Following their recent announcement that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would now be replaced by one unified canon, Lucasfilm have revealed the first in a series of new tie-in novels – one of which is a direct prequel to the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels.
The press release describes Star Wars: A New Dawn, by John Jackson Miller, as “Set prior to the events of the forthcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels, this novel tells the story of how two of the lead characters of the series, Kanan Jarrus and Hera Syndulla, came to cross paths.”
Star Wars: A New Dawn will be released 2 September 2014.
The other books in the series are Star Wars: Tarkin, by James Luceno, which is set for release 20 November 2014, Star Wars: Heir To The Jedi by Kevin Hearne, which is set for release January 2015, and Star Wars: Lords Of The Sith, by Paul Kemp, which will be released March 2015.
Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas 18 December 2015. You can buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga for £57.99 on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.