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These New Star Wars Books Shine a Light on “The Last Jedi”

As “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” looms like the Death Star over Alderaan, fans are itching for any information they can get. Del Rey Books has got us covered, though, with their new banner entitled “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

 

Leia: Princess of Alderaan cover, which shows Princess Leia lowering the hood of her gown.

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“Leia: Princess of Alderaan” by Claudia Gray is a coming-of-age novel about Princess Leia Organa. The story will follow Princess Leia before we see her receive the Death Star plans in “Rogue One.” Gray’s young adult novel will show how a young royal can become involved in a galactic rebellion.

 

The cover of Legends of Luke Skywalker is a collage of Luke Skywalker throughout generations.

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“The Legends of Luke Skywalker” by Ken Liu will give fans more information on the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker between the events of “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” Entertainment Weekly describes this series of stories as having a similar structure to “The Canterbury Tales.” On their way to Canto Bight, a group of children share tall tales of the jedi master, but they may or may not be true.

 

Cover of Phasma, which is a simple headshot of Captain Phasma's helmet.

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“Phasma” by Delilah S. Dawson will be an asynchronous telling of Captain Phasma’s backstory. Last we saw her was Finn promising to toss her into a trash compactor at the end of “The Force Awakens.” Marvel will release a comic series explaining how she escaped that mess, but Dawson’s novel will provide more information on how she became a captain of the First Order to begin with.

 

“The Last Jedi” comes to theaters December 15, 2017.

 

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