- "The Resistance has suffered a defeat… But heroes will still rise."
- ―Back cover abstract
Spark of the Resistance is a canon junior novel written by Justina Ireland and illustrated by Phil Noto. It is part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker publishing program, and it was published on October 4, 2019 by Disney–Lucasfilm Press. An audiobook version was also published.
A call for help that only heroes can answer…
Rey, Poe, Rose, and BB-8 are finishing up a simple assignment to retrieve much-needed supplies for the struggling Resistance when they receive a distress call from the planet Minfar. Although they have orders to return to the Resistance immediately, Rey and the others decide they can't ignore someone in need—especially someone who needs help against the First Order.
When they arrive on Minfar, they are greeted by the Zixon, a peaceful, warm-hearted species who suffered under the Empire and are now at risk of falling to the First Order. Despite being vastly outnumbered by First Order forces, Rey and her friends vow that they will fight to protect the Zixon—or what does the Resistance stand for? Rey, Poe, Rose, and BB-8 will have to face stormtroopers, deadly flying creatures, and even a Star Destroyer to keep Minfar safe and strike a blow against the First Order!
- "If we can retrieve the Echo Horn and destroy the Ladara Vex, we can hopefully get a few of those delightful ships we got from Aftab Ackbar on Mon Cala in place for an ambush."
- ―The character Glenna Kip references events from Star Wars: Allegiance
Spark of the Resistance is set "a few months" after the Hosnian Cataclysm, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY. The novel also references Poe Dameron and Finn's mission to Tevel, which was depicted in the junior novel Choose Your Destiny: A Finn & Poe Adventure. Events from the comic book miniseries Star Wars: Allegiance are also mentioned.
- ISBN 9781368050814; October 4, 2019; Disney–Lucasfilm Press; US hardcover
- ISBN 9781368054188; October 4, 2019; Disney–Lucasfilm Press; US eBook
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