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What are the best Star Wars novels to read before watching The Rise Of Skywalker?

The Rise Of Skywalker is the much-awaited finale to the new generation's Star Wars trilogy. While waiting to watch the sci-fi film, Star Wars fans can catch up on the lore by reading these essential Star Wars novels before watching the latest Star Wars theatrical release.

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  1. 1Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

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    Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire is a Star Wars novel written by Delilah S. Dawson. This book uncovers the history of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and it features famous characters like General Leia, although it gives emphasis to new characters more.

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  1. 2Resistance Reborn

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    Resistance Reborn is the prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which is written by Rebecca Roanhorse. The Star Wars novel tells the tale of the heroes of the Resistance namely Finn, Poe, Rey, Rose, and Leia Organa.

  2. 3Battlefront II: Inferno Squad

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    Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad is a Star Wars book authored by Christie Golden. This Star Wars novel is a prequel set after the events on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The story mainly focuses on the Inferno Squad their journey.

  1. 4Thrawn: Alliances

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    Thrawn: Alliances is the second book the Star Wars Thrawn book series written by Timothy Zahn. The Star Wars novel tells the journey of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader who team up to fight a threat against the Empire.

  2. 5Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars)

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    Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel is a Star Wars novel written by James Luceno. Catalyst is also a canon novel for Disney's Star Wars. This tells the story of Orson Krennic and the top secret Death Star project.
  3. 6The Force Awakens

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    The Force Awakens is the novelization of the box-office hit film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The novel is written by Alan Dean Foster and features two short stories namely Bait by Foster and The Perfect Weapon by Delilah S. Dawson.

  4. 7Phasma (Star Wars)

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    Phasma from the Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars - The Last Jedi by Delilah S. Dawson is a New York Times Bestseller. In this novel, readers will discover Captain Phasma's mysterious history.

  5. 8The Last Jedi

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    The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition is a novelization of the Star Wars film The Last Jedi that is written by Jason Fry and first published on March 6, 2018. The book includes input from The Last Jedi's director Rian Johnson.

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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "If I only picked one of these Star Wars novels to read before The Rise of Skywalker this one has got to be it. Reading this gave me more insight on the important characters and what might be missing in the upcoming film."
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    Resistance Reborn
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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "The Force Awakens is the best novel adaptation of the Star Wars films because it digs deep into the character's journeys and helps me understand their decisions. My favorite read as I prepare for The Rise of Skywalker."
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    The Force Awakens
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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "Catalyst is an awesome read if you want to find out how the Death Star was made in the first place. It can give a perspective as Rey and the others journey the ruins of the Death Star. Can't wait!!"
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    Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars)
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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "People are saying Matt Smith is playing Thrawn since his role is yet to be announced on The Rise of Skywalker so for the meantime, you can read this to get to know more about this imperial alien."
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    Thrawn: Alliances
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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "Black spire is actually canon! I learned later on that the timeline on this book is the closest to The Rise of Skywalker which I can't wait to watch soon!"
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    Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "The book version of the Last Jedi helped me understand the relationships between the characters so that I don't get lost in the middle of the movie."
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    The Last Jedi
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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "ppl are saying Phasma might make a comeback and i miss her character a lot!!! hopefully she's shown in the rise of skywalker!!!!"
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    Phasma (Star Wars)
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    Anonymous
    September 27, 2019
    "the campaign of Battlefront II might be included on the rise of skywalker so i'm reading this so I don't miss out on anything!!"
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    Battlefront II: Inferno Squad
This list is about What are the best Star Wars novels to read before watching The Rise Of Skywalker
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Galaxy's Edge: Black SpireBooks 17 Paid
2Resistance RebornBooks 13 Paid
3Battlefront II: Inferno SquadBooks 8 Paid
4Thrawn: AlliancesBooks 3 Paid
5Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (Star Wars)Books 3 Paid
6The Force AwakensBooks 3 Paid
7Phasma (Star Wars)Books 2 Paid
8The Last JediBooks 1 Paid
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