For other uses, see Tempest Runner (disambiguation).

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The High Republic: Tempest Runner is the forthcoming script book version of the canon audio drama of the same name. It will be written by Cavan Scott, and published by Del Rey on March 1, 2022.

Publisher's summary[]

Delve into the cutthroat world of one of the High Republic's greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee, in this full script for the Star Wars audio original Tempest Runner.

The Nihil storm has raged through the galaxy, leaving chaos and grief in its wake. Few of its raiders are as vicious as the Tempest Runner Lourna Dee. She stays one step ahead of the Jedi Order at the helm of a vessel named after one of the deadliest monsters in the galaxy: the Lourna Dee. But no one can outrun the defenders of the High Republic forever.

After the defeat of her crew, Lourna falls into the hands of the Jedi–but not before she hides her identity, becoming just another Nihil convict. Her captors fail to understand the beast they have cornered. Just like every fool she's ever buried, their first mistake was keeping her alive.

Lourna is determined to make underestimating her their last.

Locked onto a Republic correctional ship, she's dragged across the galaxy to repair the very damage she and her fellow Tempest Runners inflicted on it. But as Lourna plans her glorious escape, she makes alliances that grow dangerously close to friendships. Outside the Nihil—separated from her infamous ship, her terrifying arsenal, and her feared name—Lourna must carve her own path. But will it lead to redemption? Or will she emerge as a deadlier threat than ever before?[3]


The script book release of The High Republic: Tempest Runner was known as "Proxima" during production.[3] It was announced by StarWars.com on November 29, 2021.[2]




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Notes and references[]

  1. TwitterLogo.svg Del Rey (@DelReyStarWars) on Twitter: "We're excited to share the cover for our next audio original, TEMPEST RUNNER, written by Cavan Scott. Coming Aug 31st. Delve into the cutthroat world of one of the #StarWarsTheHighRepublic's greatest foes, the merciless Lourna Dee. (cover art by Katerina Balikova)" (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Tempest Runner to Get Hardcover Release – Exclusive on StarWars.com (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 PenguinRandomHouse.jpg Proxima on Penguin Random House's official website (backup link)
  4. The Star Wars Book dates the launch of the Starlight Beacon to 232 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, which corresponds to 232 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. The High Republic: Tempest Runner takes place several months after the events of The High Republic: The Rising Storm, itself set almost a year after the launch. The events of Tempest Runner must occur around 231 BBY.

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