In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance—Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn—must fight back from the edge of oblivion.
The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa—their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.
From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders—including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn.
Not a whole lot new added to the SW storyline
Not much character development, playing into the stereotypes of what we’ve already learned about the key cast (Poe’s a hothead, Finn is aloof, etc). Some semi-interesting tie-ins to characters from Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series. The story helps highlight just how broken the Resistance is after TLJ, but otherwise it’s Star Wars filler to pass the time during my commute.
The Last Jedi Story Continues
I like how this book book continues our heroes journey from The Last Jedi and even explains why nobody showed up when Leia sent out her distress signal at the end of the movie. It also explains why there were no sparks between Finn and Rose even though she was obviously into him at the end of the movie. I thought it was a fun and exciting read.
Don’t waste your time and money on this terrible book.
This is probably the worst Star Wars book that I have read thus far. I can only assume that the positive reviews that it has received on here are due to bots, because this book is less entertaining than a technical manual for a vacuum cleaner. You might actually get more hype for Rise of Skywalker from the technical manual than you would from reading this book, which made me seriously question whether or not I should even bother seeing the new movie. It turns out that the book has NOTHING to do with the direction that the movie went in though... so there’s that. This book is bad and irrelevant.