The Rise of Skywalker

The Rise of Skywalker

Witness the epic final chapter of the Skywalker saga with the official novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, including expanded scenes and additional content not seen in theaters!The Resistance has been reborn. But although Rey and her fellow heroes are back in the fight, the war against the First Order, now led by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, is far from over. Jus...

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Title:The Rise of Skywalker
Author:Rae Carson
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The Rise of Skywalker Reviews

  • Eva B.

    "That's how they win. By making us think we're alone."

  • Bria

    It is impossible for a novelization to fix the biggest problems I had with the movie but it can bring some new depth and appreciation for the story. That’s exactly what Rae Carson has achieved here.

  • Gerhard

    I can honestly say that not only is this one of the most enjoyable Star Wars novelisations I have ever read, but also the one that adds the most to its source material. Most importantly, I think, reading this has made me appreciate and understand some of the creative choices that J.J. Abrams made with The Rise of Skywalker.

    I understand the movie better as a result of reading Rae Carson’s impeccable novelisation – whether or not that means the movie itself is a failure is open to interpretation.

    I can honestly say that not only is this one of the most enjoyable Star Wars novelisations I have ever read, but also the one that adds the most to its source material. Most importantly, I think, reading this has made me appreciate and understand some of the creative choices that J.J. Abrams made with The Rise of Skywalker.

    I understand the movie better as a result of reading Rae Carson’s impeccable novelisation – whether or not that means the movie itself is a failure is open to interpretation. Surely the former should stand on its own as a work of (popular) art, without needing a novel to help explain it? But what Carson has achieved so effectively here is to allow the reader into the thought processes of the characters during key events, something that a movie can only hint at.

    Of course, the novel sacrifices the Big Screen spectacle, especially with the battle-to-end-all-battles (again) towards the end, where Carson’s writing is kind of perfunctory. She truly shines with her character work, and gives every one of the large cast a meaningful moment (some have extended scenes or explanatory bits added, while there is even an entirely new character.)

    I can still clearly recall seeing the original Star Wars, and the sense of wonder it invoked in me (and terror. Which is perhaps something the later movies lacked, but one’s perceptions also change as you get older, of course.) That sense of thrilling wonder never left me, and inspired a lifelong love for science fiction as a result.

    It is also a flame I keep going in the more trying moments of life, when I wonder what fusspot C3PO would say, or dashing hero Han Solo would do, in the face of adversity, stress, loss, and all the other messy bits of being human.

    My faith in Star Wars was shaken severely with the toxic reaction to The Last Jedi, and the contempt shown by certain ‘manboys’ to the inclusion of diversity in this galaxy far, far away. What this taught me is that no single person has a right to entitlement, and that respect and compassion must be the presiding values of civilised discourse.

    J.J. Abrams faced a herculean (some would say impossible) task with trying to please a very disparate fan base with what was touted as the last Star Wars movie ever (of course it won’t be.) Did he concede too much to fan-pleasing?

    I honestly don’t know. There are bits I liked, some I loved, and others I really didn’t care for. What Carson does so well in the book is add much-needed connective tissue to the wider story binding the characters together. The Force was really on her side with this one.

  • Robert

    I enjoyed the greater insights into the thoughts and motivations of characters like Allegiant General Pryde

    , Zorii Bliss and co. as well as Lando or Leia. Obviously it was an advantage to the author to not be limited to the available footage of the late, lamented Carrie Fisher and it helps in a major way to make her connection to Rey and the legacy of Luke come through much more clearly.

    I enjoyed the greater insights into the thoughts and motivations of characters like Allegiant General Pryde

    , Zorii Bliss and co. as well as Lando or Leia. Obviously it was an advantage to the author to not be limited to the available footage of the late, lamented Carrie Fisher and it helps in a major way to make her connection to Rey and the legacy of Luke come through much more clearly.

    My one disappointment, as such, would be with the length of the book. I don't know if time or editorial constraints tied her hands but as I had read the

    novelization recently I couldn't help but feel the absence of a comparable richness of narrative owing to the much lower page count.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Khurram

    Thank you Rae Carson. Than you for making the book feel like Star Wars. I have no doubt if Rae was given free reign she would have written a 5 star book the would have corrected all the mistakes in the movie. I was expecting a salvage job from this book but it is a lot better than I expected.

    Unlike a certain director who said he did not care about Star Wars lore when he made the movie, Rae has done her research, adding in bit of information for the other Star Wars book in the Disney era. Includi

    Thank you Rae Carson. Than you for making the book feel like Star Wars. I have no doubt if Rae was given free reign she would have written a 5 star book the would have corrected all the mistakes in the movie. I was expecting a salvage job from this book but it is a lot better than I expected.

    Unlike a certain director who said he did not care about Star Wars lore when he made the movie, Rae has done her research, adding in bit of information for the other Star Wars book in the Disney era. Including what could/should have been a great bridging book to the movie.

    The book manages the fix many of the inconsistencies of the movie, goes into more detail of the characters. Though having to follow the screen play there are many things that could not be fixed or many characters who could not be given a lot more of a larger role.

    I enjoyed this book a lot more that I was expecting to. This book is supposed to be the end of the Disney saga, but with so many thing left loose I would not be surprised to see more prequels definitely and possible a sequel. I just hope they are written by real Star Wars fans that respect continuity of whichever era.

  • Gemma F

    This movie was my most anticipated movie of the year... Sadly, I was completely let down by the ending and was utterly upset at the death of one of my fave characters. Furthermore, they characterizations were strange and did not flow with the previous two films in the sequel trilogy. In my honest opinion, The Rise of Skywalker did not tie up the Skywalker Saga as a whole. Instead, this movie completely eradicated the respect for the Original Trilogy and its characters.

    Oct 11, 20

    This movie was my most anticipated movie of the year... Sadly, I was completely let down by the ending and was utterly upset at the death of one of my fave characters. Furthermore, they characterizations were strange and did not flow with the previous two films in the sequel trilogy. In my honest opinion, The Rise of Skywalker did not tie up the Skywalker Saga as a whole. Instead, this movie completely eradicated the respect for the Original Trilogy and its characters.

    Oct 11, 2019

    This is going to be epic. I know it! ❤️😍✨🌈🌌

  • Bar

    Rae Carson, you're my only hope.

    Either make this a novelization of TROS, the one before Jar Jar started messing it up, or give us ending with Rey preparing to enter World Between Worlds to bring back her canon soulmate.

    #BenSolodeservesbetter

  • Monica Weldon

    My heart is broken. After being utterly destroyed by the death of Ben Solo and the complete disrespect shown towards his character in the movie I really hope that Rae Carson can at least give all the Ben Solo fans some closure. Rey didn't mourn his death, we didn't even get to see his force ghost. I am a hardcore Reylo and even though we got what we wanted, ultimately, it didn't matter. Ben Solo's character in this story didn't matter. He was just another Skywalker snuffed out at the end of a mo

    My heart is broken. After being utterly destroyed by the death of Ben Solo and the complete disrespect shown towards his character in the movie I really hope that Rae Carson can at least give all the Ben Solo fans some closure. Rey didn't mourn his death, we didn't even get to see his force ghost. I am a hardcore Reylo and even though we got what we wanted, ultimately, it didn't matter. Ben Solo's character in this story didn't matter. He was just another Skywalker snuffed out at the end of a movie. Ben Solo deserves better.

  • Marianneboss

    I DEMAND THIS BOOK TO HAVE AN ALTERNATE ENDING WHERE

    SURVIVES AT THE END.

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    I DEMAND THIS BOOK TO HAVE AN ALTERNATE ENDING WHERE

    SURVIVES AT THE END.

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