Today at New York Comic Con, Del Rey announced two big new upcoming novels for the Star Wars line. 'Kenobi' and the third volume of 'Rebels' is on the way from two major authors and focusing on characters from the original trilogy.
One is a story that has gone untold from the first days of Star Wars and written by John Jackson Miller: 'Kenobi', set to release late 2013. The book will follow the events of the Jedi's life after Star Wars episode III.
Kenobi is a sweeping story that’s part epic western, part high-stakes drama, part romance — but it’s all Star Wars, taking place in the early days of Obi-Wan’s exile to Tatooine. I’ve been working on this concept for years and the basics are pretty simple. The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan — and learn to live as Ben.
The second project is from one of the most acclaimed science fiction writers (that "s" has a double meaning) lately: James S.A. Corey. The third part of the 'Rebels' stand alone series, will focus on the main characters from the original trilogy, namely Han Solo, and take place between Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back. James S.A. Corey is actually the pen name for authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, writers of the recent sci-fi hits: Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War.
A few other notes from Star Wars aficionado Aaron Goins at the NYCC panel:
Crucible won’t be the final adventure for the big 3 (Leia, Luke, and Han) but it will be a big adventure and will change them forever. A passing of the baton.
Dan Wallace is 80% done with the new Essential Guide to characters. Won’t retread a lot of characters done before.
New post-“Fate of the Jedi” series “Sword of the Jedi” is not just a Jaina series. Will heavily feature Jag, Tahiri, Ben, and Allana.