The High Republic panel earlier today at Star Wars Celebration revealed a plethora of book and comic news about the upcoming Phase Three and more!
Taking a quick moment to return to Phase One, Vernestra Rwoh who featured heavily in both the Middle Grade and Young adult installments is coming to live action in The Acolyte! She will be played by actress Rebecca Henderson when the show premieres on Disney+ in 2024.
The Third Phase, titled Trials of the Jedi will be set one year after The Fallen Star and the fall of Starlight Beacon. The first adult novel of the phase will be titled The Eye of Darkness and be written by George Mann and set to be published on November 14th, 2023. Tessa Gratton will write the second adult novel, Temptation of the Force in the summer of 2024 and Charles Soule will write the final novel of Phase Three, aptly titled Trials of the Jedi, in the spring of 2025.
For Young Adult Novels the first, titled Defy the Storm, will be co-written by Tessa Gratton and Justina Ireland on March 12th, 2024. Next is Tears of the Nameless by George Mann in the fall of 2024 and finally Into the Light by Claudia Grey in the spring of 2025.
A new author is being brought onto the team for the middle-grade novels, Alyssa Wong who is known for writing the Dr. Aphra series. She will have a story in the upcoming Tales of Light and Life anthology and co-write the first middle-grade book, Escape from Valo, with Daniel Jose Older on January 30th, 2024. Beware the Nameless will be published in the summer of 2024 by Zoraida Cordova and A Valiant Vow will be published in the spring of 2025 by Justina Ireland.
The main line of High Republic Comics will once again be written by Cavan Scott and begin in December 2023. Lydia Kang will begin this phases series of short stories that appear in Star Wars: Insider beginning this October in Chronicles from the Occlusion Zone.
Finally, a quick look was given at The Edge of Balance Precedent and we were all reminded that the dramatic conclusion of Phase Two is still yet to come.
The final book in Phase Two, Path of Vengence releases on May 2nd, 2023.