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The High Republic: Temptation of the Force

Written by Tessa Gratton


Star Wars: The High Republic: Temptation of the Force is a canon original novel, set in the high republic era, written by Tessa Gratton. It was published on June 11, 2024, by Random House Worlds as part of The High Republic.



  • TypeOriginal novel
  • AudienceAdult
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date06/11/2024

Publisher's Summary

The reunited Jedi prepare to strike back against the ruthless Nihil in this thrilling sequel to Star Wars: The High Republic: The Eye of Darkness.

For over a year, Jedi Masters Avar Kriss and Elzar Mann were kept apart by the Nihil’s Stormwall. After Avar makes a daring escape from inside the Occlusion Zone, the star-crossed Jedi are reunited. But while the physical distance between them has evaporated, their shared grief over their failure to protect the galaxy from the Nihil threat still remains.

To rally the Jedi Order, and the Republic, Avar and Elzar cling to their belief in serving Light and Life. Working together they lead a daring mission into Nihil space to liberate the planet of Naboo, and show those trapped behind the Stormwall that the Jedi will never abandon them. Now back within close orbit of one another, the two Jedi Masters can no longer deny the bond that has always drawn them back together and made them stronger.

After finally embracing their true desires and imbued with renewed purpose, Avar and Elzar devise a plan to turn the tide of the conflict with the Nihil once and for all. Accompanied by Jedi Knights Bell Zettifar, Burryaga, and Vernestra Rwoh, the Jedi begin their hunt for Marchion Ro. But to seek out the Nihil’s dangerous leader the Jedi will have to survive the Nameless terrors that they have thus far been powerless to stop.

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Opening Crawl


Worlds suffer inside the formidable OCCLUSION ZONE, where Marchion Ro and his band of Nihil marauders, untouchable by the Republic, rule with an iron fist.

Jedi Master Avar Kriss has escaped from this occupied space and, along with fellow Jedi Elzar Mann, leads the Jedi and Republic in a desperate fight against the Nihil and their Nameless creatures.

But a new danger now threatens the galaxy. A mysterious BLIGHT has begun to spread randomly across worlds, slowly infecting areas and turning all life in its path to dust….