Canon
Adult Novel

The High Republic: The Rising Storm

By
Cavan Scott
Released
Jun 29, 2021
Artwork by
Narrated by
Marc Thompson
Takes place in
231 BBY
In the
High Republic
era
Collects
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The Rising Storm brilliantly grasps the baton from Light of the Jedi and carries The High Republic into its next chapter through a combination of complex character evolution, blockbuster action sequences, and the darkest turns the era has ever seen.
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Cavan Scott has a great love for monsters and the weirdness of Star Wars. Throw in a little High Republic and you get Force-sensitive monster hunter Ty Yorrick! Not to be upstaged, the novel’s protagonist is Stellan Gios (from the Marvel comic) as he goes to the Republic Fair. Though not a direct sequel to Light of the Jedi, Rising Storm is the second major adult novel of The High Republic. Featuring the return of Padawan Bell Zettifar! The Rising Storm is best enjoyed after Light of the Jedi and the first arc of Marvel's High Republic series.

Publisher's Summary

The High Republic: The Rising Storm is a canon novel and part of the second wave in Phase 1 of the multimedia project Star Wars: The High Republic.

Following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi, the heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe.

In the wake of the Great Disaster and the heroism of the Jedi, the Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single unified banner. Led by Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy, with the Jedi and newly established Starlight Beacon station at the vanguard.

In celebration, the chancellor plans “The Republic Fair,” a showcase of the possibility and peace of the expanding Republic—a precept 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 spirit of 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 that even the Force cannot shield them from.

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The Rising Storm brilliantly grasps the baton from Light of the Jedi and carries The High Republic into its next chapter through a combination of complex character evolution, blockbuster action sequences, and the darkest turns the era has ever seen.
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After a wildly successful first wave of The High Republic stories, the expectations for the second wave, and particularly for its adult novel _The Rising Storm_, were very lofty. Not only did it meet these expectations, I think it exceeded them tenfold. Despite taking place about one year after the Great Disaster, this book doesn’t lose any momentum. After the first few chapters, I was instantly hooked. The stakes were still high, but not in an overly predictable way. We get answers to some lingering questions, but for every solved mystery another one seemed to take its place. Cavan Scott’s writing was phenomenal, leaving some pieces of knowledge for only the characters to be aware of and then shocking us with a culmination of smaller and seemingly inconsequential moments and conversations later on in the novel. This might just be my favorite Star Wars book of all time because of how it ties in to every other High Republic book and comic with phenomenal precision. You’re rewarded for diving deep into the era, and that’s the best feeling. Speaking of feelings, the cliffhanger at the end of the novel, while not surprising that Scott would choose to end it this way, was extremely intense and impactful. I desperately need to know what happens next, and I know whatever does come next will be just as epic as everything that came before.

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