Thursday, August 15, 2019

Preview Excerpt From 'Black Spire' Released

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm has released the first preview excerpt from the upcoming novel Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson, which hits shelves later this month on August 27th.  The novel takes place between the events of The Last Jedi and The Rise Of Skywalker, and takes place in Black Spire Outpost on the planet Baatu, aka in the in-universe location of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the recently opened Disney theme park expansion.  It also features the characters Vi Moradi and Cardinal, who first appeared Dawson's 2017 novel, Star Wars: Phasma.

The preview was released on, you can check out part of it below,

Every time Vi was in the presence of General Organa, once Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, it felt a little like going home. Leia had a calm, steady presence, motherly but tough as nails, and no matter how dire things got, the older woman had a way of looking at each member of the Resistance as if they were the hero that could turn the tide against their enemy, the dreaded First Order that had risen from the Empire’s ashes. Leia returned Vi’s smile, her eyes twinkling.

“I have a mission for you,” Leia said, her attention flicking from various holos to Vi and back. Leia’s mouth fell into a familiar grim line, which told Vi she wasn’t necessarily going to like her assign­ment. That was fine—she didn’t particularly like how her last mission had gone, either. It wasn’t her job to like it.

“As you know, we’re massively outgunned. We don’t know what the First Order is planning, but it’s something big. Some kind of at­tack. I’m leaving immediately for Takodana to collect some valuable intel, so I wanted to meet with you personally and underline how very important your work will be.”
“If you brought me in just to tell me it’s important, it sounds like it might not be that important. I’m ready to work, General. Major Ka­lonia signed off. I’m back in top form.”

Leia’s gaze was unwavering. “I wouldn’t blame you if you just dis­appeared, after what happened to you on the Absolution. You were captured by the enemy, Vi. Tortured. Beaten. Shocked. Injured. I’ve read your med charts and your reports. Downplay it all you like, but an experience like that changes people. I should know.”

Vi shook her head. “But I’m still me. So put me on a Star Destroyer and let me—”

“No.” Leia cut her off, almost apologetic, and Vi’s mouth snapped shut. “This assignment might sound like a vacation, but I assure you, it’s of vast strategic importance. If you’re ready.”

Vi shifted on the crate, her back aching. Leia was right—she’d taken a beating on her last assignment, and although most of her wounds had healed, her body wasn’t getting any younger. Leia had sent her to a forgotten planet called Parnassos to gather intel on the First Order’s Captain Phasma, which was challenging enough. But on her way home, Vi had been captured by a different First Order officer, Captain Cardinal.

In addition, also revealed a special map of Black Spire Outpost (above) that will be included in the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition of Black Spire
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Black Spire hits shelves on August 27th.  Galaxy's Edge is currently open at Disneyland in California, and opens at Disney World in Florida on August 29th.

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