Lucasfilm announced a new book in the new series “The High Republic,” which will tell the story of the Jedi Knights from 200 years ago.

What’s going on?

The new book — titled “Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm” — will be available July 6.

  • The new novel will tell the story of Jedi Council member Stellan Gios and Padawan Bell Zettifer as they face off with the Nihil, a villainous group that will debut with the series.

Cavan Scott, the author, told StarWars.com that the book will also include Ty Yorrick, who was deemed a “saber-for-hire.”

  • “Yorrick is a Force-sensitive monster hunter with a mysterious past. What is that past? Well, that would be telling,” he told StarWars.com. “All I’d say is that you don’t want to get in her way, as Stellan and the others soon realize for themselves.”

What does this mean?

A “saber-for-hire” sounds a lot like a bounty hunter of some kind. In fact, Scott refers to the character as a monster hunter. But does the “saber” refer to a lightsaber or a regular saber? That’s the question. But the released cover photos from the book show three Jedi knights, which suggest it will be a bounty hunter.