Star Wars The High Republic: Out of the Shadows - book cover
Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher : Disney Lucasfilm Press; Media tie-in edition
  • Published : 27 Jul 2021
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 136806065X
  • ISBN-13 : 9781368060653
  • Language : English

Star Wars The High Republic: Out of the Shadows

Another exciting adventure from the #1 New York Times best-selling series!

The darkest secrets are the hardest to bring to light....

Sylvestri Yarrow is on a streak of bad luck with no end of sight. She's been doing her best to keep the family cargo business going after her mom's death, but between mounting debt and increasing attacks by the Nihil on unsuspecting ships, Syl is in danger of losing all she has left of her mother. She heads to the galactic capital of Coruscant for help, but gets sidetracked when she's drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic's most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier. Tangled up in familial politics is the last place Syl wants to be, but the promise of a big payoff is enough to keep her interested…

Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh has been summoned to Coruscant, but with no idea of why or by whom. She and her Padawan Imri Cantaros arrive at the capital along with Jedi Master Cohmac Vitus and his Padawan, Reath Silas―and are asked to assist with the property dispute on the frontier. But why? What is so important about an empty patch of space? The answer will lead Vernestra to a new understanding of her abilities, and take Syl back to the past…and to truths that will finally come out of the shadows.

"Containing a dizzying number of overarching storylines and characters, this latest installment set in the High Republic era nonetheless excels…Per usual, Ireland's firm grasp of this universe keeps it all from running amok. An essential tome for die-hard Star Wars fans, although others will find much to enjoy." -- Kirkus Reviews

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Readers Top Reviews

Dean Brian Mondor
Loving the High Republic era overall, but this is by far its weakest entry. This was quite poorly written (clumsy prose) and very poorly paced, with the majority of the book literally consisting of unlikeable characters doing nothing of particular interest and fawning over themselves. This represents a large step down in quality after Into the Dark/Rising Storm. Would not recommend it.
AdmiraluThe Rogue Re
Having read the authors' other book A Test of Courage, I didn't have high hopes for this book. I wasn't disappointed. Long, tedious and dull, this book was a chore to get though. The lead human character was similar to the last one, young lady with dark skin and curly hair. This one, Syl was very unlikable and her constant whining monologues became monotonous. The romance felt like a plot device. We meet characters from prior books and while they were interesting and unique in prior works, they were simplistic and dull here, including Vernestra. After the excitement of Rising Storm, this was a letdown. Major plot devices were included in this book, which really should've been in the major book. The audiobook was also a disappointment since it was produced by a different division and there were no sound effects, or music to enhance the story. Character voices were lame, Marc Thompson is sorely missed, a variety of major legends books are finally getting unabridged audio and he is doing many of them. Claudia Gray and Jude Watson are far better at writing YA and keeping things interesting. Disappointing and mediocre.