NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Written with input from director Rian Johnson, this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film to include scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additional content.
From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’s freedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged to take up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order’s Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. Against this enemy, the champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.
Where the action of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended, Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins, as the battle between light and dark climbs to astonishing new heights.
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Expanded, but still rushed
I love the fact that scenes were added to this novel which weren’t in the film. I just wish some of the scenes translated from screenplay to novel didn’t feel so rushed. Certain sequences which I think could have benefitted from more lavish description or more fleshing-out are all but glossed over. Other than that, this is a great book. I loved the movie, and thus loved the book. Writing this novelization had to be an unenviable task, what with being hamstrung by either not knowing the next part of the story, not wanting to give too much away about the next part of the story, or both. Given these restrictions, I think an admirable job was done.
Why are people complaining about the release date? The book releases later to make sure everyone sees the movie. Quit complaining.
I loved the movie but like with TFA and Rogue One I wanted to read the book right after to see what was left out of the final cut of the film. Reading helped with my understanding of the character’s emotions and etc. With the book coming out so FAR after the release of the Last Jedi, I am left worrying that it may have been changed in the wake of the mixed fan response… Worried, confused, but nonetheless excited to read!