Claudia Gray to write General Leia Novel “Star Wars: Bloodline”

Spoilers below for The Force Awakens.


That’s General Leia, rather than general Leia, although I would like to see more stories about Leia in general from time to time.

Author Claudia Gray has written a canonical novel called Star Wars: Bloodline, which’ll be connecting a few dots for central character Leia Organa.¬†Setting the story before The Force Awakens, and during a time where Leia has taken up a position on the Senate for the New Republic, this’ll likely play more into the political thriller genre than anything else. Her role as politician seems to be at the fore of the story, although as you’ll have guessed from the cover by a sadly unnamed artist above – family are coming into this one too.

No news on the role that Han or Ben Solo may or not play in the book, although we do know that some of Leia’s struggle in the narrative will come from living in the shadow cast by Darth Vader. It also sounds like she’s going to have to beat up some snotty Imperial-admiring politician doof, too, which should be fun.

Published by Del Rey, the novel will be out May 3, because…. May the Third be with you, I guess?