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A picture of the character Greer Sonnel from the short story "Scorched" written by Delilah S. Dawson and art work by Joe Corroney. Star Wars Books/ Facebook/ Joe Corroney

Ahead of the launch of the novel “Star Wars: Bloodline,” a short story is set to be released. The short story will reveal a new character who is Leia’s ally. Leia will be the main character in the forthcoming novel and the novel is reportedly written from her point of view.

According to a Facebook post on Star Wars Books, a short story titled “Scorched” written by Delilah S. Dawson will be released on April 27. The main character in the short story is Greer Sonnel, who is described as “a rising star preparing to take part in The Gauntlet, a challenging and dangerous starfighter race.”

Greer Sonnel is described as a “key character” and a “close ally” of Senator Leia Organa. The timeline of the short story is set before the novel and will give some background information of the character, to make the forthcoming novel an interesting read.

Greer is a pilot of an A-Wing fighter plane. The space ship was one of the more popular vehicles that was featured in the original trilogy. “Star Wars: Bloodline” will take place between “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens.” This makes the novel a must read for ardent fans who are looking for clues about what to expect next in the franchise as the story continues.

One of the biggest mysteries that remains unresolved after “The Force Awakens” was released is details about Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). Details about who this character is, where he was for years and how he came to be in the leadership position of the First Order are yet to be explained.

The villainous character also managed to seduce Leia’s (Carrie Fisher) son to the dark side of the Force. Snoke is expected to play an important role in “Star Wars: Episode 8” as he will train a new apprentice to become the new Sith Lord.

“Star Wars: Bloodline” is expected to shed some light on the events just before J.J. Abrams movie. The forthcoming short story “Scorched” will come with art from Joe Corroney.