Star Wars: The High Republic Recommended Reading Order
ince the launch of The High Republic, the Star Wars publishing world has been filled with wonderful stories of both hopeful and tragic heroism featuring original characters of this brand new era.
Whether you’re a long time High Republic fan or diving in for the first time, we’re here to make your reading process as easy as possible.
The architects of The High Republic initiative have stated that publishing order is the best order to read in and we generally agree outside of a few special circumstances which you will find below. That's why our reading order is not in timeline order, but rather in our recommended reading order to get the optimal storytelling experience.
We have put a lot of thought into the best order to read the High Republic in, and this list is the result of hours of debate and thoughtful placement.
An Introduction to The High Republic
Check out our full Getting Started with The High Republic Guide for a complete breakdown of everything you need to start reading The High Republic.
What is The High Republic?
The High Republic is a publishing initiative of books, comics, and other media projects surrounding an era of the Star Wars universe that takes place roughly 200 years before The Phantom Menace.
Every piece of new media in The High Republic is created in coordination with every other new story; this means that events in every book, comic, and more often reference events and characters in others.
When referencing The High Republic, you may be describing either the time period or the initiative itself.
When does this all take place?
While the most accurate dates can be found on the Youtini timeline, The High Republic takes place hundreds of years before the Prequel Trilogy.
The first books in the initiative take place around 232 BBY, and the second phase of books takes place around 382 BBY.
Frequently Asked Questions
Phase 1: Light of the Jedi
Two hundred years before the events of The Skywalker Saga, hope and unity converge under the visionary leadership of Republic Chancellor Lina Soh, culminating in the birth of Starlight Beacon—a symbol of light and aid in the outer rim. Phase 1 unfolds as the Legacy Run transport ship bursts apart in the middle of hyperspace travel, thrusting the Jedi into a perilous battle against the villainous Nihil and their malevolent quest to unleash chaos upon the galaxy. Brace yourself as the Jedi struggle to maintain courage and resilience in the face of darkness.
Phase 2: Quest of the Jedi
Phase 2 of The High Republic sends us backwards 150 years from the events of Phase 1. It includes an all new cast of characters and a completely original story related to Phase 1. Even though, Phase 2 takes place before Phase 1 chronologically, we do not recommend starting here if this is your first time reading.
Phase 3: Trials of the Jedi
We only have a little knowledge about Phase 3 of The High Republic other than the titles of some of the soon-to-be released books and comic.
As soon as we learn anything, we will be sure to update this page. For now, we can assume the most likely reading order will be release order, so we will reflect that below. Note that not every title has a release date yet. Keep an eye on our Release Order page for all the details!
Looking for a simple list? You're in the right place. Here is the simple version of the reading order that is shown above in an easy to read format.