StarWars.com has shared a first look at the cover of Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel, coming out on October 12, 2021.

(StarWars.com)

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What’s Happening:

  • StarWars.com has shared a first look at the cover for the upcoming book Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel by Emma Mieko Candon, inspired by the original short film, The Duel, which fans will be able to see this September when Star Wars: Visions releases on Disney+.
  • Star Wars: Visions will feature a collection of animated original short films created by some of the world’s biggest anime studios. Kamikaze Douga’s The Duel is directed by Takanobu Mizuno, focusing on Jedi and Sith in an alternate history from Japanese lore.
  • Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel will expand on the world shown in The Duel, telling the story of an unnamed roaming samurai Sith known as Ronin, as he travels the galaxy.
  • Fans can pre-order the book now at various retailers.
(StarWars.com)

(StarWars.com)

Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel Synopsis:

“A mysterious former Sith wanders the galaxy in this stunning Star Wars tale. An original novel inspired by the world of The Duel from the Star Wars Visions animated anthology.

The Jedi are the most loyal servants of the Empire.

Two decades ago, Jedi clans clashed in service to feuding lords. Sickened by this endless cycle, a sect of Jedi rebelled, seeking to control their own destiny and claim power in service of no master. They called themselves Sith.

The Sith rebellion failed, succumbing to infighting and betrayal, and the once rival lords unified to create an Empire…but even an Empire at peace is not free from violence.

Far on the edge of the Outer Rim, one former Sith wanders, accompanied only by a faithful droid and the ghost of a less civilized age. He carries a lightsaber, but claims lineage to no Jedi clan, and pledges allegiance to no lord. Little is known about him, including his name, for he never speaks of his past, nor his regrets. His history is as guarded as the red blade of destruction he carries sheathed at his side.

As the galaxy’s perpetual cycle of violence continues to interrupt his self-imposed exile, and he is forced to duel an enigmatic bandit claiming the title of Sith, it becomes clear that no amount of wandering will ever let him outpace the specters of his former life.”

Star Wars: Ronin: A Visions Novel comes out on October 12 and is available to pre-order now. Star Wars: Visions premieres on September 22 on Disney+.

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