New Young Adult Book All About Ahsoka Announced
We recently asked on our Twitter “Who’s everyone’s favourite canon character outside of the main StarWars films?” One response was:
but I have to say, mine is Ahsoka
There’s been loads of talk this past week on the last in the series of Star Wars Rebels. I’ve not seen it, so no spoilers here, but I know there’s a big Ahsoka moment, and I’m looking forward to that because of how great I think Ahsoka is. So I’m very excited to hear that she’s getting her own Young Adult book in October of this year! The Lucas Story Group have announced:
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.”
We can’t wait for this, there was so much left untold about Ahsoka after she abandoned the Jedi Order in what must be the defining moment of the Clone Wars series. It’s going to be interesting to see what she got up to out there in the Galaxy. We’ll let you know more details when we know more.
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