Ahsoka Tano Novel Announced!

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Not final book cover – art by Dave Filoni

Ahsoka Tano is one of my favorite Star Wars characters and she was a big part of what made Star Wars: The Clone Wars great.  The way her story arc ended on the show made me wonder would we ever see her again? My question was answered when Star Wars: Rebels marked her return towards the end of season 1. Now that season 2 has ended with the epic “Twilight of the Apprentice,” another question burned in my heart-what happened between Ahsoka’s departure in Clone Wars and her arrival in Rebels?

How did she deal with Order 66? What made her become Fulcrum and help the rebels? All these questions and more will be answered in the upcoming Star Wars novel Ahsoka that will be released in the coming months from Disney-Lucasfilm Press. Here’s the official announcement:

Ahsoka Tano, fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be the star of her own young adult novel from Disney Lucasfilm Press this October 11, 2016! Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance….

“Ahsoka has a long history, and there is much more to it than the fans know,” says Dave Filoni, Executive Producer/Supervising Director [of Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars]. “I have always worked on her story, even parts that I know we will probably never see on screen. By broadening her story from the animated series to the written page, I feel we have a real opportunity to provide fans with details about her character that they would not know otherwise. We are also responding to the strong fan support that we have seen Ahsoka receive over the last eight years. The fans want more Ahsoka and we are going to give it to you, and since I’ve been there since the beginning I am dedicated to working with publishing to help make this book as authentic a part of her story as if we filmed it for the series.”

Author and Star Wars fan E.K. Johnston will write the novel and stated the following: “Writing for Ahsoka is tremendously exciting. She has a blank spot in her story that I know a lot of fans (including myself!) want to see filled in. And being able to help tell her story is a dream come true.”

I’m so stoked for this! I loved Dark Disciple which concluded-another character fave-Asaji Ventress’ story arc so I’m definitely going to read this novel. The Ahsoka novel is already available for pre-order so go forth and order your copy today!

(Via Nerdist.com)

 

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