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The High Republic, originally due to arrive just before the opening of Celebration Anaheim, reaches this planet in early January 2021 and StarWars.com take a look at some of the new characters we’re going to be reading and talking about for a good while to come, including gruff Trandoshan Jedi Master Sskeer and ‘best of the best‘ Jedi Master Avar Kriss.

“Sskeer plays a major role in the Marvel Comics ongoing and is an absolute joy to write,” says Cavan Scott, one of the writers behind The High Republic. “He’s a gruff, opinionated Trandoshan who has been around the block more times than he cares to remember. Loyal, but brutally honest, you can always be sure Sskeer will tell you exactly what’s on his mind…or so Avar Kriss and his fellow Jedi think. That’s all about to change. This is a Jedi Master with a secret that is tearing him apart.” Still, The High Republic is set at a time when the Jedi are at their peak. And none exemplify that more than Avar Kriss.

Revealed in the last installment of “Inside Star Wars: The High Republic,” Kriss is the best of the best. “She’s a wise and compassionate Jedi Master who plays a major role in the Great Disaster that opens the story,” says Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain. He also offers StarWars.com one more interesting bit of lore that’s surely in the Jedi Archives: “The answer to the question, who is the ‘Hero of Hetzal’, which we’d teased? It’s Avar Kriss. But the answer to why is she the “Hero of Hetzal” can be found in Light of the Jedi this January.” Beyond the noble Jedi, however, there are other power players in the galaxy.

With the San Tekka clan – introduced via Lor San Tekka in the opening scenes of The Force Awakens – a prominent player in the era, The High Republic looks set to be a fascinating era in the history of the Star Wars galaxy.

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Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (The High Republic) (Light of the Jedi (Star Wars: The High Republic))
  • Hardcover Book
  • Soule, Charles (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 01/05/2021 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)