New Star Wars books featuring Anakin, Obi-Wan and more announced

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

It’s hard to remember a time when Star Wars books weren’t an almost monthly occurrence. With books releasing in October and November of this year still, and more on the way in January, perhaps we should have expected the announcement of many, many more to come.

Earlier today, announced the titles and authors of four new books all releasing in the summer of 2022. These new titles all take place at different points throughout the Star Wars timeline, adding variety to the slate of next year’s most anticipated High Republic releases.

Shadow of the Sith will take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and will focus on Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian’s adventures. Adam Christopher, who was originally going to writeMandalorian-centric novel, has taken on this grand feat in its place.

New Star Wars novels on the way

Mike Chen’s Brotherhood is set during the Clone Wars and will follow Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker through various trials. Chen debuted his first work in Star Wars in From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back.

Kristen White, another FACPOV-ESB alum, is writing Padawan. This book will take place before Master & Apprentice and will feature Padawan Obi-Wan’s coming-of-age journey to finding where he fits in the galaxy far, far away.

The final book is written not by one, but 10 authors (some new to Star Wars, others repeat storytellers). Stories of Jedi & Sith is a middle-grade anthology collection that will tell Star Wars stories about the struggle between the Light and Dark Side of the Force. Don’t judge the middle-grade label too harshly – if the High Republic books are any indication, there’s something for everyone to love about stories aimed at younger audiences.

In addition to these titles, Dark Horse Comics also announced earlier this week that it will be releasing an art book surrounding the creation of Star Wars: Visions.

Star Wars may have slowed its movie releases for now, but its shows, comics, and books are more than filling that void it seems.

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