The first three ARC’s (advance reader copy) of The High Republic books have now been sent to outlets and media to review. There are three books in The High Republic arc so far;
Light of the Jedi which has been seen pretty much everywhere and is the one most fans are aware of featuring the new Jedi Avar Kriss:
Test of Courage is book II which looks like it might be focused a little more on a younger audience:
And finally the one I am most looking forward to by Star Wars writer Claudia Gray – Into the Dark:
The books do follow in order which means you should probably read them in that order too (due to possible spoilers or story continuation). Into the Dark is set at around the same time that the new Disney Plus series The Acolyte is set which some say is focused on the rise of Darth Plagueis. Looking at the time line it is possible Darth Plagueis was alive at the time of or very close to the end of the High Republic. And as most will know, Darth Plagueis’ now infamous apprentice was Darth Sidious (Sheev Palpatine). I doubt we’ll see the rise of Darth Sidious as that may be too late but Darth Plagueis and Darth Tenebrous were both around at a similar time in the Star Wars time line and as far as I know, they’re both Canon as well.
The article with all book excerpts can be found here if you want to read them.
Will you be reading these books? Let me know!
For anyone interested, here is a Sith time line which was very useful for this article. And I also used information from Wookiepedia.
Catch you in the comments my friends and stay safe out there!