Canon
YA Novel

Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure

By
Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry
Released
Sep 4, 2015
Artwork by
Narrated by
January LaVoy
Takes place in
3 ABY
In the
Age of Rebellion
era
Collects
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Community Rating
Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Moving Target is an excellent Leia novel setting up for the Battle of Endor. Han Solo is frozen in Carbonite, but that won’t stop Leia from leading the Rebellion against the Empire. She leads a ragtag group of Rebels in a mission to distract the Empire while the larger Rebel fleet prepares to act on the intelligence they’ve received about the Death Star being built at Endor. Moving Target is the only one of the Journey to the Force Awakens middle-grade novels set between Episodes V and VI, and features a compelling frame story with General Leia set just prior to The Force Awakens.

Publisher's Summary

Reeling from their disastrous defeat on Hoth, the heroic freedom fighters of the REBEL ALLIANCE have scattered throughout space, pursued by the agents of the sinister GALACTIC EMPIRE.

One rebel task force protects PRINCESS LEIA, bearing her in secrecy from star to star. As the last survivor of Alderaan's House of Organa, Leia is a symbol of freedom, hunted by the Empire she has opposed for so long.

The struggle against Imperial tyranny has claimed many rebel lives. As the Empire closes in, Leia resolves to make a sacrifice of her own, lest the cause of freedom be extinguished from the galaxy. . . .

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Meg Dowell - Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure - YA Novel
Meg Dowell
Editor-in-Chief
MOVING TARGET was released as part of the Journey to The Force Awakens series and features Leia telling a story from her past. At the time of writing this review, it's pretty much the only canon content we have that is set between THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI. It doesn't reveal things like the exact plan for rescuing Han, but it does mention it. It's a very quick read and not too complex because it's written for younger audiences, but that doesn't mean the writing quality or story aren't good. It's a well-written story and perfect to read in a few hours on a rainy day or a quiet evening. It mostly features characters we don't know, but does introduce new locations and is still worth the read!

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