This Weeks Publications – 23rd September 2019

Welcome to this week’s publications breakdown.

The scheduled releases for this week will be;

Tuesday 24th September 2019

  Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray
(Del Rey)
US paperback release date
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future in the first canon Star Wars novel to take place before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own. But while Qui-Gon has faced all manner of threats and danger as a Jedi, nothing has ever scared him like the thought of failing his apprentice.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has deep respect for his Master but struggles to understand him. Why must Qui-Gon so often disregard the laws that bind the Jedi? Why is Qui-Gon drawn to ancient Jedi prophecies instead of more practical concerns? And why wasn’t Obi-Wan told that Qui-Gon is considering an invitation to join the Jedi Council—knowing it would mean the end of their partnership? The simple answer scares him: Obi-Wan has failed his Master.
When Jedi Rael Averross, another former student of Dooku, requests their assistance with a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi travel to the royal court of Pijal for what may be their final mission together. What should be a simple assignment quickly becomes clouded by deceit, and by visions of violent disaster that take hold in Qui-Gon’s mind. As Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecy grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in him is tested—just as a threat surfaces that will demand that Master and apprentice come together as never before or be divided forever.
 

Star Wars: Character Encyclopaedia
(DK Publishing)
Updated with amazing new material!
The definitive guide to the people, aliens, and droids of the Star Wars galaxy is now packed with new characters from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Want to know how tall Snoke is? Or where the ferocious Nexu comes from? Look no further than the Star Wars: Character Encyclopaedia. This handy guide is full of fun facts and intriguing information, guaranteed to enthral fans for hours on end. With more than 200 heroes, villains, and creatures, it’s the perfect introduction to the Star Wars universe. With never-before-seen information revealing backstories and personalities, even diehard fans will learn new facts about iconic characters!

Wednesday 25th September 2019

Age of Resistance: Kylo Ren #1
(Marvel Comics)
• ANAKIN SKYWALKER casts a long shadow.
• Can KYLO REN ever escape his infamous grandfather’s reputation?
• Or will he succeed where DARTH VADER failed?
Cover variants: A – Noto, B – McKone, C – Frenz (Galactic Moments 27/36)

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple #2 (of 5)
(Marvel Comics)
IN THE GLORY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, TWO JEDI WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN A BATTLE THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND – A BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES!
Following a sudden ambush in the jungles of Ontotho, Young Padawan Cere Junda is left to find her own way on a hostile planet. But local freedom fighters are happy to take Cere Junda in – if she will fight by their side!
Cover variants: A –Villanelli, B – Game Variant

Target Vader #3 (of 6)
(Marvel Comics)
THE DOUBLE CROSS
• VALANCE and his crew of bounty hunters have DARTH VADER on the ropes, surrounding him with enemy ships.
• Vader is the greatest pilot in the galaxy, though, and he’s about to go head to head with the Imperial Navy’s former best pilot… Beilert Valance!
• But if Valance can survive this aerial duel, will he survive betrayal on land, as a member of the Rebellion lies hidden within his ranks!
Cover variants: A – Klein

Star Wars Adventures #26
(IDW Publishing)
The last of three issues spotlighting the Sequel Trilogy!
Witness one of the many lessons Rey learned from Luke Skywalker during her time on Ahch-To. Plus, in an all-new instalment of Tales from Wild Space, Resistance pilot Tallie teaches her squad how to overcome their fears.
Cover variants: A – Charm, B – Levens, C – Simeone

Thursday 26th September 2019

Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray
(Arrow)
UK paperback release date

You will be able to find these on sale from your usual high street bookstores, news-stands and online retailers.