Wednesday, October 30, 2019

New 'Resistance Reborn' Preview Excerpt Released

By: Dominic Jones

When Star Wars: Resistance Reborn hits shelves next week it will mark the first (and only) time in the sequel era where we have a major novel featuring the main characters of the sequel trilogy.  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.  And that's exactly what Resistance Reborn aims to do.

A new preview excerpt from the novel was released by USA Today, and it features Poe Dameron having to deal with the fallout from his decisions in The Last Jedi.  You can read part of the preview below,

“I got a question.”

Poe bit his lip to keep himself from cursing. It was one of the old rebel pilots, someone Wedge had found from the original Phantom Squadron. He resembled a human, but his skin was a dusty gray and his pate was hairless, either by genetics or by design. Poe didn’t know him, but he knew his type immediately. The way he stood, legs planted wide, shoulders squared from carrying that chip around. He was going to be a pain in the ass, but he also looked like someone the other pilots would follow. Poe had a feeling he needed him on their side, troublemaker or not.

“Go on,” he prompted.

The veteran pointed a finger at Poe. “What about you?”

“What about me?”

“I heard the stories,” the man said. “About what happened on the Raddus. To Holdo.” The man thumped his chest. “I fought with Holdo. She was a good leader.”

Poe felt queasy. Panic fluttered in his chest, and his hands felt clammy. Some small voice inside screamed that he was caught, that his worst nightmare was coming true. Part of him wanted to hide, to shrink back and let someone else handle it before he royally screwed it all up again, but Maz’s admonition rang in his head. Was he a leader or not? Was all his talk about giving his blood, sweat, and tears to the survival of the Resistance just that? Or did he mean it?

He made himself breathe deeply and then exhale. He met the man’s accusing gaze head-on.
“I agree,” Poe said simply.

“You agree?” the veteran sneered. He propped massive hands on his hips. “That’s not what I heard, Poe Dameron. That’s not what any of us heard…”

You can listen to the full excerpt below, or read it over at USA Today.

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 month, you can watch that below,

You can read the other two preview excerpts from the books here and here.

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