my part.


What is this book called? I had heard about it but couldn't find anything about it on the web.


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In case you missed it, here's a preview of The Essential Reader's Companion from Del Rey: http://www.eucantina.net/archives/14028
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I cant wait for this book! It will be nice to see what I consider some if the best moments in StarWars come to life with illustrations.
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