Lit Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne

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  1. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne

    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. Created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group. Coming January 2015.
  2. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    Ooh, Luke Skywaler I, Jedi style. I will say I dislike the title, as it sounds too close to Heir to the Empire and the first Young Jedi Knights novel, Heir to the Force.
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  3. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    Well played Disney, well played.
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  4. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Luke Skywalker stars in the long-awaited spiritual prequel to I, Jedi - I, Farmboy!
  5. Ordo Skirata Jedi Grand Master

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    So this is canon, but Honor Among Thieves isn't? Makes sense (not really). At least with these new books we're getting new cover art.
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  6. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    A tight, "dancing with the stars" shirt open down to nipple level, and some tight, rawhide/leather pants. Yeah, that totally looks like something Luke would wear.

    And whose right arm is that? And where is it coming from? Hyperspace?
  7. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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  8. JediMara77 Force Ghost

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    That cover is GORGEOUS. *drool*
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  9. Grievousdude Jedi Grand Master

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    Will be getting this. Interested to see the start of this new EU.
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  10. ZanderSolo Force Ghost

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    We'll he has his Father's saber, so uhhh...SotME with a cool new cover?
  11. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    GAAH! 1st person POV, I, Jedi-style Luke book? Four out of four awesome covers? I...just...I...it's like Christmas! :D
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    are those TIE Fighters in Beggar's Canyon? Is he challenging Imperials to out-varmint him?
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  13. jedislider18 Jedi Master

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    I don't think Honor Among Thieves isn't going to be canon. Officially everything after ROTJ is no longer canon so it should still be ok. I would like to get a little bit for info about the story though. I don't really care that the book will be first person point of view, that doesn't affect whether or not I get it, I want to know something about the plot. The other books announced gave us something. I mean I'll still read it, but the whole first person thing means nothing to me. The cover art is pretty good though.
  14. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    He spent his entire life up until this point on Tatooine - of course he's going to have a terrible fashion sense. We should be glad he doesn't look like an opera house reject.
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  15. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Okay, I have to say it.

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  16. Ordo Skirata Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, all previously released EU material falls under the "Legends" (i.e. non-canon) banner, including SWEaR:HAT.
  17. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Let's not jump to conclussions. All they said was that Legends is going to a tag for reprints of existing EU material. We still don't know what pre-ROTJ material is non-canon.
  18. Ordo Skirata Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not sure I'm jumping. When asked about the Empire and Rebellion series, Heddle said that only Heir to the Jedi was canon.

  19. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    There's still nothing to tell us that everything's going to be Legendized; only that these books fit the bill. Their "post-ROTJ" wording was pretty clear.

    Do I think it's the most likely outcome? Oh yes. But there's still no official word on it.
  20. blackmyron Chosen One

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    A story set between ANH and TESB? That's just crazy enough to work.
  21. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    Official word, at your request.

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  22. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    That looks more definitive, indeed.

    I'll wait to see an official announcement, though.
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  23. Wonderllama Jedi Master

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    It does seem silly that the rest of Empire and Rebellion can't be considered canon. I really don't see the harm. They were released so recently too. They should just try rebranding the paperback versions when they come out
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  24. blackmyron Chosen One

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    Seriously, there just seems to be no thought in this. Would it have been difficult to have them part of the Neu EU, not discussed it ahead of the announcement, and then mention that they were, in fact, part of the Neu EU once the announcement was made?
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  25. SWpants Force Ghost

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    That's what I was thinking.

    Also, he's a no-name in the 'verse, which concerns me.