SDCC: Post-Fate of the Jedi novel from Denning, Dawn of the Jedi novel from new author coming

We got not one but two Expanded Universe announcements from Del Rey in San Diego today, and Fangirl has the details. You might also want to check out Bryan Young’s writeup of the panel, or the live tweets from it.

UPDATE: You’ll also want to check out Pablo Hidalgo’s blog post on his panels today, which covers the full laundry list of releases they talked about (including the comics, which I have, uhh, kind of neglected. Whoops.)

The one I know you’re hanging on your seats for is the first novel to follow the Fate of the Jedi series. Crucible by Troy Denning (of course) is a hardcover standalone with the Big 3 – that is, Luke, Han, and Leia.

They’ve earned the right to rest on their laurels and let the younger generation shoulder the burden–but fate has another adventure in store for our heroes, a quest only they can tackle and hope to survive…

It’s due out in the spring and features a Cliff Nielsen cover.

The big surprise, though, is that Del Rey is going into Dark Horse territory with a Dawn of the Jedi novel, Into the Void. It’s a paperback by new-to-the-EU author Tim Lebbon and is also due in the spring.

The also revealed the cover and a brief blurb for the fourth Coruscant Nights book, The Last Jedi. It’s also (still) a paperback.

Earlier in the day, Pablo shared a few tidbits from the Quirky Point of View panel. Something that’s sure to thrill a lot of Jaders: Jeffrey Brown will be doing a companion book to Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess. And Matthew Reinhart (Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure) is working on a prequel trilogy pop-up book.

Oh, and fear not:

We’ll be there!

16 Replies to “SDCC: Post-Fate of the Jedi novel from Denning, Dawn of the Jedi novel from new author coming”

  1. I’m intrigued by *Crucible* despite myself and really hope it lives up to its promise of a focus on the Big 3. (And I can only hope Leia gets to fly an X-wing at some point in the novel to prove how awesome she is, because obviously that how things work now.)

  2. If there’s a bit more editorial oversight and it’s written more like Tatooine Ghost, Crucible could be interesting. I’m hoping it’s more understated than Denning’s recent works.

  3. Yeah, if it’s not slash-and-shoot-’em, it could work. Here’s hoping he’s in Tatooine Ghost mode.

  4. I’m done with Denning so I won’t be buying Crucible, but I’ll be picking up the other novels that were mentioned. I haven’t read any of Lebbon’s other work, but it’s always nice to see some fresh blood in the EU.

  5. Here’s another call for it to be more in the vein of Tatooine Ghost. I’ve read enough of Denning’s non-Star Wars stuff to know that he can be that fun and that the one book wasn’t a fluke. He’s just got to get there, and hopefully it’ll prove that he was just sort of spoiling in the multi-book, multi-author series format.

    Really though, I don’t care that he’s the author. I don’t even care that it’s post-FOTJ. I just care that it’s fun.

  6. Also, current rough edges aside, this is a pretty cool cover. Kind of a nice return to the less digital, more hand painted covers of the ’90s and early ’00s, and less forcefully designed than FOTJ.

  7. Love the cover, adore the idea. Next thing is not to get too excited ;-P. But if it’s adventurous, as it sounds, then I’m in!

    Then all I want is something similar with Mara in it!

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