A new “Star Wars” novel has been announced today, and it’s one that I’m sure is going to make a lot of fans happy, as it is a novel staring Ahsoka Tano!
Nerdist had the exclusive reveal of the novel today, where it was revealed that it will be written by E.K. Johnston, and will answer several questions about Ahsoka’s reactions, and what she was doing during and after the events of “Revenge of the Sith.”
Here is the official press release about the novel released by Disney and Lucasfilm:
Ahsoka Tano, fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be the star of her own young adult novel from Disney Lucasfilm Press this October 11, 2016! Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance….
“Ahsoka has a long history, and there is much more to it than the fans know,” says Dave Filoni, Executive Producer/Supervising Director [of Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars]. “I have always worked on her story, even parts that I know we will probably never see on screen. By broadening her story from the animated series to the written page, I feel we have a real opportunity to provide fans with details about her character that they would not know otherwise. We are also responding to the strong fan support that we have seen Ahsoka receive over the last eight years. The fans want more Ahsoka and we are going to give it to you, and since I’ve been there since the beginning I am dedicated to working with publishing to help make this book as authentic a part of her story as if we filmed it for the series.”
Acclaimed author and Star Wars fan E.K. Johnston has been tapped to pen the novel to bring Ahsoka’s untold story to the legions of fans who demanded it. “Writing for Ahsoka is tremendously exciting. She has a blank spot in her story that I know a lot of fans (including myself!) want to see filled in. And being able to help tell her story is a dream come true.”
More details about the novel will be released in the coming months. And if your grabby hands are itching, the Ahsoka novel is already available for pre-order wherever books are sold.
This has now shot up the top of my list of most anticipated “Star Wars” novels this year, as it will be a brand new story about Ahsoka, set in a time period I just love learning more about. Not to mention after last night’s amazing “Star Wars Rebels” season two finale, I’m anxious to read or see any new stories featuring Ahsoka!
We’ll be able to read about this part of Ahsoka’s journey on October 11th, 2016.