John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant to explore the Old Republic… With a double-barreled twist

I had some theories on what the ‘epic announcement’ Sue Rostoni hinted at earlier this week, but Lucasbooks, Dark Horse and Del Rey pull together a surprise: Not only a new comic series from Knights of the Old Republic’s John Jackson Miller, but one that will come with its own novel (and a female protagonist!) Here’s what we have on the plot so far:

…Writer John Jackson Miller introduces us to Kerra Holt, a young Jedi who’s about to realize that her role in the galaxy is far more important, and vastly different, than she could have ever imagined.

Set one thousand years before Episode I, in a time referred to as the “Dark Age of the Republic,” this story takes place in an era when the Sith were legion and the Republic was strained to the breaking point, leaving large swaths of the galaxy with no one to turn to. This pivotal time in the history of Star Wars has been largely unexplored, until now.

Check out the press release (and stay tuned) for more details.

2 thoughts on “John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant to explore the Old Republic… With a double-barreled twist

  1. Raquel

    It’s amazing how there’s still a lot less lead females in Star Wars. When such a story comes along, it makes me curious enough to buy it.

    I hope she kicks ass. :]

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  2. Doyle

    Could be interesting. With the number of strong female characters in the franchise I’m often surprised by the fact that there are so few books with a female lead. I’m also having trouble coming up with another novel that deals specifically with this time period, so I’ll probably be there just for that. I’m a touch hungry for Star Wars minus movie characters.

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