(Star Wars: Journey to the Force Awakens)
by Claudia Gray (2015)
Eight years after the fall of the Old Republic, the Galactic Empire now reigns over the known galaxy. Resistance to the Empire has been all but silenced. Only a few courageous leaders such as Bail Organa of Alderaan still dare to openly oppose Emperor Palpatine.
After years of defiance, the many worlds at the edge of the Outer Rim have surrendered. With each planet’s conquest, the Empire’s might grows stronger.
The latest to fall under the Emperor’s control is the isolated mountain planet Jelucan, whose citizens hope for a more prosperous future even as the Imperial Starfleet gathers overhead…
This acclaimed novel really is as good as everyone says. It traces the journey of two individuals through the events of Stars Wars ‘A New Hope’ to ‘Return of the Jedi’. The story has two points of view. We follow Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree from trainees on both sides of the war to the end of the Empire. This would suit anyone who wants to go deeper into the Star Wars universe. There is an audio-book available.