The Galaxy’s Only Hope

Original Design by Scott Bratek
Original Design by Scott Bratek

“I’m hoping Lor San Tekka knows where to find my brother, Poe. And Luke Skywalker may be the only hope we have left.”- General Leia Organa, ‘Before the Awakening’

Lor San Tekka and Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens Photo Source:
Lor San Tekka and Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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In the past 38 years between A New Hope and The Force Awakens, the former Princess Leia, now dubbed General Organa, has found herself right back where she started, searching for her Only Hope. Granted, in A New Hope we are led to believe that Ben Kenobi is the only hope she is looking for, when in fact, it is Luke Skywalker. It’s always been him. They were separated in order to remain safe, safely anonymous and in time, when it was right, they were to be reunited. The force is a calling and when it calls, you cannot deny your destiny or that which is your family, especially if you happen to be a Skywalker.

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Book Review: Before The Awakening

Before the Awakening

Note: this review contains spoilers for the book, Before The Awakening.

With a new era in Star Wars entertainment comes the inevitable new literature that help flesh out the ever-expanding array of characters in the Star Wars universe. The first of these, Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Before The Awakening is along a similar vein to the three titles released by Disney Publishing on Force Friday (Smuggler’s Run, Moving Target, & The Weapon of a Jedi); they are YA novels written at a very high level, with a lot of material in roughly 230 pages or less. Before The Awakening, written by Greg Rucka, with illustrations by Phil Noto, is a hip, interesting start to this new sojourn in The Force Awakens literature, and is well worth your time.

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