Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection book, written by Daniel Wallace, is a visual guide examining the creation and history of some of the most iconic lightsaber hilts in the Star Wars galaxy. The publisher’s description also teases the reveal of a mysterious “new lightsaber from The High Republic”. The High Republic era is set around 200 years before the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
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Written by Daniel Wallace and illustrated by Lukasz Liszko and Ryan Valle, Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection is slated for release on October 20, 2020. The book, listed as 154 pages in length, is published by Insight Editions.
The hardcover book explores hilts from Star Wars movies along with hilts from comics, novels, video games, and The Clone Wars and Rebels animated series’.
According to the publisher, the Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection includes “never before seen art and illustrations” and features “photo-realistic renders of lightsabers from Star Wars animation and comics.”
Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection book features fan-favorite character hilts including:
• Darth Vader lightsaber
• Darth Maul double-bladed lightsaber
• Darksaber (black-bladed lightsaber)
• Yoda lightsaber
• Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber
• Mace Windu lightsaber
• Luke Skywalker lightsaber
• Leia Organa lightsaber
• Kylo Ren crossguard lightsaber
• Ahsoka Tano lightsabers
• Ezra Brider blaster-saber hybrid
• Grand Inquisitor spinning lightsaber
• a mysterious new lightsaber from The High Republic
• and more
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Daniel Wallace is an author based in Minneapolis. Since 1997, Wallace has written dozens of Star Wars stories, articles, and reference guides including The New Essential Guide to Characters (2002), The Jedi Path (2010), Book of Sith (2012).
Lukasz Liszko is digital artist and photographer from Poland.
Ryan Valle is a freelance illustrator based in the Kansas City metro area who specializes in Star Wars art.
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Image depicts cover art for the Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection book (cover not final)