Sunday, 15 February 2015
OUT THIS MONTH IN UK HARDBACK: 'HEIR TO THE JEDI'
Still the youthful and innocent hero with a new cause and a new life amongst the stars, Luke Skywalker, the Rebel Alliance's boldest recruit, having previously rescued Princess Leia Organa from her Imperial captors, and destroying the dreaded Death Star in the process, continues his early action-packed adventures in his first new starring novel in quite some while- the first officially created to be considered as canon by the LUCASFILM STORY GROUP, as part of the Classic Trilogy in the run up to EPISODE VII. HEIR TO THE JEDI, written by best selling author Kevin Hearne, arrives in UK hardback from CENTURY on 26th February, 2015.
Here's the story info:
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker’s first-person point of view.
Luke Skywalker’s game-changing destruction of the Death Star has made him not only a hero of the Rebel Alliance but a valuable asset in the ongoing battle against the Empire. Though he’s a long way from mastering the power of the Force, there’s no denying his phenomenal skills as a pilot—and in the eyes of Rebel leaders Princess Leia Organa and Admiral Ackbar, there’s no one better qualified to carry out a daring rescue mission crucial to the Alliance cause.
A brilliant alien cryptographer renowned for her ability to breach even the most advanced communications systems is being detained by Imperial agents determined to exploit her exceptional talents for the Empire’s purposes. But the prospective spy’s sympathies lie with the Rebels, and she’s willing to join their effort in exchange for being reunited with her family. It’s an opportunity to gain a critical edge against the Empire that’s too precious to pass up. It’s also a job that demands the element of surprise. So Luke and the ever-resourceful droid R2-D2 swap their trusty X-wing fighter for a sleek space yacht piloted by brash recruit Nakari Kelen, daughter of a biotech mogul, who’s got a score of her own to settle with the Empire.
Challenged by ruthless Imperial bodyguards, death-dealing enemy battleships, merciless bounty hunters, and monstrous brain-eating parasites, Luke plunges head-on into a high-stakes espionage operation that will push his abilities as a Rebel fighter and would-be Jedi to the limit. If ever he needed the wisdom of Obi-Wan Kenobi to shepherd him through danger, it’s now. But Luke will have to rely on himself, his friends, and his own burgeoning relationship with the Force to survive.
Read an excerpt here: Heir to the Jedi: Star Wars by Kevin Hearne - Book - eBook - Audiobook - Random House
Get the book here: Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi: Amazon.co.uk: Kevin Hearne: 9781780892610: Books
Look out for AFICIONADO's review, soon...