The first wave of The High Republic Phase II hit the ground running, and it’s now almost time to dive into the first Star Wars audio drama released since Tempest Runner in 2021. The Battle of Jedha by George Mann will take readers back to a planet that debuted much later in the Star Wars timeline — in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But where does this story fall compared to others in the timeline?
The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha takes place directly after the events of Convergence. Which means this story takes place about 400 years before the events of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Phase I of The High Republic begins about 250 years prior, and Phase II launches about 150 years before that.
On Jedha, the Festival of Balance encourages all who study the ways of the Force from across the galaxy to come together. But several Jedi have been sent to the world to formally end the war between Eiram and E’ronoh. After years of fighting, the Jedi believe the two planets may finally be approaching a lasting peace.
Not everyone wants the Jedi to restore this kind of peace to these worlds, however. These are wars in the stars after all. There’s trouble ahead — and Star Wars fans have the pleasure of listening to this story’s events unfold through the voices of a full cast of characters, sound effects, music, and so much more.
Star Wars has released three audio dramas as part of its canon since 2019. While we didn’t get one in 2022, we did get some great audiobooks — and 2023 will follow suit with more High Republic and other stories.
Star Wars: The Battle of Jedha releases in audio form January 3, 2023.
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