Star Wars: The Rising Storm is part 2 of a trilogy which began with Charles Soule’s ‘The Light of the Jedi’ (My review can be found here) and picks up shortly after the events of that book.
THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW AS ALWAYS!
From the publisher: The heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe, following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi.
In the wake of the Great Hyperspace Disaster and the heroism of the Jedi, the Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single unified banner. Under the leadership of Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy, with the Jedi and the newly established Starlight Beacon station at the vanguard.
In celebration, the chancellor plans The Republic Fair, a showcase of the possibilities and the peace of the expanding Republic-a peace the Jedi hope to foster. Stellan Gios, Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann, and others join the event as ambassadors of harmony. But as the eyes of the galaxy turn toward the Fair, so too does the fury of the Nihil. Their leader, Marchion Ro, is intent on destroying this unity. His storm descends on the pageantry and celebration, sowing chaos and exacting revenge.
As the Jedi struggle to curb the carnage of the rampaging Nihil, they come face-to-face with the true fear their enemy plans to unleash across the galaxy-the kind of fear from which even the Force cannot shield them.
Cavan Scott has seamless picked up where Charles Soule left off. The characters we met in ‘Light of the Jedi’ are once again having to deal with Marchion Ro and his group of Nihil as they cause chaos and destruction.
This book reminds me of one of the classic Star Wars novels of the 90s. It’s full of action and intrigue as well as pulling at the emotional heartstrings of the reader. The threat to the Galaxy is ever-increasing and the stakes are high.
‘The Rising Storm’ is a well-written page turner and has everything a Star Wars fan looks for in a book and I highly recommend it, especially if you have enjoyed the previous books and comics based during The High Republic era.
Star Wars: The High Republic- The Rising Storm is available now from all good book stores.