The Dawn of the Jedi tie-in novel comes out this May!
Del Rey Books is releasing a tie-in hardcover novel to Dark Horse Comics’ ongoing Dawn of the Jedi series on May 7, called Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi — Into the Void. The series is set 36,000 years before the events of the original Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope and concerns itself with the events that led to the foundation of the Jedi Order. At this time, there’s no Republic. Instead, a mysterious alien race called the Rakata have enslaved much of the galaxy. A fleet of nine pyramid ships settles on the planet Tython, where a group of scholars and sages discover the mystical entity that will become known as The Force. The only thing is, at this time, the Force isn’t yet polarized between Light and Dark. The people of Tython who will become the Jedi Order are known simply as “The Je’daii,” and they haven’t really come to wield lightsabers yet. Instead, they employ traditional swords.
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In their latest episode, Karl and Jason tackle a Tauntaun-full of listener (now dubbed Lairians) questions! From what kind of character they would be in the Star Wars universe to in-depth film questions like why Yoda chose Dagohbah to exile himself on. All the same, they are bombarded with questions from their Lairians and don’t even have to call on ARC-77 for back-up!
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The (first) Death Star has been destroyed. The Empire remains in dogged pursuit of the Rebel Alliance. And the only cause Han Solo still seems to care about is Han Solo.
In this exclusive four-page preview of the second issue (out Feb. 13), we see that Solo and his trusty wookiee Chewbacca are still very much free agents — and a famed nemesis was in pursuit of them well before the events of Empire. Check it out on the following pages, and use your cursor as a magnifier for a closer look!
Author Ty Franck posted an update to his blog stating:
Ground has been broken on the Star Wars novel. An outline has been approved, and chapters are being typed. Things I’ve learned so far: It is important to know ahead of time how you will handle Chewie talking, the Star Wars universe has instantaneous communication and nearly instantaneous travel but space is STILL big enough to hide things, hyperspace is how you get away from badguys but jumping through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops kid, and Leia is the brains of the operation. If someone has a good idea, it’s Leia. Han is always always always wrong when he makes a plan or predicts the future, but man does he improvise gracefully. More robots. Always more robots.
You can read the rest of his post here.