Nomi Sunrider Novel Cancelled, Next Karpyshyn Book Titled

Out with the old and in with the new. The official Star Wars Books Facebook page announced today that the Nomi Sunrider novel, set to be published this September, has been cancelled “due to changes in direction and concepts in the overall publishing plans.” The novel (to be written by Alex Irvine) was first announced by former LucasBooks editor Sue Rostoni in 2008. It was originally set for an October 2010 release date, but after numerous delays Del Rey has decided to end the project.

On the bright side, Del Rey has revealed the title of Drew Karpyshyn’s next Star Wars novel – The Old Republic: Annihilation. A few details about the book follow:

Republic agent Theron Shan and his Twi’lek compadre, Teff’ith (from Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Lost Suns) must contend with a Sith Empire counter-attack against the Republic, spearheaded by the lethal apprentice of Darth Malgus. Satele Shan and Jace Malcolm co-star in what will be a fast-paced and tension-fraught tale based on the award-winning video game from BioWare and LucasArts.

Del Rey also announced that Timothy Zahn’s upcoming Han Solo heist novel will be released Winter of this year.

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