Catalog descriptions for the entire Dark Nest trilogy have appeared on the starwars.com boards and confirmed as correct by Sue Rostoni. She also posted a short excerpt from the pages of The Unseen Queen. In the hopes of keeping this post brief, I’m just going to link you the post I made in Livejournal’s EU community to actually read all the stuff.
In other news, Paula noticed on the CJ list that the release date for Dark Lord was actually supposed to be for Tim Zahn’s Outbound Flight. The date swap has also been confirmed by Rostoni, so expect new Zahn in January 2006.
And in the sea of prequel news, we get a small peek at the EU future… Sue Rostoni posted a bit from the cover copy of The Swarm War, first book of Troy Denning’s Dark Nest Trilogy:
As for Luke, he will have to prove, in a lightning display of Force strength and swordsmanship, that he is — beyond a shadow of a doubt — the greatest Jedi Master in the galaxy.
See it straight from the source here. Rostoni also said we should be seeing the book’s cover (and presumably, the full blurb) within a month.
Here’s some information about Denning’s Dark Nest trilogy… Sue Rostoni has posted the Dramatis Personae for the The Joiner King. Some intriguing possibilities are shaping up.
Other recent news from starwars.com: an interview with author Sean Stewart and March 2005 Comics
The official site has posted about Troy Denning’s post-NJO trilogy.
The disappearance of a small team of Jedi Knights — including Jaina and Jacen Solo — in the Unknown Regions has sparked controversy. The reclusive Chiss has lodged a formal complaint, angrily accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor.
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker ventures into the Unknown Regions to contain the damage, while Han and Leia follow, concerned for their children. What they find is a colony of mysterious aliens edging towards Chiss space, led by a Force adept who is recruiting old and powerful friends to his cause. He is compelling them to join the colony and meld their Force-abilities with his, even if it leads to all-out war.
Not quite the ‘Back to Naboo!’ we were expecting… Honestly? I’m a little relieved. But I’m strange.
Sue Rostoni has revealed the titles for the 2005 post-NJO trilogy by Troy Denning. The trilogy is Star Wars: Dark Nest, and the titles are The Joiner King, The Unseen Queen, and The Swarm War. Rostoni also said that Raynar Thul of the YJK books, last seen in Star by Star, will play a major part.