Star Wars: Tarkin
Cushing it to the limit
Release Date: OUT NOW!
258 pages | Hardback/ ebook Author: James Luceno Publisher: Century You’re going to love Tarkin. It ( sort- of ) stars Peter Cushing’s iconic villain, who – as you may recall from the end of Revenge Of The Sith – has been tasked with overseeing the creation of the original Death Star. Hammer horror fans will go giddy when the book’s version of Cushing encounters an old co- star; we won’t spoil it, but fans of both franchises can probably guess. Not only that, but you get new insight into the Emperor, and – coolest of all – Vader’s earliest mission, as he teams up with Tarkin to investigate a terrorist attack on the station.
With key new information on three major villains, breakneck plotting, and several moments iconic enough to deserve their own cinematic spin- off, Tarkin’s charm will make you want to take a walk on the dark side.
Tarkin also canonises Palpatine’s first name: it’s “Sheev”. Hmm… maybe it’s Naboo’s equivalent of Steve?