Original Trilogy Re-tellings Available Today!
If you read and loved the young adult canon Star Wars novel Lost Stars that was released as part of the “Journey to The Force Awakens” merchandise blitz on Force Friday, then you need to keep reading. While there are probably a dozen (or more) reasons you enjoyed the book, the one I want to cover with this post is how it brought the Original Trilogy to life in a whole new way. Seeing the three films we love and cherish from a totally different point of view absolutely captured my imagination – and I’m confident it did the same for you. (If you haven’t read Lost Stars, go get a copy after you finish reading this post).
Now take that idea, that new and exciting perspective on our sacred stories from Episodes IV, V, and VI, and imagine looking at the story lines from those three films exclusively from the eyes of some of the heroes themselves – Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker, to name a few. Do I have your attention?
Today (September 22, 2015) marks the release of three books that are the “re-telling” of the three films that make up the Original Trilogy. Keep in mind, the targeted age group for the books is 8-12, but I caution you to not let that fact dissuade you from diving in.
I’m well aware of the preconceived notion young adult, junior novels, and young readers aren’t as compelling or engaging as adult novels, but I beg to differ. While the sentence structure and the overall concepts are simplified to a certain degree to make it appropriate for the age group targeted, they are just as enjoyable as the adult novels. They certainly have enhanced my “certain point of view” of the Star Wars Universe.
Via the links below, I’ll provide a brief review of the first couple of chapters of each of the three books that are available for purchase starting today: Star Wars: A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy; Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to be a Jedi?; and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
No, the three books are not a movie novelizations. On the contrary, the three films are re-told in captivating ways from different and new perspectives. From what I’ve read so far, the narrative style will not only be extremely compelling to young readers, but they also will enrich the Star Wars experience for saga fans of all ages.
Click the links below to read my brief reviews for the three new books that are available now! Don’t miss out on these all you Jedi and Sith. The stories within the stories appear quite intriguing:
May the Force Be With You.