Weekly Releases: August 25 – 31

Weekly Releases

After what feels like an eternity since it was announced at last year’s New York Comic Con, Kenobi by John Jackson Miller is out on Tuesday. Our full review won’t be going up until tonight, but I can tell you that you DEFINITELY want to buy this book. Find time on Tuesday to get to a bookstore or download this novel to your e-reader of choice. You won’t regret it. I’m probably going to buy it for just about everybody I know once the holiday season starts. Set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, it’s a great entry point for people unfamiliar with the Expanded Universe, while still giving nice nods to some EU material.

Legacy #6 starts a new arc for the future set series on Wednesday titled Outcasts of the Broken Ring. Promising Sith vs. Sith, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of trouble Ania Solo gets into.

Kenobi

The Republic has fallen.
Sith Lords rule the galaxy.
Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi has lost everything . . .
Everything but hope.

Tatooine—a harsh desert world where farmers toil in the heat of two suns while trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from the marauding Tusken Raiders. A backwater planet on the edge of civilized space. And an unlikely place to find a Jedi Master in hiding, or an orphaned infant boy on whose tiny shoulders rests the future of a galaxy.

Known to locals only as “Ben,” the bearded and robed offworlder is an enigmatic stranger who keeps to himself, shares nothing of his past, and goes to great pains to remain an outsider. But as tensions escalate between the farmers and a tribe of Sand People led by a ruthless war chief, Ben finds himself drawn into the fight, endangering the very mission that brought him to Tatooine.

Ben—Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, hero of the Clone Wars, traitor to the Empire, and protector of the galaxy’s last hope—can no more turn his back on evil than he can reject his Jedi training. And when blood is unjustly spilled, innocent lives threatened, and a ruthless opponent unmasked, Ben has no choice but to call on the wisdom of the Jedi—and the formidable power of the Force—in his never-ending fight for justice.

Legacy #6

When word comes that Sith are being sought out and murdered by another Sith, Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao want to find out why.

The only things standing in their way are the Empire, the Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, and the Imperial Knights!

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.