Title: The Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark
Author: Various (see Synopsis)
Series: Star Wars Anthology
Genre: Science Fiction
Audience: Middle Grade
Length: 352 pages
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Release Date: August 25, 2020
Recommended for Fans of: The Clone Wars TV series
From Anakin to Yoda, Count Dooku to Darth Maul, this exciting middle grade anthology will recount different explosive events from The Clone Wars from the points of view everyone’s favorite characters–with each character written by a different popular author.
A great overview for kids new to the series and a treat for fans!
Contributors: Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Sarah Beth Durst, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu, Greg van Eekhout
This is fun read for fans of The Clone Wars TV series, but I wanted more from it. I was hoping to read new adventures and gain new insights into the characters that didn’t make it into the show. However, each story was essentially a retelling of an episode of the series from one character’s point of view, but there wasn’t enough in these stories that you couldn’t infer from watching the show. I also don’t think all of the story arcs included in this anthology were necessarily the most important or interesting for the characters.
Maybe I would’ve enjoyed this collection more if I hadn’t watched the whole series so recently. This is a well-written and fun concept for Star Wars fans of all ages looking for a new medium to revisit The Clone Wars; however, the execution doesn’t offer enough new material to the canon to make this a must-read.
Thank you to Disney Worldwide Publishing and Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review.