Firstly introduced in Rogue One, Baze Malbus and Chirrut Îmwe made an impression across the screens. Two individuals who were once part of a cult who protected the most fascinating crystals ever brought to life. Matter of fact these are the same crystals responsible for bringing to life one of the most iconic objects known to man and cinema; the lightsabers.
If you’re not up to par with the Guardians of the Whills, these are the protectors of the Temple of the Kyber and true believers of the force, even tough (from what we’ve seen) they do not posses any force abilities.
If you’re here it’s because you love Star Wars (unless you’re a fan of the GS heheh), but let’s be honest; these two are the first protectors of the Kyber crystals introduced to us on the big screens and it’s a no brainer if you love Star Wars then you pretty much love the whole concept of the Force and this is where these two come in to fill us in more about it’s connection with the Kyber crystals.
Well, you (like myself) will be disappointed as you will not get such pleasure and education.
Instead you get a very small fragment of Baze and Chirrut’s journey in kicking the Empire’s backside, which by the way has a very minimal impact to them but none of the less it’s a big victory for Jedha.
So what can be said about this book? Baze and Chirrut are hilarious, with one being a smart arse and the other complaining about tea and I’m pretty sure I can now put Jedha on Google maps with the amount of description given. It feels like a book that can be used as a bed time story, with a to be continued tomorrow line.
Love the illustration, we only get four of them, so don’t get too excited and some pretty good poems, prayers and meditation used by the Jedi and the Sith. This is probably one of my highlights since i’m very into old scriptures written by the old Lords and Masters.
As much as I laughed through out this read, I felt short changed as there is so much more we could of been given on both conflict and struggles of Jedha before being erased and the Guardians. We get a little more from Baze than in the movies, which is a plus and like Catalyst Saw Gerrera is also present doing what he does best.
To buy or Not to buy?
Unfortunately Guardians of the Whills fails to impress me and doesn’t add much value with the lack of history on Baze, Chirrut and the guardians, not a buy.
Reviewed by Raven
- Baze comes through
- Poems, Prayers and Meditations on the Force
- Dope Illustrations
- Very little on the Guardians history
- Conflict is mild
- Child's read
- Light backstory on both protagonist's