The Star Wars: The Last Jedi novelization leaks, revealing significant details on character motivations from the film.
For those of you who can’t wait for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi novel to hit bookstores in less than two weeks, you are in luck — with significant details from the novelization surfacing, from a fan with an advanced copy of the book. The novel reveals substantial information on character thoughts and motivations from the film.
Spoilers for The Last Jedi novelization are ahead.
Once again, SPOILERS ahead. You’ve been warned.
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Once again, here’s one last chance to embrace the Light and turn away.
- Han Solo carved a Leia figurine out of Endor wood the night before the Battle of Endor. It is burned years later, during a brief memorial service for Solo, before the evacuation of D’Qar.
- Chewbacca fixes all of the ill-advised modifications that Unkar Plutt made on the Millenium Falcon.
- R2 was going to join Rey on her climb to Luke but gave up after one step. His flying capabilities are no longer functional, apparently.
- We learn that Kylo Ren used the Force to protect himself from Chewie’s bowcaster blaster
- Rey is not worried about Luke’s reluctance to train her. She’s good at two things. Salvaging broken items and waiting. “Patience.”
- C-3PO restarts his droid spy network.
- A conscious Leia reaches out to the fleet and tries to use the Force to call out to Luke Skywalker — to no avail.
- Her Force abilities are strong, with a keen ability to sense the emotions and feelings of others — even from a substantial distance.
- Leia was not happy about Luke abandoning the “fight,” due to his failure training Ben Solo.
- As a youngling, Ben Solo often played with Han’s dice — where he adored and admired his father growing up.
- As a kid, Kylo would use the Force to destroy items around the house, which Han and Leia were very concerned about at the time. “There’s too much Vader in him.
- Kylo Ren does not fire on Leia with his Tie-Silencer because he feels she is not angry at him.
- Kylo Ren would have frozen/stopped the missile fired at Leia but the moment caught him off guard.
- The Force can only reach Luke when he dreams, due to him turning off the Force.
- Two of the ancient Jedi texts are given names: Aionimica and Rammahgon.
- Luke asks if Rey is part of a Jedi lineage or some sort of royalty. It’s here that Luke learns Rey is an orphan.
- More details on Luke’s motivation in burning the Jedi library and yearning to die are revealed.
- Snoke only keeps Hux around for his technical expertise.
- Luke and R2-D2 explored the galaxy for decades — more details revealed on their adventures.
- Luke tells the caretakers of Ahch-To that Rey is his niece.
- The Force bond with Rey and Kylo Ren enables her to explore/access Kylo’s set of Force skills.
- Rey accesses Kylo’s Force powers, while he accesses her memories.
- Kylo Ren did build his first lightsaber
- Rey is a manifestation of the will of the Cosmic Force.
- The will of the Cosmic Force fell asleep once the Sith were destroyed and remerged during Luke’s exile.
- The Living Force is the energy of life.
- The Cosmic Force is the will of the universe.
- If Rey and Kylo Ren would not have touched hands, Luke would have gone with Rey back to the Resistance.
Wow. I don’t know about you all, but these details add even more depth to an already deep story. Ben Solo adores his dad and playing with Han’s dice as a child hit me hard.
The final scene of The Last Jedi, where Kylo clutches his dad’s keepsake has even more profound meaning now. Also, learning more about the Force and Jedi history will be much fun, as well — and the state of mind of Luke Skywalker from his “certain” point of view.
We can’t wait to read it for ourselves, with the novel seeming very promising and worth the wait.
The novelization for Star Wars: The Last Jedi drops March 6, 2018, worldwide.