William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian DoescherWilliam Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back

byIan Doescher

Hardcover | March 18, 2014

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The saga that began with the interstellar best seller William Shakespeare's Star Wars continues with this merry reimagining of George Lucas's enduring classic The Empire Strikes Back.

Many a fortnight have passed since the destruction of the Death Star. Young Luke Skywalker and his friends have taken refuge on the ice planet of Hoth, where the evil Darth Vader has hatched a cold-blooded plan to capture them. Only with the help of a little green Jedi Master—and a swaggering rascal named Lando Calrissian—can our heroes escape the Empire's wrath. And only then will Lord Vader learn how sharper than a tauntaun's tooth it is to have a Jedi child.

What light through Yoda's window breaks? Methinks you'll find out in the pages of The Empire Striketh Back!
Ian Doescher is the New York Times best-selling author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars®: Verily, A New Hope. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his family. Visit him at IanDoescher.com.
Title:William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh BackFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.3 × 5.6 × 0.7 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Quirk BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1594747156

ISBN - 13:9781594747151

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“...enormous fun…” —AVClub.com          “Good luck getting to the end without rolling off your chairs. This book is a hoot.”—McClatchy Tribune   “So what are you waiting for? Get thee once more to a galaxy far, far away.”—Paste Magazine   “...an inspired illustrated mashup that retells the space adventure in artful iambic pentameter and answers the question: What light through Yoda's window breaks?”—Tampa Bay Tribune “Classic literature blended with fun is the best way to describe William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back...”—San Gabriel Valley Tribune   “Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, [William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back] offer[s] essential reading for all ages.”—East Bay Express   “‘Tis a delight.”—Palm Beach Post “…masterful…”—Deseret News   “This is a must for any fan of ‘Star Wars’”—The Citizen