William Shakespeare and ‘Star Wars’ Meet Again in Ian Doescher’s Second Book ‘The Empire Striketh Back’

The Empire Striketh Back

William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back is the upcoming second book in a trilogy by Portland-based creative director and author Ian Doescher that retells the story of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in the recognizable style of William Shakespeare. The book, published by Quirk Books, will feature incredible artwork by illustrator Nicolas Delort. Hardcover and e-book editions of the book are available to pre-order online at Amazon (e-book) and Barnes & Noble. Previously, we wrote about his first book William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.

Ian’s third book in the trilogy, The Jedi Doth Run, will retell Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and be released on July 1st, 2014. It is also available to pre-order from Amazon (e-book).

Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter.

Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white Elizabethan-style artwork, these two plays offer essential reading for all ages. Something Wookiee this way comes!

image via Quirk Books

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