I agree there are copious amounts and range of Star Wars products in the market, but I disagree that it is enough; I do not think it would ever be enough. A new book on Star Wars is making its spot within fans’ hearts as it offers to explain the Plot holes spotted in the “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. This is the ending pillar of the trilogy from Lucasfilms. It would not be considered a spoiler to state that the movie did not receive the expected reaction from any perspective and also not performed well at the box office.
The narrative was contradictory, mainly due to the approach through the overarching strategy for the sequel era, and also the abrupt course-corrections did not land well. The most jarring event could be the return of Palpatine, the emperor’s storyline is written adequately but isn’t he died in the “Return of the Jedi”.
Every effort to tie in relevant media within the movie feels like a failed and half-hearted attempt to fix the “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”. On the contrary, Comic book miniseries, like “The Rise of Kylo Ren” by Charles Soule, is an ideal example of developing an origin story. Also, the novelizations confirmed the Palatine’s arc by stating how his spirit remains alive within a clone body along with provided insights about the Force Dyad.
In recent times Marvel comics have made some efforts to clean up this mess. They tried to weave relevant aspects from the sequel trilogy with the classic era. This effort includes revelations like Darth Vader’s knowledge about Exegol’s existence. Also, it helps in introducing Bestoon and Ochi, also secrets like How the Sith assassin was destined to kill Rey’s parents. These revelations help but still the attempt is not entirely successful, although the efforts are commendable, the irony is these lead to more inconsistencies, God forbid they at least helped in developing a strong base for interesting fiction to be made in the future.
Right now all the fuss is about a new novel announced by Lucasfilm, it is going to be a prequel to the sequel trilogy of Star Wars. So far the novel is dedicated to focusing on Lando Calrissian and Luke Skywalker’s quest for the “Hidden Sith redoubt of Exegol”, along with the pursuit for Ochi of Bestoon. The literature is going to be epic, as it is written by Adam Christopher. The name of the novel is finalized as “Shadow of the Sith”, and scheduled to release on 28th June 2022. A little synopsis of the Novel to peak for you guys;
”Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian return in this essential novel set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
The Empire is dead. Nearly two decades on from the Battle of Endor, the tattered remnants of Palpatine’s forces have fled to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. But for the heroes of the New Republic, danger and loss are ever-present companions, even in this newly forged era of peace.
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is haunted by visions of the dark side, foretelling an ominous secret growing somewhere in the depths of space, on a dead world called Exegol. The disturbance in the Force is undeniable…and Luke’s worst fears are confirmed when his old friend, Lando Calrissian, comes to him with reports of a new Sith menace.
After his daughter was stolen from his arms, Lando searched the stars for any trace of his lost child. But every new rumor only led to dead ends and fading hopes–until he crossed paths with Ochi of Bestoon, a Sith assassin tasked with kidnapping a young girl.
Ochi’s true motives remain shrouded to Luke and Lando. For on a junkyard moon, a mysterious envoy of the Sith Eternal has bequeathed a sacred blade to the assassin, promising that it will give him answers to the questions that have haunted him since the Empire fell. In exchange, he must complete a final mission: return to Exegol with the key to the Sith’s glorious rebirth—the granddaughter of Darth Sidious himself, Rey.
As Ochi hunts Rey and her parents to the edge of the galaxy, Luke and Lando race into the mystery of the Sith’s lingering shadow and aid a young family running for their lives.”
“Shadow of Sith” is going to explore new lands, and most importantly it is going to take us close towards one of our favorite and most popular characters from Star Wars, Luke Skywalker. Until this happens the closest the Lucasfilms took us was in Ken Liu’s “The Legend of Skywalker”. Although fans had a hard time digesting a storyline that is merely a collection of myths along with fragments of in-universe truths, remotely relevant to the fabled master Skywalker.
Also, the timeline is intriguing, as the novel is going to present the tale when Luke SkyWalker hasn’t confronted Ben Solo or the Jedi temple hasn’t been destroyed. So you see; there is a fair chance to finally understand the mystery behind his Jedi order. Some believe that the novel will just be culminating a retelling version of the miniseries “The Rise of Kylo Ren”, by Charles Soule. This theory can not be dismissed easily because “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” already implied that the Palpatine defeated Luke Skywalker just before his motive or plans gets uncovered.
I validate the Fan’s feelings but it is actually quite a task in hand, as “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has lots of plot holes and Adam Christopher might feel overwhelmed to cover all that and thus can actually hurt his own storyline. Still, it won’t hurt to try; I mean already lots of groundwork is managed by the Marvel comics. They already made a full-fledged character out of Ochi of Bestoon. So the story needs to build on these foundations and clear all the damn plot holes, or rather call it the mystery of the Star Wars Universe.