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Lit Books Star Wars The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Captain RX, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Captain RX

    Captain RX Jedi Knight star 2

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  2. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. Until. . . .”


    ... I’m glad we waited so long for such a detailed blurb. :p

    I am excited for a new era (but when is this?) and new characters and a new series.
     
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  3. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

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    Jedi going on random missions across the galaxy sounds a bit boring for the future of Star Wars, especially if there is not a major threat or opposition.

    It's also dumb AF for me to judge anything by a cover, so I will quit the negativity right there.
     
  4. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I just hope the High Republic is set at least 1000 BBY, because set 400 years before(as was rumored) seriously restricts the potential conflicts.

    IG: @jedisufism
     
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  5. Golbolco

    Golbolco Jedi Knight star 2

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    It’s hard to get excited about it when we have maybe a paragraph more of information about the project than when we started.

    Keeping in mind that all the context we have about it are now-confirmed leaks. Looking at this alone, we still know very little about what the High Republic is or anything about the significance of these characters. Is there more coming?
     
  6. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes, the announcement is still to come in an hour or so.
     
  7. Captain RX

    Captain RX Jedi Knight star 2

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    I thought it was at 7 est which already passed?
     
  8. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

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    It's at 7 pst.
     
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  9. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

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    I love Star Wars when there is a lot of internal conflict and when boundaries are pushed. Spending a bunch of time when the Jedi are at their purest and lightest is gonna make it difficult for me to get that lol
     
  10. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Who said these Jedi are at their purest and lightest?
     
  11. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    Sounds interesting, though my attention will be peaked to a far more significant degree when we get a concrete date where the book is set.
     
  12. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Seems they want to go with a mythic golden age type thing. Which could easily be repetitive, given that the PT is already drawing on the fall of Rome sort of deal.

    That cover art is very evocative of that.

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  13. Darth Buzz

    Darth Buzz Jedi Master star 4

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    Well considering the project is call Luminous and the book is called Light of a Jedi, it seems this is going to be the time period where the Jedi are most pure. As the poster above alluded, the golden age of the Jedi.
     
  14. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Considering it's a Soule product, I doubt it. And the "light" idea chimes with the references we've had in the comics about High Republic Jedi establishing "lighthouses" in space to guide explorers, and a holocron apparently belonging to the book's main character offering to help guide Jedi searchers. I don't think it's a statement on some absolute purity or Roddenberry-style lack of conflict.
     
  15. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, at the risk of sparking debate I'm curious to see how the Jedi function under the Republic in this time frame.
    I hope there is still a Jedi Council of sorts, just for the sake of continuity and evolution. Though It would be interesting to see precisely how centralized they are, and their relationship with the Chancellor and the Judiciary.
    I doubt they would go full on vigilante, and it has been implied that they still had a close relationship with the Republic.
    But if this is the Jedi at their "purist" I am curious precisely how they strike that balance.
     
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  16. Captain RX

    Captain RX Jedi Knight star 2

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    My two biggest questions are Is this going to tie into the stuff hinted in the earlier canon marvel comics (Charles soules obi wan & Anakin, Kieran gillen’s Aphra) and will they be keeping it separate from the old republic era (so no dark saber, mandalorian wars, recanonized tales of the jedi/kotor characters, etc.)
     
  17. rocknroll41

    rocknroll41 Jedi Master star 3

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    That description blurb gives me the impression that the Jedi will be somehow cut off from the force or something. What else could “until...” even mean? Or is it trying to say that there’s something even greater than the force for the Jedi to discover?

    Looking forward to the proper reveal in the next hour or so!
     
  18. ConservativeJedi321

    ConservativeJedi321 Force Ghost star 6

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    Crazy canon welding theory: The "Until" makes me think of what Darth Tenebrous and his Master did in legends, where they opened the veil enough for the Jedi to feel the Dark Side again.
    Or what about their attempt to create a disease designed to separate the Jedi from the force?
    That took place much later in legends, but hey a new canon a new story.



    Just a couple possibilities, but anything could happen.
     
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  19. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    while my stack of Star Wars books is quite high this seems like the "main" book (kind of like how the Shadows of the Empire novel was the main release of SotE project) and I've always liked all of Soule's Star Wars comics so I think I will pick this up (along with all the comics, naturally)
     
  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Not yer parents SW.[face_devil]
     
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  21. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Master star 5

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    I wonder how good this novel will be, i enjoy his comics but never read his books. But i'm very excited for this.
     
  22. PimpBacca

    PimpBacca Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait soul is writing the adult novel? That’s pretty cool.
     
  23. Quinnocent-Till-Sith

    Quinnocent-Till-Sith Jedi Master star 3

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    Didn't Lucas say Wookiees weren't smart enough or something to be Jedi or am I misremembering?
     
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  24. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Master star 5

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    well he changed his mind when he had youngling wookiee in youngling arc in TCW.
     
  25. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    No, he was just reserving Wookiee Jedi characters because he had his own idea for one that he didn’t want to get confused with others. We didn’t eventually get a Wookiee Youngling in TCW, and I think Lucas originally wanted to do a Dark Times spin-off with that character, sort of like Rebels.