Star Wars High Republic Book Excerpt Posted
A Test of Courage: Meet teen Jedi Vernestra Rwoh and tech-wiz Avon Starros
The High Republic is the new big thing in Star Wars – but its deployment been delayed by COVID-19.
However, news continues to eke out from the Star Wars publishing front.
And today, StarWars.com gave another sneak peek at one entry into the new era.
- “I think adults tend to get bogged down in our very complex yet somehow mundane daily lives, and one of the best things about kids’ books is we’re allowed to remember that life was once exciting and a vast, magical mystery. Especially Star Wars books!” says A Test of Courage author Justina Ireland.
- Coming January 5, 2021, Ireland’s A Test of Courage is one of the tentpole releases in the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing epic, which will take readers back to the peak of the Jedi Order, centuries prior to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
- The novel follows a ragtag group of young adventurers — newly-minted teen Jedi Vernestra Rwoh, a young Padawan, audacious tech-kid Avon Starros, and the son of an ambassador – after a galaxy-wide disaster leaves them stranded on a jungle moon.
About Vern & The High Republic
We wrote about that disaster previously [spoilers after the jump]:
As far as the new book, Ireland is high on her new heroes.
“I love that Vernestra isn’t prideful, she doesn’t see herself as any kind of hero or anyone special,” Ireland told StarWars.com. “Rather, she believes wholeheartedly in the Order and the Force, and she believes her job in the galaxy to promote the best qualities of both by helping others and being responsible and level headed even under the worst of conditions.”
Head over to The Mother Ship to read a snippet from the new novel!
In the meantime, enjoy the High Republic Trailer: