Coming up from Del Rey is… An audio drama?
Dooku: Jedi Lost is written by Cavan Scott and will only be available in audio. Here’s the blurb:
Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he, before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord’s past begins to come to light.
Dooku’s life began as one of privilege—born within the stony walls of his family’s estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognized and he is taken from his home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda.
As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn—and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced.
Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light—even as the darkness begins to fall.
Unlike an audiobook, which generally only has one narrator, this will feature a full cast, including Euan Morton, Orlagh Cassidy, January LaVoy, and Marc Thompson. The full cast list is available on the Random House listing.
Audio dramas are a popular format for Doctor Who, which regularly brings back actors from the show to reprise their characters in new adventures, but this is a Del Rey first for Star Wars. (Although the original trilogy radio dramas still get a lot of love.)
Dooku: Jedi Lost will drop on April 30 and can be pre-ordered now.