In March 2023 Random House World’s is publishing a new adult novel by author Sam Maggs, Star Wars Battle Scars, that is set just before the new, highly anticipated, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor video game. Bridging the gap in between Star Was: Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars Jed: Survivor.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most popular Star Wars video games of all time featuring Jedi survivor of Order 66, Cal Kestis has he faces off with inquisitors, escapes Darth Vader, and builds his own crew of heroes.
Cal is everything that the Jedi represent; kind, resilient, and steadfast in his mission to help those who need him.
I haven’t personally played the game. It came out when I had two children under the age of three and free time was hard to find. While I thought the game looked amazing I just couldn’t justify getting a new gaming system and spending 10s of hours playing it.
But do know the key points of the story and it’s a fantastic part of Star Wars canon.
Most of all this news has me excited to experience the next chapter Cal Kestis’s story without needing to play the games. This is a must read for me personally.
Check out the full publisher’s description below:
Cal Kestis has built a new life for himself with the crew of the Stinger Mantis. Together, Cal’s crew has brought down bounty hunters, defeated Inquisitors, and even evaded Darth Vader himself. More importantly, Merrin, Cere, Greez, and faithful droid BD-1 are the closest thing Cal has had to a family since the fall of the Jedi Order. Even as the galaxy’s future grows more uncertain by the day, with each blow struck against the Empire, the Mantis crew grows more daring.
On what should be a routine mission, they meet a stormtrooper determined to chart her own course with the help of Cal and the crew. In exchange for help starting a new life, the Imperial deserter brings word of a powerful, potentially invaluable tool for their fight against the Empire. And even better, she can help them get to it. The only catch — pursuing it will bring them into the path of one of the Empire’s most dangerous servants, the Inquisitor known as the Fifth Brother.
Can the Imperial deserter truly be trusted? And while Cal and his friends have survived run-ins with the Inquisitors before, how many times can they evade the Empire before their luck runs out?
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