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 agree! That's why our reading order is not in timeline order, but rather in our recommended reading order to get the optimal storytelling experience.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.