Star Wars: The High Republic Recommended Reading Order

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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.

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 will take place around 382 BBY.


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Phase 1: Light of the Jedi

Wave 1: The Great Disaster

The High Republic begins as the Legacy Run transport ship bursts apart in the middle of hyperspace travel. The fallout from this tragedy sets the stage for the era as the Jedi race to aid the victims of the disaster while the villainous Nihil begin their assault on the galaxy.

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Jan 5, 2021
Adult Novel
Takes place in
232 BBY
The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
By
Charles Soule
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Jan 5, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic: A Test of Courage
By
Justina Ireland
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Jan 6, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic (2021) #01
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Cavan Scott
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Feb 2, 2021
YA Novel
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232 BBY
The High Republic: Into the Dark
By
Claudia Gray
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Feb 3, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic Adventures #01
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Daniel José Older
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Feb 3, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic #02
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Cavan Scott
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Mar 3, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic #03
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Cavan Scott
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Mar 3, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic Adventures #02
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Daniel José Older
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Apr 7, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic Adventures #03
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Daniel José Older
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Apr 7, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic #04
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Cavan Scott
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May 5, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic Adventures #04
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Daniel José Older
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May 12, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic #05
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Cavan Scott
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Jun 16, 2021
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The High Republic Adventures #05
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Daniel José Older
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Wave 2: The Republic Fair

Chancellor Lina Soh envisions a united Republic full of peace and prosperity, and in order to achieve this, she undergoes a number of Great Works.

Chief among these is The Republic Fair on Valo that will bring together all the worlds of the Republic to celebrate the spirit of prosperity and togetherness. However, the festivities are put on hold when the Nihil decide that no fair is complete without a little chaos…

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Jun 29, 2021
Adult Novel
Takes place in
231 BBY
The High Republic: The Rising Storm
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Cavan Scott
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Jun 29, 2021
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The High Republic: Race To Crashpoint Tower
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Daniel José Older
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Jun 30, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic #06
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Cavan Scott
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Jul 21, 2021
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The High Republic Adventures #06
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Daniel José Older
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Jul 27, 2021
YA Novel
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231 BBY
The High Republic: Out Of The Shadows
By
Justina Ireland
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Jul 28, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic #07
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Cavan Scott
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Aug 11, 2021
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The High Republic #08
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Cavan Scott
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Aug 11, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #1
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Cavan Scott
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Aug 14, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic Adventures Free Comic Book Day 2021
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Daniel José Older
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Aug 18, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic Adventures #07
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Daniel José Older
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Aug 31, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic: Tempest Runner
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Cavan Scott
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Sep 1, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic #09
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Cavan Scott
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Sep 1, 2021
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The High Republic Adventures #08
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Daniel José Older
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Sep 7, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic: The Edge Of Balance Vol. 1 (Manga)
By
Shima Shinya & Justina Ireland
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Sep 15, 2021
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232 BBY
The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #2
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Cavan Scott
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Oct 6, 2021
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The High Republic Adventures #09
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Daniel José Older
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Oct 13, 2021
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231 BBY
The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #1
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Daniel José Older
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Oct 20, 2021
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The High Republic #10
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Cavan Scott
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Oct 27, 2021
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The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #3
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Cavan Scott
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Nov 10, 2021
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The High Republic #11
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Cavan Scott
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Nov 17, 2021
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The High Republic Adventures #10
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Daniel José Older
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Nov 17, 2021
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The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #4
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Cavan Scott
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Nov 24, 2021
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The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #2
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Daniel José Older
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Dec 1, 2021
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The High Republic Adventures #11
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Daniel José Older
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Dec 15, 2021
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The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021
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Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott & Charles Soule
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Dec 15, 2021
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The High Republic #12
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Cavan Scott
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Dec 22, 2021
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The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #3
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Daniel José Older
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Wave 3: The Fall of Starlight Beacon

Since its inception, the Starlight Beacon has been a symbol of hope and unity throughout the Republic.

Every citizen of Lina Soh’s united galaxy can look to the space station as a place of safety and aid, but this pillar of security has also become the biggest target for Marchion Ro’s devious plans.

After all…what better way to topple a society than by the destruction of their heart?

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Jan 4, 2022
Adult Novel
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231 BBY
The High Republic: The Fallen Star
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Claudia Gray
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Jan 12, 2022
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Eye of the Storm #1
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Charles Soule
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Jan 12, 2022
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The High Republic Adventures #12
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Daniel José Older
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Jan 19, 2022
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The High Republic Adventures: Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular
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Daniel José Older
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Jan 19, 2022
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The High Republic #13
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Cavan Scott
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Jan 26, 2022
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The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #4
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Daniel José Older
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Feb 1, 2022
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231 BBY
The High Republic: Midnight Horizon
By
Daniel Jose Older
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Feb 2, 2022
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231 BBY
The High Republic #14
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Cavan Scott
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Feb 9, 2022
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The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #5
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Daniel José Older
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Feb 22, 2022
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231 BBY
The High Republic: The Edge of Balance, Vol. 2 (Digital Manga)
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Shima Shinya & Daniel José Older
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Feb 23, 2022
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231 BBY
The High Republic Adventures #13
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Daniel José Older
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Mar 1, 2022
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231 BBY
The High Republic: Mission to Disaster
By
Justina Ireland
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Mar 2, 2022
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231 BBY
The High Republic #15
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Cavan Scott
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Mar 2, 2022
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Eye of the Storm #2
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Charles Soule
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Phase 2: Quest of the Jedi

Not much is yet known about the next phase of The High Republic other than it is sending us backwards another 150 years.

The phase is expected to include an all new cast of characters and will likely follow the similar structure as phase one. For now, we at least have titles and release dates.

Released
Nov 1, 2022
YA Novel
Takes place in
382 BBY
The High Republic: Path of Deceit
By
Tessa Gratton, Justina Ireland
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Nov 1, 2022
Junior Reader
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382 BBY
The High Republic: Quest for the Hidden City
By
George Mann
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Nov 15, 2022
Adult Novel
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382 BBY
The High Republic: Convergence
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Zoraida Córdova
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Jan 3, 2023
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382 BBY
The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha
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George Mann
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Apr 4, 2023
Adult Novel
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382 BBY
The High Republic: Cataclysm
By
Lydia Kang
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Apr 4, 2023
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382 BBY
The High Republic: Quest for Planet X
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Tessa Gratton
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May 2, 2023
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382 BBY
The High Republic: Path of Vengeance
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Cavan Scott
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Mar 1, 2099
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382 BBY
The High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror #1
By
George Mann
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Sep 1, 2099
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382 BBY
The High Republic: Quest of the Jedi
By
Claudia Gray
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Oct 1, 2099
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The High Republic (2022) #01
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Cavan Scott
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Nov 1, 2099
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382 BBY
The High Republic: The Blade #1
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Charles Soule
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Phase 3: Trials of the Jedi

Nothing is yet known about Phase 3 of The High Republic other than the title. As soon as we learn anything, we will be sure to update this page.