EU Releases This Week: July 16th- 23rd

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Welcome to the new era. The Old Republic (TOR) has just kicked off its first novel of the era with Sean Williams’ Fatal Alliance. What does a ship named Cinzia have on it that’s worth so much? The Hutts have decided to hold an auction for the highest bidder, and all the major factions of the Galaxy are interested. It’s a time when Sith Lords run rampant, and the Jedi Order is doing all it can to hold the peace. But can they maintain the status quo if their base is on Tython and no longer on Coruscant itself? You’ll have to get your copy today and read up to know for sure.

Here’s a look at the synopsis:

Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic’s elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic’s envoy is not what he seems, the Empire’s delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can’t, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone.

None of these guests—invited or uninvited—have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world.

But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they’ve never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy…

The comic digest line continues with The Will of Darth Vader.

Darth Vader is on a mission for the Emperor!

When the Rebellion’s hit-and-run attacks on Imperial cargo ships become too audacious to be ignored, Darth Vader is sent in to find the Rebel base and destroy it. But the base, hidden in the center of a constantly shifting asteroid field, cannot be attacked directly.

To reach his target, Vader will have to team up with a recently captured smuggler named Zika — and dealing with an unwilling, wisecracking partner may be more of a trial for the Dark Lord than the actual mission!

Need more Chiss action?  How about a Chiss JEDI?! Young Nuru and the clones of Breakout Squadron are about to find themselves in over their heads in Secret Missions #2: Curse of the Black Hole pirates!

The adventures of young Jedi Nuru Kungurama and the newly formed Breakout Squad continue as they take an unexpected and very dangerous detour and find themselves overwhelmed by space pirates.

Need more General Grievous? Or even just a dose of The Clone Wars animated series brought to paper? Well this is it; The Hunt for Grievous young reader book is out.

Everyones favorite villain, General Grievous, returns in this 48-page full-color reader based on Season Two of the hit animated series. This time, Grievous is on the run from Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and a team of clone troopers. Will the general escape from the Jedi once again, or has he finally met his match?

Star Wars Legacy is getting closer to its end, but for the Trade Paperback collectors your end is still a ways off! Enjoy Legacy Vol. 9 Monster as Cade discovers some grizzly truths on the planet Wayland, and how it effects the Skywalker family. The Sith, the Imperial Knights, and the Jedi; what more could a Star Wars EU fan ask for? Oh, Mandolorians. Well don’t worry, they have them too, just in limited supply.

Wayland is a once-fertile world transformed by alien biotechnology into a monstrous living nightmare. The planet was the scene of Kol Skywalker’s worst failure and his son Cade’s first brush with death. Now Cade and his friends have been lured back to Wayland, where a deadly secret festers-and a life-changing decision waits for Cade.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a chance for peace erupts into a three-way battle between the Jedi, the Sith, and Roan Fel’s Imperial Knights!

Don’t have your copy yet?  Click the link below to get yours today!

TOR: Fatal Alliance
The Will of Darth Vader
Secret Missions #2: Curse of the Black Hole pirates
The Hunt for Grievous
Legacy Vol. 9 Monster

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Mark Hurliman is a writer and news reporter for EUCantina. He joined the website in 2010, around the same time that he became a host of our official podcast, EUCast. Mark's status as a "defender of the EU" has made him a popular guest on various Star Wars podcasts. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two children. Mark's favorite Star Wars novel is Star by Star, but he has had the pleasure of reading nearly every existing Star Wars novel or comic.