Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn’t had its moment in the spotlight just yet, and website Jedi-Bibliothek is reporting that Del-Rey has revealed via its website, two new Star Wars novels. According to JB, you can pre-order the books now:
"“On 03/29/2016 appears Bloodline: New Republic by Claudia Gray – here “On 05/31/2016 appears Aftermath: Life Debt Chuck Wendig, – here"
It’s interesting to note that the links provided for pre-ordering, take you to a German Amazon site, and the titles of the books are not available, so please take that with a rather large grain of salt.
Claudia Gray is the author of Lost Stars:
“The reign of the Galactic Empire has reached the Outer Rim planet of Jelucan, where aristocratic Thane Kyrell and rural villager Ciena Ree bond over their love of flying. Enrolling at the Imperial Academy together to become fighter pilots for the glorious Empire is nothing less than a dream come true for the both of them. But Thane sours on the dream when he sees firsthand the horrific tactics the Empire uses to maintain its ironclad rule.”
Chuck Wendig is the author of Aftermath:
“As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.”
Again, until Del-Rey comes out with the official announcement of these two novels, complete with finalized covers, then I would be careful about pre-ordering. Each novel is set to hit in the spring and summer of 2016, well past Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which could be a dummy date to throw off data-miners like Jedi-Bibliothek, or could actually be the legit date, in which case, they may lose the momentum from the film’s release, which does not make much sense to me.