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Star Wars: Spoiler-Free Book Review – Brotherhood By Mike Chen; That Business On Cato Neimoidia – A Clone Wars Era Novel

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WHAT WAS THAT BUSINESS ON CATO NEIMOIDIA? It’s time for another spoiler-free book review and this one is about the recently released Brotherhood by Mike Chen! Set in the first few weeks of the Clone Wars (just after Ep II: Attack Of The Clones) this story delves into the shift in Anakin & Obi-Wan’s relationship once Anakin is promoted from padawan to jedi while also dealing with crisis on Cato Neimoidia (as mentioned in Revenge Of The Sith) plus this book introduces a Clone Wars character, shows what Padmé & Anakin are like when aware from prying eyes as well as much more!

In more detail, Mike begins by confirming where he book sits in the timeline and provides some background information to the book before providing his spoiler-free thoughts on the book. Mike then gives his thoughts on the themes & characters which features some minor spoilers, Mike then finishes his review by providing more-detailed thoughts on the book and confirms the general plot.

Brotherhood was released May 10th 2022. Mike Chen also wrote the short story Disturbance from A Certain Point Of View (Empire Strikes Back) and the non-Star-Wars book Light Years From Home.

Mike interviewed authors & High Republic architects; Claudia Gray in December of 2020 and Cavan Scott in April 2022 which can be found on this feed or on GCC’s YouTube (YouTube has Cavan & Mike’s conversation with video)!

Mike & members of Comics In Motion are doing a weekly Obi-Wan Kenobi discussion show, each discussion being released a day or two after the episodes drop so make sure you check those out on CiM’s feed or on Mike’s YouTube channel!

In the previous release of SWCIC (ep 98), Mike embarked on the first volume of Edge Of Balance; the first original canon Star Wars manga! This volume introduces us to Jedi Knight Lily Tora-Asi, her old Wookiee master; Arkoff, two excitable younglings and Lily’s padawan Keerin! These jedi must face adapting to settling on a new world, but a mysterious force is causing disruption on Banchii! Listen to find out about this, the connections the manga has to the rest of Star Wars, information on Togrutas & Imroosians and more!

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Mike appeared on Indie Comics Spotlight, discussing Cavan Scott’s Shadow Service with Tony, listen on the feed of Comics In Motion!

Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about Villains in each of the SW trilogies here: - they also discuss accents in the Star Wars universe; the original trilogy here: & the prequel trilogy here:

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