Review: A New Dawn – John Jackson Miller

A New Dawn
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks (March 31, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 055339147X
ISBN-13: 978-0553391473
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The Empire is draining a planet of it’s resources. Kanan Jarus is employed there working the mines. Kera is thre on a mission for the fledgling rebellion. A thrilling story featuring characters from Rebels where you see them meet for the first time. What they find will cement their resolve in defeating the Empire.


Kanan Jarus – Former Jedi Padawan.
Hera – Twilek Rebel


I absolutely loved this one. When I saw the first episode of Rebels, I felt just like I did when I was a kid and saw Star Wars for the first time. It so much had that sense of fun and adventure. This story, featuring two of the characters from the Rebels animated series captured a lot of that adventure. It also gives us a glimpse of the first time that Hera and Kanan met.

It was interesting to follow the path of Kanan as he slowly begins to understand just how dangerous the Empire is. It’s also interesting to see Hera as an already experienced fighter. I think it would be interesting to see her backstory and how she managed to join the rebellion. We see small glimpses of it, but I’d be interested in her story.

Overall a great Star Wars Story, a great connection to the Rebels TV series, and a great entry in the whole new Star Wars Canon. Due to some of the action scenes I’d recommend it for teens and older. But for you Star Wars fans, you definitely want to pick this one up.

About the Author

Writer and game designer John Jackson Miller is the author of Star Wars: Knight Errant and Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, as well as nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels.

His comics work includes writing for Iron Man, Mass Effect, Bart Simpson, and Indiana Jones.

He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and far too many comic books.

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