Star Wars: The High Republic is an ambitious "new era of storytelling" that will explore the Star Wars galaxy in the High Republic era - around 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace. Basically, we are about to find out what Star Wars was like when the Jedi were at their peak. As you will see in the announcement trailer above, the possibilities are endless and it's as close to a clean slate for Star Wars since George Lucas started it all. It may even hint at what we can expect from Star Wars movies in the future.
These stories will be told across multiple novels and comic books, beginning with five titles in the first "phase" (yes, this is only the beginning). Below you'll find details on the novels and comics along with pre-order links and release date information.
Release Dates: The release dates for the first three books in The High Republic series were pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Look for Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi and Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage to drop on January 5th, 2021. Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark will debut on February 2, 2021. New release dates for the Marvel and IDW comics will be announced at a later date.
- Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule - Amazon (Adult Novel)
- Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray - Amazon (Young Adult)
- Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland - Amazon (Middle Grade Novel)
- Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures by Daniel José Older (Comic Book)
- Star Wars: The High Republic by Cavan Scott (Comic Book)
Note that the adult novel Light of the Jedi is currently 29% off in hardcover, so you might want to lock that discount down while you can. You won't be charged until it ships. The official description for the title hints at what Lucasfilm publishing creative director Michael Siglain said about readers learning what "scares the Jedi".
"Two hundred years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in the era of the glorious High Republic, the noble and wise Jedi Knights must face a frightening threat to themselves, the galaxy, and the Force itself."
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