"This was a thrill to do and an honor to be asked. (I’ve omitted all the parts about me begging.) But truthfully, I had been asked to write the children’s book Chewie and the Porgs a couple of years ago, and since my daughter was 5 years old at the time, I said yes, but also asked if they would consider me for novels as well. When they said yes I felt like I could take on the whole Empire myself."
―Kevin Shinick[src]

Force Collector is a canon young-adult novel written by Kevin Shinick. It is part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing program, and it was first published on October 4, 2019 by Egmont UK Ltd. An American edition was published by Disney–Lucasfilm Press on November 19, 2019.

The novel is set a few years before the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, and it introduces the character Karr Nuq Sin as he discovers his connection to the Force.

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Karr is a teenage boy like many others in the galaxy, but he has a secret: when he touches certain objects, he gets visions of people he doesn't know and places he's never been.

Karr's grandmother is convinced the visions come from the Force. But are there any Jedi left to guide Karr in the use of his abilities?

Accompanied by Maize, the unpredictable new girl at school, and RZ-7, Karr's droid companion, he sets off into the larger galaxy to find the truth. His adventures will take him from Utapau to Jakku to Takodana and beyond as he learns more about the Jedi than he could have expected…and about his own place in the Force.

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Force Collector, which was part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing line, originally featured the protagonist Karr Nuq Sin[4] visiting the remains of the second Death Star,[5] just as Rey did in Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker.[6] According to author Kevin Shinick, he inadvertently wrote this similar journey into the first draft of the novel and was informed that aspect needed to be changed to avoid treading the same ground as The Rise of Skywalker about a year prior to the film's premiere and the book's publication.[7]

Force Collector's protagonist is Karr Nuq Sin, a Force-sensitive teenager with the power of psychometry.[4] The novel was also released around the same time as the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a story that starred another young Force user with psychometry, the Jedi Cal Kestis.[8] Shinick stated that he was also unaware of Kestis' powers in the other developing project when he wrote the first draft and only learned of it in the same call where he was told of the changes that needed to be made in light of The Rise of Skywalker's plot. Unlike the major changes caused by Episode IX, what Shinick had already written was close enough to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that only minor details of the rules and effects of the power needed tweaks to bring the two stories in line, such as the blinding white light Nuq Sin saw when touching an object[7] to match what happens in the game when the player makes Kestis use his "Sense Echo" power.[8]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Egmont-Favicon.png Star Wars The Force Collector on Egmont UK Ltd's official website (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amazon favicon.png Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Force Collector on Amazon.com (backup link) (US hardcover)
  3. In Force Collector, Dok-Ondar has the arm of C-3PO, which he lost during the mission to Taul. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary states that Poe Dameron joined the Resistance three years before the Starkiller Incident, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. Therefore, Dameron joined the Resistance in 31 ABY. As Dameron is a member of the Resistance at the time of the mission to Taul, it must take place during or after 31 ABY, and therefore the events of Force Collector must take place around the same time frame.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Force Collector
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Matt Martin (@missingwords) on Twitter: "Revisiting the destroyed Death Star." (backup link)
  6. Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  7. 7.0 7.1 Episode 83: Star Wars: Force Collector with Kevin Shinick. Tarkin's Top Shelf (2019-12-03). Archived from the original on January 4, 2020. Retrieved on January 5, 2020. (timestamp: 38:00)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  9. LogoBN.png Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Force Collector on Barnes & Noble's official website (backup link) (US eBook)

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