Where Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade fits in the Star Wars timeline

Rise of the Red Blade. Image courtesy StarWars.com
Rise of the Red Blade. Image courtesy StarWars.com /

Another month, another Star Wars book descends upon readers of a galaxy far, far away. Delilah S. Dawson’s Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade hit bookshelves earlier this month, and as always, Star Wars fans want to know when the epic story takes place in the ever-expanding timeline.

Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade is a novel made for fans of the prequels, and not just because it’s set around several of those movies (though that’s certainly a big part of it).

The book begins shortly before the Battle of Geonosis — just before the start of The Clone Wars. At this point, the story’s main character is still a padawan, reluctantly following her master across the galaxy in search of artifacts to bring back to the Jedi Temple.

Following the Battle of Geonosis, everything changes for Iskat — and the rest of the Order as well. Navigating the war is a new challenge for everyone, and a large portion of the book focuses on the Jedi’s many mishandlings that follow — from her perspective, anyway.

The book ends, as you may have guessed from the title, after the end of the Clone Wars and well into the establishment of the Inquisitorius program. To avoid spoilers, we’ll keep it general and simple and leave it at that.

If you’re curious about the Inquisitors and what drove some of them to become minions of Vader and the Emperor, this book will answer many of your questions about how Jedi become … something else.

Star Wars Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade by Delilah S. Dawson is available now wherever you get your Star Wars books.

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