Okay I’m on a bit of a Star Wars kick again, but when I saw this book was releasing in a couple of weeks, I had to include it. (And The Jedi Doth Return is right on its heels.)
The Empire Striketh Back is the sequel to the incredibly well-executed Shakespearean adaption of A New Hope, and I’m sure it’s just as entertaining.
The premise of this series of books is simple: retell the story of Star Wars using authentic Elizabethan grammar and diction while remaining true to the jargon and story dynamics of the original trilogy. And the books aren’t just written for laughs–the attention to detail is brilliant and bestows true literary value.
If you’re into iambic pentameter just as much as you’re into the battle between the Light and Dark Side, buy this book now. You’re going to love it.