Sunday, May 4, 2014

May The 4th Be With You! Review & Giveaway: The Empire Striketh Back


Congrats to Michelle! She gets a copy of the book!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review
Quirk Books
I’m such a fan of these books! Every part of them ! From the stunning covers to the interior illustrations reminiscent of a stage production: AT-AT’s with actors inside being pulled on wheeled carts, The Millennium  Falcon on a stick moving through and asteroid field also on sticks. These little touches add to the overall spirit and intention of the book.
I was really excited to see the dialogue between Han & Leia (and the famous I love you scene), and Yoda. Ian didn't disappoint me at all, though Han loses a bit of his swagger in the Shakespearean dialogue. Luke however has plenty of oratory angst with his feelings about Leia and the battle with Darth Vader.
Ian’s decision to not change up Yoda’s dialogue style very much fit in well with the narrative and I really enjoyed the fact that he didn’t use the chorus so much( mostly due to fan response from the first book). R2 D2 of course is a little scene stealer as he gives voice to his interior thoughts through monologue.
A very solid read and a gift for Star Wars fans. I’m still longing to see some fans bring this book to life and counting the days until the third volume releases.

In honor of May the 4th, a day Star Wars fans have made a special event due to its similarity to “May The Force”, I have one Hardcover of The Empire Striketh back to give away!

Leave A comment Telling Me Your Favorite Part About Star Wars w/ an email address I can contact you at
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Contest Ends May 5th
Winner Will Be notified May 6th
May The Force be With You !


charles ellington said...

My favorite will always be when Vader tells Luke "I am your farther. ." It shocked me and my friends thats all we talked about until "Jedi" came out

Austin Baroudi said...

I loved the fight where Obi Wan cut Darth Maul in half!

Maidenveil said...

The Cantina scene!


Michelle Miller said...

I've always liked the part on Hoth in Empire Strikes Back when Luke is attacked and captured by the Wampa. I was always fascinated by the concept of Big Foot and the Yeti so the Wampa reminded me of that, I guess. It's really hard to nail down a favorite part...really there are so many. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!
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