The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust, #2) by Philip PullmanIt is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey.
It is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxfords Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground-breaking, bestselling His Dark Materials sequence.
Now, in The Secret Commonwealth, we meet Lyra Silvertongue. And she is no longer a child . . .
The second volume of Sir Philip Pullmans The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed.
Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right.
Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust.
Sign in. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. When critical information is placed into a simple droid, both the evil First Order and the heroic Resistance go searching for it. Then something neither of them planned for happens: Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku finds the droid and keeps it as her own.
As they head to Jakku to retrieve BB-8, they are shot down by a First Order Star Destroyer and crash-land. Finn survives and assumes that.
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This Episode 7 summary details The Force Awakens plot points in detail. The action opens over the planet Jakku with an Imperial Star Destroyer dispatching drop ships and Kylo Ren 's shuttle to the surface.
It is the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. In the midst of this search, new heroes rise in the form of Rey , a Force-sensitive scavenger from Jakku ; Finn , a stormtrooper who defected from the First Order; and Poe Dameron , the best pilot in the Resistance. They are aided by Han Solo in their search for Skywalker and their mission to destroy the First Order's new superweapon , Starkiller Base , which targets the New Republic and the Resistance for destruction. They are opposed by villains such as Kylo Ren , a dark warrior with a mysterious past; and General Armitage Hux , the commander of Starkiller Base. Despite initially claiming that the Star Wars story ended with the redemption of Anakin Skywalker in Return of the Jedi , and after spending years refuting speculation that there would be another film, Star Wars creator George Lucas began work on Episode VII in in order to increase the value of Lucasfilm before he sold it to The Walt Disney Company , although Disney would later elect to not use Lucas' story. The acquisition was finalized on October 30 , , and Disney and Lucasfilm officially announced Episode VII and the sequel trilogy the same day. Lucasfilm later announced that the film would be an original story not beholden to the continuity of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, which was rebranded as the non-canon Star Wars Legends.
A full caveat, I am not a film critic, and classify myself more of a casual movie goer who sees a new movie once a month. As this is a rushed post of the plot, there may be a few missed details or inaccuracies. Opening scene, you see the planet of Jakku, along with tie fighters from the first order. The famous rebel pilot Poe Daemeron is sitting in a camp, when it is attacked by the first order and a spectacular battle ensues. Poe Daemeron knowing he is about to be captured goes and hides map of where Luke Skywalker is within BB Finn is among those attacks in a stormtropper outfit. Kylo Ren and his men surround the camp and find Poe Daemeron and demands to know where the map is.
It is the first installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy , following Return of the Jedi It was produced by Lucasfilm Ltd. It is the seventh part of the Star Wars " Skywalker saga ", following the original and prequel trilogies. The film was announced after The Walt Disney Company 's acquisition of Lucasfilm in October , and was the first Star Wars film to not extensively involve franchise creator George Lucas , who only served as a creative consultant in the early stages. John Williams , the composer for the previous six films, returned to compose the film's score.