One of Star Wars fans favorite storylines is the love between Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo, and “Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel,” a new book coming this summer, will invite fans to the wedding of the couple.
According to the press release, the story is “Set just after the events of ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.’ The story begins on the forest moon of Endor, where Han proposes in the elation of the rebel victory against the Empire.
After a ceremony at the site of the victory celebration at the end of the film, the newlyweds depart for a honeymoon aboard the Halcyon starcruiser, the luxury vessel at the heart of the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience at Disney World Resort.
In their most desperate hour, with the war still raging but the Empire nearing its last gasp, the couple must outwit the Imperial remnants clinging to power.”
The book is written by Beth Revis, who also authored “Rebel Rising” about “Rogue One” heroine Jyn Erso.
In an interview with StarWars.com, Revis said: “The emotional beats of Han and Leia’s relationship start to spin out in ‘Empire’ — it’s not just the famous ‘I know,’ line, but it’s the way Leia relates how she doesn’t trust Lando and Han responds with seriousness, the way their trust builds, all the moments that lead up to their confession of love.
By the time ‘Return of the Jedi’ picks up the story, Leia’s been left with that confession long enough to get comfortable with the idea of it. It’s one reason why the relationship between the two works — Leia was always going to be someone who had to think about something like love, and Han was always going to be someone who just followed his gut.”
“Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel” will be released on August 16, 2022. It’s available via pre-order at ReadStarWars.com/wedding.
To those who feel the title sounds familiar, you aren’t wrong. In 2015, “A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy” by Alexandra Bracken was released by Disney-Lucasfilm Press. It was a YA retelling of the first film, “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.”
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