Jedi Council Forum member jacenskylo has discovered an entry on Amazon for a new Scholastic book called Rebel Force. It could be a one shot young adult novel, but with Last of the Jedi ending this month it seems likely that Rebel Force is the title of the new young adult series. Given that Luke, Leia and Han are all mentioned in the entry, it seems likely that this series is set after A New Hope.
No author or release date have been attached to this book as of yet. Jude Watson, author of several other Star Wars series, seems a likely contender. Given that the previous Scholastic series have always led into each other, itís probable that whoever is writing this new series will pick up on some of Watsonís plot threads. Possible storylines could involve Lune, a Force sensitive child, Trever, friend of Jedi Quest and Last of the Jedi character Ferus Olin, or Deara, Leiaís aunt who was exiled from Alderaan in Last of the Jedi #9.
The return to the Rebellion era marks a circle completed for Scholastic. The first Star Wars books from the publisher were set in this eraónotable series from days past include the twenty volume Star Wars Missions and the two book Science Adventures. The latter was written by Jude Watson, and was canceled before the story could be concluded. Itís possible the storyline might finally be resolved in Rebel Force. Since 2000, nearly all of the original Star Wars stories from Scholastic have been set in the prequel era.
Weíll bring you more information about Rebel Force when we get it. For now, join the discussion here.