Resistance Reborn
Adult Novel
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Resistance Reborn

By
Rebecca Roanhorse
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Resistance Reborn is a striking initial entry from author Rebecca Roanhorse that is a crucial prequel to Episode IX and a beautiful love letter to the Canon. Featuring the main protagonists from the Sequel Trilogy alongside some of our favorites from the latest books and comics, Roanhorse follows the broken Resistance as they attempt to regroup after their decimation during the Battle of Crait.
General Leia Organa knows that the Resistance needs leaders and strategists if they have any chance of winning the war, and it's time for everyone to call in some favors. Leia enlists the help of allies new and old from every corner of the Star Wars Canon in an attempt to create the fearsome fighting force that will finally burn the First Order down.

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In this Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novel, Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn must struggle to rebuild the Resistance after their defeat at the hands of the First Order in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Resistance Reborn did exactly what a "Journey to" book should do: lay the groundwork for the film and build excitement. However, Rebecca Roanhorse went above and beyond what was expected of her by making this book one of the most immersive and inclusive Canon novels to-date. Experienced readers will be absolutely inundated with references to other EU material including books and comics, but the story is also written in such a way that is would be easy to follow for fans who have only seen the films. This is most certainly in the upper echelon of Canon and will likely remain there for quite some time.

- Charles Hankel

A true love letter to the Star Wars Canon, Resistance Reborn is an exhilirating story featuring some of the most beloved characters in the Sequel Trilogy. The idea that this is Roanhorse's first Star Wars novel is ridiculous, because she has a perfect grasp on the entirety of the universe. A must read in the lead up to Episode IX.

- Eric Eilersen

- Heather Goldman

- Karl Sander

Resistance Reborn was hyped up so much before its release that I was almost hesitant to get too excited about it. It turns out it's even better than expected. The book takes place between THE LAST JEDI and THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and follows Leia, Poe, Rey, and everyone else as they recruit allies to the Resistance, and it checks all the boxes: constant action, great character development, and SO MANY EMOTIONS. I'm not big on rereading books - there's a lot to read out there - but I'm planning on reading this one again before THE RISE OF SKYWALKER comes out. It's just that good. It's just that important. No matter how you read it (book, ebook, audio), get on it. It's worth the time. If you're anything like many of us on the team, it won't take you long to read anyway. It's a page-turner for sure.

- Meg Dowell

- Stacey White

It has finally happened. We've gotten a book all about the main Sequel characters and its *glorious.* This was a blast to read start to finish and I enjoyed every second. Roanhorse nailed the character personalities and dialogue, we got a ton of throwbacks to other Canon material, and the plot matters for the upcoming film. It feels like Legends felt at its peak: authentic, connected, and important. 9.5/10 for me.

- Corey Helton

This book joins Lost Stars and Master & Apprentice in the ranks of Canon novels that I (noted slow reader) have absolutely devoured. While it wasn't necessarily perfect, the emotional weight of this book really helped drive the plot forward. Rebecca Roanhorse absolutely did her research, and fans of the EU should be more than pleased with her efforts. Resistance Reborn accomplished its goal, which was to help create more excitement for The Rise of Skywalker while also standing tall as a self-contained story in its own right.

- Andrew Bell

- Jared Mayes

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Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
November 5, 2019
ISBN:
978-1780899923
Page Count:
400
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