What do The Once and Future Podcast past guests Delilah S. Dawson and Christie Golden have in common? Well, yes, they are both badass authors who have a lot of awesome writerly cred to their names. But it's just been announced that they are both going to have Star Wars books out soon!
Christie Golden has been named as the author of Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, the prequel novel for the video game. This book takes place in the aftermath of Rogue One, and introduces fans and readers to the new task force called the Inferno Squad. The IS is the Empire's answer to rebel heroes (or scum, depending on how you look at it) like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. They are an elite group of soldiers charged with exterminating the last pesky remainders of Saw Gerrara's Partisans, and ensure the safety of the Empire. Read this novel to find out how--and if--these soldier survive their trial by fire.
Delilah S. Dawson was able to announce over the weekend that she'll be penning a novel I know I'm looking forward to: Phasma! While details of this book are still under wraps, it seems that this book will be a look into my favorite storm trooper captain's past. Where did she come from, and how did she manage to attain her elite position? Why is her armor metallic? Is it really so people can watch themselves die? Maybe we'll find some answers in Dawson's new book!
The folks at Del Rey Books are going to take good care of Star Wars fans as they wait for the releases of Battlefront 2 and The Last Jedi. These are only two of the books coming out this year--there will be more, including comics! So be sure to stay tuned!
Melanie R. Meadors is an author of fantasy where heroes don't always carry swords and knights in shining armor often lose to nerds who study their weaknesses. A wearer of many hats, she is a blogger at The Once and Future Podcast, a professional author publicist, and a dabbling musician and artist. She studied both physics and astronomy at Northern Arizona University. You can find her at her website, melaniermeadors.com, on Facebook, and Twitter, @melaniermeadors.