Random House's Suvudu blog has posted an interview with Star Wars author Aaron Allston about his recent book Fate of the Jedi: Conviction and his 2012 Wraith Squadron novel. We won't post an excerpt about Conviction for spoiler reasons, but here's an interesting tidbit from Allston regarding the Wraith book.
Letís talk about the new novel featuring the Wraith Squadron. I know the book isnít scheduled for publication until 2012, but can you give us just a little information about that?
Sure. Most of the action takes place in the same approximate period as Fate of the Jedi, but there are critical chapters that revisit the Wraiths in earlier years, starting just after they made the jump to become an Intelligence unit. The current-era story reunites some of the longtime Wraiths, introduces new ones, and even has second-generation Wraiths.
Not every subplot that arose in Fate of the Jedi will have been resolved by that seriesí end, and itís up to the Wraiths to clean up a big mess left behind. Thatís about all Iím willing to say at this time.
You can see more of the Suvudu interview here. Aaron Allston's as-yet-untitled Wraith Squadron novel is currently set for a July 2012 release.