Star Wars Reveals Luke Skywalker and Rey Connection Long Before Sequel Trilogy

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We've gone over and over about how divisive Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy actually is but it turns out, there are still a lot of things we don't know about it that are now being answered, three years after The Rise of Skywalker concluded the saga.

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The new novel Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith (via Comic Book Resources) features a ton of new details surrounding the events that would lead to the sequels. Last week, we reported that the book finally offered fans some clarity as to why Rey was abandoned by her parents on Jakku.

Now, it confirms a surprising connection between her and Luke Skywalker. It turns out that the Jedi Master actually found Rey long before the events of the sequel trilogy took place. In the book written by Adam Christopher, it was confirmed that Luke knew about the young Force-wielder's existence and wanted to save her from Ochi of Bestoon because he sensed something special in the child.

However, Luke was also conflicted because he also wanted to hunt down the Sith presence he felt, especially after he saw visions of the dark side's reemergence. Ultimately, he would fail to stop Ochi's plans and the assassin ultimately killed Rey's parents Dathan and Miramir. Little does he know though that Rey actually survived the tragedy.

Also Read: Star Wars Finally Answers Why Rey was Abandoned by Her Parents in Jakku

Shockingly enough, a lot of fans who have read the novel had a pretty positive reaction to Shadow of the Sith and with some even saying that it added more sense to the sequel trilogy. Are fans now warming up to Episodes VII, VIII, and IX?

Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith is available everywhere.