Marriage has not changed Han and Leia much - they still bicker and banter with each other, but now they have something new to disagree on- whether to have children. Han wouldn't mind being a father, but Leia is terrified that whatever turned her own father into Darth Vader might be genetic, and she can't risk giving birth to a monster. I n an attempt to put the past to rest, the newlywed couple go to Tatooine, where they speak with the people who knew Leia's grandmother, Shmi Skywalker. And Leia gets a gift- Shmi's diary, in which she recorded all her hopes and dreams for her beloved son, Anakin. While Han and Leia get caught up in an ever-escalating adventure on Tatooine, Leia reads her grandmother's diary and learns something of her heritage, something that will change her forever-.
Troy Denning is the author of the New York Times bestseller WATERDEEP (under the pseudonym, Richard Awlinson) and nineteen other novels, including PAGES OF APIN, BEYOND THE HIGH ROAD, and most recently, THE SUMMONING. A former game designer and editor, he enjoys hiking, mountain climbing, judo and any sport that involves going fast with boards strapped to his feet. He lives in southern Wisconsin with his wife Andria.