Book Review: Leia Organa: Rebel Leader Box

Published: April 9, 2019
Author: Jennifer Heddle
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 978-1-4521-6721-3
RRP: UK £17.99/US $19.95
Description: Hand painted figurine approximately 4¾” with 48-page illustrated paperback book (full colour interior) and display stand

The synopsis;

Leia Organa is one of the STAR WARS galaxy’s fiercest rebels and greatest heroes a powerful leader, a force against galactic evil, and never to be underestimated.

This one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Leia Organa statue comes with a display stand and a 48-page illustrated booklet featuring an illuminating history of Leia’s role in the STAR WARS saga, insights on Carrie Fisher’s portrayal, and a celebration of the inspiration and symbol of strength the character has become for fans everywhere.

The review;

Princess Leia Organa is an iconic character for all. With the loss of Carrie Fisher in December 2016, this release brought back fond memories of the princess, but also for Carrie too.

The packaging is similar to the characters that have been previously released in this series. The figurine is well crafted, and you can see that it has been painted with care and by hand. The back of the packaging forms a stand and background for the figurine and contains a convenient storage slot for the book that accompanies it.

I really do like the figurine, but I love the book! Jennifer Heddle has written a beautiful piece about the princess, but again this expands out to Carrie Fisher too. It’s a heart-warming summary highlighting why we all have a special place for ‘our princess’.

Further into the book, we are treated to quotes from Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia and Mark Hamill accompanied by movie stills and behind the scenes pictures. I had never seen 1 of the pictures before reading this book.

At 48 pages, the book isn’t long and doesn’t take much time to read, but it is a book that I know I will casually drift back to and read again as it does invoke a warm feeling of fondness.

Well done to Jennifer Heddle and the team at Chronicle Books for bringing us a lovely heart-warming addition to the world of Star Wars literature.


Leia Organa: Rebel Leader’ by Jennifer Heddle, published by Chronicle Books was released on 9th April 2019. It is available from all good bookstores on the high street and via Amazon and other online retailers with a RRP of UK £17.99/US $19.95.

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