Star Wars news is a dime a dozen these days with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens arriving later this year and news of 20 books that will be released between now and then to bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and this new trilogy of films. It’s this last bit we address today as the plot synopsis for several of the upcoming Star Wars novels and prequel comics have arrived. Let’s have a look.
This thrilling Young Adult novel gives readers a macro view of some of the most important events in the Star Wars universe, from the rise of the Rebellion to the fall of the Empire. Readers will experience these major moments through the eyes of two childhood friends-Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell-who have grown up to become an Imperial officer and a Rebel pilot. Now on opposite sides of the war, will these two star-crossed lovers reunite, or will duty tear them-and the galaxy-apart.
“Star Wars: Lost Stars” also includes all-new post-Star Wars: Return of the Jedi content, as well as hints and clues about the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, making this a must-read for all Star Wars fans.
[amz asin=”B00UY4KNAY” size=”small”]Book Title: “The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure” Author:Jason Fry
Luke Skywalker returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: A New Hopeand Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the story finds Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, and R2-D2 stranded on a mysterious planet, and explores Luke’s first-ever duel with a lightsaber.
[amz asin=”148472495X” size=”small”]Book Title: “Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure” Author:Greg Rucka
Han Solo and Chewbacca the Wookiee team-up for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set betweenStar Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,the story follows everyone’s favorite pair of smugglers as they fly theMillennium Falcon on a top-secret mission for the Rebellion.
Princess Leia returns for an all-new adventure in this thrilling upper middle grade novel. Set between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, the story follows the warrior princess as she leads a ragtag group of rebels on a dangerous mission against the evil Galactic Empire.
The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace the Empire. But the galaxy is a big place, and the fallout of this cataclysm will affect different worlds in different ways. Does everyone accept the fall of Imperial rule? Has everyone even heard the life-altering news? What rushes in to fill the vacuum the Empire has left? And who will try to stop them? Those are some of the themes we’ll be exploring in Aftermath…
Now, finally, here’s an infographic from Star Wars Bibliothek (via The Playlist) that details the timeline for the current movies, television shows and books in release. What I’m assuming here, is that these are all sources that are believed to be part of official Star Wars canon as the timeline comes from the new book “A New Dawn“, which is set between Star Wars: Episode III and IV.
So, I guess, if you watch all those movies and television shows and read these specific books you’ll be all caught up on the Star Wars universe leading up to the December release of The Force Awakens.