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Synopsis For One Of The First Pre-The Force Awakens Junior Novels

Posted by Eric on November 14, 2014 at 09:12 AM CST

We now know a little bit more about Journey to Episode VII: The Fall of the Empire/The Rise of the Rebellion, one of the earliest books that Disney will publish in the leadup to The Force Awakens. Jedi Bibliothek found the Edelweiss catalog entry for the book, which reveals the following summary:

Star Wars meets Romeo and Juliet in this epic YA novel that follows two best friends who find themselves on opposite sides of the war between the Empire and the Rebellion.

This thrilling YA novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe: from the purge of the Jedi in Episode III, to the beginnings of the rebellion in Star Wars Rebels, and through the fall of the Empire in Episodes IV-IV. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two best friends who grow up in these troubling times, and find themselves on opposite sides of the war.

As with other Journey to Episode VII titles, hints about the upcoming film will be included in the narrative, as well a original, post-Episode VI content that sets up the new film.
As for how this book ties into TFA, here's what the catalog says (emphasis added):
EPISODE VII IS COMING: As part of the "Journey to Episode VII" book program, hints about the upcoming movie will be included in the narrative, as well a original, post-Episode VI content that sets up the new film.
And as for the narrative style of this book:
DUAL NARRATIVE: Chapters alternate perspectives between our two protagonists--one a Rebel pilot, the other an Imperial officer. By exploring these two different worlds, readers will experience many of the major moments in the original Star Wars trilogy--from the destruction of the Death Star, to the battle of Hoth--through these two characters' eyes.

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