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Publisher Description

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.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Marc Thompson
hr min
November 5
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

Terminator S 1023 ,

Great book!

I loved the book and the narration and sound effects were great!

RM-Dub ,

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.

Books55 ,


Great book, the only con are the Wincher Brat chapters. Other than that it’s a great prequel to The Rise Of Skywalker

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