A brand new excerpt from Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel has been revealed together with some idea artwork that sheds some mild on Han Solo and Princess Leia’s wedding ceremony within the new Disney canon. Test it out!
The Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel novel is now obtainable, and Leisure Weekly has shared an excerpt revealing new particulars in regards to the day Princess Leia and Han Solo obtained married. Beth Revis penned the guide, and divulges that Han popped the query whereas on Endor.
Some storybook-inspired idea artwork by artist Geneva Bowers has additionally been shared, displaying what Leia and Han’s wedding ceremony day truly seemed like.
Happening on the Nice Tree, an Ewok temple with nice significance on the Forest Moon, their nuptials had been overseen by Luke Skywalker. Mon Mothma helped organise the occasion, whereas the likes of Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 are amongst these watching on.
We do not get to learn in regards to the full ceremony right here (you will have to purchase the guide for that), however get some insights into how the day performed out. For sure, this novel seems like a must-read and we’re intrigued to see what got here subsequent for these two earlier than Ben Solo’s fall to the Darkish Aspect seemingly pushed them aside.
Here is the excerpt from Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel:
The tree the temple was constructed into was known as the Nice Tree, in accordance with C-3PO’s translation, and it was one thing of a god itself to the Ewoks.
“The Nice Tree is part of their origin mythology,” C-3PO had defined when Han and Chewie had arrived there that morning. “It provides life and connects them to their land. They are saying the roots of all of the timber within the forest intertwine with the Nice Tree’s roots. Every tree on the complete moon is each a novel particular person and part of the Nice Tree.” C-3PO had appeared to think about his translation for a second. “It’s somewhat complicated,” he allowed.
Nevertheless it made for an incredible spot to get married, Han needed to admit. Separated from the principle village, the Nice Tree had an air of solemnity to it that did not actually exist anyplace else on the forest moon. And the Ewoks had outdone themselves in decorations. Flower garlands wove across the whole outer perimeter of the temple constructed excessive into the Nice Tree. C-3PO had tried to clarify what every flower symbolized, however Han hadn’t even recognized the right way to distinguish the totally different varieties, a lot much less that the yellow bloom wrapped across the pink one was alleged to be a blessing of the forest for a lot of kids. Or a lot meals. A type of. C-3PO wasn’t precisely clear on the distinctions.
However the furballs actually had gone above and past, tucking tight little buds of flowers between every wrung of the ladder Han had climbed to get to the temple. And it was even higher inside.
Not solely was the temple the most important constructing in the complete village, it integrated the Nice Tree into its design. Standing within the middle of the open area, the Nice Tree’s branches unfold large. Beneath the temple, stretching to the bottom, there was one strong trunk, however behind the partitions, the trunk break up off into three totally different instructions. Han wasn’t certain if the tree had grown like that naturally or if some affected person Ewok had bent the branches to type the interlacing design. The three totally different splits curved round, intertwining and making a hole area in the midst of the trunk earlier than they shot off in three totally different instructions, forming the principle beams that supported the temple’s roof.
Luke seemed between Han and Leia on the crowd gathered within the temple, then turned to Leia.
“Prepared?” he requested softly. She nodded, after which Han did.
Luke began talking. His phrases had been mushy, however everybody within the temple heard him. It was a easy speech actually—about love and unity and belief. However reality lay in simplicity. He spoke sincerely, and Leia felt eachfactor fade away as her brother’s phrases wrapped round her and Han, a comforting promise that they—all of them—had been a household, and that this second would final nicely past today.
“After I noticed Leia for the primary time, she spoke of hope,” Luke mentioned. “And that’s what she has all the time embodied for me.”
Leia virtually laughed aloud. That message had been despatched to Obi-Wan, a proper, but determined, name into the void that she had no thought her long-lost twin brother would discover. He labeled her the image of hope. No—she didn’t embody it.
She had been searching for it.
And, in some way, she had been heard.
Leia’s arms tightened in Han’s, and he met her eyes. Okay? he mouthed. She nodded silently, smiling.
Perhaps Luke was proper. Perhaps, to be the embodiment of hope, all she needed to do was search it.
— Dalton Ross (@DaltonRoss) August 16, 2022