As part of Star Wars Reads, the book A Crash of Fate is free for a limited time.
If you’re in need of some new reading material, look no further than Star Wars to come in with the save. October is Star Wars Reads month, after all. And to help celebrate this, Star Wars is letting one of its Galaxy’s Edge-themed books become free and available to the public: A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova.
Beginning today, Oct. 5, through Oct. 9, the ebook version of this young adult novel will be available for free. That means if you’re more of a traditional, hands-on type of reader, you’ll still have to pay for the book if you’d like a physical copy. But if it’s something you’re interested in, you’ll have to make sure you download it as soon as possible before the deal is over at the end of the week.
With the Galaxy’s Edge tag on the book cover, that means that the story takes place on Batuu, the land where Disney Park’s Galaxy’s Edge is based on. Here’s a summary of the novel from Amazon:
"Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy’s family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. But now she’s back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, Jules and Izzy will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other."
The author of the novel spoke to StarWars.com about writing the story. According to them, Córdova hadn’t even visited Galaxy’s Edge while she was writing the book (which came out in 2019) because the park hadn’t been open yet. Finally, though, she did get to see the park once it was finished, and it was everything she could have expected.
“I will never forget walking into Galaxy’s Edge and knowing instantly that I was in the Batuu I’d spent months imagining,” she said to StarWars.com. “The market stalls, Oga’s Cantina, the docking bays, the stormtroopers, and the Millennium Falcon. Turning a corner to find the Falcon there was glorious. I felt like I was tracing the steps that Izzy and Jules might have taken. Eating the same food and drinking a Fuzzy Tauntaun while boppin’ along to DJ Rex. Black Spire Outpost feels like one big party, and after spending so much time there with my characters, a small part of it felt like coming home.”
Of course, there are plenty of other Star Wars books out there for you to choose from if this one isn’t your cup of tea. Star Wars has books for all ages now, including the little ones. One of the newest stories that’ll be coming out even features a few newly created scenes for Episode V, so it’s always exciting to see how the books fill in the gaps of the new Star Wars canon. (Though the Legends series will always be remembered).
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