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Lucasfilm have announced that later this year they will launch an epic new era of Star Wars storytelling that will be explored through multiple authors in adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers including Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey, IDW Publishing, and Marvel.

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Star Wars: The High Republic, which has previously been referred to as “Project Luminous”, will be set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, about 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any of the filmed features or series currently planned for production, giving creators and partners a vast amount of room to tell Star Wars stories with new adventures and original characters.

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“We are so excited to be opening up such a rich, fertile era for our authors to explore,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “We’ll get to see the Jedi in their prime.”

Star Wars: The High Republic features the Jedi as we’ve always wanted to see them — as true guardians of peace and justice. This is a hopeful, optimistic time, when the Jedi and the Galactic Republic are at their height. But of course, into this glorious new era something wicked this way comes,” says Lucasfilm publishing creative director Michael Siglain. “This initiative will give readers young and old a new corner of the galaxy to explore through rich, meaningful stories. Plus, readers will learn what scares the Jedi.”

“This was a golden age for the Jedi, and also a time of galactic expansion in the Outer Rim. So expect there to be rich tales of exploration; charting out the galaxy, meeting new cultures, and discovering what pioneer life in the Outer Rim was like. This is an incredible sandbox for our storytellers to play in, both within publishing and beyond, and we can’t wait to see the great fiction they build within it,” says Lucasfilm vice president, franchise content and strategy James Waugh.

The first books and comics are set to debut at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in August 2020 with Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, a massive interconnected story that’s told across various formats by various publishers.

The first wave of Star Wars: The High Republic titles includes:

Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
by Charles Soule
(Adult novel, Del Rey)
25th August 2020
ISBN: 9780593157718

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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)
  • 336 Pages - 08/25/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)

Star Wars: The High Republic 
by Cavan Scott
(Marvel ongoing comic book series)
No launch date announced

 

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures 
by Daniel José Older
(IDW Publishing ongoing comic book series)
No launch date announced

 

Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage
by Justina Ireland
(Middle Grade novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press)
8th September 2020
ISBN: 9781368057301

When a transport ship is abruptly kicked out of hyperspace as part of a galaxy-wide disaster, newly-minted teen Jedi Vernestra Rwoh, a young Padawan, an audacious tech-kid, and the son of an ambassador are stranded on a jungle moon where they must work together to survive both the dangerous terrain and a hidden danger lurking in the shadows….

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Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage
  • Hardcover Book
  • Ireland, Justina (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 240 Pages - 09/08/2020 (Publication Date) - Disney Lucasfilm Press (Publisher)

 

Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark 
by Claudia Gray
(Young Adult novel, Disney Lucasfilm Press)
13th October 2020
ISBN: 9781368057288

Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier—and he couldn’t be less happy about it. He’d rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he’s traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy….

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Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark
  • Hardcover Book
  • Gray, Claudia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 10/13/2020 (Publication Date) - Disney Lucasfilm Press (Publisher)