Comedian Con 2023—Lucasfilm Publishing Talks Excessive Republic Part 3

Star Wars: The Excessive Republic might have started as a golden age for its titular authorities and the Jedi Order that stood beside it—however later this yr issues are taking a turn towards darkness, as Lucasfilm’s prequel publishing initiative kicks off its third and ultimate section. However as darkish as issues will likely be, the longer term obtained just a little clearer at San Diego Comedian-Con.

At at the moment’s Lucasfilm Publishing panel, creatives behind the Excessive Republic novels and comics gathered to peel again much more layers round what readers can count on in “Trials of the Jedi,” the ominously titled third chapter of the story. After the second section took readers away from the primary battle between the Republic and the piratical Nihil in The Excessive Republic’s debut tales to go even further back in time, section 3 will choose up only a yr after the place section 1 left off again within the “most important” story, 200 years earlier than the occasions of the Star Wars motion pictures: with the Republic and Jedi given a major bloody nose by the sinister Marchion Ro and his Nihil armies with the destruction of Starlight Beacon, the previous image of the Republic’s efforts to deliver mild and life to the frontiers of recognized area.

Though preliminary particulars about which authors will likely be writing what in section 3 had been first revealed at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year, at the moment followers realized extra about what to anticipate on this grim conclusion to The Excessive Republic’s battle.

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On the Marvel comics entrance Charles Soule will proceed his Star Wars comedian streak with the Shadows of Starlight miniseries alongside artist Marika Cresta, exploring the yr after the autumn of Starlight Beacon and the direct ramifications of its destruction. In the meantime in Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito’s major Excessive Republic ongoing collection will choose up with Jedi Knight Keeve Trennis, as she finds herself with unlikely allies in opposition to a mysterious new risk. Over at Darkish Horse, Daniel José Older and Harvey Tolibao will relaunch Excessive Republic Adventures, which can observe unique collection characters Zeen and Qort, who’ve been matured by the occasions since section 2’s conclusion.

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On the novel entrance, the panel additionally provided cowl reveals for 2 books geared toward youthful audiences. Older and Physician Aphra author Alyssa Wong will staff up for the center grade ebook Escape From Valo, which can observe the technically inclined Jedi Padawan Ram Jamoram and a number of recent younger Jedi characters. In the meantime, Tessa Gratton and Justina Eire’s YA novel Defy the Storm will see Jedi Grasp Vernestra Rwoh alongside her pals Jordana Sparkburn and Avon Starros as they face the instant risk of the triumphant Nihil.

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Lastly, if it’s been some time because you caught up with the Excessive Republic books and comics, Lucasfilm additionally teased the Excessive Republic Character Encylopedia, a reference ebook from Amy Richau and Megan Crouse, crammed with particulars on characters from throughout all of the Excessive Republic tales up to now, from Jedi Knights to Republic Officers, to Nihil raiders and alien threats just like the Drengir.

“Trials of the Jedi,” the third and ultimate section of Star Wars: The Excessive Republic publishing, will start with The Eye of Darkness, an grownup novel by George Mann, releasing November 14, 2023.


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