Head on over to io9 for another excerpt from author Delilah S. Dawson’s upcoming novel Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire. The novel’s first excerpt landed about a week ago along with a map of Black Spire Outpost designed by artist Jeff Carlisle.
The cover artwork and official synopsis for Black Spire was revealed back in March.
The 400-page title will be released on August 27 and is available for pre-order now in Hardcover, Ebook, and Audiobook formats. Check out the intro to the excerpt copied below and then take the supplied source link for the full read.
Set before the events that take place in the park’s ever-repeating single-day-story, Black Spire follows Vi (who you can meet at Galaxy’s Edge and help on covert missions for the Resistance) as she’s sent to Batuu on Leia’s behalf, hoping to establish Black Spire as a base for the Resistance in the wake of the First Order’s devastating invasion of the galaxy. But smugglers, merchants, and oddities hiding out on the galaxy’s edge are not exactly open to signing up for a new galactic war—especially when the First Order sends in Stormtroopers to root Vi out and take Black Spire Outpost for their own. But Vi will need their help if she has any hope of surviving long enough to…hang out with weird human tourists looking to ride the Millennium Falcon and drink multicolored milks.