Have you ever wondered what happened after the cliffhanger ending of Solo: A Star Wars Story? Well, now we have an answer! E.K. Johnston, the author behind the acclaimed Ahsoka novel, has announced her next book in the Star Wars universe: Crimson Climb. This young-adult novel promises to finally resolve the loose plot threads from Solo’s cliffhanger ending, and delve into the mysterious world of Crimson Dawn. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the upcoming novel and explore how it could provide us with some much-needed answers about Han Solo’s old lover Qi’ra and her relationship with Darth Maul.
Star Wars fans have been eagerly awaiting the resolution of Solo: A Star Wars Story’s cliffhanger ending ever since the movie was released in 2018. Now, with the announcement of E.K. Johnston’s upcoming novel Crimson Climb, we might finally get the answers we’ve been searching for. Set to be released in the summer of 2022, this young-adult novel will focus on the story of Han Solo’s old lover Qi’ra, and explore her relationship with Darth Maul and the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate.
The title of the book and the proposed cover featuring Qi’ra suggest this novel will be a prequel to Solo, and could reveal insights into Darth Maul’s role in the Crimson Dawn. It could also show how Qi’ra became the leader of the syndicate after Darth Maul’s escape from the Empire at the end of The Clone Wars season 7. Plus, with Johnston’s tendency to expand her stories beyond one book, it’s possible the novel could extend beyond the ending of the film and provide us with even more secrets about Crimson Dawn.
Lucasfilm Publishing is already exploring the story of Crimson Dawn in the comic book series Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters and its sequel, Star Wars: Crimson Reign. This series, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, revealed that Qi’ra took over Crimson Dawn after Darth Maul, and dedicated herself to destroying the Empire.
With the release of Crimson Climb, we’ll finally get to see the full story of Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn, and learn how these events tie into the cliffhanger ending of Solo: A Star Wars Story. So if you’re a fan of the Star Wars universe, then make sure to keep an eye out for this exciting new novel, which is sure to provide us with some much-needed answers.