The fictitious wedding of the century will take place later this year. That’s right, it’s time to attend Han Solo and Leia Organa’s wedding. The upcoming novel Star Wars: The Princess and the Villain by Beth Revis will take readers to the galactic event that takes place right after The return of the Jedi. Lucasfilm announced the book on Valentine’s Day, and now, StarWars.com have shared The princess and the rascal cover over. The beautiful art shows Han and Leia’s wedding on a dreamy background.
Oliver Cuthbertson created the fully painted cover. We see Han and Leia in their wedding costume and flowers in Leia’s hair. And behind them we can spot some of the book’s locations. That’s what author Beth Revis said in her newsletter The princess and the rascal has three main settings. The book will visit the Ewok moon in Endor, the Halcyonand an ice crystal moon. Revis invented the latter location for the book. He and Leia’s wedding takes place at Endor. Then the honeymoon happens Halcyonaka the ship from Star wars: Galactic Starcruiser.
The synopsis of the princess and the villain gives more details:
The Death Star is destroyed. Darth Vader is dead. The empire is deserted. But on the forest moon of Endor, amid the chaos of a changing galaxy, time stands still for a princess and her rogue.
After being frozen in carbonite and then risking too much rebellion, He is eager to stop living His life for other people. He and Leia have earned their future together, a thousand times. And when he’s courting Leia, it’s the first time in a long time he’s had a good feeling about this. For Leia, a whole life of struggle does not seem to be over. There is still work to be done, penance to pay for the dark secret she now knows runs through her veins. Her brother, Luke, offers her that chance – one that accompanies the family and the promise of Power. But when He asks her to marry him, Leia immediately finds her answer on her lips. . . Yes.
But happily to the end of their days it does not come easily. As soon as Han and Leia leave their idyllic ceremony for their honeymoon, they find themselves on the biggest and most glamorous scene of all: the Halcyon, a luxury craft on a very public voyage to the most marvelous worlds of the galaxy. Their marriage, and the peace and prosperity it represents, is a lightning rod for all – including imperial remnants still clinging to power.
Within their most desperate hour, empire soldiers are scattered across the galaxy, retreating to isolated planets vulnerable to their influence. As Halcyon travels from world to world, one thing becomes clear: the war is not over. But as the father approaches, Han and Leia discover that they are fighting their best battles not alone, but as husband and wife.
We can not wait to read this book. And I also really hope they sell a poster of the front page.
Star Wars: The Princess and the Villain will hit the shelves on August 16, 2022. You can pre-order now.
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