You may recall this post, in which I was lamenting the end of the Legacy of the Force series of Star Wars novels and wondering if there would be another series to follow. I am so happy today that the next series has been announced- The Fate of the Jedi. It will be a series of 9 books released over a three year period, so I'll be assured of some good reading material coming my way.
Slated to author three of the books each are Aaron Allston, Troy Denning, and Christie Golden. I'm pleased to see Allston in the lineup- I really enjoyed his X-Wing novels and the books he wrote for Legacy of the Force. He's so funny (yub yub, Commander)!
Not much is known about the books yet except that Allston's is the first and will be titled Outcast, releasing March 24, 2009 and coming in at 256 pages (so short!?!). Here is a list of links where I found what little information there is.
- Club Jade FOTJ posts
- Fate of the Jedi page on the Wookieepedia
- Blurb on the EU Cantina
- An update from TheForce.net
- Allston's book listing on Amazon
Oh, and Troy, Christie, and Aaron? Could we maybe not kill off a pile of characters this go-round? It was bad enough losing Mara Jade and Jacen Solo in LOTF. If you kill off Kyp Durron, I will be a very unhappy reader. And Corran. I like Corran, too. And Wedge. And Jag Fel. And Zekk. Okay, you know what? No killing anybody. Period.
Since there is no cover art as of yet, I'll leave you with a cover from one of the Japanese Editions of a New Jedi Order novel. The Japanese covers totally rock- so much better than the US cover art. I'm tempted to buy all the books just for the covers, though I can't read a single character from the Kanji.