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After the horrifying events of Executive Order 66, former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano is on the run, searching the galaxy for a place hidden from the Empire to call home. Due to Order 66, all Jedi have been accused of treason and marked for execution. Ahsoka, now known as Ashla, must learn to keep her true identity a secret. After visiting several planets and moons, Ahsoka meets a group of farmers on the moon Raada. Not long after Ahsoka’s arrival, the farmers find out that their small, quiet planet will soon be under the Empire’s control. As the Empire begins to implement new laws and restrictions, Ahsoka has formed a significant attachment to the family. When she finally begins to feel at home, the family’s farm is threatened to be taken over by the Empire. As tension builds between Ahsoka’s new family and the Empire, she tries her best to stay hidden. Ahsoka wishes to fight for her family, but discovers that hiding her past will be harder than she could ever imagine. Ahsoka must decide if she is willing to risk her life by using her Jedi teachings to save her new family, or watch helplessly as her friends die before the Empire.
As a big fan of The Clone Wars, I really enjoyed getting to see where Ahsoka Tano ended up after the war. I especially found it interesting when she got to build her new lightsabers in this novel, the author’s description of her new lightsabers was incredible. Even if you’re not too familiar with The Clone Wars, give this book a try! It has the perfect mixture of light hearted moments, like when Ahsoka gets to learn more about her new family, and heart-racing scenes, like when Ahsoka comes face to face with the Empire’s inquisitor.