Disney/Lucasfilm has just announced that Ahsoka Tano, former Jedi padawan to fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker — now Darth Vader — is finally getting her own Star Wars novel…
In an exclusive reveal, the awesome folks over at Nerdist have unveiled the news that Lady Tano, Ahsoka Tano, is finally getting her own Star Wars novel. If you have been following the events of Star Wars Rebels since the finale of Season 1, and then through all of Season 2, you know that Ahsoka has been playing a key role in aiding the Rebels in their fight against the Empire.
On Wednesday night, Ahsoka faced her former master in an epic showdown, and her fate was left in a shroud of mystery, as she was seen walking back into the darkened door of the burned out Sith Temple. Did Vader defeat her, and was that her Force Ghost we saw walking into the temple? Or, does Ahsoka live yet still?
Regardless, there are still loads of questions to be answered from her missing time from when she left the Jedi Order in The Clone Wars, and when she resurfaced in Star Wars Rebels, and with the help of author E.K. Johnston, we are going to finally get those answers. Here’s the Disney/Lucasfilm press release, via Nerdist:
Ahsoka Tano, fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be the star of her own young adult novel from Disney Lucasfilm Press this October 11, 2016! Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance….
Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni had this to say about Ahsoka:
"“Ahsoka has a long history, and there is much more to it than the fans know. I have always worked on her story, even parts that I know we will probably never see on screen. By broadening her story from the animated series to the written page, I feel we have a real opportunity to provide fans with details about her character that they would not know otherwise. We are also responding to the strong fan support that we have seen Ahsoka receive over the last eight years. The fans want more Ahsoka and we are going to give it to you, and since I’ve been there since the beginning I am dedicated to working with publishing to help make this book as authentic a part of her story as if we filmed it for the series.”"
I for one am extremely excited to see how Ahsoka dealt with Order 66, and where she was when Chancellor Palpatine took control of the Galactic Senate and declared himself the Emperor of the Galaxy. Did Ahsoka give aid to Rex and those Clones who wished to get out of the Empire’s army? Did she keep in contact with her old friends? Where did those amazing white bladed lightsabers come from? Hopefully all these questions will be answered in her novel, in October.