Release Dates for HEIR TO THE JEDI, LORDS OF THE SITH Pushed Back
According to book publisher Del Rey’s Star Wars Facebook page, two new upcoming Star Wars novels have had their publishing dates pushed back a bit. Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne is pushed back from February 17, 2015 to March 3, 2015, and Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp jumps back by only a week from April 21, 2015 to April 28, 2015.
Plot synopsis for Heir to the Jedi:
The Galactic Civil War rages on after the destruction of the Death Star and Luke Skywalker struggles to learn more about the Force without the aid of Obi-Wan Kenobi – or indeed without any aid at all. But the few memories he has of Obi-Wan’s instruction point the way to a stronger control of the Force, and he is encouraged to pursue it by a new friend in the Alliance. When Luke, R2-D2 and his new ally are tasked with liberating a valuable asset from the Empire and delivering her to a safe planet where she can aid the Alliance, their journey across the galaxy is fraught with peril – and opportunities for Luke to discover the mysteries of the Force.
Heir to the Jedi was originally planned to be Book Three to “Empire and Rebellion” series, the first two being Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells and Honor Among Thieves by S.A. Corey. However, since Lucasfilm declared that all the original EU novels were no longer canon, Del Rey is releasing Heir to the Jedi outside from “Empire and Rebellion.”
Plot synopsis for Lords of the Sith:
When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely solely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail.
Both novels will be considered part of the new Star Wars Expanded Universe canon with A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir by Jeremy Barlow, and Tarkin by James Luceno.