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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary

(Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  131 ratings  ·  19 reviews
An authoritative companion to the climactic final chapter in the new Star Wars trilogy, this essential visual guide to Star Wars Episode IX explores the world of the movie in unparalleled detail.

Star Wars Episode IX Visual Dictionary features the fascinating characters, planets, vehicles, and aliens that the heroes of the Resistance will encounter in their battle to defeat
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Hardcover, 200 pages
Published December 20th 2019 by DK Children
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Eva B.
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This one is a good deal chunkier than the past visual dictionaries, with installments on most of the characters. I loved the focus on the side characters in this, and the timelines given for each one! As always, the fun facts are very appreciated.
Karen
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a joy to take in all this beautiful and loving detail that adds so much to the movie.
Philip
As a former graphic designer, I've been loving these "DK" books since my first one back in the late 80's (either SHELL or SKELETON; can't remember which). Started off with their natural history titles, then got into the much larger regular history books (Civil War and both World Wars), travel guides, and finally their kind of oddball volumes (Explorers, Warriors, Mountaineers, Commanders - basically whatever looked cool on the Barnes & Noble bargain table). But for sheer enjoyment, it's hard ...more
Jose F.  Martin del Pozo
I always like these Visual Dictionaries - browsing one way and the other, examining the images, and reading the stories and data that Pablo Hidalgo creates/compiles.

I cannot explain myself how they didn't detect a strange mistake: all types of stormtroopers are the same height (correct, up to here): 1.8 metres, 5ft 10in. But those two numbers are not equivalent!

a) 5ft 10in is slightly under 1.78m; 1.80 is slightly under 5ft 11in

b) when you give heights in meters, you always give two decimals,
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Todd Stansbury
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you enjoy getting into the weeds of the Star Wars Universe, then this book, like others in the series, is just perfect. A trove of background information it places the new movie in perspective providing motives and information that could not be brought forth in the movie without mountains of exposition. It might go a little too deep for the casual viewer, or even a diehard fan of the movies; does anyone really need to no more about Faddaff Davenspon? Still, anyone who enjoys the movies would ...more
Ron Turner
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Not bad. A little something for everyone. Some folks are really into the weapons and technology. Others just want a cute picture book for their kids. I like how the Visual Dictionaries provide backstories for the background characters and help fill in some of the gaps in the story. Although I'm annoyed that Rose gets a brief blurb while J. J. Abrams lil buddy got a two-page spread. And why did the folks who showed up at the end of the movie get left out? I was hoping to learn more about Wedge ...more
Jason
Dec 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-library, star-wars
As with other books in the series this is a great character reference (especially the obscure but fascinating background characters). Unfortunately it doesn't cover some of the major character developments and plot points of the film (too spoilery I guess). Also, the format is smaller than all of the previous volumes (save for the Solo Visual Dictionary) which is kind of annoying.
Nisha
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Eric Onkenhout
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
The TROS visual dictionary is chock full of information. Maybe too much of stuff that’s not important and not enough of the stuff that is. But it definitely adds to the enjoyment of the film. Any omissions will probably be told in future stories.
Tim
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you like Episode IX, then this is a must buy. It's called the Visual Dictionary, but it looks a lot more like the Visual Guides from 'Rogue One' and from 'Solo'. Compared to the other VD's, this one has a lot more to be read and it just covers more characters, ships and locations.
Nick
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Always a great look into the back story of Star Wars films. Some nice information on the Knights of REN and Lando’s story.
Corey Bennett
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
good info just shouldn't have to read just to understand the movie
Alfred
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Silly facts and made up info with new connections to “the past” since the destruction of the EU.
Fiction State Of Mind
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Like most visual guides this one deepens the understanding of certain events and characters in the film. I didn't enjoy this one as much as other visual dictionaries.
Patrick Krause
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars
The Visual Dictionaries are must haves for Star Wars fans. Not only are they filled with some amazing artwork and photographs, but will give fans a deeper understanding of the Star Wars universe.
Grace Mueller
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
closer to 4.5 bc I wish it had more about Rey's heritage, and Palpatine/Exegol. But the rest was absolutely excellent.
Bryan Henderson
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Where's all the Palpatine?
Ross Warren
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
These are always a treat, adding fantastic depth and interest to the lore.
Dominic
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
These visual guides are usually a fun way to look at the props and designs in the film. The one for TROS has absolutely nothing about Palpatine or Exogol, which is a huge omission. I feel like this book needs an addendum to cover all that content.
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