The new era of Star Wars novels begins with these four books – UPDATED WITH SYNOPSES

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Following up on the announcement of A New Dawn earlier today, StarWars.com has given us the title of Kevin Hearne’s Luke Skywalker novel, and revealed two other new books.

JJM New Dawn

“Our very first official canon novel set solidly in the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV, A NEW DAWN will introduce readers to two main characters from the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels animated series—Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla—and will feature jacket art by Doug Wheatley, as well as a foreword by Dave Filoni, one of the executive producers of The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels.”

Star Wars: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller will be released September 2nd, 2014

Tarkin

“In our second upcoming novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Tarkin the Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. Jacket art by David Smit.”

Star Wars: Tarkin by James Luceno will be released November 4th, 2014

Heir to the Jedi

“A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view. Created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group. Jacket art by Larry Rostant.”

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne will be released January 2015

Lords of the Sith

“When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely solely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail. Created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group. Jacket art by Aaron McBride.”

Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul Kemp will be released March 2015

[StarWars.com, Facebook]

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