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[A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...]
Events that occur after Episode IV: A New Hope.

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The Force Awakens
Alan Dean Foster
Del Rey

Book story published as:
e-Book (2015)
Hardback Book (2016)
Audio Book (2015)
Paperback Book (2016)

Story also published as:
Film (2015)
Home Video (2016)
Junior Novel (2016)
Comic Book series (2016)
Junior Graphic Novel (2017)

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Review score: 4 / 5]

Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.

US trade paperback edition includes short stories Bait by Alan Dean Foster and The Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson.

This story occurs approximately 34 years after Episode IV: A New Hope.
NB: This story's novelisations and adaptations form part of the Star Wars Saga* only in so far as events depicted within the story do not contradict those seen on screen.

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Review by Ewan, Star Wars Books & Comics, 2016:

Star Wars fans have waited more than three decades for the official sequel to Return of the Jedi and the Original Trilogy and Abram's vision in The Force Awakens' theatrical release certainly delivered everything most fans had wanted and expected. Now Foster's adaptation continues the sense of excitement and wonder seen on the big screen. In addition the novelisation answers several questions the film fails to answer such as how did Poe Dameron survive the TIE Fighter crash on Jakku and escape the planet? What exactly is the relationship between the Resistance and the New Republic? How does Rey know how to perform a Jedi Mind Trick? And how did Kylo Ren and General Hux escape Starkiller Base?
Foster not only answers these questions but also gives the reader much more than just a scene-by-scene dramatisation and re-telling of Abram's film. Foster delivers a deeper insight into the motivations of many of the film's characters including Rey and Kylo Ren. In particular we learn (and understand) how Rey is able to exploit her nascent Force abilities in order to beat Kylo's interrogation and later defeat him in the lightsaber duel.
No matter how many times you may have seen The Force Awakens, reading Foster's novelisation will not only enhance but also enrich that experience.

Rating: 4 / 5

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