We are slowly approaching a new era of Star Wars. The sequel trilogy has officially ended and the future of the franchise seems squarely in the world of streaming. But the screen isn’t the only place where big change is happening. As we learned months ago in a big reveal trailer, the realm of the written word is also seeing an overhaul. Things will be going forward in a new High Republic era, and with it, there will be plenty of other big adventures for us to go on with new characters.
Sadly, the Star Wars: The High Republic movement was recently pushed from this September to January of next year. Like many things these days, you can blame it on the pandemic. But if you were still itching for a taste of what the new movement will have to offer, look no further. Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule is set to hit bookstores on January 5, 2021. This novel will be the flagship novel for the era and will be the first adult book to hit.
“This excerpt is our first look at the moment that changes The High Republic forever,” Soule said to the outlet IGN. “The destruction of the Legacy Run is the catalyst for a galaxy-wide disaster. Fragments of the destroyed cargo vessel begin flying out of hyperspace at super-accelerated speeds, meaning that deadly missiles of debris can appear anywhere at any time, from the Outer Rim to the Core. In this moment of crisis, the Republic turns to the guardians of peace and justice—the Jedi.”
Soule continued, “The opening beats of Light of the Jedi depict an epic disaster, and a heroic, thrilling response by both the Republic and the Jedi to save lives and end the crisis. It’s just the beginning, though. The Legacy Run disaster kicks off a much larger story; it really is just one piece of a much bigger saga.”
So, what do you think of the quote and the excerpt? Is this an appropriately thrilling start to a whole new era? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below!
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