Star Wars may not be coming again to the massive display for some time, however its new ebook sequence is about to convey blockbuster-sized thrills.
The High Republic, set 200 years earlier than the Skywalker Saga, kicks off with Charles Soule’s Light of the Jedi, out on January 5, 2021. It’s a peaceable period the place the Jedi Order and Galactic Republic are in cost, however after all one thing has to go mistaken.
We now know precisely what that one thing is, due to IGN‘s preview of Light of the Jedi‘s first chapter. But when you’d fairly not know concerning the “galaxy-wide disaster”, then look away now.
The opening crawl of the ebook units out the High Republic period the place the Republic is led by Chancellor Lina Soh from Coruscant, positioned close to the centre of the Galactic Core.
“But beyond the Core and its many peaceful Colonies, there is the Rim – Inner, Mid, and finally, at the border of what is known: The Outer Rim,” it reads. Anyone can journey to those worlds by way of hyperspace lanes, however the Outer Rim is “filled with predators of every type”.
To try to convey the Outer Rim into the Republic, Chancellor Soh has agreed with the Jedi Knights to arrange outposts to anybody who may require assist as a result of these worlds aren’t simply crammed with predators.
The Outer Rim can also be a spot the place anybody can get a contemporary begin and new alternatives, and a gaggle of such settlers is on their method there on the Legacy Run when catastrophe strikes.
While the Legacy Run is on its solution to the Outer Rim with “more than nine thousand souls aboard”, Captain Hedda Casset is confronted with an impediment within the hyperspace lane – one thing that is not purported to occur.
She manages to keep away from the thing, however the pressure proves an excessive amount of for the previous ship and it begins “tearing itself apart”. The first chapter ends with the bridge being ripped open and Casset “not knowing if she had saved anyone at all”.
And as we all know from the Holdo manoeuvre in The Last Jedi, a ship being destroyed in hyperspace is a devastating factor.
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According to Soule, that is the second that the High Republic is modified endlessly and the influence sounds terrifying.
“The destruction of the Legacy Run is the catalyst for a galaxy-wide catastrophe. Fragments of the destroyed cargo vessel start flying out of hyperspace at super-accelerated speeds, which means that lethal missiles of particles can seem anyplace at any time,” he teased.
“In this second of disaster, the Republic turns to the guardians of peace and justice – the Jedi. The opening beats of Light of the Jedi depict an epic catastrophe, and a heroic, thrilling response by each the Republic and the Jedi to save lots of lives and finish the disaster.
“It’s just the start, although. The Legacy Run catastrophe kicks off a a lot bigger story; it actually is only one piece of a a lot greater saga.”
Bring it on.
Star Wars: The High Republic – Light of the Jedi is launched on January 5, 2021.
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