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Resistance Reborn (Star Wars)

Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Written by: Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Marc Thompson
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance - Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn - must fight back from the edge of oblivion.

The Resistance is in ruins. In the wake of their harrowing escape from Crait, what was once an army has been reduced to a handful of wounded heroes. Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, Chewbacca, Leia Organa - their names are famous among the oppressed worlds they fight to liberate. But names can only get you so far, and Leia’s last desperate call for aid has gone unanswered.

From the jungles of Ryloth to the shipyards of Corellia, the shadow of the First Order looms large, and those with the bravery to face the darkness are scattered and isolated. If hope is to survive, the Resistance must journey throughout the galaxy, seeking out more leaders - including those who, in days gone by, helped a nascent rebellion topple an empire. Battles will be fought, alliances will be forged, and the Resistance will be reborn.

©2019 Rebecca Roanhorse (P)2019 Random House Audio

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  • Ian Freas
  • 2019-11-07

Wonderful story of Poe, Leia, and the Resistance

Takes place a few days after TLJ. As the title states it's about the Resistance being rebuilt. Answers a lot questions that you might have after the battle of Crait. Some really cool cameos too. The one warning I give is that this story is NOT about Rey. She is in there but mainly in the background. We will have to wait to learn more about her :)

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  • mike l.
  • 2019-11-07

Could have been better

I kept thinking every time they built up meeting someone important it was gonna be Hera or Ezra or Ashoka or just someone we already were a fan of. Still entertaining though

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-11-06

Now I'm excited for ROS

Way better than I expected. Nice to have so many old characters tie the universe together.

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  • Fayoria
  • 2019-11-05

Amazing book

Easily the best Star Wars book to have come out of the new wave since TFA. An amazing read, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Star Wars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-06

Great Story That Really Incorporates Canon

Really enjoyed this story. It starts off a little slow, but it picks up the pace once it brings all the characters together. It's especially fun when you know about some of the characters that make appearances and situations that are referenced. Only problem I had was that I didn't enjoy Marc Thompson's take on some of the characters, specifically Leia and Poe. Given how big of a role they have in the book, it took me a while to get used to it.

Overall, it's a great addition to the canon that isn't a necessary read for The Rise of Skywalker, but it adds to how the Resistance begins to recuperate after The Last Jedi and try to restore hope and spirit in who they are.

Especially recommended for all the canon junkies who love to read every piece of canon that comes out! (Side note: it can be enjoyed even if you haven't read everything. Some of it is more clarified if you've read Bloodline, Lost Stars, Aftermath Trilogy, Poe Dameron comics, and played/watched the Battlefront 2 storyline.)

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  • Steve
  • 2019-11-08

Outstanding

A thoroughly enjoyable book by Rebecca Roanhorse and performance by Marc Thompson. Listen to this book immediately!!!

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  • Joey Sack
  • 2019-11-07

The Resistance is reborn in the best way

An excellent culmination of many years of new Star Wars book canon, a great way to gear up before The Rise of Skywalker, and a story that stands on its own, Resistance Reborn is a must-read.

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  • Spence
  • 2019-11-07

A great Star Wars story!

full of adventure, interesting plot twists, beloved characters both new and old. the writing is engaging, with a brisk pace and exciting action. the narrator is excellent, I was consistently impressed by how he was able to nail the voice of so many characters. His Poe Dameron is spot on!

There aren't any major Revelations or clues about the next movie, but this is well worth the read to see what everyone was up to between Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker. Poe especially gets a great arc, as he has to deal with his poor decisions from the last film.

If you like the new movies, I highly recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-11-07

Not bad

Pretty good story, not perfect but I actually had a feeling of loss and sadness, (as I should), when one of the original trilogy characters was informed about the deaths that took place in The last Jedi ...... the author did a fantastic job expressing the pain and agony that should have been shown and felt in that movie (epic fail). The loss of legendary characters in this beloved universe deserves respect and emotion, this author understood this , much appreciated !!!!

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  • Pamela Bowers
  • 2019-11-11

Good, but almost cliffhanger

Good buildup, but definitely stopped a little short. a little more closure on it would help