Some time earlier this month there was an extended excerpt of Charles Soule’s upcoming novel The High Republic. I know that a few of my readers are avid Star Wars book fans so I thought I’d post this just in case it went under the radar for some.
I’m still on the fence about The High Republic. I’m not sure if it’s something I can get behind or not in the long term but it is still exciting to see new things being released in the Star Wars universe and new heroes being made.
The Force is with the galaxy. It is the time of the High Republic: a peaceful union of like-minded worlds where all voices are heard, and governance is achieved through consensus, not coercion or fear. It is an era of ambition, of culture, of inclusion, of Great Works. Visionary Chancellor Lina Soh leads the Republic from the elegant city-world of Coruscant, located near the bright center 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. These worlds are filled with opportunity for those brave enough to travel the few well-mapped hyperspace lanes leading to them, though there is danger as well. The Outer Rim is a haven for anyone seeking to escape the laws of the Republic, and is filled with predators of every type. Chancellor Soh has pledged to bring the Outer Rim worlds into the embrace of the Republic through ambitious outreach programs such as the Starlight Beacon. But until it is brought online, order and justice are maintained on the galactic frontier by Jedi Knights, guardians of peace who have mastered incredible abilities stemming from a mysterious energy field known as the Force. The Jedi work closely with the Republic, and have agreed to establish outposts in the Outer Rim to help any who might require aid. The Jedi of the frontier can be the only resource for people with nowhere else to turn. Though the outposts operate independently and without direct assistance from the great Jedi Temple on Coruscant, they act as an effective deterrent to those who would do evil in the dark. Few can stand against the Knights of the Jedi Order. But there are always those who will try. . . – Charles Soule The High Republic
For those of you who are into ALL things Star Wars, here’s a link to an extended excerpt of the book for you to read if you feel like reading more:
Let me know what you think of Charles Soule’s upcoming book – will you be buying it when it releases or at least reading it?
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