#034 - Bloodline Review
With Force Friday II set to kick off this weekend, we’re about to witness the launch of the Journey to The Last Jedi campaign. We’re getting two new novels this coming week, Delilah S. Dawson’s Phasma novel, and Claudia Gray’s Leia: Princess of Alderaan. We will, of course, be featuring discussions of both of those novels in the coming weeks, but we thought this was a good time to revisit one of Claudia Gray’s earlier novels, one that is also focused on Leia: Bloodline. Set 28 years ABY--just two years before TFA--Bloodline centers around Leia Organa as she grapples with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling New Republic—from both within and without. We discuss Leia's development as a character, the galactic politics during this crucial period before TFA, and how it connects to the bigger story of what is being told in the galaxy during the time of TFA and the upcoming The Last Jedi.