Canon
YA Novel

The Legends of Luke Skywalker

By
Ken Liu
Released
Oct 31, 2017
Artwork by
Narrated by
Marc Thompson
Takes place in
34 ABY
In the
Rise of the First Order
era
Collects
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Legends of Luke Skywalker explores the myths surrounding Luke. The book is set on a ship traveling to Canto Bight, and crew members swap stories of their experiences or encounters with Luke. One story, for example, comes from a droid that details Luke leading a droid rebellion, while another comes from a former Imperial officer that details how the legend of Luke is a complete myth.

This novel does not add much to the actual canon story of Luke, but, instead, takes a more whimsical approach to help convey the reputation that Luke has gained in the Star Wars universe. It was published as part of the Journey to the Last Jedi series and helps to expand upon the larger-than-life character that is Luke before the movie that details the end of his story. It is a fun and easy read!

Publisher's Summary

As a cargo ship rockets across the galaxy to Canto Bight, the deckhands on board trade stories about legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker. But are the stories of iconic and mysterious Luke Skywalker true, or merely tall tales passed from one corner of the galaxy to another? Is Skywalker really a famous Jedi hero, an elaborate charlatan,or even part droid? The deckhands will have to decide for themselves when they hear The Legends of Luke Skywalker.

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Legends of Luke Skywalker is an interesting concept, as various crewmembers on a ship headed to Canto Bight discuss tales they've heard about Luke. This isn't a book meant to build the canon around Luke, as the stories read more like tall tales, difficult to determine what is meant to be true and what is exaggeration. Instead, I found the book more interesting when I approached it from the perspective of the narrators – as if I had little prior knowledge of Luke, and instead was seeing the ripples of his impact in the galaxy. From that perspective, it is a fun book. It's definitely worth a read for fans of Luke and provides a unique perspective from most other Star Wars novels.

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