Dark Disciple

Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
An adventure teaming shadowy Jedi Quinlan Vos and former Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress together. This book is a continuation of The Clone Wars TV series. It was based on unproduced scripts for the TV show, but is intended as a more adult take on the characters.

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Ahsoka

Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston
For fans of The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels TV shows, this book tells the story of Anakin Skywalker's one-time padawan Ahsoka Tano in the time between her leaving the Jedi order and showing up as a leader of the Rebellion.

Though officially a young adult novel, Ahsoka is 400 pages long and a part of the same more-mature publishing line as 2015's fan favorite book Lost Stars.

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Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel

Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno
This is an important prequel to the 2016 spin-off film Rogue One! Written by veteran Star Wars author James Luceno, Catalyst tells how pacifist scientist Galen Erso, later infamous for designing the devastating Death Star superlaser, was manipulated into the role by one-time friend Orson Krennic. A thoughtful, character-based tale that provides a rich backstory to the opening scene of Rogue One, this novel also reveals a great deal about the creation of the Death Star according to the new Star Wars canon.

Catalyst is the tenth Star Wars novel by James Luceno, whose other works include the canon novel Tarkin, fan-favorite Legends novel Darth Plagueis, and two other Star Wars movie lead-in books.

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Lords of the Sith

Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
A new canon novel set during the early days of the Empire. When Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader are stranded on a hostile planet, they must use their own Force powers and fighting prowess to crush the resistance and escape to safety.

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Tarkin

Tarkin by James Luceno
Veteran Star Wars author James Luceno, in his first new canon novel, takes readers into the mind of Grand Moff Tarkin, the Imperial official who infamously gave orders to Darth Vader in the original Star Wars movie. Set in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, this is the story of Tarkin's rise to prominence in the Empire.

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A New Dawn

A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller
A prequel to the Star Wars: Rebels TV show and the first Star Wars novel of the new canon. A New Dawn tells the story of how idealistic pilot Hera and cynical ex-Jedi Kanan first met, before they were a couple and before they led the famous rebel crew of the Ghost.

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Leia, Princess of Alderaan

Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray
Ever wonder how Princess Leia first joined the Rebellion against the Empire? In 2016's Bloodline, author Claudia Gray wrote about how Leia came to found the Resistance against the First Order. Now, the same author winds back the clock with this novel about the princess's teenage years, during the events of the Star Wars: Rebels TV show and three years before Rogue One and Star Wars: A New Hope.

Though officially a young adult novel, Leia, Princess of Alderaan is 400 pages long and a part of the same more-mature publishing line as Lost Stars, Ahsoka, and Rebel Rising.

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Thrawn

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
Because author Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy kicked off the Legends publishing program in the early 1990s, it holds a special place in the hearts of Star Wars book fans. So for lots of us it was a big disappointment to see those books overwritten by the new movies. But that doesn't mean the trilogy's namesake character, blue-skinned military genius Grand Admiral Thrawn, is gone for good.

Now the fan-favorite character is back in the Star Wars canon with this novel about the beginnings of his career in the Imperial Navy, leading into his role in Season 3 of the Star Wars: Rebels TV show. And he's in good hands: The book is written by the same author as the original Thrawn Trilogy. In fact, this book could fit almost as well into the Legends timeline as it does into the New Canon!

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Thrawn: Alliances

Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
Fans of Timothy Zahn's Grand Admiral Thrawn will be excited for this upcoming sequel to the blue-skinned genius's New Canon debut in the novel Thrawn. Apparently set sometime after Season 3 of the Star Wars: Rebels TV show, it will see Thrawn teaming up with Darth Vader himself! It's also supposed to reveal how Thrawn and Vader met for the first time, a story only hinted at in the first book.

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Rebel Rising

Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
This is one of two prequel books to the spin-off movie Rogue One, the other being Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel. While Catalyst is the slow-paced political story of how Orson Krennic and Galen Erso came to work together on developing the Death Star, Rebel Rising is focused on fiery rebel Jyn Erso's childhood and teenage years fighting with Saw Gerrera's extremists. The book is set between the first scene of Rogue One and the rest of the movie.

Though officially a young adult novel, Rebel Rising is 400 pages long and a part of the same more-mature publishing line as Lost Stars, Ahsoka, and Leia, Princess of Alderaan.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization by Alexander Freed
This is the official book version of the new Star Wars movie Rogue One! Written by Alexander Freed, the author of Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company.

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Want to learn more about the personal history between scientist Galen Erso and Imperial Director Orson Krennic? Check out the Rogue One prequel novel Catalyst by James Luceno!

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Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by various authors
This book isn't actually a novel, but something much more special: To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie, dozens of authors came together to write 40 short stories, each one retelling part of the movie from a new perspective. Most of the stories are told from the point of view of a minor background character or other onlooker to the events of the movie.

As if that wasn't cool enough, the authors all contributed for free, with the publisher donating the proceeds to charity.

This is the first New Canon take on background characters from Episode IV: A New Hope, but if you can't get enough, also check out Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina in the Legends alternate timeline!

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Battlefront II: Inferno Squad

Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden
A tie-in to the video game Battlefront II, this book tells a story of elite Imperial soldiers on a mission to track down the remnants of Saw Gerrera's rebel extremists after the events of Rogue One and the destruction of the Death Star.

This is the second book based on the Battlefront video games. The first was Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed, though that book actually takes place after Inferno Squad in the timeline.

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Heir to the Jedi


Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne
Follow young Luke Skywalker in an adventure from the height of the rebellion, told from his own first person perspective! One of the first novels of the new canon.

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Battlefront: Twilight Company

Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed
This tie-in to the brand new Star Wars Battlefront video game follows a company of rebel foot soldiers in their fight against the Empire during the time of the original Star Wars Trilogy.

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The Aftermath Trilogy


The Aftermath Trilogy by Chuck Wendig
The first new canon stories set after Return of the Jedi! In the months after the destruction of the second Death Star, the Empire is not yet dead. But when a group of high-level Imperials convene for a secret meeting on the planet Akiva, they soon find themselves on the defensive against an impromptu collection of rag-tag rebels, who will later go on to even greater adventures! Meanwhile, Imperial Admiral Rae Sloane, an outsider to the circles of galactic power, finds herself tasked with holding together the faltering Empire.

These books have gotten a kind of "love it or hate it" reaction from readers. Written in an unconventional style. Everything is happening in third-person present tense. Many short, incomplete sentences.

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Lost Stars

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray
Experience the story of the Original Trilogy from the perspective of two childhood friends - and later lovers - who end up on opposite sides of the war between the Empire and the Rebels. An epic love story that stretches from years before Star Wars: A New Hope to one year after Return of the Jedi.

Though officially a a young adult novel, Lost Stars is over 500 pages long, beloved by many adult Star Wars fans, and much more mature than any other Star Wars young adult novel published in the past.

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Bloodline

Bloodline by Claudia Gray
A prequel to The Force Awakens, this books follows Princess Leia six years before the film, when she was still a Senator for the New Republic. It tells the story of how she came to leave the senate, setting the stage for the formation of the Resistance.

From the author of the beloved young adult novel Star Wars: Lost Stars (though this is a regular novel, not a young adult book).

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Phasma

Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
Ever wondered who chrome-armored Captain Phasma is behind the mask? In this story, an encounter between a high-ranking First Order stormtrooper and a Resistance spy reveals the secrets of Phasma's backstory - you may even get a glimpse at what she looks like beneath her helmet!

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Canto Bight

Canto Bight by Saladin Ahmed, Rae Carson, Mira Grant, and John Jackson Miller
Canto Bight is the galaxy's most luxurious Casino City, and one of the settings of the new movie Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. In this book, four star authors each contribute a short novella about the lives of the people living in and visiting this city, and the gambles they must take to survive in a world where beauty is only a facade. The stories are based on background characters from The Last Jedi.

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The Force Awakens novelization

Episode VII: The Force Awakens novelization by Alan Dean Foster
The official book version of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, set three decades after Return of the Jedi and written by the same author as the first Star Wars book ever!

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The Last Jedi novelization

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi novelization by Jason Fry
This is the official book version of the new movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the first adult Star Wars novel by professional Star Wars expert Jason Fry! Not to be confused with an older book also called The Last Jedi, which is completely unrelated.

Unfortunately, this book doesn't come out until March 2018. But if you want to make sure to read it right when it does come out, you can pre-order it now!

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Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void

Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon
A story from forgotten beginnings of the Jedi Order, before the dawn of the Old Republic, and tens of thousands of years before The Old Republic or Darth Bane.

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Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories

Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller
Originally a series of free eBooks (but with new chapters added in print), Lost Tribe of the Sith is a prequel to the Fate of the Jedi series set 40 years after Return of the Jedi. It tells the story of a group of ancient Sith warriors who get trapped on a remote planet and mix with the locals to form their own culture over a period of generations.

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The Old Republic: Revan

The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn
This tale from ancient galactic history is a tie-in to both the Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) video game and the later The Old Republic video game. Starting after the end of KOTOR, the book connects the stories of the two games together through the experiences of the former Darth Revan.

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Red Harvest

Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber
When a Sith Lord's dark experiment results in a zombie apocalypse at a remote Sith Academy, a meek Jedi gardener and a brutal bounty hunter have to team up to survive.

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The Old Republic: Deceived

The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp
Spinning off from the sacking of Coruscant as seen in the preview to The Old Republic video game, this novel tells the story of a smuggler and a rogue Jedi pulled together into conflict with a brutal Sith Lord.

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The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance

The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams
In the midst of a cold war between the Old Republic and a vast Sith Empire, Jedi, Sith, and members of the criminal underworld come together in a dangerous game revolving around a vast treasure. A tie-in to the popular online video game The Old Republic.

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The Old Republic: Annihilation

The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn
In this tie-in to The Old Republic online video game, an spy, a smuggler, and a Jedi must team up to take on a dangerous Sith Lord and her battle-ready crew. A story from the ancient history of the Star Wars galaxy.

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Knight Errant

Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller
Decades before the rise of Darth Bane, the galaxy is divided between the Old Republic and a resurgent Sith Empire. When a young Jedi is stranded deep behind enemy lines, she strikes out alone against a cabal of bizarrely idiosyncratic feuding Sith Lords who collectively guard a surprising secret.

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The Darth Bane saga

 
The Darth Bane saga by Drew Karpyshyn
A thousand years before the events of the Star Wars movies, the last Sith Empire was defeated...but one ambitious survivor saved the Sith Order by taking it underground, setting the stage for the rise of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader a millennium later. This is the story of that man, and one of the most raved-about Star Wars book series.

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Book 1: Path of Destruction
Book 2: Rule of Two
Book 3: Dynasty of Evil

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Darth Plagueis

Darth Plagueis by James Luceno
A story set over the course of decades, this is the history how the Sith rose again to power, and of the life of Darth Plagueis, the ambitious Sith Lord who trained the later-emperor Palpatine in the ways of the Force!

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Maul: Lockdown

Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber
All hell breaks loose when young Sith apprentice Darth Maul is sent to retrieve a dark side weapon...by infiltrating a high-security space prison.

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Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves
In the lead-up to Episode I: The Phantom Menace, small-time Coruscant information broker Lorn Pavan accidentally gets caught in a lethal political game, and ends up on the run from the worst imaginable pursuer: the Sith Lord Darth Maul.

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Cloak of Deception

Cloak of Deception by James Luceno
A rich and complex lead-in story to the Episode I: The Phantom Menace movie, this novel comprehensively sets the stage for the beginning of the Star Wars saga in a thrilling tale of political intrigue.

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Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization

Episode I: The Phantom Menace novelization by Terry Brooks
From well-known fantasy author Terry Brooks comes the official adaptation of the Episode I: The Phantom Menace movie, with several all-new chapters about young Anakin Skywalker, starting from before the beginning of the movie.

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Rogue Planet

Rogue Planet by Greg Bear
Released soon after The Phantom Menace, this was the first ever novel about Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice, the young Anakin Skywalker. In the story, Obi-Wan and Anakin are sent on a mission to strange planet where technology is grown rather than construction.

Rogue Planet is not only a book about Obi-Wan and Anakin learning to work together, but is also a prequel of sorts to the New Jedi Order series set 20 years after Return of the Jedi.


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Outbound Flight

Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn
In this thrilling prequel to the post-Return of the Jedi novel Survivor's Quest, author Timothy Zahn finally tells the full story of the ultimately doomed Outbound Flight project, a mission to explore beyond the edges of the galaxy.

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The Approaching Storm

The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
A lead-in novel taking place just before the Episode II: Attack of the Clones movie, focused on showing the relationship between Obi-Wan Kenobi and his now-adult Padawan Anakin Skywalker during their mission on a remote planet. Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and Padawan Barriss Offee also play major roles in the story.

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Episode II: Attack of the Clones novelization

Episode II: Attack of the Clones novelization by R.A. Salvatore
This is the official adaptation of the Episode II: Attack of the Clones film, with a number of expanded and new scenes that build upon the story from the movie.

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The Cestus Deception

The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes
A story about the height of the Clone Wars, the struggle of the Jedi to hold back the separatists, and the moral questions raised in a galaxy at war. The story follows Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kit Fisto and the complement of clone troopers serving them as they fight to keep the Separatists from unleashing a new weapon on the galaxy.

Count Dooku does not appear in the novel, even though his face is on the cover.

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Jedi Trial

Jedi Trial by David Sherman & Dan Cragg
This is the story of how Anakin Skywalker, a Padawan at the beginning of the Clone Wars, became a Jedi Knight during the war. The book also features the grandfather of Corran Horn, a character who later appears in the X-Wing series and other post-Return of the Jedi novels.

Originally set a few months before Revenge of the Sith, this book was later moved years forward to be before The Clone Wars TV show (in which Anakin is already a Jedi Knight).

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie novelization

Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie novelization by Karen Traviss
Author Karen Traviss, known for her vivid and realistic characters, writes this high-quality adaptation of The Clone Wars film that kicked off the animated series.

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Shatterpoint

Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover
Author Matthew Stover explores the psychology of Jedi Master Mace Windu as he returns to his home planet to find his missing former apprentice and face the darkness in his own soul. Inspired by the real-world film Apocolypse Now and the classic (non-Star Wars) novel Heart of Darkness.

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The Clone Wars tie-in novels


The Clone Wars tie-in novels by Karen Miller & Karen Traviss
These four books tell stories connected to, but not directly based on, The Clone Wars 3D-animated TV series.

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The Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller
The Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss
Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller
Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller

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