Delilah S. Dawson makes her return to the Star Wars universe with a brand new novel set in the “Reign of the Empire” era of Star Wars. The new book titled Star Wars: Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade (boy that is a mouth full), will be released in July. The book follows the adventures of Inquisitor Iskat Akaris. The character was first seen in Marvel’s Darth Vader comic from writer Charles Soule.
Publisher Penguin Random House has just released the full synopsis for the upcoming book, which you can read below.
When the Jedi Order falls, an Inquisitor Rises.
Padawan Iskat Akaris has dedicated her life to traveling the galaxy alongside her master, learning the ways of the Force to become a good Jedi. Despite Iskat’s dedication, peace and control have remained elusive, and with each setback, she feels her fellow Jedi grow more distrustful of her. Already uncertain about her future in the Jedi Order, Iskat faces tragedy when her master is killed and the Clone Wars engulf the galaxy in chaos.
NOW A GENERAL ON THE FRONT LINES CONTRIBUTING TO THAT CHAOS, SHE IS OFTEN REMINDED: TRUST IN YOUR TRAINING. TRUST IN THE WISDOM OF THE COUNCIL. TRUST IN THE FORCE. YET AS THE SHADOWS OF DOUBT TAKE HOLD, ISKAT BEGINS TO ASK QUESTIONS THAT NO JEDI IS SUPPOSED TO ASK: QUESTIONS ABOUT HER OWN UNKNOWN PAST. QUESTIONS THE JEDI MASTERS WOULD CONSIDER DANGEROUS.
As the years pass and the war endures, Iskat’s faith in the Jedi wanes. If they would grant her more freedom, she is certain she could do more to protect the galaxy. If they would trust her with more knowledge, she could finally cast aside the shadows that have begun to consume her. When the Jedi Order finally falls, Iskat seizes the chance to forge a path of her own. She embraces the salvation of Order 66.
As an Inquisitor, Iskat finds the freedom she has always craved: to question, to want. And with each strike of her red blade, Iskat moves closer to claiming her new destiny in the Force—whatever the cost.
Star Wars: Inquisitor: Rise of the Red Blade releases July 18 and will set you back $26.09 on Amazon right now. There will also be Kindle and Audible versions of the book for $14.95.
Delilah S. Dawson is the author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: Phasma, as well as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire, The Violence, Mine, the Hit series, the Blud series, the creator-owned comics Ladycastle, Sparrowhawk, and Star Pig, and the Shadow series (written as Lila Bowen). With Kevin Hearne, she co-writes the Tales of Pell. She lives in Georgia with her family.