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Star Wars Skywalker A Family At War

Star Wars Skywalker A Family At War

by Kristin Baver


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Uncover the secrets of the Skywalkers: the family that shaped a galaxy far, far away ...

The Skywalker story has everything: passion, intrigue, heroism, and dark deeds.

This revelatory biography explores every twist and turn of the Skywalker dynasty: the slow seduction to the dark side of Anakin; his doomed marriage to Padmé Amidala; the heroics of Luke and Leia; the fall and redemption of Han Solo and Princess Leia’s son, Ben; and the struggles of his dyad in the Force, Rey.
Leaving no stone unturned in tracing the dynasty’s trials and tribulations, this definitive biography of Star Wars’ first family explores and explains the deeper, more personal story of the Skywalkers, their characters, motivations, and, against seemingly impossible odds, their ultimate triumph.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780744027310
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 28,839
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Kristin Baver is the Associate Editor of, covering Star Wars news, writing interview features on George Lucas and other important figures in the Star Wars galaxy, as well as spotlighting the dedicated fan community and their impressive and imaginative creations. She is the host of This Week! in Star Wars and The Star Wars Show Book Club. She previously worked as an award-winning journalist covering crime and social issues in central Pennsylvania, but now lives with her cat, Hector Smidget, in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Part 1 The Father

Chapter 1 The Force, Anakin, and Shmi 3

Chapter 2 Qui-Gon's Promise 13

Chapter 3 Two Mentors 23

Chapter 4 Love and Loss 33

Chapter 5 The First Battle of Geonosis 45

Chapter 6 The Jedi General 51

Chapter 7 Teachers of the Force 61

Chapter 8 Padmé Amidala 73

Chapter 9 The Battle of Coruscant 81

Chapter 10 The Offspring 87

Chapter 11 "Did You Ever Hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?" 91

Chapter 12 Friends and Enemies 95

Chapter 13 Arise, Lord Vader 101

Chapter 14 Duel on Mustafar 107

Chapter 15 Death and Rebirth 111

Part 2 The Twins

Chapter 16 Princess of Alderaan 121

Chapter 17 The Farmer's Nephew 129

Chapter 18 First Alliances 135

Chapter 19 Obi-Wan and the Call to Adventure 145

Chapter 20 The Death Star 151

Chapter 21 The Princess and the Scoundrel 165

Chapter 22 The Last Jedi 175

Chapter 23 The City in the Clouds 187

Chapter 24 Unfinished Business 195

Chapter 25 The Battle of Endor 209

Chapter 26 Redemption 215

Part 3 The Dyad

Chapter 27 Son of Solo, Daughter of Darkness 225

Chapter 28 Heir to Anarchy 235

Chapter 29 Darkness Rises 245

Chapter 30 And Light to Meet It 253

Chapter 31 The Sacrifice of Luke Skywalker 265

Chapter 32 Ben Solo Reborn 275

Chapter 33 The Last SkywaSker 285

Epilogue 291

Acknowledgements 293

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