This book comes down to the following: Star Wars = Awesome; Zombies = Awesome; Star Wars + Zombies = Awesome2.
It’s been a while since I’ve read a Star Wars book without a force-sensitive character of some sort in it. It was a stroke of luck that this one is one such book (though I hope at some point they will explore a zombie horde vs Jedi story). That it features zombies in the Star Wars universe just makes this book so full of epic win I had to read it in less than 24 hours.
Here’s the breakdown.
I totally wasn’t expecting Han and Chewie in this book, but they made for a good familiar cameo. Apart from them, there are really 4 other characters the story follows. Trig and Kale, brothers who were arrested with their father. Jareth Sartoris, captain of the guard on the prison barge carrying everyone through space (also, murderer of Trig and Kale’s father). Zahara Cody, doctor on the prison barge. These four are randomly immune to the virus, while Han & Chewie get a quickly made anti-virus (that almost doesn’t work out for Chewie).
It’s set in a prison barge that breaks down near the Unknown Regions, just by chance within range of a derelict Star Destroyer. Ten men go over to scavenge for parts, five come back, bringing a deadly infection. Of course, after a while being dead, the bodies get up and start trying to kill the few survivors there are.
Basically, it’s your typical Zombie story, only set in the Star Wars universe, making it a whole lot more fun.
Once the survivors all get together in one place and it’s revealed that it is indeed the walking dead that are chasing them, it plays out much like I imagine a Left 4 Dead story would, only with less guns and more wookiee.
It’s a fun, quick read and I really enjoyed it, but the younger audience and those who are frightened of zombies and other horror themes will want to stay away.
“Tick tock, Mr. Bauer. You’re running out of time.” -Dana Walsh
This was an unexpected twist in the story. Right after Jack and Renee save Hassan from the black ops team sent by the traitorous General and Chief of Staff, he turns on them and gives himself to the terrorists.
Here’s the breakdown.
Jack is at the top of his game here, doing everything he does best: interrogation, car chases and gun battles. The Dana/Jenny and Cole story arc starts coming to a head as Jenny is discovered to be the mole. The way Cole confronted her in the parking garage was almost identical to Jack in day 1 with Nina, before finding out that she killed Teri. And Jack’s interrogation of her was good. I wish they would have had more time for him to grill her about the people she works for. I was hoping for a bit more of an explosive confrontation with the General and Chief of Staff, but the way it was handled was good. I did like that the President personally saw to taking care of Hassan’s wife and daughter while CTU tried to recover him.
After Hassan gives himself up, the rest of the time in these two episodes was spent trying to find and recover him before the Terrorists could kill him. Along the way, they discover the mole in CTU, discover the treachery in the White House, and find the apartment that the terrorists take Hassan to. Unfortunately, they find that a few minutes too late.
With 8 hours left, this is very bad for the President. Several of the delegates from other countries have said that without Hassan, the peace process is over. There is no way to know who will succeed Hassan in the IRK government so there’s very little hope for another leader that will push for peace like Hassan. It will be interesting to see how the final 8 hours of 24 will unfold.
[TechSoC: NOTE: This review has been translated from zombie-like grunts and snarls into living-human readable text. You’re welcome.]
“I have not come this far to die now.” -Nick
Before I played the original Left 4 Dead on my friend’s 360, I thought Resident evil was THE zombie killer series. Well, Resident Evil has, in my book, been knocked off the top. Left 4 Dead was there for a while, but now, the sequel is on top. There is not a better game for killing zombies that I know of.
Here’s the breakdown.
The survivors in this one are different than the first, but no less diverse. You have Coach, the big softie of the group (though not toward the undead), Ellis, the redneck hick who is loving the fact he gets to shoot his gun more often, Nick, who seems like a mobster type, and Rochelle, an office girl at a local news station. Like the original, they all tease each other about different things, like Nick’s comment in the intro to Coach, who was having trouble running up 30 flights of stairs, about the helicopter possibly being made of chocolate, but even though they just met, they know enough to stick together and survive.
It follows the first game by a week, so it’s now been three weeks since the infection hit. The story follows the four survivors as they work their way toward safety. Zombies try to eat them along the way and they shoot them. Not much here. Though, the argument could be made that this kind of game doesn’t need much of one.
Music & Sounds
The music in this one has a bit more southern twang to it than the original did. It works since this one happens in the south, ranging from Savannah, Georgia to New Orleans, Louisiana. The sound effects on the other hand are what you would expect: gun sounds and zombie sounds. There’s also the banter between the characters. Nothing extraordinary, but nothing bad either.
Gameplay & Controls
It plays like a team-based first-person shooter where you basically kill anything that moves. The fact that the enemies are in random places, huge hordes and have fairly intelligent AI makes it more fun. There’s also the Gauntlet events like the one at the roller coaster in the carnival, where the enemies just keep coming and coming without end. Those are fun.
I would say that for shooters, there isn’t a more fun game for me. There is something satisfying, for me, watching all those zombies’ heads explode when I fire my shot gun at them. Or literally walking through a horde with the chainsaw, body parts flying everywhere. Or, my personal favorite, taking on a horde with the katana. Melee weapons FTW!
So, obviously, parents should not be letting their little ones see this game. There is a lot of violence and gore and some swearing (though not much on the swearing). There are reasons it is rated M for mature.
A seriously fun game for adults, though. If you have no problems with violence and gore and zombies, be sure to try this game. It’s available on the PC and Xbox 360.
Kate Beckett: “Nice shot.”
Richard Castle: “I was aiming for his head.”
Something happens in this episode that has never happened in this show before: Beckett gives Castle a gun to watch her back! This episode is an awesome conclusion to the previous episode’s explosive cliffhanger.
Here’s the breakdown.
Beckett is a little banged up and homeless after the explosion. Castle, being the nice guy that he is, offers his place. Well, offers might be to nice a word. He tells her that she will stay at his place, and her boss agrees, taking the decision away from her. Right after they ID the killer, he kidnaps Agent Shaw, setting yet another trap for “Nikki.”
The killer is extremely intelligent and this episode they explain why: he’s a serial killer who writes his killings into novels. There are manuscripts from his murders in other cities around his apartment. In the end, he did get his face off with Nikki Heat, who, as Agent Shaw points out, is a combination of Beckett and Castle, who is the pair that actually takes him down.
An excellent conclusion and apparently the highest rated episode for the show. Shortly after this episode played, ABC renewed Castle for a third season. Here’s to more great Castle episodes.
Richard Castle: “I’m here to protect you.”
Kate Beckett: “What, with your vast arsenal of rapier wit?”
It is the series’ first two-part episode and boy is it a good one. A deranged serial killer has targeted Detective Beckett as Nikki Heat. He sets a trap by killing certain people who are all linked, then handing over a dead suspect, letting them all think he’s dead and gone. The final scene makes it very clear that he is far from dead and far from gone.
Here’s the breakdown.
In addition to Castle and Beckett, we also have FBI Agent Jordan Shaw, famous for solving high profile cases across the country. Beckett gets jealous because suddenly Castle is starstruck by Shaw and helping her with the investigation instead of Beckett. Castle shows who he really cares for when he shows up at Beckett’s apartment and stays the night to protect her with, as Beckett puts it, his “vast arsenal of rapier wit?”
So this killer is shooting people with special bullets. Each bullet has a letter on the back of it. Each victim has a word in them. When they get the entire message, it said “Nikki will burn.” And based on the title of the episode, I’m sure you can guess how he means for her to burn.
This is easily one of the best episodes of the season and, as I said earlier, it is the first two-part episode of Castle’s short life, so far. Here’s to hoping for many more of them. Especially if they are of this quality.
“Well see, they wrote all this bank software, and, uh, to save space, they used two digits for the date instead of four. So, like, 98 instead of 1998? Uh, so I go through these thousands of lines of code and, uh… it doesn’t really matter. I uh, I don’t like my job, and, uh, I don’t think I’m gonna go anymore.” -Peter Gibbons
I watched this a few years ago, before I got married, and loved it. I finally got Ashley to watch it with me late last year and she thought it was hilarious, too.
Here’s the breakdown.
Basically it’s about a few people who are sick and tired of their dead-end jobs and the wacky stuff that office jobs do to their employees. One guy was let go and never told, another has 8 bosses to tell him about every mistake he makes in the office and a waitress gets hassled by her boss because she is only wearing the minimum amount of flair, unlike the other waiter who always wears more.
The main character, Peter, get hypnotised into not caring about anything, and before the hypnotist can bring him out of the trance, he has a heart attack and dies, leaving Peter with no cares about anything. He stops going to work for a while, but when he does go back, he gets promoted to management.
Unfortunately, I don’t remember it very well.
One of my favorite parts of the movie was when they took the printer out to the field and beat the crap out of it. I know I’ve wanted to do that on more than one occasion.
Anyway, it’s a really funny movie and you should watch it if you get the chance. Be warned, though: there is a lot of bad language and crude humor.
Hotchner: “What the hell was that?”
Reid: “He had a bomb.”
Morgan: “You didn’t think we needed to know that?”
Reid: “I told you to go downstairs.”
Morgan: “You didn’t say ‘bomb!’”
Here’s the second half to the first season finale. In this one,they figure out who is behind all the cryptic messages and who the “her” is in “Save Her.”
Here’s the breakdown.
I think they all had some good character growth in this one. Reid reconnected with his mother. Gideon and Hotch deal with their decisions that landed Elle in the hospital. Elle deals with her daddy issues. Though, through it all I would say that Reid was the one that carried the team through this one.
It’s amazing how once they start treating the UNSUB as a normal UNSUB and not letting him lead them around, they are able to find him rather quickly.
It is a great conclusion to the previous episode and a good season opener. It set up a new arc for Elle having to deal with being shot, opens the possibility of Reid’s mother coming back in future episodes and begins an emotional journey for Gideon that comes to a conclusion at the end of the season.
Jamaican Cop: “Where is the victim’s head?”
Elle: “Well, I must have dropped it on my way in here.”
This was an interesting episode. I love it when shows like this have a case like this where the baddie has this elaborate plan all laid out for the heroes. And by the end of the episode, they’ve only just begun to piece it together.
Here’s the breakdown.
After a season of tough cases, the BAU team is getting a much needed 2 week vacation. Morgan and Elle are headed (no pun intended) to Jamaica, Gideon out to his house in the woods, Hotchner to his family that he doesn’t see enough and Reid to see his mother in a sanitarium. All are tired and worn out at the beginning of the episode, and it doesn’t change by the end as weird things start happening to each of them while they are on vacation.
Elle gets blamed for the murder of a man in the same hotel as she and Morgan are staying in. It doesn’t hold up, so they let her go when Hotchner arrives and explains how she couldn’t have done it. Gideon receives the head of the man Elle supposedly killed in a box with a baseball card. JJ gets a shadowbox with a rare butterfly in it. Hotch gets a wierd phone call with a cryptic message and Reid gets a key with a note. All of it has the same message attached: “Save Her.” Who the her is, they don’t know.
It was a great season ender and, had I seen it when it aired, I would have been hooked into needing to watch the season 2 premiere. In fact, I was hooked into it: I believe Ashley and I stayed up extra late one night just to see the conclusion.
“I don’t take orders from anyone but the President of the United States.” -Jack Bauer
I have to say that so far, I am really liking Season 8 of 24. They’ve brought a bit more of a personal touch to it with how protective Jack has become of Renee and his goal of surviving the day do he can retire with his daughter and granddaughter. Granted, it’s still unrealistic how much he does. With the time between seasons, the show is about 12 years ahead of us, so Jack is now in his 50s.
Here’s the breakdown.
Jack is back to his butt-kicking ways. Him and Renee take on a black ops team sent to covertly abduct Hassan. Guess who wins? Dana/Jenny tries to be like Nina from season 1 and seems to have everyone fooled, except maybe Jack. He’s just too busy to actually think about it, what with the bullets flying at him and Hassan. The President shows again that she is the best President on the show since David Palmer with her little “We’re not turning Hassan over to terrorists” speech.
For the story side of things, it is certainly looking like New York is about to be irradiated. And people like the general and Chief of Staff certainly are not helping things.
I really liked this episode. Not only did it move the story along, it also set up an event seen in the preview for next week’s episode and gave us a chance to see why Jack is still the best at what he does.
“You can look the other way once, and it’s no big deal, except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time, and pretty soon that’s all you’re doing; compromising, because that’s the way you think things are done. You know those guys I busted? You think they were the bad guys? Because they weren’t, they weren’t bad guys, they were just like you and me. Except they compromised… Once.” – Jack Bauer
Having watched every episode of 24 currently available, I can honestly say that the first season is by far my favorite. This episode is a good indicator of why. It introduces a plot that is personal for Jack, personal for David and brings them together later and the national implications are really secondary to their struggles.
Here’s the breakdown.
At the outset, you can see that there are backstories for everyone that are affecting their judgement. Jack and Teri are coming back together from a separation. Their daughter, Kim, is bitter against Teri for the separation. At CTU, Tony and Nina are together, although Tony is openly wondering whether Nina is still sleeping with Jack (which is the reason for Jack and Teri’s separation). Jack is handed information that there is a mole in CTU, but he doesn’t think he could get close to it because of him turning in three agents for taking bribes recently. On the other side, David Palmer is gearing up for the Presidential primary in California when he gets a call from a reporter that upsets him, though he doesn’t say what it is. And then there’s the couple on the plane and said plane exploding over the desert.
This was mostly covered above along with the characters. This season being very character driven means that the stories will be very intertwined with the characters.
Being a pilot, there are some differences between it and the rest of the show. One being the clock sound. Another is the locations. This episode was filmed at real locations. The rest of the season was filmed on sets, so any differences of locations is due to that.
Overall it is a good episode to start the season and the show on.
Luke: “What’s the first thing you learned in training to be a Jedi?”
Ben: “Don’t cut off your own head with your lightsaber.”
Luke: “After that.”
Ben: “Your eyes can deceive you. Be mindful of your feelings. Girls are fun but dangerous. Lando has extra cards up his sleeve.”
Luke: “Well, the truth is in there somewhere…”
It is time for the fallout of Jacen’s fall to hit the fan. People are not liking the Jedi right now, since it was one of them that fell to the Dark Side and took the galaxy into a second civil war in 50 years. It was also their actions that led to a lot of battles and deaths. Also, Daala is not a big fan of Jedi and is fanning the anti-Jedi sentiment with an investigation into Luke. Her intent is to exile Luke from the Jedi Order, thus making it easier for her to attempt to control them.
Luke realizes this and exiles himself on the condition that if he can figure out what caused Jacen to fall, he gets to come back and resume his duties as Grand Master. Ben, being a trained investigator, Jedi knight and Lukes son/Padawan, comes along. The scenes between father and son are the funniest in the book, as my favorite quote above demonstrates. There’s another where Ben wins an argument with four one-word sentences. Luke complains that he doesn’t like that Ben can win arguments without verbs.
Also, in the “not helping the Jedi cause” side of things, Jedi knights are starting to randomly go crazy. It starts with Seff Hellin (which from what I gather started in the book Millenium Falcon). The first one in this book however is Valin Horn, one of my favorite characters. Daala’s solution? Freeze the afflicted Jedi in carbonite.
Here’s the breakdown.
The interactions between Luke and Ben were my favorites in this book. Everyone else seemed a bit flat in my opinion.
As the set up for the entire Fate of the Jedi series, this is a good book. It sets up quite a few story arcs that will be interesting to read over the next few books. There is the Force Psychosis, Jedi Order vs. Daala, Luke and Ben’s journey and Han and Leia’s journey with Allana. I am excited to see where they will all lead.
It’s a great start to the series, even if it’s a bit short. From what I’ve read of the next two books, things start taking a very dark turn for everyone.
“I was just thinking of…of what Caedus sacrificed. At the end, there was a second when he just stopped fighting so he could warn Tenel Ka. I think he became Jacen again for a second before I…before I killed him.” -Jaina Solo
From the time I read Traitor and saw Jacen lose the traditional Light/Dark side view of the Force, I knew he would fall as his grandfather did. At the onset of the Legacy of the Force series, I knew that he would have to die. And knowing all the symbolism and importance the Star Wars universe has been putting on Twins since its inception (Luke & Leia, Jacen & Jacen, the Yuuzahn Vong view of twins, etc), not to mention Luke’s proclamation that Jaina would be the Sword of the Jedi, I figured that Jaina would be the one to kill Jacen. Still the journey to this point was fun to read.
Seeing Jacen use the Shatterpoint ability was fun, but the one that took the cake for Force power usage in my opinion was Luke. Not only did he make Jacen pretty paranoid by focusing himself on coming after Jacen, causing Jacen’s Force visions to all contain Luke attacking him thus hiding the fact that Jaina was the one coming after him, Luke also made Jacen think he was dueling himself when Jaina was the one fighting Jacen. This battle however wasn’t the final duel between brother and sister.
Here’s the breakdown.
The main characters in this one are Jacen and Jaina, obviously. Luke, Boba, Palleon and even Daala play important roles, but since this book is about the showdown between brother and sister, they are center stage.
I like that, even though it was obvious that Jacen needed to be stopped and the only way to do that would be to kill him, it was still difficult for Jaina and it affected her greatly. Having her cradle her dead brother’s head until she was found was a nice touch. I also liked how they dealt with Allana, Jacen’s daughter. Being that it was announced that she was killed, the perfect cover for her was giving her to Han and Leia. I am glad that they will get to spend a lot of time with their granddaughter. When she was born, I didn’t think that would happen.
Overall, it was a great ending to the series. Daala is now in charge of the GA and Jag Fel is in charge of the Imperial remnant. With tensions as high as they are after this series, It should be interesting to see how the next few years of books will set up the Legacy comic series.
I found out about this album from the radio when I heard Death of Me. I ended up getting the CD for my birthday and love it.
Red’s music is of a genre I love, has powerful lyrics that I can relate to and evokes such emotion. I found them by accident a few years ago when I heard the song Let Go on their first album, and I’ve been hooked ever since.
There is a marked improvement in the sound of the music from End of Silence to this one. The quality of the recording is better, the sound is more refined and the sound of the lead singer’s voice is improved as well.
My favorite songs are Death of Me, Fight Inside and Confession (What’s Inside My Head)
Imagine being on the phone with your 17 year-old daughter, who just flew to Paris with her friend. While on the phone, she tells you that she sees people breaking in and kidnapping her friend. After it’s all over, the kidnapper picks up the phone and you can hear him breathing into it.
What would your response be?
Retired spy, Brian Mills, who’s trying to make up for lost time with his daughter, had this to say to the kidnapper;
“I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.”
The kidnapper’s response? “Good Luck.” Click.
The rest of the movie plays out similar to how you’d expect Jack Bauer to hunt down the people holding his daughter and getting ready to sell her into slavery to the highest bidder.
I remember seeing the teaser for this where you see scenes of the girl being taken and the audio is Liam Neeson saying that quote above. I instantly wanted to see this movie.
The acting is pretty good. From the friends who haven’t retired, trying to get him to come back, to the friend in the Paris police who got put behind a desk and has grown apathetic there, to the kidnappers who think that their scheme is perfect, right up until they are killed, tortured or knocked out by being slammed into whatever convenient object happens to be nearby.
It’s a good movie and anyone who likes some good old fashioned butt-kicking will love it.
So I finally watched Star Trek this weekend. I would have to say that, while I’m not a huge fan of the Original Series (can’t be a fan if you’ve never really watched it, right?), I guess you really wouldn’t need to be to see this movie. It’s a reboot that somewhat nullifies everything else in the Star Trek universe by creating an alternate timeline beginning with the day that James T. Kirk is born.
The acting was very, very good. I am, of course, a Zachary Quinto fan because of his role as my favorite psychopath on Heroes, and he does Spock very well. You can see him wrestling with his Vulcan and Human sides just through his eyes and subtle expressions on his face. From the little I know of Kirk’s character, Chris Pine nailed it.
The storyline was a good one, if somewhat predictable. It was good to see a villain who was both patient and vengeful enough to wait 25 years just to make his target feel his pain, yet also intelligent enough to look at the big picture and have something in mind for after he had taken his revenge. Not many villains anymore seem to have a plan beyond “kill this person” or “take over this organization/government.”
My favorite line was when Spock was saying farewell to…himself. “Since my customary farewell would appear oddly self-serving, I shall simply say… Good Luck.” Second, would be Scotty’s “I love this ship!”
A very good movie overall. It does have a bedroom scene just before Kirk takes the test, but other than that it’s pretty clean, too. Be sure to see it if you haven’t already.
Finally, book three is out! I’ve been waiting for four years, but it was well worth the wait.
I don’t want to talk too much about what happens in the book and spoil it for anyone, but here are a few things that I loved in it.
The book starts with Roran, Eragon and Saphira hunting the Ra’zac who captured Katrina in Eldest. After dispatching them, Eragon sends Saphira home with the happy couple while he deals with the other prisoner he found: her father. He would cause immense trouble for Roran, Katrina and the other Carvahall townspeople and he was a traitor anyway, so Eragon decides to punish him. In doing so, he discovers his true name and uses it to force him to follow-through with the punishment: banishment from Roran and Katrina’s life forever.
Eragon finally gets the chance to try to remove the blessing/curse he accidentally placed on Elva that caused her so much pain in her short life. It doesn’t work completely, but he does remove her inability to block the pain, which seems to be enough for her.
The name of the book comes from the word for fire, which Eragon uses to name his new sword. It’s actually quite funny that now, anytime he says Brisingr, his sword bursts into flame, even when he doesn’t intend for it.
All in all, it’s a great book and a great addition to the series. Be sure to read it if you get the chance.
Part two of the Season premiere brings with it some major twists. The first happens right after Tony tells Jack the phrase “Deep Sky.” My guess is that’s a phone number, since Jack makes a call to… Bill Buchanon?
So Tony’s not a terrorist, now. Makes more sense, I think. Anyway, Jack and Tony then break out of FBI headquarters as only they could. This includes Jack driving a car through a cement railing on the second floor of a parking garage, while he’s laying down in the car. Ouch.
When they all get back together at “CTU”, Bill’s moniker for where they are working from, they explain to Jack what’s really going on. Someone in the government is supplying Dubuku and they don’t know how high up the corruption is. So they are doing what they do best – going undercover and bringing down the bad guys.
Certainly was a good twist, albeit somewhat expected. While it might be fun to see an all-out Jack vs. Tony fight, it makes more sense for Tony to not be a bad guy… at least completely.
So at the end of the episode, Tony and Jack are part of a team trying to abduct the Prime Minister of Sengala, the country where Redemption happened. Agent Walker, the FBI agent who brought Jack in on the Tony Hunt, had just tortured a witness in true Bauer style and was on the way to stop the abduction. The President was deciding whether or not to proceed with the invasion or give in to Dubuku’s demands and her husband was just handed evidence that their son had uncovered a massive conspiracy within her administration.
So it starts off with Jack being questioned by Red Foreman… I mean the senate about his activities as a CTU agent. They don’t like how he tortured the terrorists to get the information he needed to save the world each of the six times he’s done it on this show. In the words of Red Foreman, “Dumbasses.”
The FBI intervene because they need Jack’s help locating the newest terrorist threat. Who? Tony Almeida. Yeah… the man who died in Jack’s arms in Season 5 is back, only he’s a bad guy. Understandable, since his wife was killed by a corrupt President and he’d been branded a traitor back between seasons 3 and 4.
Tony apparently has a device that will allow him to access several parts of the nation’s infrastructure. Simply put, he could cripple the country irreparably in a matter of minutes.
Sounds like a job for Jack, eh?
The premise for the season is pretty good and Redemption did a good job setting the stage for it. Although I thought Dubuku was killed by the landmine, I guess his surviving that is more believable than Tony’s death-dodging.
Jack gets to show how much of a badass he is without firing a weapon in these first two episodes. From scaring the crap out of a man with information to the awesome flying punch he landed on Tony at the end of the episode, it’s obvious that he’s not losing his skills anytime soon.
I can’t wait for the rest of the season. This is, by the way, the first season I will have watched as it plays on TV. Seasons 1-6 I watched on DVD.
If you know me, you know I love hip-hop & rap. It started back in the day with dc Talk’s pre-Jesus Freak albums. Then there was John Reuben, Grits, dj Maj and KJ-52. Of those artists, KJ is the one I listen to the most nowadays. Albums like this are why.
Not only does KJ actually have Christ in every song, but he makes you think, laugh and even cry on occasion. Plus, in my opinion which is based on the hip-hop and rap I’ve heard, he’s a very skilled rapper.
My favorite songs on this album are Will You Ever Know, Do Yo Thang, It Ain’t Easy, Fanmail, and Always Here For You among others. That last one because when I first listened to the lyrics was after we found out that Ashley was pregnant with Caleb and the song is from KJ to his then unborn son.
It’s a great album, so be sure to buy a copy.
Also, the newer version of it has a link to download “The Missing Pages”, a collection of 13 additional songs and 2 music videos. There’s some great stuff on there, including Starbucks Takes All My Money, Stuck In The 80′s (which he just recently finished shooting a video for) and several remixes. It’s like getting 2 CDs for the price of one!
Ashley got me a The Missing Pages for Christmas this year! Booyah!
So apparently, not everyone likes Jacen’s way running things. The Wookiees are some of those people. So what does Jacen do to fix that? By burning their forest planet to a crisp, that’s how. Hence, the title Inferno.
So Luke’s lost his wife. He ran out and chopped the head off the person he thought was responsible, but found out afterwards that he was wrong. Then his son is kidnapped and tortured by Jacen. Luke does not like this and nearly kills Jacen. Hence, the title Inferno.
Things are really coming to a head. The Galactic Alliance that just rose from the ashes of the Yuuzhan Vong war is now fractured in another civil war. The Jedi have split from the GA and a Sith is now in control of the ruling power in the galaxy. Where have I heard this before…
Anyways, it’s a good book, like the rest of the series. Be sure to give it a read when you can.