Yet another Star Wars book has found its way onto the famed New York Times Best Sellers list after a majorly successful debut. Beth Revis’ The Princess and the Scoundrel, which released to the public on August 16, joins dozens of other Star Wars books on the list many use to measure the reach and response of a new book.
Lucasfilm Publishing Creative Director Michael Siglain tweeted out his congratulations to the author — and also to thank readers for supporting yet another Star Wars book release. He wrote: “[A] big THANK YOU to all the fans for reading and supporting this and ALL of our #StarWars books.”
The book joins another recent Star Wars debut, Kiersten White’s Padawan, which also found its way onto the list shortly after release last month.
The Princess and the Scoundrel, which takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi, tells the story of Han Solo and Leia Organa’s wedding and honeymoon. Though the story of their marriage was previously told in a Legends novel, Revis took to the task of retelling the story in canon for the very first time.
This novel is part romance, part action-adventure — and there’s a small bit of politics in the mix as well as the newly forming government tries to piece together a plan to keep what remains of the Empire from holding onto power and influence.
Released in physical, digital, and audiobook form, the story is accessible to anyone who wants to know more about how the original Star Wars “ship” finally came together as husband and wife — literally, but also emotionally. War is hard. L:ove, when you’re with the right person, is easy.
The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis is available now wherever you get your Star Wars books.
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