So, with much trepidation, I picked up the sequel to Willow, Shadow Moon (co-written by George Lucas and Chris Claremont). I had heard that it took great liberties with the world created for the movie, and so far it definitely feels that way. Between the first and second chapter, twelve years apparently pass, cities are destroyed in a cataclysm, and Willow's name changes (although that one is at least slightly explained). Two more chapters in, and it still seems completely unexplained. Honestly, I'm not certain if I really plan on continuing reading, so I figured I would ask, are the events of the twelve year timeskip ever fully explained?