Update: Author Alex Irvine has a new blog post, clarifying his previous statement that Mandorla was the tentative title of the Nomi Sunrider novel.
I see that my maundering about a possible title for the Star Wars book has caused more of a ripple than I’d expected, or intended. Just so we’re clear: That’s not anything like a final title. That was me thinking out loud. No telling yet what the final title of the book will be. Apologies if I’ve given a different impression…
Alex Irvine, author of the upcoming Nomi Sunrider novel, has revealed the tentative title for the book on his blog.
The Star Wars novel, tentatively titled Mandorla, is now scheduled for December 2011
The meaning of Mandorla in the Star Wars universe is already being debated.
According to Wikipedia, “a Mandorla is a Vesica Piscis shaped aureola which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art…In various religions the almond seed has been associated with divine virgin birth.” It is also described as “an ancient symbol of two circles coming together, overlapping one another to form an almond shape in the middle…The Mandorla is also known as the “Vesica Piscis” symbolizing the interactions and interdependence of opposing worlds and forces.”
Many fans have already begun speculating that Mandorla has some kind of relation to Mandalorians. I have emailed Sue Rostoni about the title, and we may get some more information by Tuesday.
Mandorla is set to be released on December 31, 2011. It is set just before The Knights of the Old Republic storyline.