Canon
YA Novel

The High Republic: Out Of The Shadows

By
Justina Ireland
Released
Jul 27, 2021
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Out of the Shadows continues the High Republic’s domination of Star Wars literature by presenting a story unlike anything the era has provided thus far. By assembling a cast of wonderfully relatable characters working through a myriad of issues surrounding love, purpose, and the Force itself, Ireland ensures that the High Republic’s relentless momentum continues through the end of its second wave.
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Justina Ireland focuses on Vernestra Ro (and also Yoda) in the second High Republic Young Adult novel. She follows up on the characters from Avon Starros and Vernestra Rwoh from her middle-grade book, A Test of Courage. But this time they’re alongside Reath Silas as the authors show how characters can cross over between formats and authors can handle one another's characters. Plus all-new, unannounced characters!

Publisher's Summary

The High Republic: Out of the Shadows is a young-adult novel and part of the second wave in Phase 1 of the multimedia project Star Wars: The High Republic.

The darkest secrets are the hardest to bring to light...

Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end of sight. She's been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going after her mom's death, but between mounting debt and increasing attacks by the Nihil on unsuspecting ships, Syl is in danger of losing all she has left of her mother. She heads to the galactic capital of Coruscant for help, but gets sidetracked when she's drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic's most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier. Tangled up in familial politics is the last place Syl wants to be, but the promise of a big payoff is enough to keep her interested...

Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh has been summoned to Coruscant, but with no idea of why or by whom. She and her Padawan Imri Cantaros arrive at the capital along with Jedi Master Cohmac Vitus and his Padawan, Reath Silas—and are asked to assist with the property dispute on the frontier. But why? What is so important about an empty patch of space? The answer will lead Vernestra to a new understanding of her abilities, and take Syl back to the past... and to truths that will finally come out of the shadows.

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Out of the Shadows continues the High Republic’s domination of Star Wars literature by presenting a story unlike anything the era has provided thus far. By assembling a cast of wonderfully relatable characters working through a myriad of issues surrounding love, purpose, and the Force itself, Ireland ensures that the High Republic’s relentless momentum continues through the end of its second wave.
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