Star Wars The High Republic: A Test of Courage
by Justina Ireland
Before the dark times. Before the Empire." Obi-Wan Kenobi
Long ago or not so long ago, depending on how you measure time, a group of creatives met at Skywalker Ranch and brainstormed the development of a multimedia, multi-publisher, multi-package Star Wars mythology. While each story would stand alone, they were to be part of a sweeping interconnected Star Wars story arc.
The result: A Star Wars epic that takes place two centuries prior to events in the Skywalker film saga. It tells the story of Jedi Knights who lived during a period known as The High Republic.
Two saboteurs onboard the ambassadorial transport bound for the Starlight Beacon destroy the ship, killing almost everyone. Vernestra, three young passengers, and one droid survive the explosion. They escape the wreckage and are trapped on a maintenance ship. To their horror, they learn that they are the next targets marked for death.
This recently-knighted young Jedi must lead an unlikely fivesome: a Padawan mourning the loss of his mentor, an angry ambassador's son seeking revenge , an innovative tech-savvy girl, and a droid with canny human sensibilities. Vernestra must summon the Force's power, rescue two runaways, outwit Nihil pirates, and guide this rag-tag crew to the Starlight Beacon. That's a lot to ask of any young teen. But this is no average girl and she is no ordinary Jedi Knight.
The Force is Strong
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