Star Wars: The High Republic – Everything You Need to Know

By Emmanuel Batista | May 14 2024 | Graphic NovelsChildren'sYoung AdultPop Culture Prose

You may have heard of the High Republic from the currently streaming Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures and the upcoming Star Wars: The Acolyte, but what is the High Republic era of Star Wars and how do you jump in to its many expansive storylines?

The High Republic era of Star Wars takes place over 100 years prior to the events of Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. It follows the Jedi order at their peak. These stories introduce brand new planets, Jedi, and villains never before seen in the Star Wars Universe.

It’s split up into phases. The most recent of which is Phase 3, which started with Star War The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life released on September 5,2023.

Each Phase consists of Graphic Novels, Adult Novels, YA Novels, Junior Novels, and even Children’s books. Each of these categories can be read on their own, or in conjunction with others to get a bigger picture of what’s going on the universe.

Below is a breakdown of each Phase, listing the books in order in each category. For a fully chronological reading guide check out starwars.com’s Star Wars: The High Republic Chronological Reader’s Guide

Please Note: Much like the Star Wars movies, the Phases are not numbered in chronological order. Phase 2 occurs first in the timeline, with Phases 1 and 3 happening afterwards. And much like the Star Wars movies you can read these in release order or chronological order and be totally fine.

 

Phase 1:

Adult Novels

Light of the Jedi
The Rising Storm
Tempest Runner (Adapted Audio Drama)
The Fallen Star

YA Novels

Into the Dark
Out of the Shadows
Midnight Horizon

Junior Novels

A Test of Courage
Race to Crashpoint Tower
Mission to Disaster

Comic Collections

Star Wars: The High Republic Vol 1(Phase 1)
Star Wars: The High Republic Vol 2 (Phase 1)
Star Wars: The High Republic Vol 3 (Phase 1)
Star Wars: the High Republic Adventures The Complete Phase 1
Star Wars The High Republic Adventures: The Monster of Temple Peak
Star Wars: The High Republic Trail of Shadows

Children’s Books

The Great Jedi Rescue
Showdown at the Fair
The Battle for Starlight

 

Phase 2:

Adult Novels

Convergence
Battle of Jedha (Adapted Audio Drama)
Cataclysm

YA Novels

Path of Deceit
Path of Vengeance

Junior Novels

Quest for the Hidden City
Quest for Planet X

Comic Collections

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Vol 1 (Phase 2)
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Volume 2 (Phase 2)
Star Wars: The High Republic Phase 2 Vol,1
Star Wars: The High Republic Phase 2 Vol. 2
Star Wars: The High Republic: The Blade
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror

 

Phase 3:

Adult Novels

Star Wars: The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life (Short Story Collection)
Star Wars: The Eye of Darkness (The High Republic)
Star Wars: Temptation of the Force (The High Republic)
Star Wars: Trials of the Jedi (The High Republic)

YA Novels

Star Wars: The High Republic: Defy the Storm
Star Wars: The High Republic: Tears of the Nameless
Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Light

Junior Novels

Star Wars: The High Republic: Escape from Valo
Star Wars: The High Republic: Beware the Nameless
Star Wars: The High Republic: A Valiant Vow

Comic Collections

Star Wars: The High Republic Phase III VOL. 1 – Children of the Storm
Star Wars: The High Republic Phase III VOL. 2 – The Hunted
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Phase III Volume 1 

 

Check out all of our Star Wars: The High Republic Titles HERE