12. Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge
If you’ve ever wanted to read a woman’s perspective on Princess Leia, then Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge might just be for you. Written by Martha Wells, the story is actually the emergence of Princess Leia as more than a figurehead. More than a politician. This is Princess Leia’s transition into a fighter.
Set in a galaxy after the Death Star was destroyed, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge follows Princess Leia as she commands her Rebel troops with Han Solo on her side. They’re building a secret outpost and run into issues when going for supplies. Not only does Leia’s ship get attacked, but there may have been some betrayal involved. Moreover, she gets involved in a battle between a gunship and a merchant fighter because her homeworld Alderaaneans are instigating the attack.
Without giving too much away, Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge ultimately demonstrate how strong and brilliant Leia can be as a leader and politician. She navigates the dangerous waters of pirates and supply shortages and figures out how to work various scenarios in the best interest of the Rebel Alliance. Ultimately this is an inside look at Leia after her planet was destroyed, and an exploration into how heavily her survivor guilt weighs on her conscience.