Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced us to a new Leia. A mother, an estranged wife, a battle-hardened veteran of decades of politics, and a general. But The Force Awakens wasn”t Leia”s story, so audiences had to fill in the blanks about the 30 years between Return of the Jedi and the battle on Starkiller Base.
This summer, author Claudia Gray explores what is means to be Leia Organa in Star Wars: Bloodline. Being a daughter of Alderaan and the daughter of Darth Vader do not always gel together. In an interview with USA Today, Gray teased, “I find myself remembering the Episode I posters, where you see the boy Anakin with Vader's shadow stretching out behind him. In this book, we find out just how far Vader's shadow falls.” An exclusive excerpt from the novel accompanies the interview.
The official synopsis:
An entire generation has prospered during an era of peace. The New Republic, governed by the Galactic Senate on Hosnian Prime, has held power for more than two decades. Yet conflict has begun to take shape within the Senate. As political gridlock threatens to cripple the fledgling democracy, the quarrels of the New Republic will soon radiate throughout the galaxy. . .
Star Wars: Bloodline hits bookshelves on May 3, 2016.