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The on-line publishing catalog Edelweiss has been updated with a publisher’s summary and marketing copy for Star Wars: A New Dawn by author John Jackson Miller. A New Dawn will be released in hardcover and eBook formats on September 2, 2014 and feature a foreword by Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni.

Hardcover copy:

It’s an all-new Star Wars galaxy going forward, and to kick off this exciting new era of storytelling we are publishing the very first novel set in the years leading up to the original Star Wars movie, a previously untouchable time frame in Star Wars history. Features key characters from the upcoming television series, Star Wars: Rebels. With a foreword by Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels!

The stage is set for the coming Rebellion against the Empire: Kanan is a Jedi survivor of Order 66. Refusing to wield his lightsaber ever again, he makes a living as a freelance pilot, keeping his head down to avoid any Imperial attention. But when the beautiful Hera Syndulla sweeps into his life at the same time his friends and his livelihood are being threatened by an Imperial plot, he faces the biggest choice of his life: keep hiding…or or make a stand and risk the wrath of the Empire.

Story Locale: The Star Wars galaxy

eBook copy:

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….

“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”-Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.

Additional marketing copy:

STAR WARS IS ON THE VERGE OF BEING BIGGER THAN EVER: An all-new animated Star Wars television show, Rebels, launches on the Disney Channel in October 2014, kicking off a new era of Star Wars media, to be followed up December 18, 2015 by the long-awaited major motion picture, Star Wars: Episode VII!

BRAND-NEW ERA IN STAR WARS STORYTELLING: With the creation of the Disney/Lucasfilm Story Group, all Star Wars fiction—movies, television, video games, books, comics—will now share equally in the design and development of the Star Wars galaxy. Every novel, beginning with Star Wars: A New Dawn, will be a true part of official Star Wars continuity!

PERFECT ENTRY FOR NEW STAR WARS READERS: You don’t have to know anything about Star Wars—new or old—to enjoy this exciting new science-fiction adventure story.

NEW CHARACTERS IN THE SPIRIT OF CLASSIC STAR WARS: Kanan the Jedi; Hera the female rebel; Imperial villains in the style of the legendary Darth Vader; brave civilians willing to risk their lives in the name of independence and justice—A New Dawn encompasses everything Star Wars stands for!

COMFORT FOR CORE FANS: John Jackson Miller, the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Kenobi, is a fan-favorite Star Wars writer, which will ensure that the galaxy far, far away continues to be in good hands.

MASSIVE PROMOTION: With the launch of the Rebels TV show and the upcoming Episode VII film, all Star Wars licensees will be rolling out their biggest marketing efforts yet, all focusing on breathing ever greater life into this already vibrant franchise.

MORE EVENTS AND CONVENTIONS THAN EVER: The annual Star Wars Reads Day event gets bigger every year (Reads Day 2014 is 10/11/14). With Del Rey hitting conventions across the country—C2E2, PhoenixCon, San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, and, in May 2015, Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim—we’ll keep our Star Wars novels front and center throughout the entire year to come.

© 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or TM where indicated. All rights reserved.

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SOURCE: Edelweiss

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