“I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” “May the Force be with you.” “Do, or do not. There is no try.” And, more recently, thanks to The Mandalorian: “I have spoken” and “this is the way.” These are just some of the more iconic catch phrases Star Wars has given us over the years. It seems we may have just gotten one more with the reveal of the kick off novel to the latest era of Star Wars, the High Republic. This January, a special edition of Light of the Jedi arrives declaring “We are all the Republic.”

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Image: Del Rey Books

The High Republic era of Star Wars takes place centuries before the events of even the Clone Wars. In the never-before-explored time period of the franchise, “the noble and wise Jedi Knights must face a frightening threat to themselves, the galaxy, and to the Force itself…” Officially, the High Republic kicks off in January, 2021. It starts with Charles Soule’s novel Light of the Jedi. (Soule discusses the new book HERE.) To celebrate this new era, Del Rey Books gives us a special edition bundle of the book any collector is sure to want.

Light of the Jedi Special Edition arrives January, 2021

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Special edition High Republic pin, available only with the Light of the Jedi bundle in January, 2021.

Del Rey presents the special edition in conjunction with Out of Print, the exclusive retailer for the bundle. Here are the details for the Light of the Jedi offering:

  • Exclusive jacket cover designed by illustrator Jama Jurabaev
  • Each copy signed by author Charles Soule
  • Special bundle price: $50
  • Comes bundled with two exclusive gifts-with-purchase: Star Wars: The High Republic-inspired socks & matching enamel pin
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The socks of a Jedi.

It’s on both the socks and the pin that we see the new slogan “We are all the Republic.” Okay, perhaps it may not be as catchy as “this is the way.” Still, if Light of the Jedi gets the High Republic going for Star Wars as The Mandalorian did for the franchise…

I suspect we may be hearing that phrase quite a bit in 2021. To get on the notification list for the Light of the Jedi special edition bundle, click HERE.