"We have hope. Hope that things will get better. And they will.”
Hera Syndulla was born into chaos.
The Clone Wars left her homeworld devastated and broken. Growing up with a father who refused to let the Empire reign over his people, she learned what it meant to fight for what she believed in. But she also learned if she was going to change the galaxy, she was going to have to do it her own way.
Desperate to make the galaxy a better, safter place -- on her own terms, not under her father’s control -- she set out to transform her passion into a rebellion.
Her quest began with a jaded hidden Force-user named Kanan Jarrus. It didn’t take long for these two to form an unbreakable bond. Though they put their work before their feelings for as long as they could, their crew grew from two to six before their eyes. It was no longer just a crew; it became a family.
Together, the Ghost family risked their lives time and again to protect the innocent as well as each other. Eventually, one of them would give their life to save everything they loved -- but not before leaving Hera with someone else to continue to fight for.
Hera Syndulla has yet to appear in more than a few adult novels. But her presence in comics continues to grow, and the trend is sure to continue. Alexander Freed’s recent books have given us glimpses into her post-Rebels life. But it’s doubtful this is the end of her story.
While you rewatch her evolution through the animated series and reread the Alphabet Squadron books, you can also check out Hera Syndulla’s additional appearances in the Star Wars Expanded Universe -- including multiple Doctor Aphra comics.
Star Wars Rebels tugged on the heartstrings of countless fans, and this story is where it all began. Taking place before the beloved show, A New Dawn shows us how Kanan and Hera were destined to cross paths and fight together in the Galactic Civil War.
Being the first novel released in the new Canon era of Star Wars books, John Jackson Miller leaves a lasting first impression on what’s to come.
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...
Rogue archaeologist Chelle Aphra is in hot water—an Imperial prison ship where she is close supervised at all times by guard droids. Despite her sketchy past, she might prove to be the Rebels' only hope. She teams up with a delightful crew consisting of a colorful and exesiential destroyer droid, a wimpy shapeshifter named Lopset, and ex-lovers Sana Starros and Imperial Inspector Tolvan. They’re on the run from Imperial authorities, a self-righteous lawman, the bloodthirsty droid Triple Zero, and even the psychotic ghost of a long-dead Jedi trapped in a fungus trapped in the hull of a crashed ship!
The characters of Doctor Aphra, Triple Zero, and BT-1 are first introduced in Kieron Gillen’s run on Darth Vader. When that series concluded, Aphra received her own solo series. This series is Si Spurrier’s run on these dark, twisted, and never boring characters.
The Emperor is dead. But the Empire is still clinging to what remains of its resources to survive. It’s up to a mismatched team of pilots to finish chipping away at what remains of one of the worst threats the recent galaxy has ever known.
If you’re a fan of the X-Wing books on the legends timeline, you will love the debut novel in this trilogy set just after the events of Return of the Jedi. With so little known about the events leading up to The Force Awakens, this is the perfect book to introduce you to the Galactic Empire’s final end.