War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha

Marvel’s big Star Wars Crossover Event has arrived folks, and with a Charles Soule sized bang that means only one thing. It’s f@&#%*g amazing. Boba Fett is bringing the Carbon-Frozen Han Solo to Jabba’s the Hutt but something is going wrong with the Crime Lords soon-to-be favourite decoration, leading Boba to Nar Shaddaa to visitContinue reading “War of the Bounty Hunters: Alpha”

Bad Batching 2: Cut and Run

The Life Debt Podcast series four has returned and this week we get a great fun episode that I loved talking about on the latest episode. The second episode is out NOW, where I share my thoughts on the the latest episode of the series. You can find the episode on most major Podcatchers, orContinue reading “Bad Batching 2: Cut and Run”

Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 3

On their search for a Nihil Hyperdrive Engine, Aphra and Sana come across a whole bunch of old Nihil ships, and of course, trouble. I’m not going to lie to you folks, but I’ve been really looking forward to this issue but had to wait to get it but was it worth the wait? Absolutely.Continue reading “Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 3”

Bad Batching: A Life Debt Podcast Episode 1 – Aftermath

The Life Debt Podcast has returned for a fourth series folks, and this one is all about the latest animated series, ‘The Bad Batch’ The first episode is out NOW, where I share my thoughts on the first episode of the series. You can find the episode on most major Podcatchers, or find it overContinue reading “Bad Batching: A Life Debt Podcast Episode 1 – Aftermath”

Showdown at Centrepoint by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review

With Centrepoint charging for another Supernova blast, the Solo/Skywalker family and friends are in a race against time to uncover the truths behind the events that n the Corellia Sector. Roger McBride Allen really brings ‘The Corellian Trilogy’ to a stellar conclusion with ‘Showdown at Centrepoint’, with all of the leads reuniting to end theContinue reading “Showdown at Centrepoint by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review”

#CollectionCorner – The Armourer Black Series Review

This was a lucky purchase at the time, I found it in the aftermath of Christmas on Amazon and got lucky when I found it for a pretty good deal (just under £20 including postage). I had been eyeing her up for some time, especially after missing out on the Convention Exclusive version, which, whenContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – The Armourer Black Series Review”

Why Does Bo Katan Want to Rule Mandalore?

I’ve been doing some contemplating on Bo Katan Kryze this week (I rewatched ‘The Rescue’) and I’ve been wondering quite a bit about her reasoning behind her, almost desperation to retake Mandalore. In ‘The Rescue’, we learn a few things in regards to Mandalore, firstly, Boba Fett claims that “The Empire turned the planet toContinue reading “Why Does Bo Katan Want to Rule Mandalore?”

Assault at Selonia by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review

With Han Solo and Leia Organa prisoners of ‘The Human League’ and the New Republic Fleet unable to fight, Luke, Lando must find a fleet capable of breaking through the Interdiction Field. Meanwhile, Chewie and the Solo kids go with Ebrihim to his homeworld and discover the secret behind Corellia’s archaeological dig. The second partContinue reading “Assault at Selonia by Roger McBride Allen Audiobook Review”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 4

Possessed by the Drengir, Sskeer has Avar, Ceret, Keeve and the boy called Bartol captured in the vines created by the plant-like creatures. Remembering her time as a Padawan, Keeve reminisces about a lesson that Sskeer taught her, as she attempted to use the Force to aid her to reach the opposite side of aContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 4”

Ambush at Corellia by Roger Macbride Allen Audiobook Review

The Solo family visit Han’s homework’s of Corellia for a Trade Summit as tensions rise amongst the people and a hostile group called ‘The Human League’ begins terrorising the planet. Meanwhile, Luke joins Lando on a strange journey to find Lando a wife. As the first part of a trilogy, ‘Ambush at Corellia’ has gotContinue reading “Ambush at Corellia by Roger Macbride Allen Audiobook Review”

Doctor Aphra Audio Drama Review

Like ‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’, Del Rey have published the full Audio Drama script for the brilliant ‘Doctor Aphra’ Audio Drama in Hardback (6th April). To celebrate the release, here is my original review for the Audio Drama. When it was announced, I was so excited to be getting new ‘Doctor Aphra’ content. The previous audioContinue reading “Doctor Aphra Audio Drama Review”

The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Audiobook Review

When a mass extinction occurs, an old friend of Han’s arrives with a strange message and the Senate is bombed by a mysterious attacker, Luke, Leia and Han go on separate adventures to get to the bottom of a growing threat to the New Republic. After what I can only describe as a rather dismalContinue reading “The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Audiobook Review”

Dooku: Jedi Lost Review (Re-Release)

‘Dooku: Jedi Lost’ has just hit shelves in paperback form. The script for the fantastic Audio Drama really allows you to have more of a deep-dive into the story, letting you pick up on those little things that you may have missed when listening. To celebrate the release (1st April) here’s my original review forContinue reading “Dooku: Jedi Lost Review (Re-Release)”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 4

With the Rebel Fleet still in tatters, Leia and Kes share a moment of quiet to swap stories about their respective partners. Soule slows the action down for a rare quiet moment which, after the past three issues is a needed chance to pause and have some character beats that don’t revolve around the action.Continue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 4”

Tyrant’s Test by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review

As the New Republic and The Duskhan League trade ultimatums, Leia faces dissent within her own ranks. Luke’s quest to find his mother comes to a startling conclusion and Lando, Lobot and the Droids finally understand the ship they have been stuck on. Returning to a standard format that jumps between the different plot lines,Continue reading “Tyrant’s Test by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review”

Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review

The second part of McDowell’s ‘Black Fleet Crisis’ Trilogy takes the three separate storylines from ‘Before the Storm’ and throws the characters headlong into their adventures. Split into three parts, the first part focus’ on Lando, Lobot, R2-D2 and C-3PO as they make their way through the lost ship, the Teljkon Vagabond, which is blastingContinue reading “Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review”

Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review

When I was younger I bought this book, and as much as I tried, I just couldn’t get into it. I don’t think I ever made it past the first chapter. Something just didn’t click with me and it ended up in a box until I gave the majority of me EU collection to charityContinue reading “Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube McDowell Audiobook Review”

The Crystal Star by Vonda N. McIntyre Audiobook Review

Imperial fanatics, a extra-dimensional chunk of meat, a kidnapping plot and the worst vacation ever pretty much sun this one up. After Jacen, Jaina and Anakin Solo are kidnapped by Lord Hethrir, a former apprentice to Darth Vader. His goal is to restore the Empire with the help of the extra-dimensional being, Waru. Han andContinue reading “The Crystal Star by Vonda N. McIntyre Audiobook Review”

Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review

I can safely say I am happy to be done with this ‘Callista Trilogy’. ‘Planet of Twilight’ finishes off this series, that Hambly started with ‘Children of the Jedi’ and followed by Kevin J. Anderson’s ‘Darksaber’. So far I haven’t been too thrilled with this run of (audio)books, finding the stories to really not haveContinue reading “Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review”

The High Republic Adventures Issue 2 Review

The Nihil attack on Bralanak City escalates as the Jedi face overwhelming odds and the disdain of the locals. Daniel José Older’s inaugural contribution to ‘The High Republic’ initiative continues with an action filled issue. Lula, Farzala, Qort and their new companion Zeen must fight off the Nihil who are in league with the ForceContinue reading “The High Republic Adventures Issue 2 Review”

Alphabet Squadron: Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed SPOILER FREE Book Review

After the events on Troithe, Alphabet Squadrom would never be the same again. Picking up some time later, ‘Victory’s Price’ throws us right into the emotional aftermath of Quell’s defection and how the Squadron must come together as the end of the war draws closer. Alexander Fred’s work in the Star Wars canon has beenContinue reading “Alphabet Squadron: Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed SPOILER FREE Book Review”

Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

Boy, oh boy. Darksaber sees the return of Kevin J. Anderson, the author of the ‘Jedi Academy Trilogy’ but the book falls short of the quality that I had expected after those great books. Set not long after ‘Children of the Jedi’, the book follows a number of storylines that eventually tie together at theContinue reading “Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 3

As Keeve Trennis investigates a sink hole with a local boy, Marshal Avar Kriss must deal with Terec, who is acting strangely and Master Sskeer who’s recent odd behaviour has been noticed by Kriss and other Jedi. Cavan Scott and the crew have brought us another great issue of ‘The High Republic’ ongoing series. TheContinue reading “The High Republic: There is No Fear Part 3”

Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review

I am not going to lie, as I listened to this, after reading it back in the late 90’s and barely remembering any of it, I had a few “What the #*$%?” moments, where I would have to take a moment to process what it was I had just listened to. The story follows twoContinue reading “Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly Audiobook Review”

Luke Skywalker and Grogu: Master and Apprentice

Since last December, Star Wars fans have been asking the same question, “What happens to Grogu now he’s with Luke?”, which often is followed up with “Did Kylo kill Grogu when he destroyed the Jedi Temple?” Both are fair questions (the second however is flawed as ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren’ comic series revealed thatContinue reading “Luke Skywalker and Grogu: Master and Apprentice”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 3

Lobot’s life hangs in the balance whilst Starlight Squadron faces off against Zahra’s Star Destroyer and take on a daring mission into the heart of Zahra’s ship. Lando and Kes’ showdown comes to a head whilst C-3PO is up to something. He manages to download the needed language into his own memory and turns offContinue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 3”

I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole Audiobook Review

Rogue Squadron Pilot Corran Horn begins his Jedi Training and uses his CorSec skills to track down the Pirates who have kidnapped his wife. Michael A. Stackpole writes a first person story focusing on Corran Horn who he introduced in the ‘X-Wing’ series. The story weaves through the narrative from Kevin J. Anderson’s ‘Jedi Academy’Continue reading “I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole Audiobook Review”

The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland Review

WARNING! SPOILERS!!! Being a Star Wars fan in the UK can have its ups and downs… on the plus side, we tend to get the films earlier in cinemas (by a day). On the down side, we always have to wait longer for the Middle Grade and Young Adult novels to get released, and neverContinue reading “The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland Review”

Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

With Jedi Master Luke Skywalker in a comatose state and Kyp Durron continues his path of destruction, it’s up to Han and Lando to stop the possessed Jedi whilst Leia worries about the ailing Mon Mothma and an attack on the secret location of her and Han’s third child, Anakin. Kyp uses the Sun CrusherContinue reading “Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos (Part 1) – Hero’s Trial

After bumping into Roa, an old friend, Han Solo leaves his friends and family on a quest to track down and wipe out a group of Yuuzhan Vong allies called ‘The Peace Brigade’ and ends up in the middle of a New Republic Special Ops mission with a new ally, a Ryn called Droma. Meanwhile,Continue reading “The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos (Part 1) – Hero’s Trial”

Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

As Luke’s Jedi Academy grows, so does a Dark evil, threatening to destroy the fledgling Jedi Order before it had even begun, meanwhile, Princess Leia has to contend with an ailing Mon Mothma and the sudden depart of Admiral Ackbar after piloting error caused the Mon Calamari to crash his ship into a historic monumentContinue reading “Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

#CollectionCorner – The Mandalorian (Beskar Armour) Black Series Figure

What a beautiful figure! What amazing packaging! It’s so beautiful! This was one of those additions to the collection that just made my day when it arrived from Star Action Figures (mere days after the influx that was the whole set of ‘Rebels’ figures). The Black Series figures have always had a high level ofContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – The Mandalorian (Beskar Armour) Black Series Figure”

Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review

If ever there was a trilogy of books that I regretted getting rid of other than Timothy Zahn’s ‘Empire Trilogy’ it’s Kevin J. Anderson’s Jedi Academy Trilogy. ‘Jedi Search’ was one of my most-read Star Wars books when I was younger, along with the rest of the trilogy, for me it was all about theContinue reading “Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson Audiobook Review”

Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 2 – There is No Fear Part 2

WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD! Sskeer, Keeve and the twins, Ceret and Terec have been sent to investigate a distress beacon. When they arrive they sense a single survivor on the inactive ship. On board they realise the ship was attacked by The Nihil. The group splits up, Sskeer and Terec explore the ship looking for survivorsContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 2 – There is No Fear Part 2”

Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 2

I love this series. There. I said it. Out of the three ongoing series I read (and not including’The High Republic as we are only one issue in) it has been consistently fantastic and this issue is no different. Aphra finds Sana Starros on Corellia and spends the majority of the issue trying to convinceContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: The Engine Job Part 2”

Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 4 Review

On the run from Ochi’s Droid Assassins, most of the issue is taken up with action as Vader destroys the Droids. Once they are vanquished, he threatens Ochi’s life, forcing the assassin to help him hook up the Wayfinder to the Jedi Interceptor used by Anakin Skywalker to reach Mustafaar in ‘Revenge of the Sith’.Continue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 4 Review”

The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 2) – Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole

After the loss of Dantooine, The New Republic looks for allies and answers as a new weapon presents itself that could turn the tide of war. With the New Republic on the run once again, Leia turns to The Imperial Remnant, led by Admiral Gilad Pellaeon for aid against the Yuuzhan Vong. Corran Horn, GannerContinue reading “The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 2) – Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole”

The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 1) – Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole

I’ve finally gotten around to reading this after finishing ‘Vector Prime‘ months ago. It’s not because it’s taken me months to read (it’s barely 300 pages) but the mass amount of Star Wars content we have had since has kept me busy. ‘Dark Tide: Onslaught’ was the first book from ‘The New Jedi Order’ seriesContinue reading “The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide (Part 1) – Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 2 Review

As C-3PO and R2 work on fixing the ‘Talky’ Droid, it reactivates and goes haywire until Lobot steps in and uses his cybernetic link to calm the Droid allowing it to communicate. C-3PO requests that the Droid assist them in translating the Thwark language. Talky initially denies the request and Lando steps in to makeContinue reading “Star Wars: Operation Starlight Part 2 Review”

#CollectionCorner – The Razorcrest Lego

It’s with extra special thanks to my wife Sara that this post is possible. After hunting online for this in all the usual places (Lego, Amazon, Smyths Toys) and coming up empty handed in the run up to Christmas, I had resolved myself to the fact that I wasn’t going to be getting this setContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – The Razorcrest Lego”

#CollectionCorner – Summer 2021 Lego Rumours

Thanks to the always informative JediJacPenguin, recently updated with some exciting looking sets, which at this point are rumours, and what’s exciting, a couple of these were even on my recent Mandalorian Lego Wishlist. Summer 2021 On the list for the Summer, there are seven sets on the list, however not all of them haveContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Summer 2021 Lego Rumours”

Star Wars: X-Wing 4 – The Bacta War Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

After the majority of the team resigned their post, Rogue Squadron is well and truly rogue and taking the fight to Isaard on Thyferra. Wedge Antilles and the rest of Rogue Squadron end up on their own after resigning in the previous book, The Krytos Trap. Their newfound freedom from the Politics of the fledglingContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 4 – The Bacta War Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

#CollectionCorner – The Mandalorian Lego Wishlist

With two seasons of ‘The Mandalorian’ under our collective belts, I can’t help but wonder if, next year, we’ll be seeing some new Lego sets based on the series. At this point we’ve got four sets, the AT-ST Raider, The Razorcrest (or The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport), The Child Buildable Character and Trouble on Tatooine.Continue reading “#CollectionCorner – The Mandalorian Lego Wishlist”

Star Wars: X-Wing 3 – The Krytos Trap Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

With a terrifying virus killing non-humans, one of their own on trial for treason and another imprisoned, believed dead, Rogue Squadron must save the day on many fronts. ‘The Krytos Trap’ does something I never even thought I would encounter, let alone enjoy. We get a courtroom drama in Star Wars. The trial of TychoContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 3 – The Krytos Trap Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 1

It’s here! It’s finally here! Having read ‘Light of the Jedi’ last month (Spoiler Free Review Here), I have been waiting desperately for new content from ‘The High Republic’ and after finding out that ‘A Test of Courage’ will be released in February in the UK it’s al down to the Marvel run of ‘TheContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic Issue 1”

Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Book Review (SPOILER FREE)

Wow! Just… wow! Charles Soule has introduced us to a phenomenal new era in the Star Wars saga in a way that, I feel, few others could have done. From the explosive first chapter right through to the end, Soule gives us a rip-roaring adventure that hasn’t been seen in Star Wars since ‘The EmpireContinue reading “Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule Book Review (SPOILER FREE)”

Rebels Revisited: A Life Debt Podcast

Just when you thought it was safe to plug in your headphones again… Starting today, The Life Debt Podcast is back with a special series that will be released DAILY until 5th March, the third anniversary of the end of the amazing series. Rebels Remembered was originally a Life Debt Patreon Exclusive, a series ofContinue reading “Rebels Revisited: A Life Debt Podcast”

Star Wars: X-Wing 2 – Wedge’s Gamble Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

Rogue Squadron take the offensive to the Imperial Capital of Coruscant in the second part of the X-Wing series. Rogue Squadron infiltrate the planet with a group of former Black Sun operatives who work to foil the Imperial leadership and claim the planet in the name of the fledgling New Republic. Corran Horn and hisContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 2 – Wedge’s Gamble Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

The Emotional Aftermath of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

WARNING!!! SPOILERS FOR THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 FINALE!!! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! To preface this post, I am 34 years old, I have a wife and daughter. We own a house. We have four cats. I have depression which I am on medication for. All in all, I’m an adult. And Chapter 16 –Continue reading “The Emotional Aftermath of ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2”

Star Wars: X-Wing 1 – Rogue Squadron Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole

Please allow me to take you down memory road for a moment… Back in late 1998, the release of the highly anticipated N64/PC game ‘Rogue Squadron’ was something I was very excited for, that was right at the top my Christmas list. In my preparation to be the best damned fighter pilot this side ofContinue reading “Star Wars: X-Wing 1 – Rogue Squadron Audiobook by Michael A. Stackpole”

Star Wars Reveals at Disney+ Investor Day 2020

Bob Chapek’s introduction gave us a hint of what we were in for later on in the four hour video aimed at investors, and it was a wonderful hint, 10 new Star Wars series/films. After the first selection of shows from FX and Star, Kathy Kennedy stepped up to discuss Lucasfilm’s offerings for Disney+. AndContinue reading “Star Wars Reveals at Disney+ Investor Day 2020”

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Review

Happy Belated Life Day folks! I may have forgotten but Disney didn’t this year which I’m thankful for because Lucasfilm and Lego have teamed up and brought us a 47 minute bundle of Star Wars joy to take our minds off of 2020. The story, set after ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ centres on Rey asContinue reading “Lego Star Wars Holiday Special Review”

#CollectionCorner – Winter 2021 Mandalorian Reveal

Well thank you BRICK FANATICS for making me even more excited for 2021 than I already was. Images of the upcoming Lego set based on ‘The Mandalorian’ has been revealed and its shot right to the top of my ‘must buy’ list. Direct from Chapter 9: The Marshal, this 276 piece set brings us TheContinue reading “#CollectionCorner – Winter 2021 Mandalorian Reveal”

#CollectionCorner Episode 8 – An Unpacking

This is the eighth episode of the #CollectionCorner VLog, This week I unpack some Hasbro ‘Black Series’ figures, and I’m pretty excited. Thank you for visiting My Star Wars Life Debt. You can visit the YouTube Channel HERE. If you have enjoyed this blog/podcast, please like/share/comment/follow. Please visit the new Life Debt Merch Cantina HERE.Continue reading “#CollectionCorner Episode 8 – An Unpacking”

Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 5

The first arc draws to an enjoyable and an incredible ‘Indiana Jones’ style conclusion. Now on Canto Bight, Aphra and her crew are the Prisoners of Ronan Tagge, who gets to do a Bond-Villain style monologue about why he wants to destroy the Rings of Vaale (bit of a pain-in-the-ass Kid who is living inContinue reading “Doctor Aphra: Fortune and Fate Part 5”

#CollectionCorner Episode 7 – Han Solo

This episode I take a look at the ‘Han Solo’ from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Black Series figure from Hasbro. Thank you for visiting My Star Wars Life Debt. You can visit the YouTube Channel HERE. If you have enjoyed this blog/podcast, please like/share/comment/follow. Please visit the new Life Debt Merch Cantina HERE. FunkoContinue reading “#CollectionCorner Episode 7 – Han Solo”

Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 1

Vader is in trouble! Palpatine is very displeased with his apprentice who has allowed his anger and hate to slip away and become grief-stricken after his encounter with Sabé and the Amidalans. Vader is struck with the Emperor’s lightning before being attacked by the Royal Guards. Mas Amedda tells Vader that his actions, allowing LukeContinue reading “Darth Vader: Into the Fire Part 1”

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn Book Review

I can’t imagine the excitement for fans in 1991 when this book was released after eight years since ‘Return of the Jedi’ has been released. Of course there had been new content, the two Ewoks films as well as the Droids and Ewoks cartoons, but this was the first story that continued the heroes adventures.Continue reading “Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn Book Review”

Star Wars: Squadrons – The Battle of the Ringalli Nebula – Missions 12, 13 & 14

The final battle has arrived! After the Empire’s plot to divers the Starhawk was successful, the battle starts in earnest. Mission 12 has Vanguard Squadron escorting engineers to the nearby moon of Galitan where old Rebellion Comsats are reactivated for the New Republic to call in reinforcements. You finally get to pilot a U-Wing, usingContinue reading “Star Wars: Squadrons – The Battle of the Ringalli Nebula – Missions 12, 13 & 14”