A brand new chapter in the long-spanning narrative of Star Wars will be introduced in Star Wars: The High Republic. Set 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the collection of prequel stories is aimed to highlight the golden age of the Jedi while also introducing exciting and compelling characters.
Just like the movies, the release of The High Republic has been affected by the global pandemic, with the first title delayed to January. Still, the anticipation for The High Republic is high, especially after the reveal that Master Yoda will play a significant role in the overall narrative.
In the past weeks, Star Wars has been providing hints about the overall outlook of The High Republic, revealing details about the villains and protagonists of the upcoming project. Now, an important tidbit about the launch title of The High Republic has been unveiled, seemingly hinting at the presence of more action-packed sequences.
Star Wars officially released the cover art of Charles Soule's The Light of the Jedi from The High Republic prequel series. The cover art below is said to be an exclusive special edition of the book that will be available only from Out of Print.
The back and front cover reveal an exciting (and likely deadly) battle moments away from starting:
In a separate tweet, Soule unveiled a full look at the exciting action sequence depicted in the cover art while confirming that this specific scene will be featured in the book.
Look! The special edition of my upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic novel LIGHT OF THE JEDI - a stunning, textless wraparound painting, and yes, this scene is in the book. Gorgeous.— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) December 2, 2020
To celebrate, I also did an all-new interview with @KristinBaver: https://t.co/cxxhJruW4I pic.twitter.com/PUqRbZY2LF
Although The High Republic is a collection of novels, the cover art still managed to showcase the exciting action that The Light of the Jedi will feature. Soule has been vocal about the “wild and epic” scale of The High Republic in the past, and this cover art seemingly alludes to that point.
Based on the book's cover, it prominently featured some protagonists that were already introduced in various concept art in the past, such as Keeve Trennis. On top of that, the terrifying new villains of The High Republic can also be spotted on the cover art as well. It's safe to say that this particular action sequence holds much significance, and it will be exciting to find out how this battle unfolds in the book.
Interestingly, the timeline that The High Republic will explore offers a fresh ground of storytelling for the franchise to expand in a potential movie or TV series in the future. Given the interconnected nature of Star Wars, it wouldn't be surprising if The High Republic is one of the next big things in Star Wars content down the line.
All in all, The High Republic is shaping up to bring exciting new adventures to the Star Wars universe.