When The High Republic initiative launched in 2021, it brought new stories, heroes, and villains to the Star Wars universe. As with any portion of the grand Star Wars narrative, it can feel daunting to dive in and get started.

We’re here to make that a lot easier for you with this comprehensive reading order list for Star Wars: The High Republic! As every new book gets released, we will update this article.

Let’s get started with the basics:

What is The High Republic?

The High Republic is a new initiative of novels and comic books (with more forms of media in the works) that tell an original Star Wars story with original characters. It will explore a time in the Star Wars timeline that has not been heavily covered in past works.

Some recognizable characters from the films and other books are around in this era – Yoda is a great example – but they remain “off screen” in the narrative.

When Does It All Take Place?

The High Republic takes place hundreds of years before the Prequel Trilogy. Phase One of The High Republic begins in about 232 BBY. Phase Two begins in around 382 BBY.

Yes, Phase Two is set about 150 years before Phase One. Stay with us. We’ll get there.

I’m In! What’s The Order I Should Read The High Republic In?

The recommended order to read everything from The High Republic is the order of publication. The era is constructed of three phases, each of which has three waves. Each wave has three books – one Adult Novel, one Young Adult novel, and one Middle Grade Novel.

Comics are also present in each wave, and they add to the stories laid out in each novel.

Since The High Republic authors work closely together to plan out characters, events, and stories, reading in the order of publication is the best method. Each new book or comic book might very well have references to previous works that you’ll benefit from the most if you read in that order.

Here’s how the Phases and Waves work in The High Republic:

  • Phase One: Light of the Jedi
    • Wave One: The Great Disaster
    • Wave Two: The Republic Fair
    • Wave Three: The Fall of Starlight Beacon
  • Phase Two: Quest of the Jedi (Coming 2022)
  • Phase Three: Trials of the Jedi (Coming 2023)

Now that we have all of the formalities out of the way, let’s get started with the actual recommended reading order!

Star Wars: The High Republic Reading Order: PHASE 1: LIGHT OF THE JEDI

Wave One: The Great Disaster

The High Republic: Light of the Jedi

Takes place in 232 BBY

Adult Novel

Released: 2021

By Charles Soule

Buy it here

The High Republic: A Test of Courage

Takes Place In 232 BBY

Junior Reader Book

Released: 2021

By Justina Ireland

Buy it here

The High Republic #01

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy Volume 1 of the series here

The High Republic: Into the Dark

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Young Adult Novel

Released: 2021

By Claudia Gray

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #01

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 1 here

The High Republic #02

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy Volume 1 here

The High Republic #03

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #02

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 1 here

The High Republic Adventures #03

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 1 here

The High Republic #04

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #04

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 1 here

The High Republic #05

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #05

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 1 here

Wave 2: The Republic Fair

The High Republic: The Rising Storm

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Adult Novel

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic: Race to Crashpoint Tower

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Junior Reader Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic #06

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy Volume 2 here

The High Republic Adventures #06

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 2 here

The High Republic: Out of the Shadows

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Young Adult Novel

Released: 2021

By Justina Ireland

Buy it here

The High Republic #07

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy Volume 2 here

The High Republic #08

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy Volume 2 here

The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #01

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures Free Comic Book Day 2021

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

The High Republic Adventures #07

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 2 here

The High Republic: Tempest Runner

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Audio Story

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic #09

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy Volume 2 here

The High Republic Adventures #08

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy Volume 2 here

The High Republic: The Edge of Balance Volume 1 (Manga)

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Manga

Released: 2021

By Shima Shinya & Justina Ireland

Buy it here

The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #2

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

The High Republic Adventures #09

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #01

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic #10

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #3

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

The High Republic #11

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #10

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic: The Monster of Temple Peak #04

Takes Place in 232 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #02

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #11

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott & Charles Soule

The High Republic #12

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #03

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2021

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

Wave Three: The Fall of Starlight Beacon

The High Republic: Fallen Star

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Adult Novel

Released: 2022

By Claudia Gray

Buy it here

The High Republic: Eye of the Storm #01

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Charles Soule

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #12

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures: Galactic Bake-Off Spectacular

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic #13

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #04

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic: Midnight Horizon

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Young Adult Novel

Released: 2022

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic #14

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #05

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic: The Edge of Balance, Vol. 2 (Manga)

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Manga

Released: 2022

By Daniel Jose Older & Shima Shinya

Buy it here

The High Republic Adventures #13

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Daniel Jose Older

Buy it here

The High Republic: Mission to Disaster

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Junior Reader Book

Released: 2022

By Justina Ireland

Buy it here

The High Republic #15

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Cavan Scott

Buy it here

The High Republic: Eye of the Storm #02

Takes Place in 231 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: 2022

By Charles Soule

Buy it here

PHASE 2: QUEST OF THE JEDI

The High Republic: Path of Deceit

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Young Adult Novel

Released: October 4, 2022

By Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland

Buy it here

The High Republic: Quest for the Hidden City

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Junior Reader Book

Released: November 1, 2022

By George Mann

Buy it here

The High Republic: Convergence

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Adult Novel

Released: November 15, 2022

By Zoraida Cordova

Buy it here

The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Audio Drama

Released: January 3, 2023

By George Mann

Buy it here

The High Republic: Path of Vengeance

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Young Adult Novel

Released: February 5, 2023

By Cavan Scott

The High Republic: Quest For Planet X

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Junior Reader Book

Released: April 4, 2023

By Tessa Gratton

The High Republic: Cataclysm

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Adult Novel

Released: TBA

By Lydia Kang

The High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror #01

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: TBA

By George Mann

The High Republic: Quest of the Jedi #01

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: TBA

By Claudia Gray

The High Republic (2022) #01

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: TBA

By Cavan Scott

The High Republic: The Blade #01

Takes Place in 382 BBY

Single Issue Comic Book

Released: TBA

By Charles Soule

As more titles get announced, they will be added here. In the meantime, check out our Star Wars reviews and other content!

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