An unabridged audiobook version of the novel is scheduled for release on the same day.
After an explosion devastates Cato Neimoidia, the jewel of the Trade Federation, the Republic is blamed and the fragile neutrality of the planet is threatened. The Jedi dispatch Obi-Wan Kenobi, one of the Order's most gifted diplomatic minds, to investigate the crime and maintain the balance that has begun to dangerously shift. As Obi-Wan investigates with the help of a heroic Neimoidian guard, he finds himself working against the Separatists who hope to draw the planet into their conspiracy—and senses the sinister hand of Asajj Ventress in the mists that cloak the planet.
Amid the brewing chaos, Anakin Skywalker rises to the rank of Jedi Knight. Despite the mandate that Obi-Wan travel alone–and his former master's insistence that he listen this time—Anakin's headstrong determination means nothing can stop him from crashing the party, and bringing along a promising but conflicted youngling.
Once a Padawan to Obi-Wan, Anakin now finds himself on equal—but uncertain—footing with the man who raised him. The lingering friction between them increases the danger for everyone around them. The two knights must learn a new way to work together—and they must learn quickly, to save Cato Neimoidia and its people from the fires of war. To overcome the threat they face they must grow beyond master and apprentice. They must stand together as brothers.
The mission to Cato Neimoidia featured in the novel is the same incident first mentioned in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. "Anakin Skywalker," a 2021 issue of De Agostini's Star Wars Encyclopedia series, had previously established that Kenobi and Skywalker undertook an operation on Cato Neimoidia shortly before the Battle of Yerbana, which it claimed to be the event referenced in Revenge of the Sith. The encyclopedia's version of events roughly corresponds to the Star Wars Legends continuity's depiction of the event from the 2005 novel Labyrinth of Evil, written by James Luceno. Given that Brotherhood is a narrative source and more recent, this article assumes the "Anakin Skywalker" encyclopedia is incorrect.
- ISBN 9780593358573; May 10, 2022; Del Rey; US hardcover
- ISBN 9780593358580; May 10, 2022; Del Rey; eBook download
- ISBN 9780593499153; May 10, 2022; Del Rey; US paperback, export edition
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- Brotherhood is set between the beginning of the Clone Wars and the Battle of Christophsis, as the novel's plot involves Anakin Skywalker becoming a Jedi Knight, a rank he attained between those events. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates both events to 22 BBY, Brotherhood must be set in that year.
- "Anakin Skywalker" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Labyrinth of Evil
- (export edition)