Wedges Gamble

Michael A. Stackpole

357 pages

Unfortunately the school library does not have the first book in the X-Wing series, so I must start off with the second edition, Wedge’s Gamble. Wedge is the commander of the elite fighter squadron known as rogue squad. In this book the Rogues are proceeding with the invasion of [...]

Rebel Dawn

Ann C. Crispin

The final book in the Han Solo Trilogy, Rebel Dawn takes starts us off with Han Solo winning his prized ship, the Millenium Falcon from his old friend Lando Calrission. Soon after he takes a trip to Chewbacca’s home world of Kashyyk, where Chewbacca gets married. Han and Chewie (Chewbacca’s nick-name) [...]

The Hutt Gambit

Ann C. Crispin

368 pages

The Hutt Gambit starts off a few years after the previous book “The Paradise Snare”. In the second edition of the Han Solo Trilogy Han finds himself being followed by a mysterious Wookie who claims he owes Han a “life-debt” after Han had killed an Imperial officer that was [...]

The Paradise Snare

Ann C. Crispin

336 pages

Ever wonder why Han Solo is the way he is in the movies? Well I did, and luckily for me I found this trilogy of books telling me just that.

In this first edition of the Han Solo trilogy we start with Han when he is just a boy, [...]

Response to Names & Faces project

When I first heard that we had to go out and interview I admit I was a bit unhappy with the new project being given to us. However, as time went by this project really struck me because everyday I see SSIS workers go by unnoticed, unacknowledged, basically just ignored. If you think about [...]

Loveeee Poems

I never really enjoyed poetry in general because I thought that if a person wanted to say something, then they should just say it plain and simple. In school whenever we studied poetry, we had to memorize a lengthy poem and then recite it to the class. This makes everyone focus on simply memorizing [...]

The quality of mercy is not strained

By memorizing Portia’s speech I discovered that repetition will get you everywhere, and once you have it down you can add in the little details that make the speech unique to the speaker. Memorizing takes a while, and when you think you have it all down, you really don’t. I made the mistake of [...]

The Subtle Knife

Philip Pullman

352 pages

The Subtle Knife is the second book in the series “His Dark Materials”, following the events of the Golden Compass, Lyra makes her way to another world or for all she knew “The city of lights”. This new world is haunted by specters that eat the souls of adults, but [...]

Brute Force

Andy McNab

477 pages

Brute force chronologically takes place after the book Crossfire, with this being said, if you had read Crossfire you would know that Pete, Nicks (the main character) friend, had died. With this being said after the short flashback in the beginning of the book it sends you off with Nick [...]

Tyrants Test

Michael  P. Kube-McDowell

366 pages

The Tyrants Test is the third book in the Black Fleet Crisis series. In this book Han Solo is still captured by the Yevetha awaiting his doom or rescue, while his wife Leia who is the President of the New Republic tries to solve the problem whilst being criticized [...]

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