The Legends of Luke Skywalker is the latest offering in the long list of, Journey to the Last Jedi, books. To be honest I am not sure what the point was when commissioning the writing of this book. I know every novel can’t be a life changer but giving the reader some nugget of purpose would be helpful. I don’t necessarily blame the author here because I feel like the book was well written. It’s the vision or concept of the book that is….confusing? Discouraging? No, frustrating!
There’s much that’s been said and written about the story Claudia Gray has penned about Leia Organa in the few days since the novel’s release May 3.
Be it revelations of the Huttslayer or the examination into the warrior and strategist or deep dive into the political machinations of the New Republic and her role in its founding, the novel has struck a near-unanimous chord among readers, Star Wars fans and historians for whom charting the Saga’s lore is an almost full-time affair.
Very Minor Spoilers follow below … you may wish to read Bloodline before proceeding.
Even though I didn’t get to see everything at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, I was very pleased with what I saw, heard and experienced. I enjoyed being there as a fan and sharing the experience as part of my coverage for Assembly of Geeks.
Now that the convention is over, I’ve had a few moments to reflect on what I witnessed and reported. Obviously, major events like the new trailer for The Force Awakens and the Season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels easily stand out. However, there was also a certain theme that stood out for me:
The presence and plight of the Star Wars fangirl.