Woo Woo, All Aboard the Waru Express!

Back in the fall of 2012, I was unemployed and had a very bad idea that Brian, the editor over at Tosche Station, encouraged.  I had a little under 100 Star Wars books sitting on my bookshelf and hadn’t gotten the chance to reread them in ages so obviously the best course of action was to read all of them again.  I also let myself be bribed into adding The Crystal Star to the list.  SOMEONE STILL OWES ME A REREAD OF REVENGE OF THE SITH.

Thus the Waru Express was born.

The goal of the project was never to pull a Pablo Hidalgo and reread everything although it is tempting to do a sequel project one day and reread all the rest of the Legends books.  The rules were thus: I started chronologically and read my way through my own personal Star Wars book collection.  I also be reread and read some books for the first time that I am able to get from the library and/or also interested me. Every two to six or so books, I posted my thoughts on them.  The original project lasted seven months but I’ll be reposting them (with some minors edits and probably a touch of modern day commentary) once a week. On the list below, the ones marked with a * were ones I’d previously read but didn’t own while those marked with a ~ were ones I hadn’t read before.

To those of you who experienced the Waru Express when it originally happened… enjoy the trip down memory lane.  For those of you who have never had the pleasure… buckle up because it’s going to be a wild ride.  Feel free to tweet me any thoughts you may have along the way @chaosbria. 😉


The Old Republic: Revan~
The Old Republic: Annihilation~
Knight Errant~
Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
Darth Bane: Rule of Two
Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil

Darth Plagueis~
Cloak of Deception*
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace*
Rogue Planet
Outbound Flight
The Approaching Storm*
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones*

Republic Commando: Hard Contact
Republic Commando:  Triple Zero
Republic Commando:  True Colors
Republic Commando: Order 66
The Cestus Deception
MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
MedStar II: Jedi Healer
Jedi Trial
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
Labyrinth of Evil
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
Imperial Commando: 501st
Coruscant Nights: Jedi Twilight
Coruscant Nights: Street Shadows~
Coruscant Nights: Patterns of the Force~

Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare
Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit
Han Solo Trilogy: Rebel Dawn
Death Troopers~
Death Star
Shadow Games~
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Scoundrels (~)
Choices of One
Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Shadows of the Empire*
Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi*

The Truce at Bakura
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
X-Wing Wedge’s Gambit
X-Wing The Krytos Trap
X-Wing: The Bacta War
X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
X-Wing: Iron Fist
X-Wing: Solo Command
The Courtship of Princess Leia
Tatooine Ghost
Thrawn Trilogy: Heir to the Empire
Thrawn Trilogy: Dark Force Rising
Thrawn Trilogy: The Last Command
X-Wing Isard’s Revenge
Jedi Academy Trilogy: Jedi Search
Jedi Academy Trilogy: Dark Apprentice
Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force
I, Jedi
X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar
The Crystal Star*
Corellian Trilogy: Ambush at Corellia
Corellian Trilogy: Assault at Selonia
Corellian Trilogy: Showdown at Centerpoint
Hand of Thrawn: Specter of the Past
Hand of Thrawn: Vision of the Future

Survivor’s Quest

Young Jedi Knights: Heirs of the Force
Young Jedi Knights: Shadow Academy
Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
Young Jedi Knights: Lightsabers
Young Jedi Knights: Darkest Knight
Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Under Siege
Young Jedi Knights: Shards of Alderaan
Young Jedi Knights: Diversity Alliance
Young Jedi Knights: Delusions of Grandeur
Young Jedi Knights: Jedi Bounty
Young Jedi Knights: The Emperor’s Plague
Young Jedi Knights: Return to Ord Mantell
Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City*
Young Jedi Knights: Crisis at Crystal Reef*

New Jedi Order: Vector Prime
New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I: Onslaught
New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II: Ruin
New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial
New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
New Jedi Order: Balance Point
New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest
New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
New Jedi Order: Star by Star
New Jedi Order: Dark Journey
New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
New Jedi Order: Traitor
New Jedi Order: Destiny’s Way
New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I: Remnant
New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II: Refugee
New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III: Reunion
New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy
New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force

Dark Nest: The Joiner King
Dark Nest: The Unseen Queen
Dark Nest: The Swarm War

Legacy of the Force: Betrayal
Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines
Legacy of the Force: Tempest
Legacy of the Force: Exile
Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice
Legacy of the Force: Inferno
Legacy of the Force: Fury
Legacy of the Force: Revelation
Legacy of the Force: Invincible

Millennium Falcon~

Fate of the Jedi: Outcast
Fate of the Jedi: Omen
Fate of the Jedi: Abyss
Fate of the Jedi: Backlash
Fate of the Jedi: Allies
Fate of the Jedi: Vortex*
Fate of the Jedi: Conviction
Fate of the Jedi: Ascension*
Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse*
X-Wing: Mercy Kill

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