Any book that claims “absolutely everything you need to know about Star Wars” is probably going to be the size of the Bible. That’s how large the Star Wars world expands. At 200 pages, this latest large-format reference book by Dorling Kingsley isn’t that detailed (it doesn’t encompass everything), but it is packed with trivia about the Galaxy Far, Far Away and does offer a comprehensive overview/guide to the saga.
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know probably does best as a fun to thumb through coffee table book — another beautiful new tome to marvel about. Dorling Kindersley is known for their great encyclopaedias and this book is no exception. Thanks to the book’s vivid imagery, interesting facts, tidbit information, trivia and stunning art (paintings, illustrations, and photos), even readers who haven’t seen the movies will find it fascinating. It’s chock-a-block full with details from from the six films (current canon including the original and the prequel trilogy) and The Clone Wars and Rebels series. It even has a few images from The Force Awakens (although no spoilers are revealed). Here you’ll find info about the lead characters, our heroes, villains, Jedi, Sith, lightsabers, clones, droids, vehicles and various planets. The grand space opera literally jumps off the paper.
Why does Yoda give Anakin a Padawan? Why do Jawas look for scrap in the desert? The answers are all here. It’s a great walk down memory lane.
The book is meant to help you catch-up to The Force Awakens and regardless of your previous knowledge, you will learn something new. The four authors definitely aim this book at all ages. This is well worth the investment for any Star Wars fan out there. “Buy this book, you must”.
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