2014 Onwards - The New Canon novels

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With the old EU relegated to "Legend" status, the announcement of the new line of books from Del Rey/Disney Publishing today has blown my mind a bit...I think I'm going to have to be keeping up with these a lot more, given the extent to which they tie in the the overall canon.

Interesting that one of the first, "Heir to the Jedi" (January 2015) is set between ANH and ESB!

For those not keeping up, details are at https://www.facebook.com/starwarsbooks and http://starwars.com/news/disney-publish ... -line.html

STAR WARS: TARKIN
James Luceno
11/4/14

STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI
Kevin Hearne
January 2015

STAR WARS: LORDS OF THE SITH
Paul Kemp
March 2015
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Interesting that all the EU becomes Legend status. So I'm not mistaken they aren't cannon at all? And the newer books become cannon from now on?
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SlyClone wrote:Interesting that all the EU becomes Legend status. So I'm not mistaken they aren't cannon at all? And the newer books become cannon from now on?
This is mainly to protect the coherency in the OT/post-OT era, so I'm still not 100% clear myself as to what extent it'll affect the SWTOR and other distant "past" eras. But yeah, certainly all the previously released books containing the main OT/PT characters seem to be non-Canon, aka-Legend. I think this is better than completely ignoring that the older novels and comics were ever written, and hoping they'll die away by natural attrition.
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Revealed at SDCC, a new novel featuring Asaaj Ventress and Quinlan Vos, based on unpublished Clone Wars scripts, is due next year.
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The above mentioned novel about Asajj and Vos has just recently come out - 'Dark Disciple' by Christie Golden.

Set for release on 4th Sept is 'Aftermath' by Chuck Wendig, the first in a trilogy of novels set after ROTJ. Penguin Random House has posted an excerpt on-line (readers of 'New Dawn' may recognise a familiar character name) -

http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books ... 0345511621

*edit* looks like they removed the excerpt at the above link, but it's posted on StarWars.com -

http://www.starwars.com/news/chaos-thro ... al-excerpt
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That excerpt has me excited for Aftermath!
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Great stuff a new lot of books to collect.

All way's did enjoy the old books
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StarWars.com has announced a new book 'Rise of the Empire' which contains the previously released 'A New Dawn' and 'Tarkin' novels, but also includes three new short stories - due for release October 6th.

http://www.starwars.com/news/details-re ... the-empire
MERCY MISSION by Melissa Scott

Years before she led the crew of the Ghost, Hera Syndulla was a young pilot looking to make a difference in the galaxy. Hera sets out with Goll — a close ally of her father, Cham Syndulla — on a dangerous mission to help the citizens of her homeworld, Ryloth, now languishing under the might of the Empire.

BOTTLENECK by John Jackson Miller

When Grand Moff Tarkin is tasked by Emperor Palpatine to investigate a dispute slowing Imperial production on a backwater planet, he expects an easy mission. Instead, Tarkin must forge a tense alliance with Count Vidian, the Empire’s newest rising star and a most capable rival. Matching wits and risking betrayal at every turn, the two powerful Imperials duel to gain the upper hand…and elude, at all costs, the price of failure.

THE LEVERS OF POWER by Jason Fry

As Imperial and Rebel forces clash on and above the Forest Moon of Endor, Admiral Rae Sloane commands from the bridge of the Star Destroyer Vigilance. At a time where the stakes could not be higher, Sloane works to protect the Death Star and ensure Imperial victory, all too aware of the uncertain future for the Empire that may lie in the aftermath of the battle.
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The full solicitation blurb for 'Battlefront: Twilight Company' has been released - the novel is set between ANH and ESB, and will be available 3rd November.

http://www.swbooks.co.uk/archive/news/2 ... _novel.htm

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'Battlefront: Twilight Company' gets a cover. Given the success of the Republic Commando novels, and X-wing novels, I'd wager that this novel centering around the Alliance military will go down well.

http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars- ... n-november
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