I didn’t know when this news would break this week — but the feline is out of its sack. Yes, as just announced on StarWars.com and Dark Horse’s site, I am playing iron-man football: Star Wars: Knight Errant is both my new comics series from Dark Horse and my first professional novel, for Del Rey. Wahoo!
The comics series launches later in 2010. The novel, due in 2011, is not an adaptation of the comics series, but a brand new story set in the same continuity. The series and novel both follow the adventures of Kerra Holt, a young Jedi knight living in what’s been termed the Dark Ages for the Republic — a thousand years before Episode I, and more than a generation before Darth Bane introduced the Rule of Two. Sith are plentiful in this era. How do you keep order when chaos is everywhere?
This is my first full-length novel — though if you’re new to my work, you can see from here and from looking around the site that I’ve been around for awhile. If you’re a comics reader looking for a taste of my prose work, check out today’s free Lost Tribe of the Sith download — and if you’re new to comics, click my Amazon page or on any of the books depicted on the site at lower left to check them out. I maintain a production notes and trivia page for everything I’ve ever done here on the site; just click the navigation at the top of the page.
Obviously, there will be more news to come on this. There’s a Star Wars Insider article on the way; note that there and in Knights of the Old Republic #50, the comic still had the working title of “Jedi” — but it’s definitely Knight Errant. Check the two links above, and follow me on Facebook and Twitter for more information as we’re ready to talk. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to develop stories for both media at once.
Onward and upward!