This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The High Republic – Into the Dark.
Fan favorite Star Wars author Claudia Gray comes back to Star Wars in the High Republic era with Into the Dark. Like the title implies, it’s a darker look into this spot on the timeline and introduces new elements to The High Republic that may prove much more lethal to the Jedi than just the Nihil, the villains seen in the other books set in this era.
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Star Wars: The High Republic is the bold new transmedia initiative from Lucasfilm that takes Star Wars hundreds of years into the past. Set a couple of centuries before the events of The Phantom Menace, The High Republic shows us a Republic and Jedi Order at the height of their power. The Republic is expanding its reach into the Outer Rim with the Starlight Beacon, a sort of Watchtower for the Jedi Order to keep their eye on the furthest fringes of the known galaxy.
Each of the initial novels deal with a catastrophe in hyperspace, a cataclysmic event that sets the Republic and the Jedi against the Nihil, a mysterious group with even more mysterious motives. And each of those books, Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule, Star Wars: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland, and Star Wars: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray, suggests that this new era of the Star Wars universe will be one worth exploring.
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Earlier this year, back when the future was virus-free and full of promise, Lucasfilm announced a major new publishing initiative called Star Wars: The High Republic. Set 200 years before the Skywalker saga began in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the multi-year program will span books and comics that follow an era when Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at the height of their power, serving as true guardians of peace and justice around the galaxy. The High Republic was intended to launch in August with two books, and a third following in October, but now they’ve all been delayed to early 2021. Read More »