Le premier aura pour nom Fatal Alliance, il sera écrit par Sean Williams, qui a notamment novelisé l'histoire du Pouvoir de la Force et paraitra le 20 juillet 2010 chez Del Rey. Le roman gravitera autour de l'univers du jeu The Old Republic, qui sera l'évènement commercial de l'année lorsqu'il sortira. On peut donc s'attendre à une parution très rapide sur le sol français.
Voici le synopsis ainsi que la couverture :
Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that's drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic's elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic's envoy is not what he seems, the Empire's delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can't, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone.
None of these guests -- invited or uninvited -- have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world.
But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they've never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy....
Le deuxième roman, s'appellera quand à lui Deceived. Si ce mot vous dit quelque chose, c'est parce qu'il a illustré la superbe vidéo d'introduction de The Old Republic il y a quelques mois, en mettant en scène l'attaque du Temple Jedi par une horde de Sith, dont le leader n'est ni plus ni moins que Darth Malgus. Il sera écrit par Paul Kemp, qui a récemment signé l'excellent roman Crosscurrent et mettra en scène Darth Malgus lui même. Il sortira le 28 décembre 2010.
Hop, le synop et la couverture :
Hot on the heels of the unveiling of the cover to Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance is this first look at another hardcover set in the timeof the eagerly anticipated video game in development by LucasArts and BioWare.
In Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived, readers will learn more about Darth Malgus, the Sith Lord who brought down the Jedi Temple. Star Wars fans first experienced the devastating might of Darth Malgus
in last year's epic cinematic trailer to Star Wars: The Old Republic which depicted the Sacking of Coruscant. Readers will learn more about the man behind the mask in this novel by author Paul S. Kemp.
Deceived tells the story of Darth Malgus and gives fascinating insight into his rise to fame and glory as the Sith Lord who destroyed the Jedi Temple. This stunning narrative finds the dark hero battling a veteran Jedi Master, setting the stage for the affairs and betrayals surrounding the last battle of the Great War before the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant.
Deceived is written by Paul S. Kemp with the BioWare and LucasArts teams' full cooperation and creative consultation to bring an accurate account of the explosive incident and the ruthless man behind it.