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A New Dawn

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Random House, Inc.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

“The war is over. The Separatists have been defeated, and the Jedi rebellion has been foiled. We stand on the threshold of a new beginning.”—Emperor Palpatine

For a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights brought peace and order to the Galactic Republic, aided by their connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. But they were betrayed—and the entire galaxy has paid the price. It is the Age of the Empire.

Now Emperor Palpatine, once Chancellor of the Republic and secretly a Sith follower of the dark side of the Force, has brought his own peace and order to the galaxy. Peace through brutal repression, and order through increasing control of his subjects’ lives.

But even as the Emperor tightens his iron grip, others have begun to question his means and motives. And still others, whose lives were destroyed by Palpatine’s machinations, lay scattered about the galaxy like unexploded bombs, waiting to go off. . . .

The first Star Wars novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group,Star Wars: A New Dawn is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated seriesStar Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. Featuring a foreword by Dave Filoni.

Praise for A New Dawn

A New Dawn is a fine start to the new Expanded Universe. [John Jackson] Miller steps confidently into the unexplored territory and owns it; he’s crafted a story with pacing and dialogue that feels like classicStar Wars.”Nerdist

“An entertaining adventure . . . with a cast of heroes that mixes laughter with intriguing depths of character. . . . John Jackson Miller packs in plenty of action and surprises.”Roqoo Depot

“A confidently told story that gives fans a lot of reason to be hopeful about what’s to come as we move into this new phase ofStar Wars . . . The book certainly got me even more excited for Rebels and to see more of Kanan and Hera’s adventures. We’re also introduced to other characters I would love to see again at some point, whether onRebels, in another book or, who knows, in live-action at some point.”IGN

A New Dawn delivers a classic Star Wars experience that fans of all ages will be able to enjoy. It is extremely well-written, with an incredibly diverse cast too. Miller’s prose can easily suck readers in, and leave them speechless when 100 pages have flown by in the blink of an eye.”—Far Far Away Radio

A New Dawn brings us into this new dawn of storytelling with energy, excitement, and characters that have become instantly ensconced into theStar Wars vernacular, and the results will satisfy Star Wars fans of many different palates.”—Coffee with Kenobi

A New Dawn is a well-written novel full of intrigue and twists and turns that does an excellent job of lettingStar Wars fans get to know Kanan and Hera.”—Tosche Station

A New Dawn finds an era never before written about in the Star Wars universe—the years prior to the original movie, Episode IV—in robust good health. The narrative takes place on two worlds and a handful of ships in between them, but as with the best of all Star Wars moments, hints at hidden depths beyond.”Mashable

Baker & Taylor
As Emperor Palpatine tightens his iron grip on the Galactic Republic, which he acquired control of through betrayal, his subjects and those whose lives he destroyed begin to question his means and motives.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2014
ISBN: 9780553391473
9780553392869
Branch Call Number: SCIFI MIL
Characteristics: 383 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: New dawn

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SenaDoling
Oct 29, 2016

Pretty good book, especially for someone who likes the TV show

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Jarrod_1
Aug 21, 2015

Excellent read and back story to one of the new characters of the Star Wars canon.

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GSwanLibrary
Feb 12, 2015

This was a pretty good book. I found it very entertaining. It goes into depth to explain Kanan Jarrus very well, and has a VERY entertaining villain. There is a nice mix of action, though it is mixed in with some storytelling of simple day to day background life in the great big Empire (which I find to be far more interesting character development than books filled with nonstop action sequences).

Minus a few points for telling basically nothing about Hera's background at all, and she comes off a bit one dimensional and still pretty mysterious.

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Dtrasler
Dec 17, 2014

This is a great book to introduce two of the main characters from the new tv series. It's a good rollicking Star Wars adventure.

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