We’ve got the plot synopsis for the first Star Wars book from the Lucasfilm Story Group! Star Wars: A New Dawn, takes place between the events of Episode III and Episode IV, and serves to tie in Star Wars Rebels with the rest of the saga.
This is such a great time to tell a story, too. The Empire is in full control, the Jedi are either dead or in hiding, and the last vestiges of the Republic are crumbling under the boots of legions of Imperial Stormtroopers. John Jackson Miller’s last book, Kenobi, was set in the same post Ep. III era, and he did great with it. I can’t wait to read how he handles Star Wars Rebels!
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.
Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.
But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . .
The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.