Star Wars: The Test of Courage

Long before the Clone Wars, the Empire, or the First Order, the Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in a golden age known as the High Republic!

Vernestra Rwoh has just become a Jedi Knight at age fifteen, but her first real assignment feels an awful lot like babysitting. She’s been charged with supervising eleven-year old aspiring inventor Avon Starros on a cruiser headed to the dedication of a wondrous new space station called Starlight Beacon.

But soon into their journey, bombs go off aboard the cruiser. While the adult Jedi try to save the ship, Vernestra, Avon, Avon’s droid J-6, a Jedi Padawan, and an ambassador’s son make it to an escape shuttle, but communications are out and supplies are low. They decide to land on a nearby moon, which offers shelter but not much more. And unbeknownst to them, danger lurks in the forest…


"A great read for Star Wars fans young and old."


Ireland’s priority is always a well-told story rather than trying to awe or surprise you with elements swinging for the fences, and A Test of Courage is all the better for it.... Nothing gets in the way of achieving Star Wars: A Test of Courage’s core narrative goals — and at this point, that’s incredibly refreshing to see in a new piece of Star Wars media."

Escapist Magazine

"A Test of Courage is a fantastic introduction to these characters and a great story. The friendship and bond formed between characters as they cope with grief and trauma is touching to see. The hope they find in each other lifts them above the grief and out of the dark. It’s Star Wars at its finest and I’m so thrilled these characters will be introducing readers, young and old, to this new era of the galaxy far, far away."

Star Wars News Net

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