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Star Wars Outcast Landing in March

star_wars_outcast Outcast Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 1 will be out on March 24, 2009.  The first book in the series Fate of the Jedi.  This series takes place after Jacen Solo’s mess.

After a violent civil war, and the devastation wrought by the now-fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis -- and in need. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order, negotiate differences, and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.

In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it's only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential family, suffers a mysterious psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch hunt. Facing conviction on the damning charges, Luke has only one choice. He must strike a bargain with the calculating Daala: his freedom in exchange for his exile -- from Coruscant and from the Jedi Order.

Now, though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest -- and life as he knows it -- to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order . . . and devastate the entire galaxy.

via (Star Wars)

Review: Star Wars Revelations (fanfilm)

REVELATIONS_OFFICIAL_POSTERstars-5 Star Wars: Revelations is a film by Shane Felux’s Panic Struck Productions, now X-ile Pictures.  The film tells the story of Taryn, Declan, and Cade who are trying to unlock the secrets of a Jedi holocron all the while staying one step ahead of Zhanna, the Emperor''s Hand. One of the Best fanfilms ever made, Revelations takes full advantage of the visual medium in telling its story.  The FX are spectacular.  The city on Corellia is deep and fully realized, as is the chase through the Corellian space docks.  The attention to detail does not stop with the FX or the costumes, the film also has an original soundtrack that gives a fresh life to the film.

The story is engrossing and well written, as is the use of the expanded universe so this tale of the rise of the rebel alliance is firmly grounded in Star Wars setting.

Likes

  • The Story is a brilliant use of the Jedi in the time after the destruction of the temple.
  • The Sith are shown with all of the backbiting and mistrust that was fresh to see.
  • The FX are beyond anything you usually find in a fanfilm and rival those used on Scifi Channel productions.
  • The originality of the story takes full advantage of the Star Wars setting without being a retelling of one of the Canon films.

Dislikes

  • The Emperor looks a little strange.
  • The film feels a little short and slightly rushed.

Star Wars: Revelations is available for download as is the soundtrack.