Weekly Releases: May 5 – May 11

Weekly Releases The first new novel release since The Last Jedi is this Tuesday. Dawn of the Jedi - Into the Void by Tim Lebbon takes place in the early days of the galaxy far, far away. Young Je'daii Ranger Lanoree Brock is sent on a mission to stop a cult from potentially destroying the entire Tython system. Those are already pretty high stakes, but Lanoree's mission also takes a very personal turn as the story moves along. Taking place in the same settings as the Dark Horse Comics series, Into the Void can be read totally independent of the comics, and vice versa. Fans of the comic might be interested to know that Into the Void also has an original short story from John Ostrander, author of the Dawn of the Jedi comics. Speaking of comics, Star Wars #5 is out on Wednesday. Things are looking bleak for Leia in this penultimate issue to the first arc of this series, but Luke will do everything he can to keep Leia safe, even if it means disobeying her orders. Don't forget to check out our EU Release Schedule to see what other great Expanded Universe content will be coming out soon. Dawn of the Jedi - Into the Void
On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force—and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy. Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key—risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. But more shocking to Lanoree than even the prospect of total galactic annihilation, is the decision of her Je’daii Masters to task her with the mission of preventing it. Until a staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved—and whose life she must now fear. Includes a special, full-color excerpt from the Dark Horse comic Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi and an original Dawn of the Jedi short story by John Ostrander!
Star Wars #5
When Princess Leia is caught between two squadrons of TIE fighters, her undercover scouting may be at an end. But Luke Skywalker is doing his best to disobey Leia’s own orders, and to once again save the princess. Time is short and the Empire is closing in!
[RandomHouse.com | DarkHorse.com]

About the Author

Brian joined EUCantina in 2012 as a news reporter. He saw the Original Trilogy when he was so young that he can’t even remember the first time he saw them. His earliest EU memory is listening to audio books of the Jedi Academy trilogy with his family, and since then he has gotten his hands on as much EU material as he can, loving the novels, comics and video games.