StarWars.com Posts First Excerpt From The Rise of Skywalker Novelization

While the film may be winding down in theaters, that doesn’t mean the conclusion to the Skywalker saga is completely riding off into the twin sunset. The official site has been updated today with our first excerpt from author Rae Carson’s The Rise of Skywalker novelization which will be presenting readers with content not seen/explored in the film’s theatrical release. This debut excerpt focuses on Kylo Ren’s relentless quest for a path to the Emperor and adds more to the opening scene from the movie.

The Expanded Edition novel is set to be released in Hardcover, Audiobook, and Ebook formats next month on March 17 and can be pre-ordered here. Check out the intro to StarWars.com’s excerpt below and then take the supplied source link for the full read.

You’ve experienced the opening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But not like this.

The novelization of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives March 17, but it is no mere adaptation. Written by Rae Carson and available for pre-order now, the book features expanded scenes and content not seen in theaters, as well as a few surprises — all culled from deleted scenes, never-before-seen material, and input from the filmmakers. In StarWars.com’s exclusive excerpt, Kylo Ren tears through Mustafar hunting for a Sith artifact that could lead to Emperor Palpatine; but in a new sequence, he ultimately encounters a strange being protecting the desired device…