Defeating the Empire is no easy task — even for a whip-smart, blaster-touting princess. Princess Leia takes the spotlight in a new novel set in between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back. Star Wars: Empire & Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells follows Leia as she is forced to work with pirates from her home world, Alderaan. On the surface this may seem lucky for the Rebel Alliance leader, but much to her chagrin, the marauders blame the Rebellion for Alderaan’s destruction.
Razor’s Edge debuts a couple weeks ahead of the second annual Star Wars Reads Day, which celebrates the expansive pantheon of books based on a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars Reads Day events, which include author and illustrator appearances, take place in bookstores and libraries nationwide on Saturday, Oct. 5.
Watch the official trailer for Razor’s Edge here:
Not enough Leia for you? Listen here for an extended sneak peek from the novel, read by actress Catherine Taber, The Clone Wars‘ Padmé Amidala, and produced by Jimmy Mac, host of RebelForce Radio:
Star Wars: Empire & Rebellion: Razor’s Edge is available starting today, Sept. 24.