By: Dominic Jones
Del Rey Books has released the 2014 Star Wars Books Sampler as a free ebook on Amazon. In past years, the sampler has been handed out for free at San Diego Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration, but this Del Rey will be handing out free advanced readers copies of John Jackson Miller's upcoming novel A New Dawn, the first novel of the new canon. The sampler is available now and features excerpts from all the announced upcoming novels (all part of the new canon), A New Dawn, Tarkin, Heir to the Jedi, and Lords of the Sith (by: Miller, James Luceno, Kevin Hearne, and Paul S. Kemp respectively).
Check out the official synopsis for the Sampler below,
This free eBook sampler is the perfect way to prepare for the next exciting era of Star Wars storytelling! With Episodes VII, VIII, and IX on the horizon, Del Rey is proud to present the first wave of novels that are part of the official Star Wars film canon, created in collaboration with the newly formed Lucasfilm Story Group. The exclusive previews of these four books, starring fan favorites and set during and before the original trilogy, will transport you once again to a galaxy that doesn't feel quite so long ago, or so far away. . . . A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller Set during the legendary "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV, A New Dawn tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths. TARKIN by James Luceno Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles tells a thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and-for the first time ever-written entirely from Luke Skywalker's first-person point of view. LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail.