This summer, Star Wars is taking over Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This new area is the biggest and most expansive ever to come to the parks. And with that, Lucasfilm Publishing is releasing a lot of books that tie into Galaxy’s Edge. One of these is Star Wars: Black Spire.
Black Spire is the second Star Wars offering from Phasma author Delilah S. Dawson. It releases on August 27th, and is currently up for pre-order. Starwars.com released the official cover art and the synopsis.
Talented artist Darren Tan is responsible for the cover design, which features Resistance spy Vi Moradi. You can see the cover art below.
Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire
The official description for the book says:
After devastating losses at the hands of the First Order, General Leia Organa has dispatched her agents across the galaxy in search of allies, sanctuary, and firepower—and her top spy, Vi Moradi, may have just found all three, on a secluded world at the galaxy’s edge.
A planet of lush forests, precarious mountains, and towering, petrified trees, Batuu is on the furthest possible frontier of the galactic map, the last settled world before the mysterious expanse of Wild Space. The rogues, smugglers, and adventurers who eke out a living on the largest settlement on the planet, Black Spire Outpost, are here to avoid prying eyes and unnecessary complications. Vi, a Resistance spy on the run from the First Order, is hardly a welcome guest. And when a shuttle full of stormtroopers lands in her wake, determined to root her out, she has no idea where to find help.
To survive, Vi will have to seek out the good-hearted heroes hiding in a world that redefines scum and villainy. With the help of a traitorous trooper and her acerbic droid, she begins to gather a colorful band of outcasts and misfits, and embarks on a mission to spark the fire of resistance on Batuu—before the First Order snuffs it out entirely.
This novel seems like it will give Star Wars fans and readers a good look at the many creatures living on Batuu. However, it also looks like we will get to see Vi’s adventures of survival as well.