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color outside the lines with author Lydia Kang

October 31, 2023 from Star Wars Insider

Star Wars: The High Republic: Chronicles from the Occlusion Zone – “No Big Deal”

The big news this issue of Star Wars Insider is the return of The High Republic short fiction to Insider, and we welcome author Lydia Kang to the fold with the first part of her new run of stories – illustrated by Star Wars concept artist Jake Lunt Davies! – that kick off Phase III of the Lucasfilm Publishing initiative.


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color outside the lines with author Lydia Kang

April 4, 2023 from Random House Worlds
Hardcover Edition ISBN-13: 978-059-3500354
Ebook Edition ISBN 978-0593500361

Star Wars: The High Republic: Cataclysm

After the thrilling events of The High Republic: Convergence, the Jedi race to confront the Path of the Open Hand and end the Forever War.

After five years of conflict, the planets Eiram and E’ronoh are on the cusp of real peace. But when news breaks of a disaster at the treaty signing on Jedha, violence reignites on the beleaguered worlds. Together, the royal heirs of both planets—Phan-tu Zenn and Xiri A’lbaran—working alongside the Jedi, have uncovered evidence that the conflict is being orchestrated by outside forces, and all signs point to the mysterious Path of the Open Hand, whom the Jedi also suspect of causing the disaster on Jedha.

With time—and answers—in short supply, the Jedi must divide their focus between helping quell the renewed violence on Eiram and E’ronoh and investigating the Path. Among them is Gella Nattai, who turns to the one person she believes can unravel the mystery but the last person she wants to trust: Axel Greylark. The chancellor’s son, imprisoned for his crimes, has always sought to unburden himself of the weight of his family name. Will he reconcile with the Jedi and aid in their quest for justice and peace, or embrace the Path’s promise of true freedom?

As all roads lead to Dalna, Gella and her allies prepare to take on a foe unlike any they’ve ever faced. And it will take all of their trust in the Force, and in one another, to survive.

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Praise for Cataclysm

“Happy and sad tears will drip from your face onto the pages, but the heart of Cataclysm is as pure as Star Wars can be. The fight for survival, love, and a future, fuels a book that will leave your heart racing.” — Star Wars

“Lydia Kang delivers one of the most brutal and beautiful Star Wars books out there with Cataclysm.” — Dork Side of the Force

“Lydia Kang has brought us a very engaging, amazingly written book that will serve as some of the best Star Wars has to offer.” — The Cosmic Circus

“Kang’s masterful use of mystery saddled with her ability to simultaneously enthrall and entertain creates what is easily the best entry in the second Phase and one of the best books in the entire High Republic.” — Youtini

Cataclysm will elicit laughs and tears in about equal measure” — The HoloFiles

“Kang truly knocked it out of the galaxy with her debut in Phase II with Cataclysm” — Mynock Manor 



color outside the lines with author Lydia Kang

September 5, 2023 from Disney Press
Hardcover Edition ISBN-13: 978-1368093798
Ebook Edition ISBN 978-1368094719

Star Wars: The High Republic: Tales of Light and Life

The High Republic authors share unmissable short stories that bridge Phases, resolve mysteries, and offer tantalizing hints of what is to come. Rejoin the adventures of the Jedi and Padawans, Pathfinders and Path members, heroes and villains ahead of the launch of Phase III. Featuring authors: Zoraida Córdova, Tessa Gratton, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Lydia Kang, George Mann, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule.

*Featuring Lydia’s short story, The Call of Coruscant

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Praise for "The Call of Coruscant"

“Mark this tale down as one of my most anticipated going into this book.” — Star Wars

““The Call of Coruscant” brings new characters into the mix, widening the story and giving us some idea of the new avenues Phase 3 will explore.” — The Geeky Waffle

The Empire Strikes Back: From A Certain Point of View with author Lydia Kang

November 10, 2020 from Del Rey
Hardcover Edition ISBN-13: 978-0593157749
Ebook Edition ISBN-13 978-0593215418
CD Audiobook Edition ISBN: 978-0593215401

The Empire Strikes Back:

From A Certain Point of View

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Celebrate the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors.

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures.

All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need.

Lydia Kang’s story, “Right Hand Man,” sheds light on the behind-the-scenes interaction between medical droid 2-1B and Luke Skywalker, shortly after Luke’s traumatic encounter with Darth Vader. As 2-1B helps to attach his new synthetic hand, he realizes there is much more to fix than a simple wound.

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Praise for The Empire Strikes Back: From A Certain Point of View

“Right-Hand Man by Lydia Kang– There’s something poetic about this story from the 2-1B droid’s point of view as it works to attach Luke’s cybernetic hand. There is a depth here that many short stories can’t reach. The philosophical discussion between Luke and 2-1B regarding healing was a real treat. Coming near the end of the book, it gives a nice closure to this collection.”
— Boba Fett Fan Club

“By the time we’ve departed Cloud City and rejoined the Rebel fleet, Lydia Kang’s “Right Hand Man” gives us a nearly perfect conclusion to the collection.”

“Right-Hand Man” by Lydia Kang– If any title could rival “Rogue Two,” it’s this one – because this story is told about the droid that gives Luke Skywalker his new right hand, 2-1B. Luke struggles with an inner pain and wrestling with his newfound identity, and while the droid can’t understand all of this, he winds up offering some very deep and poetic insights and advice that make this more than just an ordinary tale but a profound and thoughtful one too.
— Star Wars Thoughts