Revisiting The Last Jedi: Part 9

I’ve gone on and finished The Last Jedi over the weekend and it’s no surprise that the book was amazing. From the final moments with Snoke in the throne room to Luke’s confrontation with Kylo Ren on the salt flats of Crait, The Last Jedi keeps throwing out riveting scenes, concluding in a jaw-dropping finale that is just…wow!

I know the book cannot fully justify the flaws in the movie but Rian Johnson’s vision for the story is absolutely brilliant and the novel highlights that fact abundantly.

I’m very intrigued in seeing how the aftermath of the story presented in The Last Jedi will drive the characters’ stories forward.

So yes, the entire book is a solid A+ and a definite must-read for any Star Wars fan.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an amazing day. May the Force be with you.

Is Rey in Trouble?

I’ve noticed something very interesting with Rey during the marketing for The Rise of Skywalker. In the latest video released today from Star Wars, it shows clips of Rey from the latest trailer while the caption to the video reads: Don’t be afraid of who you are.

It’s very interesting because the teaser made it seem like Rey had finally come into her own. That she was a full-blown Jedi. And yet, the final trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, an excerpt from Resistance Reborn, and a bit of information revealed in Star Wars Insider seems to reveal that Rey is more scared to be the “Chosen One” than anything.

It’s this fear that worries me for Rey. Palpatine preys on the fearful and with so much information highlighting the fact that she is literally scared of her immense power and responsibility to save the galaxy is Star Wars literally confirming that she will turn to Palpatine in a moment of weakness like Anakin? Continue reading Is Rey in Trouble?

The Dark Knight Lives Reaches An Intermission

For forty chapters, hence forty days, I have been sharing with you my newest fanfiction story, The Dark Knight Lives. Unbeknownst to myself, this story is going to be much longer than I anticipated and with two new fanfiction stories, I had already scheduled to arrive toward the end of November and mid-December I have to give The Dark Knight Lives a rest until those two stories reach their respective conclusions.

I thank you for following this story so far and I can’t wait to return to this story in about two months’ time.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

If Only She Could Tell the Truth: Part 23

The TIE fighters were gone. The threat seemed abated, at least for now. And then, the Millennium Falcon shut down as it was struck by a bolt of electricity.

The cockpit went dark. Everyone’s heavy breathing filled the small area, permeating the situation with an even deeper intensity.

“Lando?” Qi’ra asked.

He brushed against her.

“We’ve got to turn the Falcon back on,” Lando said. Reaching across her he tapped the wall and a metal flap unfurled, revealing wires.

“We need light,” Tobias Beckett commented.

Qi’ra reached in the pocket of her jacket where she always stowed a source of light. “Good thing I always come prepared,” she said with a smile.

Lando patted her shoulder and as she looked to him she could just make out a gleam of grinning teeth in the gloom.

They then began to work on the wiring to bring the Falcon back to life. Chewbacca grunted.

“It is a bit spooky out here, Chewie,” Han agreed as he looked out of the cockpit’s window at the darkness intermittently lit by flashes of lightning.

Qi’ra kept her focus on the panel as Lando helped her along. And then finally with sparking of one wire, the ship powered back up.

“We got it,” Qi’ra exclaimed with relief.

Han cheered. “Good, let’s get out of here.”

He tapped a few buttons, pulled one lever, and the vessel’s lights turned on revealing in the very space before the ship a gigantic eyeball. Everyone in the cockpit hollered at the monstrous sight.

“Han!” Qi’ra yelled.

“Yeah, that’s scary,” Han said just as he yanked on the controls and directed the ship away from the monster.