Once upon a time, in my youth, I read a bunch of Star Wars Expanded Universe novels. I loved the X-Wing series starring Rogue and Wraith squadrons, and I read all manner of New Jedi Order, Darth Maul and other stories. I have started reading Star Wars books again in the pandemic, and I just finished the launching point of the new High Republic era: Star Wars: Light of the Jedi. Since this is the internet, this seems like a good place to tell you my thoughts on something Star Wars-related.
Book Rating: 6/10 – Pretty Good.
So the High Republic. I didn’t have many thoughts on the subject when it was first announced, but I was looking for a new book to read and decided to give Light of the Jedi a try. The book is written by Charles Soule, whose comic work I adore, and I figured it might be fun to get in on this new initiative. I’ve also read a couple of the High Republic comics, but none of the Young Adult novels. And suffice to say, I am not impressed. The High Republic, so far, is largely just fine. I suppose it has potential, but I didn’t see much of that in Light of the Jedi.
Join me after the jump for my thoughts and review of Star Wars: Light of the Jedi. Expect MINOR SPOILERS for the book and the new initiative.Read the rest of this entry
Today is launch day for The High Republic — a new Star Wars imprint across novels — comics and probably more, telling new stories set 200 years before the regular Star Wars saga. It’s going to be the Jedi at the height of their power and influence. Here’s the launch trailer!
At first, I wasn’t going to pay any real attention to The High Republic. I’ve never cared about The Old Republic and saw no reason to get into this. But I’ve been reading some Star Wars novels recently, and am almost done with the last one I had on my pile, so I thought to myself…why not buy the new High Republic book? It’s coming out today, I need some new books to read, so why not give it a chance?
There’s also a new High Republic comic coming out from Marvel this week. And there are some young adult books, that I probably won’t read…but I could!
The High Republic starts now! Are you in? I guess I am.
Now that the Skywalker Saga is over, Star Wars is apparently going to really take off! They’ve just announced something called The High Republic, which is going to be a new publishing surge set a thousand or so years before the regular Star Wars stuff.
Personally, I’ve never cared much for the Old Republic era. It’s just not for me. I know there are lightsabers and whatnot, but that isn’t enough! Granted, I stopped reading Star Wars novels a bunch of years ago, so maybe The High Republic isn’t for me anyway.
But hey, perhaps it’s for you, and therefore I’m glad to let you know!