Monday, September 30, 2019

New Preview Excerpt From "Resistance Reborn" Released

By: Dominic Jones

For the first time in the sequel trilogy era we're seeing meaningful content set between the films being released before one of the films hits theaters.  The lack of time jump between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi made this difficult, however with at least year between The Last Jedi and The Rise Of Skywalker there's an opportunity to see some very intriguing stories with the main characters from the films.  Which is  exactly what the new novel Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse aims to do--and, based on the first preview excerpt released on, it's succeeding.

The preview, which was released today, features a conversation between General Leia and Rey about how they both (at different times) believed that Ben Solo/Kylo Ren could be redeemed through their actions.  Resistance Reborn takes place after the battle of Crait, and follows Rey, Poe, Finn, Leia, and Rose on a new adventure.  Check out part of the excerpt below,

“Kylo Ren. He’s your son . . .”

Ah. Leia nodded and drank from her now cooling cup. Rey squirmed uncomfortably in her seat.

“What happened to him?” she finally asked. “I mean, how did he turn to the dark side? He started in the light, didn’t he? He told me a story about Luke, about his training.” She exhaled. “I guess I just want to understand.”

“I do, too.”

“So you don’t know?”

“I think you would have to ask Ben what happened to him.”

“He wanted me to join him, but I couldn’t. I thought I could help him, but he only wanted me to become like him.”

Rey’s face fell, and Leia could see the pain etched there. The girl cared about Ben, and he had disappointed her. “Ben has made his choices,” Leia said. “No one can save Ben but himself. And I don’t know if that is what he wants.”

Rey nodded, a sharp dip of her chin. “I know that. I mean, ratio­nally I know, but I guess I held out hope.”

“Hope is good,” Leia said, her voice gentle with understanding. “Hope is important, and sometimes it is all we have. But,” she said, smiling, “what does hope have to do with being rational?” She held out her hand and Rey leaned forward and took it, pressing her palm to Leia’s and squeezing.

“I don’t know how I’m going to do this,” Rey whispered quietly.

“But you will do it,” Leia said, her voice a little louder, filled with a little more steel. “And you won’t be alone. We will be here with you.”

Rey seemed to steady, and a smile blossomed briefly, her first since she’d arrived.

Star Wars: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse hits shelves on November 5th.  A trailer for the book was released during the Triple Force Friday live stream earlier this week, you can watch that below,

Del Rey also revealed a set of Resistance Reborn bookmarks on Twitter this week, which you can see below,

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