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Review: The High Republic: Escape from Valo

Title: The High Republic: Escape from Valo Author: Daniel Josè Older and Alyssa Wong Release Date: January 30, 2024 Summary Padawan Ram Jomaram has a lot on his mind, not the least of which is saving the planet where he has spent much of his life, Valo. The problem? A year after the ill-fated Republic Fair decimated the world that he loved so much, the Nihil moved back in and have been occupying the planet since the fall of Starlight Beacon. On top of that, Valo is in the Nihil Occlusion Zone, where Jedi are being hunted like prey. What's a Padawan to do? Obviously, create a secret identity and fight back in secret. But, when Ram's vigilante moves inspire three Jedi younglings who have also been hiding in the ruins of Valo's capital, Ram must step up and protect these young Padawans and do what Jedi do best; help the people of Valo! What Should I Read to Prepare? Older has a tendency to harken back to previous events in the High Republic initiative in his books, referencing

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