We know what Luke Skywalker was doing before he got tossed into the battle against the Empire, but what about his sister? Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Leia, Princess of Alderaan reveals that Leia’s early life wasn’t all about lounging around and enjoying being a princess.
The Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which also includes The Legends of Luke Skywalker, continues with the 416-page book that shows Leia training to one day rule Alderaan, until she stumbles upon a secret that changes her life forever.
Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her life so far: proving herself in the areas of body, mind, and heart to be formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. She’s taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown. Her parents, Breha and Bail, aren’t acting like themselves lately; they are distant and preoccupied, seemingly more concerned with throwing dinner parties for their allies in the Senate than they are with their own daughter. Determined to uncover her parents’ secrets, Leia starts down an increasingly dangerous path that puts her right under the watchful eye of the Empire. And when Leia discovers what her parents and their allies are planning behind closed doors, she finds herself facing what seems like an impossible choice: dedicate herself to the people of Alderaan, including the man she loves, or to the galaxy at large, which is in desperate need of a rebel hero.
The book is written by Claudia Gray, who also wrote Star Wars: Bloodline.
Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Leia, Princess of Alderaan is sold at Amazon.com.