(Star Wars Rebels spoiler alert)
If you’re anything like me, you freaked out over the The Star Wars Rebels season two finale. With it, a chapter of Ahsoka’s journey was brought to a close, and my mouth was left (appropriately) agape. There are a lot of things we learned about her over the years throughout different pieces of Star Wars lore, and of course, her tenure on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
But there are certain things about her journey that we never saw. Like, how she lived through Order 66. Lucky for us, the folks at Disney aren’t leaving us hanging and a brand new novel by E.K. Johnston is currently in the works to bring new depth to the story of Ahsoka Tano.
Nerdist reports that E.K. Johnston is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, and is greatly looking forward to exploring the world of the character further. “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.”
Here’s the summary from Disney-Lucasfilm Press:
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.”
Not much else has been revealed about the novel, but I’m sure we will get our fill within the next few months. But if you’re just itching to be the first in line, the novel is available for preorder at all participating bookstores! I know I’ll be getting one.
Are you excited to revisit the story of Ahsoka? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!