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First blurbs for new novels

[ Del Rey ]

Following Friday's announcement from Del Rey that they are relaunching their Star Wars adult fiction line with four new novels that will adhere to the new cohesive canon policy from Lucasfilm Story Group, Random House has released the marketing blurbs for each of the forthcoming novels.
All the blurbs contain similar preambles: "It's an all-new Star Wars galaxy going forward-an exciting new era of storytelling. [...] BRAND-NEW ERA IN STAR WARS STORYTELLING: With the creation of the Disney/Lucasfilm Story Group, all Star Wars fiction—movies, television, video games, books, comics—will now share equally in the design and development of the Star Wars galaxy. Every novel, beginning with Star Wars: A New Dawn, will be a true part of official Star Wars continuity!"

Here the plot blurb for each of the four forthcoming novels :
     
 
[ Star Wars: A New Dawn ]   STAR WARS: A NEW DAWN
Hardcover by John Jackson Miller, jacket by Doug Wheatley

The stage is set for the coming Rebellion against the Empire: Kanan is a Jedi survivor of Order 66. Refusing to wield his lightsaber ever again, he makes a living as a freelance pilot, keeping his head down to avoid any Imperial attention. But when the beautiful Hera Syndulla sweeps into his life at the same time his friends and his livelihood are being threatened by an Imperial plot, he faces the biggest choice of his life: keep hiding…or or make a stand and risk the wrath of the Empire.

US release date: 2nd September 2014
     
   
 
[ Star Wars: Tarkin ]   STAR WARS: TARKIN
Hardcover by James Luceno, jacket art by David Smith

Grand Moff Tarkin-the man who controlled the Death Star and ordered the destruction of Alderaan. The man who even the dreaded Darth Vader obeyed. At long last, as the true story of the Star Wars galaxy continues to unfold, Tarkin's tale now comes to light!

US release date: 4th November 2014
     
   
 
[ Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi ]   STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI
Hardcover by Kevin Hearne, jacket art by Larry Rostant

This is a key moment of personal growth for the young Luke Skywalker-the time between the original Star Wars film and The Empire Strikes Back. As he struggles to gain a new appreciation for the Force, a mission for the Rebel Alliance leads Luke into more danger than he bargained for.

US release date: January 2015
     
   
 
[ Star Wars: Lords of the Sith ]   STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH

Hardcover by Paul S. Kemp, jacket art by Aaron McBride

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely solely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail.

US release date: March 2015
     


 
 


   

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