Congratulations are in order for Star Wars author E. K. Johnston, whose novel Star Wars: Ahsoka hit #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list in the Young Adult Hardcover and Young Adult E-Book categories. The novel, which was released on October 11th, tells the story of Ahsoka Tano between her appearances on the animated series' Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The novel was Johnston's first in the Star Wars universe.
The news was broken by Lucasfilm's senior editor Jennifer Heddle, who tweeted,
Words can't express how grateful I am to our readers for their support in making AHSOKA #1 on the NYT list! Congratulations @ek_johnston!!!— Jennifer Heddle (@jenheddle) October 19, 2016
I'd like to offer huge thanks to @HerUniverse and @dave_filoni for their support of AHSOKA as well. Couldn't have happened without them.— Jennifer Heddle (@jenheddle) October 19, 2016
Johnston also tweeted her excitement,
I'm going to need a few moments, but THIS IS REALLY AMAZING AND I AM OVERCOME. https://t.co/Php8TMZvko— Emily Kate Johnston (@ek_johnston) October 19, 2016
Ashley Eckstein, who narrated the audiobook and voiced Ahsoka on The Clone Wars and Rebels, also share her excitement on Instagram,
On behalf of the entire team here at The Star Wars Underworld, I want congratulate E. K. Johnston and everyone else involved in the novel on this impressive, most impressive accomplishment!
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