Star Wars ‘Rogue One: Catalyst’ Prequel Novel Synopsis Released

'Star Wars Rogue One: Catalyst'Del Rey has released the official synopsis for James Luceno’s upcoming Catalyst, a prequel novel leading up to the events in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16, 2016). Releasing just one month before on November 15, 2016, Catalyst (now available for pre-order). The 352 page novel goes deeper into the Rogue One mythos, describing the events that lead up to the attempted scheme to steal the plans to the Death Star. The publisher’s description is as follows:

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Disney ‘Descendants’ ‘Isle of the Lost’ Third Book Announced

Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced that a third installment of the Isle of the Lost book series inspired by the popular Disney Descendants franchise will be once again authored by Melissa de la Cruz for a release in spring 2017.

The official publisher’s description is as follows:

In this follow up to New York Times #1 best sellers The Isle of the Lost and Return to the Isle of the Lost, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay must destroy the four talismans of evil before their parents use them to overcome good once and for all. And when a rotten villain from their past returns, Mal and her friends will have to band together once again in order to keep Auradon safe.
The book is currently scheduled for release on May 23, 2017 and both Target and Barnes and Noble will have their own exclusive versions of the book.
We will provide further updates and more information as it becomes available to us.

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‘Once Upon A Time’ Novel to Explore Regina’s Life as a Teen

Following the success of Wendy Toliver’s Once Upon A Time: Red’s Untold Tale, Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced a second novel by Toliver, this time focused on perennial favorite Regina. Currently slated for a release date of April 25, 2017, Once Upon A Time: Regina Rising currently clocks in at a whopping 416 pages and has the following publisher’s description:

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Disney Releases Free New Winnie the Pooh Story to Celebrate 90th Birthday

Jim BroadbentQueen Elizabeth isn’t the only cultural icon to mark their 90th birthday this year. In October, she will be joined by Winnie the Pooh who will also be celebrating this incredible milestone. To celebrate, Disney has released a brand new original illustrated story in which the two meet for the very first time.

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Disney’s ‘As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale’ Cover Revealed

'Twisted Tales: As Old As Time'With just a few days before the second title in the Twisted Tales series, Once Upon A Dream is released, Disney has debuted the cover for the third book, As Old As Time, slated for a September 6, 2016 release. As with its predecessors by Liz Braswell, the book takes a Disney classic (Beauty and the Beast) and changes one of the key elements to put an entire new spin on the story. As the official publisher’s description explains:

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‘Disney Frozen: Northern Lights’ Novelization Synopsis Released

'Frozen' Teaser PosterBreaking its complete silence on the Frozen Northern Lights subject, Random House has officially released a synopsis for its upcoming Frozen Northern Lights: The Deluxe Novelization (ISBN: 0736436596, 978-0736436595) with just four months to go to its release. As previously reported, after news of the title began to gain awareness, Random House changed the title simply to ‘to be announced’ (TBA), a title it still currently retains. That said, we do now know the following:

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‘Gravity Falls’ ‘Journal 3’ Internal Pages Sneak Peek (High Resolution)

Gravity Falls Journal 3Disney Press has released several internal pages from the upcoming Gravity Falls Journal 3 replica book being released on July 26, 2016 (available for pre-order). While we previously shared a sneak peek and additional details about the upcoming book, this is the first time we’re seeing pages directly from the source, including some that haven’t been seen until now.

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Star Wars ‘Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens’ New Stories Detailed

Star Wars The Force Awakens: Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away Although it’s primarily a printed collection of short stories that were e-published last year as part of the ‘Journey to The Force Awakens‘ campaign, Landry Q. Walker’s Tales from a Galaxy Far, Far Away: Aliens, Volume 1 (April 5, 2016) will feature two brand new stories, of which we are pleased to share the first details of below.

Featuring artwork by Tyler Scarlet of Industrial Light and Magic, the 352 page collection of stories is intended to be reminiscent of pulp fiction novels, using aliens featured in Star Wars The Force Awakens who didn’t quite hold the spotlight in the film itself. The official publisher’s description, including details on the just-announced new tales is as follows:

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Ms. Marvel to Tackle Sexism, Racism in ‘Ms. Marvel: Fists of Fury’ Book

'Ms. Marvel: Fists of Fury'By now, virtually anyone with a working knowledge of Marvel Comics has no doubt heard of and become somewhat familiar with Kamala Khan, a first-generation American Islamic resident of Jersey City, NJ, whose parents have emigrated from Pakistan. She also happens to be a bit of a superhero nerd who writes her own fanfic and via the result of an action by Inhuman Black Bolt, has become an Inhuman herself. Armed with her new superhero powers, Kamala assumed the role of Ms. Marvel, the namesake of her personal idol, Captain Marvel /aka/ Carol Danvers.

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Book to Chronicle History of Disney Parks Worldwide Via Guide Maps

'The Disney Parks Maps' For many visitors to Disney resorts around the world, the free guide maps provide an extremely useful way to orient themselves within the parks, with many even considering them inexpensive souvenirs. But as the parks change, so do the maps, and so they also provide historical documentation, tangible evidence of what actually was and what will always be.

On October 18, Disney Editions is slated to release The Disney Parks Maps, a compendium of Disney theme park maps from around the world, documenting the history of each park as it made its own transitions throughout the decades. The 144 page book is written by Kevin Neary, who has also authored the official Hidden Mickeys of Walt Disney World book due out in June.

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