More than thirty years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike—beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation.
Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.
So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens. . . .
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The key question that may have crossed your mind is if reading the novelisation is worth your time or not. You’ve seen the film and so already know the story. Should you bother revisiting it again so soon? The answer to that question is an unequivocal YES…you get that extra depth that I think is all but impossible to convey on screen…Overall I can’t find any fault, this novelization is the ideal companion piece to its celluloid counterpart…Do yourself a favour, treat yourself to a copy of the book too.
Alan Dean Foster's recent novelisation of Star Wars: The Force Awakenshas been well received and goes beyond the film.
A great sci-fi fantasy writer