The upcoming audiobook original story set during The High Republic has revealed the cast bringing the characters to life in Tempest Runner.
The end of August brings an all new original Star Wars audiobook (like Dooku: Jedi Lost and Doctor Aphra), this time telling a story within The High Republic following the events of the latest wave (The Rising Storm and Out of the Shadows). With only a month to go before release, Del Rey has revealed the cast of characters appearing in the story, as well as the actors who’ll be playing them:
JESSICA ALMASY as Lourna Dee
DAN BITTNER as Councilor Wittick
ORLAGH CASSIDY as Ola Hest
SULLIVAN JONES as Bala
JANUARY LAVOY as Tasia
KATHLEEN McINERNEY as Councilor Fry
TARA SANDS as Sestin
VIKAS ADAM as H7-09 & Raleigh
JONATHAN DAVIS as Andrik Keller & Asgar Ro
NEIL HELLEGERS as Kassav, Yudiah Dee, & Jano
SASKIA MAARLEVELD as Parr & Avar Kriss
SONEELA NANKANI as Muglan & Keeve Trennis
MARC THOMPSON as Pan Eyta, Sskeer, & Marchion Ro
SHANNON TYO as Quin & Nib Assek
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, voiced by Jessica Almasy (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel; Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Spark of the Resistance; Star Wars: The Last Jedi: A Junior Novel). 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?
Star Wars: The High Republic – Tempest Runner releases on August 31, 2021.