Ever since Star Wars fans met Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakensa number of theories have emerged regarding his lineage, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker finally offering some answers about his parents, though the upcoming novel Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith revealed some key details about the mystery characters. A new excerpt from the novel confirms that Rey’s parents’ names are Dathan and Miramir, as the story takes place between the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy of Star Wars films. With the book not due out until June 28, it’s unclear what other reveals may be revealed in the thrilling adventure.
You can head to USA today to read the full excerpt from Shadow of the Sith.
While the force awakens confirmed that Rey was abandoned by her parents, her abilities with the Force led many to wonder if she came from a famous bloodline. Star Wars: The Last Jedihowever, noted that her parents were just “dirty junk dealers”, seemingly overturning the idea that she had any connections to characters from previous films. The Rise of Skywalker would then go on to reveal that Rey’s father, Dathan, was part of an experiment to clone Emperor Palpatine, confirming that Rey was essentially the villain’s granddaughter.
New Shadow of the Sith novel is described, “The Empire is dead. Nearly two decades after the Battle of Endor, the tattered remnants of Palpatine’s forces have fled to the far reaches of the galaxy. But for the heroes of the New Republic, the danger and loss are ever-present companions, even in this newly forged era of peace.
“Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is haunted by visions of the dark side, predicting an ominous secret developing somewhere in the depths of space, on a dead world called Exegol. The disruption of the Force is undeniable…and the Luke’s worst fears are confirmed when his old friend Lando Calrissian brings him a new Sith threat.
“After Lando’s daughter was stolen from his arms, he searched the stars for any trace of his lost child. But each new rumor only leads to dead ends and fading hopes – until which he crosses paths with Ochi of Bestoon, a Sith assassin assigned to kidnap a young girl.
“Ochi’s true motives remain hidden from Luke and Lando. For on a junkyard moon, a mysterious Sith Eternal envoy has bequeathed a sacred blade to the assassin, promising it will answer the questions that have haunted him since the fall. of the Empire’s exchange, he must accomplish one final mission: Return to Exegol with the key to the glorious rebirth of the Sith — Rey, the granddaughter of Darth Sidious himself.
“As Ochi hunts Rey and her parents to the edge of the galaxy, Luke and Lando rush into the mystery of the lingering shadow of the Sith and help a young family run for their lives.”
Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith hits shelves June 28. Pre-orders are now live on Amazon.
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