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Book Continues the Adventures of Luke Skywalker

Lando, Luke, Star Wars, Shadow of the Sith

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This summer, Luke Skywalker teams with Lando Calrissian in an adventure hinted at in The Rise of Skywalker in the new volume Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith

One of the great joys of Star Wars remains its ability to give the viewer, reader, thinker a kind of fairy tale vacation, even for just a few minutes. Now, as a blogger, catching up on Star Wars news makes that virtual transportation visceral. Most fitting because the difference between reality and illusion becomes a significant facet of the upcoming novel, Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith, by Adam Christopher.

Finding itself in the timeline between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the reader finds themselves on an adventure with Luke Skywalker on Exegol, by way of Tython; both locations, which will tie the novel into two eras of Star Wars, and perhaps further the understanding of the significance of Rey’s victory in Star Wars Episode IX.

Coming this summer: Shadow of the Sith

StarWars.com posted:

Star Wars, Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill is Luke Skywalker, and Daisy Ridley is Rey. Image: Lucasfilm.

Jedi Master Luke Skywalker is haunted by visions of the dark side, foretelling an ominous secret growing somewhere in the depths of space, on a dead world called Exegol. The disturbance in the Force is undeniable and Luke’s worst fears are confirmed when his old friend Lando Calrissian comes to him with reports of a new Sith menace.

With the synopsis came a view of the upcoming book’s cover:

Cover Art. Star Wars: Shadow of the Sith. Image: StarWars.com.

SPOILERS AHEAD

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Meanwhile, the Mother Ship also gave fans a peek at the prose:

Kylo Ren arrives on Exegol in Star Wars: Episode IX. Image: Lucasfilm.

There was a bang, more like a thunderclap, and everything went black. The breeze dropped, the air still and warm. Luke took a breath and could taste dry dust on his tongue, and then he realized he wasn’t sitting on the seeing stone anymore. Tython was gone… He knew immediately where he was. He had been here many times recently, this nightmare landscape of his visions.

Only now he knew its name.

This was Exegol, the hidden world of Sith only whispered about in ancient texts.

You can read a whole lot more of this not-so-ancient text on StarWars.com.

Ancient Jedi texts. Image: StarWars.com.