Rise

The next Star Wars movie of the epic nine-film arc has some big expectations to meet, and the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker took the first step.

It begins with Daisy Ridley’s Rey on yet another desert planet activating her lightsaber and sprinting into a sick back-flip toward a pursuing craft. It proceeds to show some of the other main characters, including John Boyega’s Finn, Oscar Isaac’s Po, Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, and Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in this highly anticipated final chapter.

And then there’s Carrie Fisher’s General Organa in a deep embrace with Rey. Just to hit everyone in the feels.

The trailer shows a lot of neat images of battles but doesn’t give away a whole lot outright, but there’s plenty of morsels for theory-craters to chew over. Not the least of which is a familiar sounding cackle at the very end.

Behold:

This hype train goes to 11.

Book Recommendation: Ten: Part 1

Book recommendation: Ten: Part 1 by my friend the awesome Sin Ribbon! Engaging modern fantasy told in a ‘Game of Thrones’-style shifting perspective. With superpowers and psychics!

The main draw of this story is easily the characters. Each character is distinct, and even though there are nine main characters, they all (mostly) manage to stand out in their own way. Even though most of this story is setup, it remains compelling throughout. I’ll be eagerly awaiting part 2.

If you pick up a copy and send your proof-of-purchase to sinribbongiveaway@gmail.com before 30 April, you’ll be entered to win a free 12×18 print of the cover art also by Sin Ribbon! Two winners will be picked.