Long-form Red Harvest blurb surfaces

A short blurb for Joe Schreiber’s prequel to last year’s Death Troopers showed up back in June, but now Random House’s online catalog has a longer version:

The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies. But the Sith have disturbing plans—and none more so than the fulfillment of Darth Scabrous’s fanatical dream, which is about to become nightmarish reality.

Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps—young Jedi whose abilities have not proved up to snuff—Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants. Suddenly her quiet existence among greenhouse and garden specimens is violently destroyed by the arrival of an emissary from Darth Scabrous. For the rare black orchid that she has nurtured and bonded with is the final ingredient in an ancient Sith formula that promises to grant Darth Scabrous his greatest desire.

But at the heart of the formula is a never-before-seen virus that’s worse than fatal—it doesn’t just kill, it transforms. Now the rotting, ravenous dead are rising, driven by a bloodthirsty hunger for all things living—and commanded by a Sith Master with an insatiable lust for power and the ultimate prize: immortality . . . no matter the cost.

Red Harvest is due out in hardcover on December 28. (via)

8 Replies to “Long-form Red Harvest blurb surfaces”

  1. Woah! The book takes place in the Old Republic timeline? I had no idea! Sweet!

    I guess the only question I have is, what particular timeline is it in? It kind of sounds like somwhere in between the Darth Bane era and KOTOR. Maybe?

  2. Alex – It’s actually before Bane, I think, and after Fatal Alliance. Somewhere in the time in between those two.

  3. I’m really rather looking forward to this one. I was expecting Deathtroopers to be pretty bland last year, but it really surprised me. A mix of classically style pulp horror and Star Wars with no punches pulled… It’s a title that I’d have never thought that would turn into a book that I couldn’t put down, but there you go. Looking forward to this one. I’m glad that Schreiber is keeping with the same plot thread–having him continue to write these could have easily turned silly if they had wanted him to do one with vampires or were-wookiees or something. Science-zombies are just far enough to fit into Star Wars, I think.

  4. I hope that Joe flexes more muscles in Red Harvest – lightsaber-combat and Force muscles. I really enjoyed Death Troopers but it was a bit lacking in those departments, so really interested to read this one. Thanks!

  5. Really excited about this now, I’ve wanted more Old Republic stuff for a while, that combined with zombies is making me geek out lol.

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