Book Synopsis A massive, interconnected cross-publisher initiative focused on an all-new era of Star Wars storytelling. Centuries before the Skywalker saga, a new adventure begins... It is the era of the High Republic and interstellar expansion is at its height. As trusted guardians of peace, the renowned Jedi protect the Republic and shine their light on those exploring the darkest reaches of the galaxy. (c) and TM 2021 LUCASFILM LTD Copyright (c) 2021 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. When Padawan Keerin Fionn and Jedi Knight Lily Tora-Asi learn that the recent Drengir battle was not an isolated incident, but part of a coordinated attack orchestrated by the Nihil, they are determined to protect their new home. While Master Arkoff is away assisting Master Stellan Gios's investigation, Lily is left in charge of rebuilding Banchii and restoring hope to the community. Lily vows the temple will not be put in danger again, but when a disruptive visitor arrives, Lily must protect Banchii, Keerin, and the Younglings from the growing Nihil threat--a threat that is closer than they think!