Max explores The High Republic introduction story found within the pages of Star Wars Insider
As a way to celebrate the launch of Star Wars: The High Republic in January, Star Wars Insider has returned to publishing original fiction and we get a brief story by Charles Soule who will be writing the adult novel Light of the Jedi.
This tale really serves as an “advertisement” for the initiative and takes place from the viewpoint of two workers on Starlight Beacon. Starlight Beacon, for those of you living in the Jundland Wastes, is the centerpiece of the story- a massive space station that will help ships navigate to the Outer Rim. Joss Adren and his wife Pikka are leaving the station to go on vacation and honestly they have such a good relationship. They just love each other so much and it’s a beautiful thing when a pair is so complementary considering how most relationships fail. The two are ready to go but Pikka gets a notification on her datapad. Looks like the station is about to have a power surge and they need to fix it.
This is a basic, standard, non-noteworthy but adequate way to introduce us to new characters and set up the big story. Should this story have even been written? Maybe not because it is a big nothing story BUT it is always good to hype up a project so its existence does serve a purpose. Also if Insider is returning to publishing original fiction; I urge you to subscribe or re-subscribe.
This story is little more than an advertisement like, so there is no grade.
The High Republic, a new multi-platform publishing initiative from Lucasfilm kicks off on January 5.
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Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!