All in all I really enjoyed the Hand of Baby Yoda. Love Stitch and baby Yoda friend Christmas t-shirt of the Hand of Judgment, reading Mara Jade as the Emperor’s Hand as well as the rebellion sections thrown in so it all ties in with the main story. I hope there is more to the story of Thrawn in the Unknown Regions rather than the hint at more at the end of this book. However I don’t know as this book was printed in 2019.
I really enjoyed it, another Baby Yoda that won’t let you down. I love how it gives the perspective from each of the different groups/characters – Mara Jade, the Hand of Judgment, and the Rebels – of course Han, Luke and Leia are in it, and splits Leia off with some diplomatic stuff as well, which is cool. The sort of mystery/detective story really binds together well and the climax is cool.
This was the Third of Stitch and baby Yoda friend Christmas t-shirt that I read and probably my least favorite of the three. It was entertaining for a Leia adventure story because the Leia comics were hard to get through. This book actually gives you a new insight of Leia during the OT and makes her out to be more caring.
Baby Yoda and his fellow rebels made the ultimate sacrifice in order to ensure the galaxy could be saved from Star Wars. But long before that Stitch and baby Yoda friend Christmas t-shirt found themselves caught in the middle of a top-secret military initiative they never asked to be a part of — all while trying to raise and protect their young daughter. They had no idea she would one day make history. At the time CATALYST takes place, they have one primary mission: To survive the Empire’s subtle but firm grip on their lives.
Rogue One is not my favorite Star Wars movie (still better than Attack of the Clones, let’s be honest). But the novels that have come out of Disney’s first Star Wars Sory are some of my favorite canon books so far. REBEL RISING is definitely my favorite, but it gets its own separate review at some point.
I will start off by saying this: This was a wonderful book to read leading up to THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. So they had the right idea in terms of the concept. This feels a lot like what you would read the night before (which you totally could) if you didn’t have time to watch all eight movies before December.
The book itself is also extremely well-written (no surprise there), and I imagine Dawson had an absolute blast re-watching the movies and working on this. It includes the saga’s most iconic moments and quotes presented in such a simple, wonderful way. And can we talk about the art for a second? Because it’s gorgeous. After Stitch and baby Yoda friend Christmas t-shirt finished reading, I took some time to flip through and enjoy the pictures.
Now we get to the positive of which, to be fair, there is only one. We know who this book is supposed to be for. But it really, really does not fit its market audience. If this book is meant for kids, in some ways, I can understand how parents might be able to sit down and read parts of it with their tiny Star Wars fans. But at the same time … it’s a BIG book. It moves through each movie FAST, only including the most necessary story points.
We have been waiting for this book for a long time. We knew it was part of Stitch and baby Yoda friend Christmas longsleeve series, and we knew it was going to be one of the first books featuring main characters from the sequel films — and one of the last books before the end of the Skywalker saga. It turns out this book is probably as close to “required reading” as you’ll get in Star Wars EU. I don’t believe a fan should feel they “have” to read the books, but I’m almost willing to make an exception to that general rule for Baby Yoda.