Lucasfilm Publishing’s “The High Republic” publishing initiative for the “Star Wars” expanded universe was initially revealed by Disney in 2020, representing with an ambitious lineup of interconnected young adult books, adult novels, and comic books set 200 years before “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” when the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy far, far away.
Starting in January 2021, Phase 1 of the “Star Wars: The High Republic” series of this planned “Star Wars” expansion project rolled out with its A-team of authors Charles Soule (“Light of the Jedi”), Justina Ireland (“A Test of Courage”), Claudia Gray (“Into the Dark”), Cavan Scott (Marvel’s “The High Republic” comic), and Daniel José Older (IDW’s “Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures” comic). Now, the new Insight Editions book
With the third and final phase of continued sci-fi tales from this glorious time arriving in November, “Star Wars: The High Republic” has already amassed enough heroes, villains, aliens, spaceships, weapons, creatures, vehicles, and planetary destinations across its spectrum to be collected in a deluxe new companion volume arriving March 21 from publisher Insight Editions: Chronicles of the Jedi: An illustrated Guide to the Galaxy’s Golden Age (opens in new tab).”
Written by “Star Wars” veteran Cole Horton, the new book is an informative 160-page hardcover to refresh your memories of previous “Star Wars: The High Republic” adventures unspooling from this rich storytelling territory.
It’s an in-universe reference manual that plunges you right into the heart of the Jedi Knights‘ triumphant deeds while providing useful knowledge of their turbulent interstellar world long before the Skywalker clan came onto the scene.
This absorbing collector’s book is saturated with original illustrations, explanatory historical passages, concept artwork, background details, timeline charts, character profiles, lightsaber designs, mysteries of the Force, and never-seen illustrations that were all created to help build out this Camelot-like age when the Jedi Order reigned supreme.
Fans of the honored era can also transport themselves in the legends and lore of “Star Wars: The High Republic’s” colorful new cast of personalities like Elzar Mann, Avar Kriss, Bell Zettifar, Stellan Gios, Keeve Trennis, Burryaga, Yoda, and many others.
Insight Editions’ “Chronicles of the Jedi: An Illustrated Guide To The Galaxy’s Golden Age (opens in new tab)” lands on March 21.