Final The New Essential Guide to Alien Species cover completely different than the preliminary cover. For one, Yoda is nowhere to be seen, in accordance with Lucasfilm claims that the Jedi Master’s species will remain a mystery.
First look at the cover for Timothy Zahn’s Allegiance is very, ah, white and shiny. Apparently the plot has something to do with rogue stormtroopers, which we didn’t know before. We did know the setting was between A New Hope and Empire, and Luke, Han, Leia, and Mara Jade are all involved.
The book is out in hardcover early next year.
The cover of Darth Bane: Path of Destruction is awesome. It’s by John Jude Palencar, one of those fantasy artists whose work I like but never expected to see on a Star Wars cover.
We’ve also got names for book 4 and 5 of Legacy – #4 is Exile and #5 is Sacrifice, by Allston and Traviss respectively.
The early cover and some sketches from The New Essential Guide to Alien Species on starwars.com tonight. You can just see Helen’s name under the ‘NOT FINAL COVER’. And the drawings look fabulous!
The cover of the second Dark Nest book, The Unseen Queen, has finally been released for real. And naturally, jacket copy:
Despite being given new worlds to populate, the insectoid Killiks have not found peace. An unknown enemy has been attacking the new nests — and the Killiks hold the Jedi responsible. Traveling back to the Unknown Regions to unravel the mystery, the Skywalkers and Solos discover an evil far more familiar than they ever expected… and even more terrifying. Why does the Dark Nest want to kill Mara? Will Jacen’s apocalyptic vision trigger another galactic war or prevent one? And perhaps most ominous of all, what deadly secret are the Killik’s hiding?
To find out, Luke, Mara, Han and Leia must embark on a perilous journey into the uncharted void between right and wrong. The ferocious Unknown Terrors are only the beginning of the awesome challenges that lie ahead in their quest to fathom the unfathomable. For an obscure dispute is about to explode into chaos, pitting Jedi against Jedi — and threatening the very galaxy itself.
As an added bonus, you can see the final cover of Dark Lord as well.
The official site updated with the covers for the novelization, The Making of, The Art of, and the graphic novel adaptation of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. IESB has high res scans (scroll down) for the detail-oriented. TFN, however, has a summary of the novelization. It reveals, well, pretty much the whole plot of the movie, so Spoiler Masters only.