It’s an exciting day for The High Republic. Hot off the release of two new books, StarWars.com provide a first look at the cover of Cavan Scott’s forthcoming audiobook, Tempest Runner. This will be a welcome addition to the collection of Star Wars audiobook stories, adding to Dooku: Jedi Lost and Doctor Aphra.
Tempest Runner will focus on Lourna Dee, who holds the titular title in the Nihil hierarchy. After the events of The Rising Storm, I can almost guarantee you’ll wonder what Lourna is up to. In addition to the cover reveal, there’s a synopsis to give readers a hint.
The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever.
After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi–but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to understand the beast they have cornered. Just like every fool she’s ever buried, their first mistake was keeping her alive.
Lourna is determined to make underestimating her their last.
Locked onto a Republic correctional ship, she’s dragged across the galaxy to repair the very damage she and her fellow Tempest Runners inflicted on it. But as Lourna plans her glorious escape, she makes alliances that grow dangerously close to friendships. Outside the Nihil—separated from her infamous ship, her terrifying arsenal, and her feared name—Lourna must carve her own path. But will it lead to redemption? Or will she emerge as a deadlier threat than ever before?
A Lourna Dee jailbreak story! That sounds great to me. The authors working on The High Republic have put as much care into the villains as they have the heroes and Lourna certainly deserves a story of her own. I can’t wait to hear the production on this. Head over to StarWars.com for the full article. The more The High Republic expands it’s scope and medium, the more excited I get!
Tempest Runner is now available for pre-order here!