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Star Wars: The High Republic: Escape from Valo (Hardcover)
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Centuries before the Clone Wars or the Empire, it is a dangerous time for the galaxy, and the Jedi of the High Republic must face their greatest trials yet. . . .
The villainous Nihil control an area of space known as the Occlusion Zone, where no one is safe, least of all Jedi. One of the Jedi stuck behind enemy lines is Padawan Ram Jomaram, doing his best to help the people of his home planet, Valo, survive Nihil occupation while keeping his Jedi identity hidden. When Ram discovers a trio of young Jedi living in the ruins of the city zoo, he finds himself in a position he never could have imagined: leader.
Ram and the others will have to band together to face their fears and protect the people of Valo as only the Jedi can!
About the Author
Daniel José Older, a lead story architect for Star Wars: The High Republic, is the New York Times best-selling author of the young adult urban fantasy series Outlaw Saints, the sci-fi adventure Flood City, and the monthly comic series Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures. His other books include the historical fantasy series Dactyl Hill Squad, The Book of Lost Saints, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, Star Wars: Last Shot, and the young adult series the Shadowshaper Cypher, including Shadowshaper, which was named one of the best fantasy books of all time by TIME magazine and one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the World Fantasy Award, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus Award, and the Mythopoeic Award. You can find out more at www.danieljoseolder.net.
Alyssa Wong writes award-winning fiction, comics, and games. Their stories have won the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Locus Awards and were short-listed for the Hugo, Bram Stoker, and Shirley Jackson Awards. Alyssa also writes comics for Star Wars (Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, War of the Bounty Hunters: Boushh #1), Marvel (Deadpool, Alligator Loki, Iron Fist, Extreme Carnage), and DC (Spirit World, Batman: Urban Legends). They have received multiple GLAAD and Eisner Award nominations. Previously, Alyssa worked at Blizzard Entertainment on Overwatch and Overwatch 2. They live in North Carolina.
"This coming-of-age adventure thrusts into hyper speed from the opening scenes, fueled by high action, suspenseful conflict, and perilous stakes. . . . Color illustrations capture the cinematic drama at key moments in the story, and vivid descriptions bring the Force to life. The narration provides enough context for this installment of the High Republic series to stand alone. An immersive and compassionate adventure." —Kirkus Reviews