I already knew a bit of the plot, but it is great to see new characters and new adventures that wrap up the what and the why of how someone “gets” to be a Rebel, why you’d want to and how sometimes it’s a one-way journey!
The story is a positive one: a girl who loses her family at an early age discovers her father is an Imperial Engineer in the construction of the dreaded Death Star. These events happen while Luke is still hanging out on Tatooine making his moisture farm work. Who whodathought?
We get some cameos of R2D2 and C3PO and even an unwinnable Rebel battle against the Empire on an Imperial-owned planet, to get the plans (as mentioned in A New Hope). The graphic violence and characters we’d begun to know all pretty much make the final sacrifice to get the plans to the Princess to make Luke possible.
Overall, an excellent entry in the Star Wars mythos. Highly recommended!