Star featured an excerpt from the upcoming Star Wars novel Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn. In the excerpt, the planet Batuu is mentioned as playing a role. Batuu is the name of the planet of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new Star Wars lands being built at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Here is an excerpt of the excerpt:

“The disturbance is located at the edge of your Unknown Regions,” the Emperor said. “It appears to be centered on a planet named Batuu.” Again, he sensed a reaction to the name. This time, the reaction came from both of them. “I believe you have heard of it?”

Thrawn’s eyes were hooded, the expression on that blue-skinned face swirling with memories. “Yes,” he murmured. “I have indeed heard of it.”

As, of course, had Vader. It was the place where he and Thrawn had long ago interfered, albeit unwittingly, with one of Palpatine’s plans.

This is the second glimpse of Batuu that we have seen in Star Wars storytelling following the most recent iteration of Star Tous

Thrawn: Alliances arrives July 24, 2018, and is available for pre-order now.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World in 2019.