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.
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. . . .