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Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker

Author: Rae Carson

Genre: Adult Fiction (Sci-fi, Fantasy)

Reviewed by: Aoife, Newbridge library

Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters! 

The Resistance has been reborn. The spark of rebellion is rekindling across the galaxy. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over.


Rey, Finn, Poe, and the Resistance must embark on the most perilous adventure they have ever faced. And this time, they’re facing it together. With the help of old friends, new allies, and the mysterious guidance of the Force, the story that began in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and continued in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reaches an astounding conclusion.

This book focuses on the last film of the newest Star Wars trilogy, which was released in 2019. The heroes in this story – Rey, Finn and the Resistance – are battling Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and the First Order. The thread connecting this trilogy to the classic films and subsequent prequels are the characters of Leia Organa and Luke Skywalker. At its heart, it is about finding yourself and facing your demons. Rey is fighting with herself, to not surrender to the Sith, as she realises the Resistance need her on their side. It takes strength to overcome fear. I am familiar with the world of Star Wars, having seen the first trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi) and the prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, Revenge Of The Sith), but I haven’t been tempted to watch this newer trilogy. I think this novelisation would appeal to people who have watched the new set of films. That being said, it is well-written, with a strong story arc. 

Available on BorrowBox as an ebook

Also available on BorrowBox in audiobook format.

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