Get Out The Scissors, Cosplayers: Leia in Razor’s Edge Art

It’s time to reveal the star of Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge – Princess Leia! The best part about getting new artwork is that fangirls now have more cosplay options for the character. Magali Villeneuve has done a magnificent job of bringing the Star Wars heroine to life. Tomorrow, we’ll unveil the complete image along with an interview with the artist. Amy Ratcliffe, who writes for Star Wars Insider and the Star Wars Blog, posted an interview with author Martha Wells at Geek With Curves.

The interaction between Han and Leia created some of my favorite moments in the book. Del Rey was nice enough to let me share an excerpt:

As the others were climbing down the fibercord from the ore track to the corridor floor, Han turned to Leia. She said briskly, “We’ll get into position and wait for your signal.”

“Yeah.” Han never knew what to say in these moments. They were friends, nothing more—sometimes not even that—and they always had an audience. This time it seemed like a particularly attentive audience, at least on Itran and Terae’s part. He settled for, “Good luck, Princess. Watch your back.”

Leia’s expression was slightly ironic. “Thanks, Han, I’ll do that.”

As usual, Han felt that she was expecting something from him that he didn’t know how to give her. The only thing that made these moments less aggravating was that there were plenty of times when he was expecting something from her that she wasn’t giving him—and he actually had no idea what it was. So he just led his group away, fairly certain she was rolling her eyes at his back.

From the book STAR WARS: EMPIRE AND REBELLION: RAZOR’S EDGE by Martha Wells. Copyright (c) 2013 by Martha Wells. Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.  All rights reserved.

Share the artwork around Twitter with the hashtag #RazorsEdgeArt and we’ll reveal the complete look at Leia later today.

Update: Here’s a look at the image with Leia inserted. The full reveal will be here tomorrow!

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to