Three Star Wars Legends Novels Getting “Essential Legends” Reprints In May 2023

Three Star Wars Legends Novels Getting "Essential Legends" Reprints In May 2023

Switching it up today and instead of making a post about comics I wanted to point out three legends novels that are getting reprints as part of the “Essential Legends Collection” by Random House Worlds.

Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi – Into the Void by Tim Lebbon, Star Wars: Republic Commando – Hard Contact by Karen Traviss, and Star Wars: Yoda – Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart will be getting fresh softcover prints next month.

The most notable to me is the Dawn of the Jedi novel by Tim Lebbon since it was announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 that James Mangold will be creating a Dawn of the Jedi movie about the very first Jedi and the origin of the Force.

I haven’t personally read any of these novels but I’m likely going to start a read through of all of the Dawn of the Jedi Novels this summer.

That’s all for today. Not a ton of insight. Just wanted to let you know that these exist and that the final order cutoff for retailers is this Monday, April 23.

See all books and comics with a Final Order Cutoff coming soon on TFAW.

You can see the cover art, publisher’s description and pre-order details below if you want to check them out.

Star Wars: Yoda – Dark Rendezvous


(W) Sean Stewart

The savage Clone Wars have forced the Republic to the edge of collapse. During the height of the battle, one Jedi Knight escapes the carnage to deliver a message to Yoda on Coruscant. It appears that Dooku wants peace and demands a rendezvous. Chances are slim that the treacherous Count is sincere but, with a million lives at stake, Yoda has no choice. The meeting will take place on Vjun, a planet steeped in evil. The challenge could not be more difficult. Can Yoda win back his once promising pupil from the dark side or will Count Dooku unleash his sinister forces against his former mentor? Either way, Yoda is sure of one thing: this battle will be one of the fiercest he’ll ever face.

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $17.00

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Star Wars: Yoda - Dark Rendezvous Essential Legends Collection

Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – Into The Void


(W) Tim Lebbon

On the planet Tython, the ancient Je’daii order was founded. And at the feet of its wise Masters, Lanoree Brock learned the mysteries and methods of the Force-and found her calling as one of its most powerful disciples. But as strongly as the Force flowed within Lanoree and her parents, it remained absent in her brother, who grew to despise and shun the Je’daii, and whose training in its ancient ways ended in tragedy.

Now, from her solitary life as a Ranger keeping order across the galaxy, Lanoree has been summoned by the Je’daii Council on a matter of utmost urgency. The leader of a fanatical cult, obsessed with traveling beyond the reaches of known space, is bent on opening a cosmic gateway using dreaded dark matter as the key-risking a cataclysmic reaction that will consume the entire star system. A staggering revelation makes clear why she was chosen: The brilliant, dangerous madman she must track down and stop at any cost is the brother whose death she has long grieved-and whose life she must now fear.

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $17.00

Pre-order here

Star Wars Dawn of the Jedi Essential Legends Collection

Star Wars: Republic Commando – Hard Contact


(W) Karen Traviss

On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies.

The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned, deep behind enemy lines with no backup-and working with strangers instead of trusted teammates. Matters don’t improve when Darman, the squad’s demolitions expert, gets separated from the others during planetfall. Even Darman’s apparent good luck in meeting an inexperienced Padawan vanishes once Etain admits to her woeful naivety. For the separated clone commandos and stranded Jedi, a long, dangerous journey lies ahead, through hostile territory, and a single misstep could mean discovery… and death.

In Shops: May 24, 2023

SRP: $17.00

Pre-Order Here

As always, buy what you love and do not buy anything just because I like it. It’s your money. You worked hard for it. Spend it how you want.

That’s all for now.

Grand Admiral Frik.

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