What to Know About Star Wars The High Republic Book Series

2021 was an amazing year for Star Wars media but one that has flown under the radar is The High Republic book series! Read on for all there is to know about Star Wars: The High Republic book series.

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What is the Star Wars High Republic?

Star Wars: The High Republic is a new Star Wars tale spanning books, comics, and beyond. The series is divided into three phases; the first, Light of the Jedi, will run through 2021 and into 2022, with the second phase, Quest of the Jedi, and the third phase, Trials of the Jedi, coming at a future date.

The Star Wars High Republic introduces new characters including the antagonistic “space Vikings” known as the Nihil and their conflicts with the Jedi.

When does the Star Wars High Republic take PLace?

Star Wars The High Republic takes place roughly 200 years before the Star Wars films and 800 years after the fall of the “Old Republic”

Is there a Star Wars High Republic Movie?

Not yet, however Star Wars: The High Republic Show, a behind-the-scenes web series on the official Star Wars YouTube channel and website. The series releases on a bi-monthly basis, and features guests like the book authors discussing the works and what went into making them. 

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It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm But the even brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.

The heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe, following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi.



The Republic Fair is coming! Visitors from all over the galaxy are traveling to the planet Valo for a massive, awe-inspiring festival celebrating the Republic. While his fellow Valons prepare for the fair, Jedi Padawan Ram Jomaram is hiding out in his favorite place: a dingy garage filled with mechanical parts and tools. But when a security alarm goes off on the nearby hilltop nicknamed Crashpoint Peak, he ventures out with his trusty droid V-18 to investigate. There he discovers that someone has knocked out Valo’s communications tower―a frightening sign that Valo, and the Republic Fair, are in danger. Sure enough, as Ram races to warn the Jedi, the dreaded Nihil unleash a surprise attack! It’s up to Ram to face down the enemy at Crashpoint Tower and send a call for help to the Republic. Luckily, he’s about to get some assistance from unexpected new friends…

Vernestra Rwoh is a new Jedi Knight at age sixteen, but her first real assignment feels an awful lot like babysitting. She’s been charged with supervising twelve-year old aspiring inventor Avon Starros on a cruiser headed to the dedication of a wondrous new space station called Starlight Beacon. But soon into their journey, bombs go off aboard the cruiser. While the adult Jedi try to save the ship, Vernestra, Avon, Avon’s droid J-6, a Jedi Padawan, and an ambassador’s son make it to an escape shuttle, but communications are out and supplies are low. They decide to land on a nearby moon, which offers shelter but not much more. And unbeknownst to them, danger lurks in the forest…. 


When a disaster strikes in hyperspace, putting the people of Hetzal Prime in grave danger, only the Jedi of the High Republic can save the day! Click here for a full review of The Great Jedi Rescue!

Showdown at the Fair is an exciting full-color storybook brings to life an epic clash between the Jedi Knights and their mysterious enemies, the Nihil. Burryaga the Wookiee Padawan and his fellow Jedi must save the day! Click here for a full review of Showdown at the Fair!

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