Star Wars Twitter was all in a fuss yesterday after a few days of teasing by author Delilah Dawson about a new book announcement that never came for whatever reason yesterday. But the wait is over because this morning StarWars.com released an article detailing not just Delilah Dawson’s new book but a few other tie in novels that will further flesh out the upcoming Galaxy’s Edge park at Disney.
The first thing cover in the article is Dawson’s new book titled Black Spire. As we know now Black Spire is the name of the town on Batuu in which we will all get to explore when Galaxy’s Edge opens.
In this novel, a prequel to the Disney Parks experience, General Leia Organa dispatches her top spy to Batuu in a desperate search for Resistance allies.
This novel looks like it will set up why the Resistance is on Batuu at all. Giving guest who want to know the backstory to the story they are living out in the Disney Parks that opportunity to have even more depth. I expect most of the characters we meet will be a large part of the overall experience in the park.
The second book announced by StarWars.com is a young adult novel that gives me Lost Stars vibes by its description.
In this Young Adult novel, Izzy and Jules were best friends until Izzy’s family abruptly left Batuu when she was six. Now she’s back, and Jules, the boy who never left, is unsure what to make of her. While on the run from vengeful smugglers and an angry pirate, the two friends will come to terms with who they are, and what they mean to each other.
Lost Stars is still one of my favorite books in recent years so having another novel about two young kids trying to find their place in a galaxy that is changing by the day alongside them is appealing to me. Just like the Black Spire novel I would bet we get to run into some of these characters during our time in the park.
The last book announced this morning is Star Wars: Myths & Fables. The cover alone sells me on giving this one a try.
In this middle grade novel, hear the thrilling space tales, fables, and myths that are told in a galaxy far, far away. The book features two stories that take place on the remote Outer Rim world of Batuu, plus many other untold tales from the edge of the galaxy, lushly illustrated in a style that pays homage to real-world children’s classics.
I don’t remember what age range Legends of Luke Skywalker was gear toward but this book sounds a lot like that one. The stories we will be presented with seem to focus more on the story telling rather than if it fits into real “canon” or not. The Legends of Luke Skywalker did a fantastic job doing just that so we will see if this book is just as successful.
To read more about these upcoming books and a excerpt from Star Wars: Myths & Fables head over to StarWars.com.