Author Alexandra Bracken revealed the first finished copy of her latest book, A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy on her Tumblr, and it sure is pretty! A New Hope is an illustrated novel inspired by Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It is the first book of a three book series based on the franchise.
A New Hope is set to release on September 22, 2015 from Disney Press. The other two books in the series, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi will also release on the same day.
Acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken delivers a captivating retelling of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope like you’ve never experienced before, infusing the iconic, classic tale of good versus evil with a unique perspective and narrative style that will speak directly to today’s young readers while enhancing the Star Wars experience for core fans of the saga.
This illustrated novel is the first in the highly-anticipated series and features richly detailed art by celebrated Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. Fans old and new will be delighted by this beautifully crafted book and the unexpected twists in this retelling of a beloved story.
– Official Goodreads Summary