We get mythical as author Jack Mitchell brings us The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem, a Greek style retelling of the original trilogy that arrives 28th September and refreshingly begins with the events of Rogue One and finishes at the end of Return of the Jedi.
“What I like about poetry is it’s portable — a trilogy in your pocket,” Mitchell says. “I think the movies turn us all into poets. We weave the stories together as we watch, we hear echoes and allusions: that’s why they’re always fresh. This long poem is just me putting into words the way I watch them.”
Beginning with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s rebel heist on Scarif to secure the plans to the Death Star and continuing through the climax of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Odyssey of Star Wars: An Epic Poem presents the greatest myth of the 20th century like we’ve never seen it before — as it would have been told nearly 3,000 years ago.
“Myth and poetry are natural allies,” Mitchell says. “Give a hero a sword and a monster to fight, and you’re half way to epic already. Or better yet a lightsaber and a wampa.”
- Hardcover Book
- Sumerak, Marc (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 32 Pages - 09/07/2021 (Publication Date) - Insight Kids (Publisher)