NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a thrilling novel set in the years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“Unmissable . . . Bloodline’s tense politics, vivid new characters, and perfectly characterized Leia make it feel as central to the Star Wars universe as one of the films.”—Tordotcom
WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE
When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.
Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.
As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .
Praise for Bloodline
“[Claudia] Gray paints a much more complete galaxy than we often get to see on the big screen. . . . Knowing that Rian Johnson (writer, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII) had some creative input on the novel provides hope that we haven’t seen the last of all of these wonderful characters. . . . Star Wars: Bloodline isn’t just a great Star Wars book, or a great Leia book, or a great book; it’s a great introduction into the larger world of Star Wars in general.”—ComicBookdotcom
“Bloodline is a nonstop page-turner that grabs at heartstrings that you weren’t aware of and yanks down on every one of them. The story is loaded with context for The Force Awakens that plants the seeds for The First Order in perfectly haunting ways, and leaves the reader grasping for more details on newly discovered favorite characters.”—Inverse
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Depends on what you like
I’ve heard complaints that nothing of important happens in this book, yet I disagree. This book provides a thorough look into the political climate during a time that has not yet been explored too much in canon and I really enjoyed learning all the small details.
However, if you are a fan who isn’t into political dramas/ stories, this book may not be for you. While the action scenes are written quite well, they are few and far between. The story is very character driven, which I found very entertaining, especially since the majority of the characters are likable and well written.
The audio narrator does a generally fine job, but I personally found one voice she does for a specific character to be extremely annoying. This didn’t ruin the book for me, but it did make a few scenes hard to listen to and make me think illy of a character who may have otherwise seemed likable.
If you’re into political dramas and can handle a few annoying voices, then I would definitely recommend giving this a listen. If you’re not into that kind of story though, I think you should pass on this one.
Wish I could rank it a ZERO. Maybe the most boring book I've ever listened to. Do not waste your time. The Star Wars gods at Disney should be ashamed of themselves to release this. I don't know why it takes the author (Claudia Gray) chapter after chapter of nonsense to reach an apex that isn't that great to begin with. Chapter after chapter of nothingness and conversation that leads no where. There is ONE part that is interesting. And unless you missed Return of the Jedi, it not that ground breaking. AND when you get there, you think, the entire book, boring chapter after boring chapter - was leading us here? C'mon man! My advice - SKIP THIS BOOK! It's Worthless. Wish I could get my $23 back.
Here is the book in a nut-shell. Senate, senate, drama, not much happens. skip this one.