Lit Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

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  1. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    One of the most recent announcements from the NYCC Del Rey Panel. Tentatively titled Kenobi, this will be a novel focusing on Obi-Wan Kenobi sometime after the events of Revenge of the Sith. It'll be written by John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant, Lost Tribe of the Sith, Knights of the Old Republic).

    Personally I think that the almost 20 some years between ROTS and A New Hope has always been an interesting time period, save for the crazy and ridiculously overpowered Force User running around every now and again. But what do we know about good old Ben and what he was up to during this time? He watched Luke for the most part, helped out Ferus a bit, and dueled the future Darth Krayt. For the most part that's almost 2 decades where he could've been getting up to any number of crazy adventures. This is just a promotional image, but he's clearly on Tatooine. So assuming the novel's just set there, what could he possibly be doing that'd be enough for a novel? I personally find it a little hard to believe he'd do anything except watch Luke if he was on that planet, however he is still a Jedi. If he saw people in danger he'd help. So perhaps it'll have something to do with the slave trade on the planet, or the Hutts, or hell maybe even the Tuskens. (Though i'm not sure how that'd play out with A'Shared being on the planet as well at some point, though it could work)

    Regardless I personally think this is a novel that has been a long time coming. Obi-Wan's one of the best characters in the series and one of the greatest Jedi of all time. Its about time we found out what he was really doing in his later years besides watching the future Grandmaster of the New Jedi Order. Thoughts?


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  2. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    I don't care what the subject is, I'm just happy that JJM is writing it.
  3. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    Just checked, Obi-Wan didn't meet Hett until 17 years BBY. I've always assumed Hett went straight to Tatooine after the Clone Wars, so i'm not sure how they didn't run into each other. Probably won't have anything to do with the Tuskens to keep it believable.

    I also didn't notice before, but that looks like the old Lars homestead in the background there.
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  4. AirNeeva Jedi Master

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    Whew. One book that I am actually looking forward to. *cough* coming up "Denningverse"*cough*.
  5. TheRedBlade Force Ghost

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    A feel that this artwork, if used as a cover, should be held up as an example of what all covers everywhere should be.
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  6. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    MUST HAVE, great art and congrats to JJM! can't wait
  7. CaptainPeabody Force Ghost

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  8. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    Very interesting sounding. I wonder if there will be any more incidents of "Angry Drunk" Kenobi, or "Gimme your money, I need Groceries" Kenobi in the book.
  9. JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant

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    And here would be my post on the book.

    Kept pretty quiet about this before now, I did. Hope you'll enjoy it!
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  10. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV - Vacationing and stuff

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    Somewhat explains why both Knight Errant and Lost Tribe are ending/on hold. Still, great announcent. Obi-Wan is sorely underrepresented in the EU. And this is a great period of time to explore the character.

    Though, hardcover. [face_frustrated]
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  11. Skywalker2B Force Ghost

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    Really looking forward to this one! Kenobi is my favorite part of the PT. It will also be cool to see Luke mentioned.
  12. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  13. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    About time! :D
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  14. Skywalker2B Force Ghost

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    Thanks for posting here, John! Hopefully you'll get more than just me posting comments on your blog! :)
  15. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    So that would be ghost Obi-Wan, I take it?
  16. Skywalker2B Force Ghost

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    Hey John, perhaps your next SW could be "Organa". ;)
  17. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    "Kenobi is a sweeping story that's part epic western, part high-stakes drama, part romance— but it’s all Star Wars, taking place in the early days of Obi-Wan’s exile to Tatooine. I shouldn’t expand too much beyond what Random House said on its panel and Facebook page, but I can say this. I’ve been working on this concept for years — I’ll talk more about that process later on — and the basics are pretty simple. The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan — and learn to live as Ben."

    I think I speak for everyone when I say:


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  18. Skywalker2B Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I caught that too, but figured I'd let him change it to BBY.
  19. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    My bad. Haven't had my coffee yet. [face_coffee]
  20. Skywalker2B Force Ghost

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    NO! We don't want John to shut up! We want him to tell us as much as he can about his book! Or, at least, I do.
  21. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    hah. @Barriss_Coffee was just speculating a while back that LFL probably had something like that in the works... guess she was right!
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  22. Eternal_Hero Jedi Master

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  23. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Adding this onto my Amazon list...
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  24. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Thread title changed for clarity and to get more attention.

    I suppose this'll be my first JJM work that I read. Not that I've been avoiding the others--I've been meaning to get to KOTOR someday.
  25. colojedi7 Jedi Grand Master

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    So looking forward to this! Obi-Wan and Luke are my two favorite characters!! [face_party]
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