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'''''Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure''''' is a junior novel set in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, written by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry with illustrations from Phil Noto. It was released on September 4, 2015 as part of the "Journey to the Force Awakens" series.

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'''''Moving ''Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure''''' Adventure'' is a junior novel set in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, written by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry with illustrations from Phil Noto. It was released on September 4, 2015 as part of the "Journey to the Force Awakens" series.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler: The epilogue contains the first canonical mention of Poe Dameron, who goes on to become one of the main protagonists of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'']].

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!!This novel contains the following tropes:

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* OhCrap: The entire Alliance command pretty much panic when Mon Mothma, Ackbar, and Cracken reveal that the Empire is constructing another Death Star.

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* DiscontinuityNod: Crix Madine suggests sending in an infiltration team to destroy the second Death Star, which was something attempted in the Legends continuity to disable the superlaser.


Set in between the events of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (with a prologue and an epilogue set in the timeframe of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''), ''Moving Target'' follows Princess Leia as she and a team of Alliance operatives embark on a risky mission to divert the Empire's attention away from the gathering Rebel fleet at Sullust as the Alliance prepares to strike at the second Death Star.

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Set in between the events of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (with a prologue and an epilogue set in the timeframe of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''), ''Moving Target'' follows Princess Leia as she and a team of Alliance operatives embark on a risky mission to divert the Empire's attention away from the gathering Rebel fleet at Sullust as the Alliance prepares to strike at the second Death Star. Accompanying Leia are: Nien Nunb, a Sullustan ex-smuggler turned Alliance pilot; Major Lokmarcha, a Dressellian resistance fighter turned Alliance commando; Kidi Aleri, a Cerean communications specialist; and Antrot, a Abednedo technician and demolitions expert.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lokmarcha


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Hoth, the heroic freedom fighters of the REBEL ALLIANCE have scattered throughout space, pursued by the agents of the sinister GALACTIC EMPIRE.]]

[[AC:One rebel task force protects PRINCESS LEIA, bearing her in secrecy from star to star. As the last survivor of Alderaan's House of Organa, Leia is a symbol of freedom, hunted by the Empire she has opposed for so long.]]

[[AC:The struggle against Imperial tyranny has claimed many rebel lives. As the Empire closes in, Leia resolves to make a sacrifice of her own, lest the cause of freedom be extinguished from the galaxy...]]

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[[AC:Reeling from their disastrous defeat on Hoth,]]

'''''Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure''''' is a junior novel set in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, written by Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry with illustrations from Phil Noto. It was released on September 4, 2015 as part of the "Journey to the Force Awakens" series.

Set in between the events of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' (with a prologue and an epilogue set in the timeframe of ''Film/TheForceAwakens''), ''Moving Target'' follows Princess Leia as she and a team of Alliance operatives embark on a risky mission to divert the Empire's attention away from the gathering Rebel fleet at Sullust as the Alliance prepares to strike at the second Death Star.
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* AmbiguousDisorder: In addition to having claustrophobia and agoraphobia, Antrot seems oddly calm in certain situations that he should have more of a reaction to, misses several social cues, and exhibits some other odd behavior. [[spoiler:Notably the fact that he actually closes the handcuffs Leia puts on him when the team is trying to escape the ''Shieldmadien'' because he thinks she actually forgot to do so indicates that he has a disorder that causes his thinking to be a little off]].
* ArcVillain: Captain Khione, the command of the Star Destroyer ''Shieldmaiden'', pursues Leia and her team throughout the novel.
* CanonImmigrant: Several Rebel officers from the ''Legends'' EU make their first canon appearance in this novel, including Admirals Nantz and Massa, and Generals Cracken, Veertag, and Tantor.
* TheChainsOfCommand: Leia is uncomfortable with the fact an entire Rebel task force is devoted to protecting her while she is not allowed to go on any missions, particularly after it takes casualties.
* DemolitionsExpert: Antrot, the Abednedo technician on Leia's team.
* GoodWithNumbers: Kidi, which is unsurprising for a Cerean comms specialist. Her skills also allows her to memorize all of the Alliances codes, which could be a bad thing when Lok points out that makes her a massive security risk if she ever gets captured by the Empire.
* HeroicSacrifice: Two of them:
** The first is by [[spoiler:Lokmarcha: after the team is captured by the ''Shieldmaiden'', he activates a [=EMP=] device hidden in his chest to knock out power to most of the Star Destroyer and disable all the nearby stormtroopers. Unfortunately, the activation process kills him]].
** The second is by [[spoiler:Antrot, who boards the ''Mellcrawler'' instead of the shuttle Leia, Nien, and Kidi steal in order to place it in a certain area of the ''Shieldmadien'''s docking bay so he can blow it, and the thousands of pounds of explosive fertilizer onboard, up and destroy the Star Destroyer]].
* MajorlyAwesome: Lokmarcha is one of the Alliance's top commandos and he kicks plenty of ass throughout the novel.
* NonActionGuy: Antrot has no weapons training or experience in combat situation, forcing the group to try and protect him in dangerous situations.
* NoodleIncident: Nien mentions that Wedge Antilles owes him a drink for saving him at Hagar Secundus, but never elaborates on what happened there.
* WhatTheHellHero: Kidi is not pleased with Leia or the Alliance when she learns that Operation: Yellow Moon is not actually about recruiting more ships and soldiers to the Alliance, but rather setting up a false trail for the Empire to follow to throw them off of the gathering Alliance fleet at Sullust while putting everyone who responds to the operations message in danger.
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