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.
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A great bridge between movies
It’s great to read a book which serves as an aftermath to The Last Jedi. There wasn’t as much action as I expected, but the book never dragged or felt dull. When there was action, it felt earned.
There are many characters from other books, and references to other stories. We’re I a more diligent fan, I’m sure I would have enjoyed this novel even more than I already did. I highly recommend this book.
A great novel except...
I finished this novel in 5 days (more like 4.25 days) and here is what I can say about this:
- Very addicting
The moment you begin the novel pulls your right in. No joke!
Many moments when I could not put the book down. Found myself waking up early just to read this.
- Characters from “Bloodline” make an appearance
There are 2 characters from that novel. (Please read this before reading this novel)
- “Inferno Squad”
- Likable/lovable characters
- Feels like Star Wars (duh!)
- A LOT of characters
- That one moment in the second page of Chapter XVIII (can actually be skipped and does not affect the story in any way.)
Other than that the novel is pretty much flawless (if it were not for that one moment which kinda ruined the book almost). There you go my review on the novel as a whole.
The Verdict: 9.8/10
I love Star Wars and I love some of the new trilogy. I love the characters of Rey and Poe even though they all have their flaws. The characters of Finn and Rose just don’t appeal to me...they just seem weak especially for leading characters of the new trilogy. I do love that this book deals with the character of Poe and how he deals with the aftermath of his decisions from Last Jedi and how he has to earn respect back from his fellow team. This book is more about how the characters deal with what happens in the last Jedi than going into any big story outside of the new trilogy arc.
Huge disappointment in this book is that we don’t get anything more on Kylo ren or General Hux. We don’t see the knights of ren or anything relating. It’s very disappointing that we are almost done with this new trilogy and we haven’t been give anything on Kylo and the knights of Ren. Which this isn’t the authors fault. I think that Rebecca Roanhorse does a great job with the characters of Leia, Poe, and Wedge. They are the huge part of this story. Definitely a good read if you love the characters of Poe and Leia and the story is necessary to see how the resistance grows from where it ended in episode 8 to episode 9. I look forward to more Star Wars Novels from Rebecca Roanhorse!