Friday, February 5, 2016

Princess Leia's Bloodline Revealed

I almost feel as if it's Woman Week here at ROT5, and there's nothing wrong with that. A new Leia action figure and the "official" announcement that Captain Phasma is returning for Episode VIII kicked everything off. Now, USA Today announced that the follow-up to the novel Star Wars: Aftermath is coming May 3rd and it's all about Leia Organa. The book is touted as "a story, a journey and an adventure all her own." The tale "takes place some years before the events of the blockbuster The Force Awakens film." Author Claudia Gray told USA Today "Leia (played by Carrie Fisher in the movies) is professionally at a good place, as a senator and leader in a peaceful New Republic decades after the fall of Vader and the Emperor's stranglehold on the galaxy. However, Gray says that a new generation doesn't remember the lessons of the Rebellion or recognize the wrongs of the Empire, and Leia begins to see the cracks in the foundation that could lead to a dangerous future for the galaxy."

You can read an excerpt from the book on the USA Today website.

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