Yes, we know everyone is excited for the debut of the new immersive Star Wars experience that Disney and Lucasfilm have promised when Galaxy’s Edge opens later this year, that’s a no-brainer. And if you know the fine folks at Lucasfilm, then you knew there would be some great tie-in material announced to get heads even more pumped. Well, the official Star Wars site delivered on that yesterday, announcing a bevvy of literature projects for all ages that will help usher in the era of Galaxy’s Edge and the world of Batuu. I’ll spare you long-winded descriptions, as you can just as easily go to the Star Wars site and get all the details available, but here are a few juicy nuggets:
- Famed author Delilah S. Dawson (Phasma) will be penning the flagship offering for Galaxy’s Edge, a novel entitled Black Spire. The gist is this (and I quote) – “General Leia Organa dispatches her top spy to Batuu in a desperate search for Resistance allies”. Given the fact Delilah is writing this book (and the fact that the coffee table book Women of the Galaxy eludes to as much), then we can safely assume that the agent Leia dispatches is none other than one Vi Moradi. Better still, does that mean the rehabilitated Captain Cardinal could be in tow? Let’s hope so!
- Writer Ethan Sacks and artist Will Sliney will be teaming up for a Marvel comics mini-series aptly named Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Here readers will be introduced to the Black Spire Outpost (first mentioned in the film Solo, a Star Wars Story) on Batuu and the infamous Dok-Ondar (also mentioned in Solo), a proprietor of rare and one-of-a-kind antiquities. Should be a fun series!
- On the Young Adult side of things, newcomer to the Star Wars universe Zoraida Cordova will pen A Crash of Fate, which will focus on a pair of teens on the run from vengeful pirates. As soon as I read this I thought of Lost Stars, and one can only hope this book delivers as that one did. YA tag be damned, author Claudia Grey’s first foray into Star Wars is a must-read novel for fans of all ages!
- Lastly, we have Star Wars: Myths & Fables, a middle-grade, illustrated collection of two stories that take place on Batuu. Written by George Mann and illustrated by Grant Griffin, this has me intrigued, to say the least.