Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Plot Synopses and New Characters Revealed!

Our good friend Florian from Jedi-Bibliothek.de has given us the heads up on additional information regarding the young adult novels in the Journey to the Force Awakens series. First up, is the synopsis for Lost Stars:

This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends–Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell–who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them–and the galaxy–apart.

Star Wars: Lost Stars also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.

I’m perhaps the most interested in this title. Having it be about new characters gives them a lot of room to really explore and hint at The Force Awakens while introducing new material to the canon.

After Lost Stars we’ve got The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure.

Luke Skywalker returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores Luke’s first-ever duel with a lightsaber. Hidden in the story are also clues and hints about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

I’m intrigued by this one as well. I may not have been the biggest fan of Kevin Hearne’s Heir to the Jedi, but I believe Marvel is killing it in this time period, so I’m definitely up for more adventures set in this era in addition to being curious about Luke’s first lightsaber duel.

Next, we have Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure.

Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team-up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story follows everyone’s favorite pair of smugglers as they fly the Millennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

This is the most vague synopsis of them all, so it’s a bit harder for me to get excited about. Don’t get me wrong: I love Han and Chewie and will definitely read it, but without further details, it doesn’t sound quite as interesting.

Finally, there’s Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure.

Princess Leia returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Galactic Empire. Hidden in the story are also hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for fans old and new!

Set between Empire and Jedi? That’s a bit unexpected, but it opens it to all sorts of storytelling possibilities that aren’t necessarily available during an earlier time period. As much as I like Leia, I was kind of lukewarm on her book, but the setting for it has changed all of that. I cannot wait to read it as well as the other three.

These books in the Journey to the Force Awakens series all hit the shelves on September 4, 2015.

Florian has also pointed out a mysterious Marvel trade paperback for Journey to the Force Awakens releasing on November 17, 2015. No other information is available on it at this time, but we’ll keep you posted as more becomes available. And huge thanks to Florian for passing on the information!

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