- The brand new Star Wars novel explores the Jedi Council’s final mission earlier than the prequel trilogy, revealing their rising isolation and restrictive actions.
- The e-book follows Qui-Gon Jinn and the Jedi Council’s mission to the planet Kwenn, which turns into harmful as warring pirate factions unite to assassinate them.
- The Jedi Council’s deal with the current and their failure to look to the longer term will in the end result in their downfall within the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
A brand new Star Wars novel will discover the Jedi Council’s final mission earlier than the prequel trilogy, and arrange their biggest mistake. Throughout the years main as much as the occasions of the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, the Jedi Order was in a definite descent from the good and good presence they as soon as have been for the galaxy throughout the Excessive Republic Period. The Jedi Council was utterly answerable for the Order’s actions, and have been rising increasingly restrictive of what the Jedi may and couldn’t do, as they turned extra remoted on Coruscant, slightly than interacting with the individuals of the galaxy.
Lucasfilm has introduced (through Gizmodo) a brand new novel going down shortly earlier than the occasions of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Written by famed creator John Jackson Miller (recognized for 2013’s Kenobi and 2014’s A New Daybreak), The Dwelling Pressure is centered upon the Jedi Council. The e-book will cowl a mission the entire group took a mission to the planet Kwenn that rapidly turns into harmful. Involving Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and extra, this novel is about to discover a interval we have not seen earlier than in canon. Here is the synopsis:
Within the 12 months earlier than The Phantom Menace, Yoda, Mace Windu, and your complete Jedi Council confront a galaxy on the point of change.
The Jedi have all the time traveled the celebs, defending peace and justice throughout the galaxy. However, the galaxy is altering, and together with it, the Jedi Order. Increasingly more, the Order finds itself centered on the way forward for the Republic, secluded on Coruscant, the place the twelve members of the Jedi Council weigh crises on a galactic scale.
As one more Jedi Outpost leftover from the Republic’s golden age is about to be decommissioned on the planet Kwenn, Qui-Gon Jinn challenges the Council in regards to the growing isolation of the Order. Mace Windu suggests a daring response: all twelve Jedi Masters will embark on a goodwill mission to assist the planet, and remind the individuals of the galaxy that the Jedi stay as stalwart and current as they’ve been throughout the ages.
However the arrival of the Jedi management isn’t seen by all as a trigger for celebration. Warring pirate factions have infested the sector within the growing absence of the Jedi. To keep up their dominance, the pirates unite, intent on assassinating the Council. And they’re keen to destroy numerous harmless lives to safe their energy.
Lower off from Coruscant, the Jedi Masters should reckon with an unwelcome fact: that whereas nobody thinks extra in regards to the future than the Jedi Council, no person wants their assist greater than these dwelling within the current.
The Jedi Council Stopped Wanting To The Future – & Missed The Clone Wars
The Jedi Council was in a really troublesome place throughout the waning years of the Republic. They have been extra receded into the core than ever earlier than, and have been confused about what the longer term held for them and the Republic, amid rising tensions about stagnation and paperwork throughout the Galactic Senate. The Dwelling Pressure sees Qui-Gon Jinn, a famously maverick Jedi, persuade the Council to go to a world they’ve lately stopped offering assist to. Qui-Gon declined a suggestion to be on the Jedi Council prior to now, and has been in battle with it many occasions earlier than, which is able to certainly play into this novel.
The synopsis hints that the Jedi Council will be taught to be aware of the Dwelling Pressure – to stay within the current. Paradoxically, this might develop into their biggest mistake, as a result of the Jedi didn’t see the approaching galactic battle. Simply ten years later, the Clone Wars would eat the galaxy; the Jedi would fall even additional astray from their beliefs and requirements of the previous. John Jackson Miller’s The Dwelling Pressure guarantees to construct on this. The Jedi are preoccupied, not seeking to the longer term, and are caught in an assassination try that will cause them to withdraw even farther from the frontier, resulting in a complacency that ultimately builds to their downfall within the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Star Wars: The Dwelling Pressure releases April ninth, 2024.