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May 9, 2016

Star Wars: Bloodline

by Reggie's Take

Princess Leia contending with threats to the Republic internal and external as she serves as a member of the Galactic Senate of the New Republic.

Bloodline, written by Claudia Gray takes places six years prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens was originally titled “New Republic: Bloodline” before being shortened to just Bloodline.

Leia Organa as a senator of the New Republic seeks to prevent a divided Senate from fracturing into chaos while investigating outside threats. Bloodline sets the stage for the Resistance as well as hints to the growing power of the First Order.

Bloodline isn’t just another book, but a great story that introduces the reader into the larger world of Star Wars. Giving us secrets about Leia, Han, and Ben Solo, and the political landscape that some think the Force Awakens should’ve done more to establish.

 

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Star Wars: Bloodline / Written by Claudia Gray

Star Wars: Bloodline Summary
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 that fledging 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.

 

Check out a small clip from the audio book of Bloodline.

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