A second excerpt from Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn appeared today, this time in the U.K.’s Express. It’s from the opening chapter, and features a key recanonization – the character’s full name, Mitth’raw’nuruodo.
The first excerpt featured Thrawn meeting Palpatine.
Thrawn is out April 11 from Del Rey in the U.S. and Century in the U.K.
USA Today has an excerpt of Chapter 2 from Timothy Zahn’s first canon novel, Thrawn, out in April. It features Thrawn’s first meeting with Palpatine.
StarWars.com has our second excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Empire’s End, featuring Han and a very pregnant Leia. (The first was our check-in with Lando.)
Empire’s End will be out next Tuesday (February 21) in hardcover and eBook.
io9 has our first excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s upcoming Aftermath: Empire’s End, the last book in the trilogy. It features Lando Calrissian and sheds some light on what he’s been up to since Endor.
The book will be out in hardcover and eBook on February 21.
USA Today has our first excerpt of the Rogue One tie-in novel Catalyst. The article also contains a few insights from Pablo Hidalgo about the inspirations Lucasfilm drew from for the film. Here’s one:
“It’s no accident that we’ve taken a look at the Manhattan project and what was happening at Los Alamos laboratories during the tail end of World War II. Being able to look at that kind of thing through history and then apply the Star Wars filter to it is really fascinating.”
I do find it interesting that Lyra seems to be a viewpoint character… Here’s hoping she gets more to do throughout the novel.
Catalyst, by James Luceno (Tarkin) is out in hardcover and ebook on November 15 from Del Rey.
Mashable has our second excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath: Life Debt, featuring a pregnant Leia Organa trying to commune with the Force.
We already knew Han Solo and Chewbacca played a part in the book – in addition to the title and the Millennium Falcon on the cover, they show up in the first excerpt – but this is our first look at Leia in the time period immediately following Return of the Jedi.
On Twitter, Wendig confirms that the Leia chapter isn’t an interlude, and that it is missing some formatting.
(Dare I hope that Ben is born here and we learn if his last name is Solo or Organa? Not to mention why his name is Ben? But, as Wendig says, we must manage our expectations.)
Aftermath: Life Debt will be out in hardcover and eBook on July 19.
Entertainment Weekly has our first look at an excerpt from Chuck Wendig’s upcoming Aftermath: Life Debt. The book, first of two sequels to last year’s Aftermath, adds Han Solo, Chewbacca and Kashyyyk to the mix.
Aftermath introduced a number of brand-new characters, including Temmin Wexley, who as an adult appears in The Force Awakens played by Greg Grunberg.
Aftermath: Life Debt will be out in hardcover and eBook on July 19. The third book in the trilogy, Empire’s End, is due in January 2017.
First Heir to the Jedi excerpt. Celebrating 150K likes, the Star Wars Books Facebook page gives us our first look inside Kevin Hearne’s January novel.
Del Rey has put up a big excerpt of Kenobi by John Jackson Miller on Scribd for fans to drool over, as one of their 50 Page Friday promotions. Kenobi comes out on August 27, so only a few more weeks to go before you read the Tatooine Western in its entirety.
Meanwhile, author Miller has been dropping trivia about Kenobi on Twitter daily under #KenobiCountdown. Rooqoo Depot has been collecting those released so far – week one & week two. Need more info on Kenobi? I interviewed John Jackson Miller at Comic-Con extensively about his upcoming novel.