Before the Awakening blurb reveals details on Poe, Finn


A Spanish blurb for the anthology Before the Awakening – discovered and translated by Florian of Jedi Bibliothek – reveals details of Finn and Poe Dameron’s past.

The blurb is under the cut for the particularly spoiler-wary.

Before they united in the fight against evil, Rey, Poe and Finn led very different lives. Rey was a lone scavenger on the desert planet of Jakku. Poe was a pilot for the Republic. And Finn was only FN-2187, a promising but reluctant stormtrooper. These are their stories. This is what happened before the Awakening.

Star Wars: Before the AwakeningThe part about Finn was more or less confirmed by the latest trailer, but was also the subject of an earlier rumor. (Note: Link contains possible spoilers above and beyond the name issue.)

Poe being a pilot for the Republic – before the Resistance – is new. Between this and the hints in some of the Journey books, it’s looking very likely that there is a New Republic in this new GFFA after all, and the Resistance is a separate – perhaps splinter – group.

Greg Rucka’s Before the Awakening is a companion book to the Journey character novels (Moving Target, Smuggler’s Run and The Weapon of a Jedi) that came out on Force Friday. It’ll be out with the film on December 18th.