Exclusive Interview: “Howling Dark” Author Christopher Ruocchio


In Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, Obi-wan laments that Anakin was supposed to bring balance to The Force, not enable a hostile takeover of the galaxy. But what if instead of being The Emperor’s enforcer, Anakin had fulfilled the prophecy?

Such is the premise of The Sun Eater, a series of original sci-fi fantasy novels by writer Christopher Ruocchio.

With the second novel, Howling Dark, newly available in hardcover and Kindle, and the first, Empire Of Silence, recently released in paperback, I spoke to Ruocchio via email about what inspired and influenced these novels, as well as his plans for future stories.