If the Star Wars Rebels season two finale left you with an Ahsoka-shaped hole in your life, fear not. The former Padawan will be getting her very own young adult novel this October, according to Nerdist.Com!
Slated for an October 11 release date, E.K. Johnston’s novel will shed some light on what our favourite Togruta got up to between the end of the Clone Wars and her introduction to the Ghost crew almost fifteen years later.
Update: Star Wars: Ahsoka is out! And here is our review.
Here is what the official Disney/Lucasfilm press release has to say:
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. (Source)
While it’s highly unlikely that the entire fifteen-year period can be explored in the space of just one novel, Ahsoka may answer some of the niggling questions on our minds, such as:
- Did Ahsoka ever find out that Obi-Wan Kenobi had survived Order 66 and was living in exile on Tatooine?
- Will we learn more about the Siege of Mandalore, Ahsoka and Captain Rex’s final mission together towards the end of the Clone Wars?
- How did Ahsoka acquire her funky new lightsabers and how did she continue to develop her Force-wielding abilities under Imperial rule?
- And did Ahsoka ever suspect the true parentage of Princess Leia Organa?
As a long-time fan, this novel seems a long time coming but, hey, better late than never. Perhaps one day, Ahsoka will finally get the spin-off comic series and/or feature-length film she deserves…
Update: More information about the upcoming novel can be found in our article, What We Know About the Ahsoka Novel So Far.