New RepubliceBook - 2016
"Unmissable . . . Bloodline 's tense politics, vivid new characters, and perfectly characterized Leia make it feel as central to the Star Wars universe as one of the films." -- Tordotcom
WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE
When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.
Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy--from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.
As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position--even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia's only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .
Praise for Bloodline
"[Claudia] Gray paints a much more complete galaxy than we often get to see on the big screen. . . . Knowing that Rian Johnson (writer, director of Star Wars: Episode VIII ) had some creative input on the novel provides hope that we haven't seen the last of all of these wonderful characters. . . . Star Wars: Bloodline isn't just a great Star Wars book, or a great Leia book, or a great book; it's a great introduction into the larger world of Star Wars in general." -- ComicBookdotcom
" Bloodline is a nonstop page-turner that grabs at heartstrings that you weren't aware of and yanks down on every one of them. The story is loaded with context for The Force Awakens that plants the seeds for The First Order in perfectly haunting ways, and leaves the reader grasping for more details on newly discovered favorite characters." -- Inverse
From Library Staff
ArapahoeSam Apr 11, 2017
From the author who wrote the YA Star Wars: Lost Stars comes a story about Leia and her struggles as people discover her true bloodline.
ArapahoeSam Nov 23, 2016
If you enjoyed The Force Awakens and wanted more backstory on how the Resistance and First Order formed, this book will dive into that. While this is more of a political drama compared to the usual Star Wars epic space battle/adventure, Bloodline does give us more insight to the Star Wars univers... Read More »