Caution: Light spoilers for upcoming Star Wars books ahead…
Delilah S. Dawson and Claudia Gray’s newest Star Wars books hit shelves Sept. 1
Pulling my head out of the sand — literally — I realized that two new Star Wars books début on Force Friday II, and I’ve written nary a word.
Delilah S. Dawson’s Phasma and Claudia Gray’s Star Wars: Leia – Princess of Alderaan hit browsers and bookshelves on September 1!
Both books are part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” And both books are by authors I’ve really enjoyed.
PenguinRandomHouse.com sets the stage for Phasma:
Phasma and her warriors began making preparations the moment they saw the explosion high overhead. As the ship’s remains streaked across the sky, Phasma tracked it with her quadnocs, taking careful note of the direction in which it fell. At the very least, ships like this could be pillaged; at most, there was always a hope that they could be salvaged and used to get offplanet. No one alive had seen such ships do anything but fall and crash, but they were evidence of the larger galaxy beyond Parnassos, of a future that had been denied them. It was painful, living on such a treacherous planet with so many reminders of the ease and technology that had once been taken for granted. At the very least, there would be metal, tech, clothes, medicines, food, and possibly working blasters scattered around what was left of the ship. These were the greatest riches in Phasma’s world.
Little known Leia
To my knowledge, Leia hasn’t been teased with an excerpt, and the details on the book are slight; very slight.
PenguinRandomHouse.com barely gives us anything:
A young adult novel, written by New York Times Best-selling author Claudia Gray, about sixteen-year-old Princess Leia, set before A New Hope.
And, while the Internet was ablaze with the idea that Princess Leia had a Ph.D (based on some dated audio commentary from George Lucas, himself) , it doesn’t seem like Gray is going to clear anything up in terms of the Princess’ transcripts.
This would be news to me… https://t.co/yvbZyQV86e
— Claudia Gray (@claudiagray) August 6, 2017
@jmbishopjr hey! There was an excerpt for Leia Princess of Alderaan released with the paperback of Lost Stars
— Emma and the Porgs (@KnightofEm) August 30, 2017