Sunday, April 15, 2018

Choose Your Destiny: The Choice is Yours!

Would you like to be able to decide the fate of Han Solo and Chewbacca? How about make the decisions for the crew of the Millennium Falcon?

A new book series from Lucasfilm/Disney Press not only allows young readers to do that sort of thing, but the first book also gives a new glimpse of the relationship of Han Solo and Chewbacca before they meet Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.
Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure is the first in a series of (hopefully many) new Star Wars books that flow with multiple story paths and outcomes based on the choices of the reader. 
Author Cavan Scott (from the Adventures in Wild Space series) provides the optional storylines over 122 pages, with artwork by Elsa Charretier (Star Wars Adventures) along the way.
This is the first of many new Han Solo-focused new books coming soon as excitement builds for the upcoming film Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Longtime Star Wars readers may remember previous book series’ with a similar adventure-choosing format. Some of them can still be found in used book stores and online.

Back in 2008-2010 a series of The Clone Wars books had a similar structure for self-determined readers. “Decide Your Destiny” was the series name for these five books, starting with The Way of the Jedi and ending with Dooku’s Secret Army. These adventures were connected to the events of the animated series, but of course could end up being very different based on reader’s choices!
Even further back, in 1998 “Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure” was a set of three books based on A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. If you can remember a time when there were only three Star Wars movies, you may remember these books. “You control the twists, turns, and outcomes of the most exciting adventure in the galaxy,” the books promised.

Whatever Star Wars books you choose, may the Force be with you!

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