Star Wars is Poetry – The Force Awakens by Alan Foster

The Force Awakens Novelisation by Alan Foster

This is the first book in the Sequel Trilogy based on the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy of films.

This book can be found here on Amazon

AS THE ALIEN woods closed in around her, Rey jumped at every sound, glanced sharply at every wind-rustled branch and falling leaf. Holding tightly to the blaster, she held off firing defensively in the direction of every movement for fear of alerting her pursuers to her location. Sensing something just ahead, she slowed and brought the blaster up. A figure stepped out from behind a tree.

It was the nightmare, and he was wielding a lightsaber unlike any she had ever seen in the stories she had read. Its beam was an intense, burning red like a controlled flame, and near the hilt, a pair of shorter beams shot outward, perpendicular to the main shaft.

She fired, again and again. Each shot from her blaster he deflected with the lightsaber’s beam. Almost as if it were a game, she thought in terror as she continued to fire. He was playing with her.

Until, evidently, he tired of it. He raised a hand, held it toward her, palm outward. As she inhaled sharply, her hand froze on the blaster. She tried to turn, to run, but her legs refused to respond. She could only stand there among the trees, taking in slow, measured breaths, as he came toward her.

Halting an arm’s length away, he studied her face from behind his mask. When he finally spoke, he sounded at once impressed and surprised. “You would kill me. Knowing nothing about me.”

Finding that her mouth and lips worked, she replied defiantly. “Why wouldn’t I kill you? I know about the First Order.”

“I would say otherwise. But that is a small thing. Simple ignorances are easily remedied.” As he spoke, he walked slowly around her paralyzed body. Frightened, she tried to follow him with her eyes, but her head would not turn. “So afraid,” he murmured. “Yet I should be the one who should be scared. You shot first. You speak of the Order as if it were barbaric. And yet, it is I who was forced to defend myself against you.”

Having circled her, he moved even closer, peering into her face, her eyes. Then the red lightsaber he held came up: close to her flesh, close enough to cast a red glow on her skin.

“Something.” He sounded mystified. “There is something…Who are you?”

Even from the beginning, Kylo Ren was intrigued by Rey. If anyone had any doubt that these two would end up together in some way or form, they weren’t reading between the lines 🤣

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2 thoughts on “Star Wars is Poetry – The Force Awakens by Alan Foster

    1. Ah yeah for sure. And in this case, the book came out a long while after the film. It’s actually quite strange as I have seen this film many times but I still don’t remember the conversation between Rey and Kylo Ren as it is written. I am sure a lot of the words are purely added from the author’s version of the events, but some of the quotes are taken directly from the film and I still don’t remember hearing them 🙂


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