kareila posting in kareila_books
This is the first book I've read in the rebooted Star Wars expanded universe, and it's the best Star Wars story I've read in a very long time (although to be fair, I haven't read many, at least not recently). The story is set about 20 years after the Battle of Endor, which puts it about 10 years ahead of Force Awakens. It shows some of Leia's time as a Senator in the New Republic and foreshadows the rise of the First Order and the Resistance. Maybe most surprisingly, it reveals that Leia's son never learned that he was the grandson of Darth Vader until after he had begun his Jedi training. In retrospect, keeping that knowledge from him seems like a bad decision.