Star Wars: Tarkin

Cush­ing it to the limit

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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?

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