On the 2nd of September, Star Wars: A New Dawn will officially signal the start of a new chapter in Star Wars storytelling, where novels, comics, games, TV series and films all contribute to the overall canon of the universe. Although we’ve had a taste already with Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir and Blade Squadron, A New Dawn represents the moment where tie-in media can truly exist side-by-side with anything on film. This is where the Kathleen Kennedy-led era of Lucasfilm begins to bear fruit.
Ever since the Jedi were marked for death and forced to flee Coruscant, Kanan Jarrus has devoted himself to staying alive rather than serving the Force. Wandering the galaxy alone, from one anonymous job to another, he avoids trouble—especially with the Empire—at all costs. So when he discovers a deadly conflict brewing between ruthless Imperial forces and desperate revolutionaries, he’s not about to get caught in the crossfire. Then the brutal death of a friend at the Empire’s hands forces the ex-Jedi to make a choice: bow down to fear or stand up and fight.
But Jarrus won’t be fighting alone. Unlikely allies, including a bomb-throwing radical, a former Imperial surveillance agent, a vengeful security officer, and the mysterious Hera Syndulla—an agent provocateur with motives of her own—team up with Jarrus to challenge the Empire. As a crisis of apocalyptic proportions unfolds on the planet Gorse, they must stand together against one of the Emperor’s most fearsome enforcers—for the sake of a world and its people.
Who is this “most fearsome” enforcer? Is it the Inquisitor? Time will tell…