Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi

Kevin Hearne[1]

Cover artist

Larry Rostant[2]

Publication information

Del Rey[1]

Release date

February 17, 2015[3]

Media type





Between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back[2]

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi is an upcoming Star Wars novel written by Kevin Hearne. It takes place between the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The story features Luke Skywalker in the main role, and is told from Luke's first-person point of view. It is due out in January 2015.

The novel was written in conjunction with the Lucasfilm story department. As such, it is considered an official story and part of a unified canonical universe that, as of now, includes the Star Wars films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and other official books.

Publisher's summaryEdit

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

A thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and—for the first time ever—written entirely from Luke Skywalker's first-person point of view.

Amazon UK summaryEdit

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.[4]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Disney Publishing Worldwide and Random House Announce Relaunch of Star Wars Adult Fiction Line on
  2. 2.0 2.1 Del Rey/Star Wars Books on Facebook
  3. StarWarsBooks Tweet June 23, 2014: "HEIR TO THE JEDI by @KevinHearne new on sale is Feb 17, 2015. Just publisher shuffling dates. We're all fine here. How are you? @starwars"
  4. Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi on Amazon UK
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