Title: Star Wars Legacy – Broken
Genre: Graphic Novel – Science Fiction
Publication Date: 2007 – (Last issue of original series published August 2010, series continued with a new story arc with the last issue being published May 2011.)
Number of Pages: Broken is 144 p.
Geographical Setting: A galaxy far, far away …
Time Period: @ 137 years after the Battle of Yavin (The events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)
Series: Star Wars: Legacy
Plot Summary: In this graphic novel iteration of the Star Wars saga, much has changed in the 137 years since those plucky rebels blew up the Death Star. The Empire and the Sith have risen again and now vie for control the galaxy. The Jedi have been defeated and are once again hunted as enemies of the state. Additionally, the last f the legendary Skywalker blood line, Cade Skywalker has not only rejected his Jedi heritage but is also addicted to the illicit drugs he uses to cut himself off from the Force. On top of everything else Cade makes his way in the galaxy with his companions, Blue and Jariah, as bounty hunter often specializing in tracking Jedi. However the Force will not be denied Cade Skywalker is force to reckon with his heritage and embrace his considerable power, when he becomes the prime focus of the powers that be in this newly chaotic galaxy. Broken is the opening chapter of a new story in a newly expanded and re-imagined Star Wars Universe.
Subject Headings: Star Wars, the Force, George Lucas, Expanded Universe,
Appeal: Quick pace, action packed, mature content, accessible, humorous, witty, colorful characters, plot driven, stunning illustrations, political intrigue, philosophical.
3 terms that best describe this book: Space warfare, Jedi saga, slightly grimy space opera.
3 Relevant Non Fiction Works and Authors
Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology by Daniel Wallace, with Kevin J. Anderson
Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels by W. Haden Blackman
Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology by W. Haden Blackman
3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors
Dark Empire by Tom Veitch (Illustrated by Cam Kennedy): The familiar cast of characters in action set jus after Return of the Jedi chronicling Luke Skywalker’s turn to the Dark Side of the Force and the return of the Emperor.
Dark Empire II by Tom Veitch (Illustrated by Cam Kennedy): Continuation of the first Dark Empire Series.
Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith by Kevin J. Anderson: Set over 3,000 years before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy. This series has more of a fantasy feel similar to Martin’s Game of Thrones, with intrigue and feudal infighting.