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Hi every one

It will be a very busy week with no less than seven excursions on the program, five of them in France. So heavy for May 4th, especially with the arrival of the first Star Wars manga in French!


Wednesday, May 4:

A fragile balance – volume 1 (Official universe)

Centuries before the Skywalker saga, a new adventure begins …

This is the era of the High Republic. The expansion through the stars is in full swing. The famous Jedi, the guardians of peace, are responsible for protecting the republic and preserving the hope of those who explore the dark recesses of the galaxy.
After the great catastrophe, the young Jedi Lily Tora-Asi was given the task of helping refugees settle on Banchii, an uninhabited world of the Inugg system, deep inside the outer fringe. Banchii is the site of the new Jedi Temple led by Master Arkoff, Lily’s wookiee mentor, who envisions the temple as a refuge for new residents and a stopover for travelers. As she deals with the arrival of new settlers and unravels strange mysteries about this remote outpost, Lily is plagued by a question: is she doing enough to keep the galaxy peaceful? But as a new danger threatens the colony, the young Jedi will have to take up the biggest challenge she has ever faced …

NB: Manga takes place during the High Republic, during the events of the second wave of releases.

Wednesday, May 4:

Lost Stars – Volume 1 (Official universe)

The Rebel Alliance has just evacuated its base on the planet Hoth. And this is where pilot Thane Kyrell remembers …
Fourteen years earlier, the planet Jelucan was annexed by the galactic empire. Thane, from the second wave of settlers, meets that day Ciena Ree, a young girl from the first. These children, who should have separated everything, share the same dream: to join the imperial army to fly in infinite space. Admitted to the prestigious Royal Academy, ingenious cadets, they are well on their way to realizing their shared dream. But as their close friendship develops into deeper feelings, they quickly come face to face with the dark side of the empire and the war between them. But sometimes fate ends up gathering the conflicting stars …

NB: First part of the adaptation (in three volumes) in manga format of eponymous novel.

Wednesday, May 4:

The Bounty Hunters’ War # 5/5 (Official universe)

It’s time for the final blow in a saga that will change the face of the entire galaxy! Everyone wants to Boba Fett and he no longer sees how he can recover the body of Han Soloand get paid from Jabba. The ending will surprise more than one!

(Contains unreleased US Star Wars (2020) 17-18, Darth Vader (2020) 17, Doctor Aphra (2020) 15, Bounty Hunters (2020) 17 and War of the Bounty Hunters 5 episodes)

NB: Available with two covers: soft (above left) and hardback (right).

Wednesday, May 4:

Kenobi (audiobook) (Universe Legends)

The republic has sunk.
Sith Lords rules the galaxy.
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has lost everything …
Anything but hope.

Tatooine – a rugged desert planet where farmers work hard in the heat of the two suns and try to protect themselves and their families from the Tusken Raiders. A distant planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unusual place to find a retired Jedi master and an orphan whose shoulders rest the future of the galaxy.

Known by locals as “Ben”, the bearded stranger is an enigmatic person who keeps everything to himself, who does not share anything of his past, and who at all costs seeks to stay away from others. But as tensions break out between peasants and a tribe of sandmen led by a ruthless warlord, Ben finds himself in the middle of the battle, jeopardizing the mission that brought him to Tatooine.

Ben – Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, the hero of the Clone Wars, betrays the empire and protector of the galaxy’s last hope – can no longer turn his back on evil or reject his Jedi training. And when blood is unjustly spilled, when innocent people are threatened, and when a ruthless adversary is revealed, Ben has no choice but to invoke the wisdom of the Jedi – and the mighty power of the Force. – in his eternal struggle for justice. .

NB: This audiobook is read by Bruno Choël, THE French voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi. You can read more reviews of the novel by clicking here.

Thursday, May 5:

The breaking point (e-book) (Universe Legends)

It has been six months since the Battle of Geonosis, where the fratricidal clone wars began. Jedi Master Mace Windu is now a general in the Republic’s large army, but it is also and above all as a former professor of Jedi Depa Billaba that he goes to his food world, Haruun Kal, to find traces of his former. Padawan. A message from the planet occupied by the separatists, where Depa went to train guerrillas, reached him: a recording of a massacre committed, it seems, by Depa. The Jedi Council fears she has succumbed to madness, or worse: the dark side. Mace was his mentor. Only he can find her, find out what happened to her and save her from the darkness.

NB: Go to this address to read reviews of this novel.


Wednesday, May 4:

Obi-Wan # 1/5 (Official universe)

The ultimate fate of one of the most famous Jedi Masters is fast approaching!
As he spends his last days in the remote desert of Tatooine, Obi-Wan Kenobi takes time to recall – and record – the key moments of a heroic and eventful life.
By writing a diary in his hermitage, Obi-Wan remembers his days as a young Jedi initiate, his trials as a Padawan, Jedi knight and clone wars, and some of his early challenges as a true Master of the Force!
– In this story, Obi-Wan recalls a young kid’s adventure: When he was about eight years old, he barely survived on Coruscant …
– This is only the beginning of his Jedi journey!

And here are 5 preview pages you can click to enlarge.

Wednesday, May 4:

Star Wars (2020) # 23 (Official universe)

The fate of the rebel alliance’s fleet hangs in the balance as its remaining divisions face the brutal tactics of Commander Ellian Zahra and her crew aboard Tarkin’s Will.
– For Zahra, the battle is personal: her revenge will not be complete until all the lost lives aboard the Death Star have been avenged.
– Epic Star Wars style battle!

And here are 4 preview pages you can click to enlarge.

That was it for this week, we’re talking about it in the forums.

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