Cavan Scott
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Cavan Scott
“Love what you love and be kind to each other. This is the way.” - Cavan Scott

The ideal Star Wars author is one who keeps the saga close to their heart at all times. They wear their passion on their sleeve, take in lore like the air they breathe, and bring that energy into every page they write.

This is Cavan Scott.

Cavan writes for other well-known franchises like Doctor Who, Skylanders, and Assassin’s Creed, but his first love will always be the beautiful entity known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The time, effort, and care that he puts into his work shines through in every format he produces whether it be novels, comics, and even screenplays. You know the show Jedi Temple Challenge? He wrote the intriguing short stories as told by the quirky protocol droid AD-3!

Based on his track record it’s no secret that Cavan holds a special talent in connecting with younger audiences and adults alike and inspire them to conquer any obstacle no matter how difficult it may seem. It takes true skill to craft stories that appeal to everyone, and an even bigger feat to translate that skill across various platforms. Through this adaptability, Cavan’s experiences compliment one another to bring his readers something truly unique and captivating.

Because of his empowering influence on Star Wars fans, Cavan Scott was one of the five authors chosen to lead as a story architect for The High Republic era. From the launch of the three-phase project, he already had a mix of content on the publishing calendar. You’ll find a substantial list of titles below.

Cavan Scott’s influence isn’t limited to his published works. He roams Twitter on the daily, spreading his positivity to passionate fans and fellow authors alike. For this reason, Cavan was granted the honor of “Social Butterfly” for the 2020 Youtinees. Being the online extrovert that he is, Cavan acknowledged his much-deserved award by writing an article about the Youtinees on his website!

(To see the other nominees, read our article on the 2020 Youtinees.)

Before Cavan Scott became a full-time writer, he was a magazine editor for publications such as Future Publishing and BBC Magazines until he launched his very own magazine in 2007 called Countryfile Magazine. His progression in the art of literature is truly one to behold!

If you’re looking to have a great sit-down conversation with a big-time Star Wars author, Cavan Scott is definitely your guy. You’ll be able to meet him in person as he regularly attends gatherings like Star Wars Celebration, New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, London Super Comic Con, and Crimefest.

There isn’t another author out there quite like Cavan Scott. Any of these titles will surely bring you joy, and so we encourage you to pick an adventure and enjoy the ride!

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Books in this Collection

The Youtini Collections team has hand-selected the books in this collection
Canon
Canon
Junior Reader

Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape (Prelude)

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
When the Empire swoops into their home and takes their parents hostage, Milo and Lina must fend for themselves to survive. Adventures in Wild Space is an amazing display of what a couple of great-minded kids can accomplish, inspiring young readers everywhere. The Escape is only the first part of this incredible action-packed series.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by

A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.

The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.

Canon
Canon
Junior Reader

Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
The “Choose Your Destiny” lineup by Cavan Scott is a great callback to 90’s kid favorites like Goosebumps and serves as a grand adventure for the children of today. This first take on a classic format with a modern feel features the iconic duo, Han and Chewie, as they ride out their latest adventure on the Millennium Falcon. Will they make it out of their daring escape? That’s all up to you! Enjoy more stories like this one with more of your favorite characters by checking out the rest of the series.
Canon
Canon
Audio Drama

Dooku: Jedi Lost

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Part of the
Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4

Few know much about Count Dooku or his past that led him from the highest ranks of the Jedi Order to the knee of Darth Sidious. But when he charges his new assassin, Asajj Ventress, with her first mission, he also opens a window into his past. That past, riddled with dark prophecies and broken relationships is the key to Ventress understanding her new master…and his weaknesses.

Cavan Scott, bolstered by a whole host of voice actors, delivers one of the most engaging, immersive stories in all of the Expanded Universe with Dooku: Jedi Lost. This origin story enriches Dooku’s character so much that it even manages to elevate his on-screen appearances in the films.

Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Various

Tales from Vader's Castle follows the story of Rebel commander Lina Graf and the rest of the crew of her ship, the Auric, as they crash land on Mustafar. With no way to communicate with the rest of the Rebellion and no way off of the lava planet, they are forced to venture towards the only sign of civilization they can find—a dark, eery castle off in the distance. As the small rebel band travels ever further into the bowels of the castle, they relate stories to one another about some of the horrors of the galaxy, including haunted ships, strange monsters, and cursed planets, all starring some of the most well-known heroes of the Rebellion. However, as the owner of the dark castle becomes aware that he has intruders, Lina and her crew realize that their very own horror story may be unfolding before them...

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Various
Return to Vader’s Castle is the spine-tingling sequel to Tales From Vader’s Castle. Enjoy more spooky vibes with even more of your favorite diabolical villains from every edge of the Star Wars universe. Written by none other than Cavan Scott with an art style that will raise the hairs on your arms.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
The first iteration of this tubular collab was so well-received that readers were eagerly anticipating its sequel. The From a Certain Point of View series welcomes so many new authors to the Star Wars Expanded Universe in a way that allows them to extend their reach to other parts of the galaxy while also treating us with stories from well-known authors of the beloved franchise. To all of the new contributors making their debut in this book, we will be watching your career with great interest.
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
Canon
Canon
Children's Book

The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Somehow Cavan Scott managed to crank out yet another High Republic title, this time for the younglings. The main character is Burryaga, (also known as Burry), the extremely empathetic Wookiee Padawan introduced in Light of the Jedi, who has to save the people of Hetzal Prime from the great hyperspace disaster looming large on the horizon.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

The High Republic #01

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Phil Noto
Marvel’s brand-new ongoing series is at once a follow-up to Charles Soule’s Light of the Jedi and an original adventure. It follows Avar Kriss from Light of the Jedi as she takes on a leadership role on Starlight Beacon, but its main protagonists are her friend Stellan Gios and newly minted Knight Keeve Tennis. It explores the aftermath of the Great Disaster as the Jedi have to save and inspire the lost and hopeless out on the frontier. Keeve is determined to prove herself to the all-star Jedi she’s paired with, such as Avar Kriss. Plus we get lots of action with our first-ever Trandoshan Jedi, Sskeer. Though not necessary, The High Republic comic is best enjoyed after reading Light of the Jedi.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

The High Republic: The Rising Storm

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Incredible
9.4
9.4
9.4
Cavan Scott has a great love for monsters and the weirdness of Star Wars. Throw in a little High Republic and you get Force-sensitive monster hunter Ty Yorrick! Not to be upstaged, the novel’s protagonist is Stellan Gios (from the Marvel comic) as he goes to the Republic Fair. Though not a direct sequel to Light of the Jedi, Rising Storm is the second major adult novel of The High Republic. Featuring the return of Padawan Bell Zettifar! The Rising Storm is best enjoyed after Light of the Jedi and the first arc of Marvel's High Republic series.
Incredible
9.4
9.4
9.4
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

The High Republic: The Monster Of Temple Peak (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Rachael Scott
One of the only books of its kind, The Monster of Temple Peak is the original first graphic novel of the High Republic era—as well as the first Star Wars graphic novel in years! It follows monster hunter Ty Yorrick and is a prequel to Rising Storm (also by Scott). Synergy!
Canon
Canon
Audio Drama

Dooku: Jedi Lost

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Part of the
Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4

Few know much about Count Dooku or his past that led him from the highest ranks of the Jedi Order to the knee of Darth Sidious. But when he charges his new assassin, Asajj Ventress, with her first mission, he also opens a window into his past. That past, riddled with dark prophecies and broken relationships is the key to Ventress understanding her new master…and his weaknesses.

Cavan Scott, bolstered by a whole host of voice actors, delivers one of the most engaging, immersive stories in all of the Expanded Universe with Dooku: Jedi Lost. This origin story enriches Dooku’s character so much that it even manages to elevate his on-screen appearances in the films.

Very Good
8.4
8.4
8.4
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

The High Republic: The Rising Storm

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Incredible
9.4
9.4
9.4
Cavan Scott has a great love for monsters and the weirdness of Star Wars. Throw in a little High Republic and you get Force-sensitive monster hunter Ty Yorrick! Not to be upstaged, the novel’s protagonist is Stellan Gios (from the Marvel comic) as he goes to the Republic Fair. Though not a direct sequel to Light of the Jedi, Rising Storm is the second major adult novel of The High Republic. Featuring the return of Padawan Bell Zettifar! The Rising Storm is best enjoyed after Light of the Jedi and the first arc of Marvel's High Republic series.
Incredible
9.4
9.4
9.4
Canon
Canon
Children's Book

The High Republic: The Great Jedi Rescue

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Somehow Cavan Scott managed to crank out yet another High Republic title, this time for the younglings. The main character is Burryaga, (also known as Burry), the extremely empathetic Wookiee Padawan introduced in Light of the Jedi, who has to save the people of Hetzal Prime from the great hyperspace disaster looming large on the horizon.
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

The High Republic: The Monster Of Temple Peak (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Rachael Scott
One of the only books of its kind, The Monster of Temple Peak is the original first graphic novel of the High Republic era—as well as the first Star Wars graphic novel in years! It follows monster hunter Ty Yorrick and is a prequel to Rising Storm (also by Scott). Synergy!
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

The High Republic #01

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Phil Noto
Marvel’s brand-new ongoing series is at once a follow-up to Charles Soule’s Light of the Jedi and an original adventure. It follows Avar Kriss from Light of the Jedi as she takes on a leadership role on Starlight Beacon, but its main protagonists are her friend Stellan Gios and newly minted Knight Keeve Tennis. It explores the aftermath of the Great Disaster as the Jedi have to save and inspire the lost and hopeless out on the frontier. Keeve is determined to prove herself to the all-star Jedi she’s paired with, such as Avar Kriss. Plus we get lots of action with our first-ever Trandoshan Jedi, Sskeer. Though not necessary, The High Republic comic is best enjoyed after reading Light of the Jedi.
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Various

Tales from Vader's Castle follows the story of Rebel commander Lina Graf and the rest of the crew of her ship, the Auric, as they crash land on Mustafar. With no way to communicate with the rest of the Rebellion and no way off of the lava planet, they are forced to venture towards the only sign of civilization they can find—a dark, eery castle off in the distance. As the small rebel band travels ever further into the bowels of the castle, they relate stories to one another about some of the horrors of the galaxy, including haunted ships, strange monsters, and cursed planets, all starring some of the most well-known heroes of the Rebellion. However, as the owner of the dark castle becomes aware that he has intruders, Lina and her crew realize that their very own horror story may be unfolding before them...

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Various
Return to Vader’s Castle is the spine-tingling sequel to Tales From Vader’s Castle. Enjoy more spooky vibes with even more of your favorite diabolical villains from every edge of the Star Wars universe. Written by none other than Cavan Scott with an art style that will raise the hairs on your arms.
Canon
Canon
Junior Reader

Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape (Prelude)

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
When the Empire swoops into their home and takes their parents hostage, Milo and Lina must fend for themselves to survive. Adventures in Wild Space is an amazing display of what a couple of great-minded kids can accomplish, inspiring young readers everywhere. The Escape is only the first part of this incredible action-packed series.
Canon
Canon
Junior Reader

Choose Your Destiny: A Han & Chewie Adventure

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
The “Choose Your Destiny” lineup by Cavan Scott is a great callback to 90’s kid favorites like Goosebumps and serves as a grand adventure for the children of today. This first take on a classic format with a modern feel features the iconic duo, Han and Chewie, as they ride out their latest adventure on the Millennium Falcon. Will they make it out of their daring escape? That’s all up to you! Enjoy more stories like this one with more of your favorite characters by checking out the rest of the series.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
The first iteration of this tubular collab was so well-received that readers were eagerly anticipating its sequel. The From a Certain Point of View series welcomes so many new authors to the Star Wars Expanded Universe in a way that allows them to extend their reach to other parts of the galaxy while also treating us with stories from well-known authors of the beloved franchise. To all of the new contributors making their debut in this book, we will be watching your career with great interest.
Very Good
8.5
8.5
8.5
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

From A Certain Point of View

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by

A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.

The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

The High Republic: Light of the Jedi

Written by
Charles Soule
Artwork by
Joseph Meehan
Masterpiece
9.6
9.6
9.6
Rich with Force Lore. An all-new Star Wars era. Some of the most compelling original EU characters ever written. And the start of a multi-year, multimedia story. Set two hundred years before The Phantom Menace, Light of the Jedi kickstarts the High Republic publishing program with the lauded and legendary comics writer Charles Soule's first prose Star Wars novel. The book follows Jedi Master Avar Kriss, Padawan Bell Zettifar, and a ragtag band of evil space Vikings as they navigate the explosive Great Disaster rocks the galaxy to its core.
Masterpiece
9.6
9.6
9.6
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