Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the latest movie in the Star Wars universe, takes place 30 years after the end of The Return of the Jedi. The large gap in time leaves a lot of unanswered questions for fans. Star Wars: Bloodlines, the latest book, which will be released May 3, seeks to fill the gaps in that 30-year time period and share with fans what happened to Han Solo, Leia, Luke Skywalker, and the rest of the rebels.
International Business Times reported that the new Star Wars book explores the relationship between Han Solo and Leia. Fans were surprised to find out that the latest villain in the new trilogy is Ben Solo, the son of Han Solo and now General Leia. Ben Solo goes by the title of Kylo Ren now and works for the First Order.
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Star Wars: Bloodlines takes place about six years before the events of The Force Awakens. It is told from the point of view of Princess Leia and explores her relationship with Han Solo as they are still a couple. Flashbacks throughout the novel give fans the highlights of their relationship.
While Han Solo runs his own shipping company, Princess Leia is considering leaving her political career in favor of becoming a crew member on the Millennium Falcon. With a new enemy emerging, it makes Leia the logical choice to become the First Senator. During these events, Ben Solo is now training under his uncle and Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker. Fans may find the new novel as a satisfying way to get their questions answered about the missing 30 years in the Star Wars timeline.
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As previously reported by the Inquisitr, an excerpt of the book was released to give fans a taste of what happened. The latest canon was released, giving fans a timeline of events thus far. The comic books and novels also add to the storyline for Star Wars fans who are looking for more information on what happened in the years leading up to the original events and give fans a chance to see characters like Darth Vader again.
Bustle reported that in the new Star Wars movie, Rogue One, one of the characters may be related to the one of the characters in The Force Awakens. Current speculation is that Jyn Erso is Rey’s grandmother. There has been a lot of speculation on who Rey’s parents were because it wasn’t revealed in The Force Awakens. With the release of the trailer for Rogue One, it has added additional speculation about who Rey’s parents really are, and it has added a new list of suspects who could be potential ancestors for Rey.
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The character Jyn Erso, who is portrayed by Felicity Jones and dominates much of the new trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One, is a space delinquent who has been recruited by the rebels to help steal the plans for the Death Star and destroy it before it can be used against them.
The similarities between Felicity Jones and Daisy Ridley, who portrays Rey, have fans talking because their characters also share similarities. Although it has been confirmed that Jones’ character isn’t Rey’s mother because of the timeline, it does lead to speculation that she could be Rey’s grandmother. Fans will have to wait until December 16, 2016, for the premiere of Star Wars: Rogue One to add another piece of the puzzle to the parentage of Rey.
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