Dork Side Book Review: Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

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Why wasn’t the leader of the Alliance, Mon Mothma, on Yavin IV in A New Hope?

Before Leia made it to Yavin base in A New Hope, Mon Mothma left the fourth moon of the gas planet, in order to protect the Rebellion, since the planet’s fate was destined to be an explosive one, with the impending doom of the Death Star shortly arriving. However, thanks to the heroics of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Wedge Antilles, and many more unsung heroes, the survivors were able to regroup with Mothma, ultimately defeating the Empire during the Battle of Jakku.

We also learn that Obi-Wan Kenobi gave Maul a proper death after he (reluctantly) kills him during Star Wars Rebels. This shows that Obi-Wan had transcended beyond Maul — who was focused solely on the past — which is evident when he tells Maul “look what I have risen above.”, referencing that he had overcome pain Maul personally inflicted on him — killing Qui-Gon, his lover Duchess Satine, and slaying many Jedi, to name a just few reasons — as well rising above the revenge of the Sith executed by Emperor Palpatine and his former student Darth Vader.

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The Jedi Master wasn’t lying when he tells Vader — during their duel on the Death Star — that he will (and has) “become more powerful than he could possibly imagine.” Obi-Wan had become so in-tune with the Force and not the physical realm, while Vader and his Master had become obsessed with power within the physical world.

Some other stories that we get in From a Certain Point of View — that you’ll have to read to get more info — are one’s that richly add to the Star Wars canon.  I also recommend reading the audio-book, where famous actors read these epic short-stories, which include Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka), Neil Patrick Harris, John Hamm, and much more.

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You can order the novel and audio-book here for: From a Certain Point of View. 

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