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Ahsoka, written by E.K. Johnston, is a Star Wars novel that explores the journey of Ahsoka Tano following the events of The Clone Wars and before her appearance in the Star Wars Rebels TV series. The novel reveals how Ahsoka deals with life after leaving the Jedi Order, her survival during the events of Order 66, and her transformation into the Rebel Alliance secret operative, Fulcrum.
Set in the aftermath of The Clone Wars, Ahsoka struggles to find her place in the galaxy after witnessing the fall of the Jedi Order and the rise of the Empire. She adopts the pseudonym "Ashla" and lives on the Outer Rim world of Thabeska, where she works as a mechanic and befriends the locals. Ahsoka's life takes a turn when the Empire's grip tightens around Thabeska, forcing her to leave and search for a new home.
Ahsoka eventually settles on the remote and desolate moon of Raada. There, she continues working as a mechanic and becomes friends with a group of farmers. However, Ahsoka's peaceful existence is once again disrupted when the Empire arrives, seeking to exploit Raada's resources and subjugate its inhabitants. Driven to action, Ahsoka begins organizing a rebellion against the oppressive regime, at the same time concealing her Force abilities to stay hidden from the Empire's watchful eye.
Throughout the novel, Ahsoka faces her past, confronts old emotions, and grapples with the moral dilemmas that arise in her fight against the Empire. Key elements explored in the book include the construction of her trademark white lightsabers and her first encounter with the mysterious Force-sensitive figure, known as the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader.
In the midst of the conflict on Raada, Ahsoka crosses paths with Bail Organa, a staunch opponent of the Empire and a founding member of the Rebel Alliance. Organa recognizes Ahsoka's potential as a valuable asset in the fight against the Empire and offers her a place within the Rebellion. Ahsoka eventually agrees to become an undercover operative for the nascent resistance movement, taking up the codename "Fulcrum" and serving as a vital link between the Alliance and various rebel cells across the galaxy.
Through her experiences on Raada and her growing involvement with the Rebel Alliance, Ahsoka begins to accept her role as a key player in the fight against the Empire. She embarks on a new journey, not bound by the restrictions of her past as a Jedi, but instead guided by her strong moral compass and a commitment to restoring justice and hope to the galaxy.
Ahsoka offers a captivating exploration of a beloved character's journey from the ashes of The Clone Wars into the larger world of the Star Wars saga. The novel delves into Ahsoka's emotional, moral, and physical growth, and showcases the resilience and determination that make her a fan-favorite character in the Star Wars universe.
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