"You never know. Something small and broken really can be powerful." - Beth Revis, from Rebel Rising
f you’re a fan of Young Adult Science Fiction, you’ve likely run across the name Beth Revis at some point in your interstellar travels. In 2011, Revis sealed her place among the stars as a New York Times Bestselling Author with her novel Across the Universe. Her success bloomed with each entry in the trilogy, and her body of work rapidly grew with numerous short stories and anthology features. With so much time spent taking readers on journeys through the cosmos, it was only a matter of time before she found herself telling stories in a galaxy far, far away. And Star Wars readers are lucky she did.
Following the critical and commercial success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Revis made her triumphal EU arrival with Rebel Rising, a prequel exploring the thirteen years of Jyn Erso’s life between the opening sequence and main events of the film. Revis’s signature YA voice resounds throughout the pages, managing to capture Jyn’s coming of age story as she wrestles with past trauma and questions just how far she is willing to go to resist Imperial tyranny. In addition to filling the gaps in Jyn’s history, the novel is notable for providing a look at the inner workings of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans and their role in sparking the fires of rebellion.
Mere months after Rebel Rising’s release, Revis continued her time in the EU as part of the anthology From a Certain Point of View, a collection of forty short stories commemorating A New Hope’s 40th anniversary by retelling key scenes within the film from an alternate perspective. In her story “Fully Operational,” Revis revisits the famous Imperial officer meeting aboard the Death Star. Readers relive the announcement of the Imperial Senate’s dissolvement through General Tagge’s eyes as he contemplates the Empire’s superweapon and discovers an even more sinister power in Darth Vader with the Force choke of Admiral Motti.
Revis’s next EU outing came in comic form with Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a five-issue miniseries starring Star Wars’ most inspiring female characters. Revis penned the script for the fourth issue, which features fan-favorites Ahsoka and Padmé. In it, the senator and young padawan strengthen their bond by affirming each other’s abilities as they prepare for an important meeting and face an unexpected visitor.
Celebrating Episode V’s 40th anniversary, From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back collects forty short stories like its predecessor, this time set within what some consider the greatest film in the Star Wars franchise. It’s no surprise that Revis returns to contribute, her story “For the Last Time” providing an alternate point of view to one of the movie’s most menacing scenes.
Her unique voice and mastery of science fiction enables Revis to capture stories from the farthest reaches of space and bring them to readers. And if her track record is any indication, her time in the EU is only just beginning. Be sure to check back here as our Beth Revis collection continues to grow to galactic proportions.
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Books in this Collection
Forces Of Destiny: Ahsoka & Padmé
The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away…
Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!
Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!
The Princess and the Scoundrel
The Princess and the Scoundrel
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo.
The Death Star is destroyed. Darth Vader is dead. The Empire is desolated. But on the forest moon of Endor, amongst the chaos of a changing galaxy, time stands still for a princess and her scoundrel.
After being frozen in carbonite, then risking everything for the Rebellion, Han is eager to stop living his life for other people. He and Leia have earned their future together, a thousand times over. And when he proposes to Leia, it’s the first time in a long time he’s had a good feeling about this. For Leia, a lifetime of fighting doesn’t truly seem over. There is work still to do, penance to pay for the dark secret she now knows runs through her veins. Her brother, Luke, is offering her that chance—one that comes with family and the promise of the Force. But when Han asks her to marry him, Leia finds her answer immediately on her lips . . . Yes.
But happily ever after doesn’t come easily. As soon as Han and Leia depart their idyllic ceremony on Endor for their honeymoon, they find themselves on the grandest and most glamorous stage of all: the Halcyon, a luxury vessel on a very public journey to the most wondrous worlds in the galaxy. Their marriage, and the peace and prosperity it represents, is a lightning rod for everyone in the galaxy—including Imperial remnants still clinging to power.
Facing their most desperate hour, the soldiers of the Empire have dispersed across the galaxy, retrenching on isolated worlds vulnerable to their influence. As the Halcyon travels from world to world, one thing becomes abundantly clear: The war is not over. But as danger draws closer, Han and Leia find that they fight their best battles not alone but as husband and wife.
From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back
From A Certain Point of View
A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.
The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.
Forty years. Forty stories.
In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty "scenes," each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. Whether it's the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.