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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This is a prequel era book from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe). 

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

This is a prequel era series from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

Republic Commando 1-3

The Republic Commando series (parts 1-3) by Karen Traviss
Originally commissioned as a tie-in to the Republic Commando video game, author Karen Traviss's writing was so highly praised its vivid characters and realistic treatment of military life that the story was continued in a popular series. The story follows the life of several clonetrooper commandos during the Clone Wars, delving deeply into their identity as cloned soldiers, as well as their sometimes lackluster relationships with the Jedi and others. Packed with lots of military action.


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Book 1: Hard Contact
Book 2: Triple Zero
Book 3: True Colors

Story continued in Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel.

This is a prequel era series from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).  

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart
A unique and charming novel focused around one of Yoda's adventures during the Clone Wars.

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This is a prequel era book from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe). 

The Medstar Duology

Medstar by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry
Inspired by the real-world sitcom M*A*S*H, this is a lovable pair of books about the varied characters who come together to work at a Republic battlefield hospital during the Clone Wars.

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Medstar I: Battle Surgeons
Medstar II: Jedi Healer

This is a prequel era series from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe). 

Labyrinth of Evil

Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno
A thrilling lead-in to Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, setting up the beginning of the movie and revealing important events that happened just prior to the events in the film.

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This is a prequel era book from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe). 

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith novelization by Matthew Stover
Author Matthew Stover brings his gritty, emotionally vivid approach to Revenge of the Sith, giving us by far the best Star Wars movie adaptation to date. Stover adds an impressive amount of depth to the characters and events from the film, with the end result in many ways better than the movie itself. Lovers of Episode III will love this book, and haters of Episode III may like it more after reading this book.

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This is a movie novelization from the Legends timeline. Though the movie itself is canon, original content in the book could be contradicted by future books, movies, or TV shows (if so, you can think of it as an alternate universe).

Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel

Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel by Karen Traviss
In the final novel of the Clone Wars Republic Commando series, the clone commandos become caught up in Palpatine's scheme to destroy the Jedi, who have been their allies throughout the war. The story overlaps with Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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Story continued in Imperial Commando: 501st

This is a prequel era book from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe). 

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno
After joining the dark side, destroying the Jedi, and losing his only love, Anakin Skywalker must learn to live as the villain Darth Vader and earn his place in the new Galactic Empire.

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This is a prequel era book from the Legends timeline. It may be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

Imperial Commando: 501st

Imperial Commando: 501st by Karen Traviss
The first book of an unfinished follow-up series to the beloved Republic Commando novels, 501st continues the story of those books into the early days of the Empire, when the clone commando squads are drafted into Darth Vader's special stormtrooper legion.

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This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

Coruscant Nights

 
Coruscant Nights by Michael Reaves
A memorable trilogy of character-driven adventures in the seedy underworld of the city planet Coruscant. Inspired by the film noir detective movies of the 1940s and 1950s, these books tell the story of a self-doubting Jedi survivor, a sarcastic droid, and a plucky ex-journalist who come together with other interesting characters to solve mysteries and join the budding resistance in the early days of the Empire.

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Book 1: Jedi Twilight
Book 3: Patterns of Force

Story continued in The Last Jedi

This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

The Last Jedi

Warning: This is NOT the book version of the 2017 movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It's a completely unrelated novel from the Legends timeline.

The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
The nail-biting conclusion to the story from the Coruscant Nights series, in which the team's growing involvement in resistance to the Empire - along with a devastating tragedy - takes them off Coruscant and on a journey across the galaxy.

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This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

Kenobi

Kenobi by John Jackson Miller
After losing almost everything to Palpatine's newly declared Empire, Jedi hero Obi-Wan Kenobi must learn to live as a hermit on the remote desert planet of Tatooine. His mission: to lay low for decades while guarding the infant son of Anakin Skywalker. However, it seems trouble has a way of finding him even here.

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This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

The Han Solo Adventures

The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley
Some of the earliest Star Wars novels from the 1970s and 80s, this is a trilogy of stories about the misadventures of young Han Solo and Chewbacca. Originally published as three separate books, now in print only as a combined paperback volume.

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(Combined 3-in-1 paperback)
Han Solo at Stars' End (vintage)
Han Solo and the Lost Legacy (vintage)

This is a classic era series from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

The Lando Calrissian Adventures

 
The Lando Calrissian Adventures by L. Neil Smith
Some of the earliest Star Wars novels, originally published in the 1980s (the separate original books are now out of print, but are still available in a combined paperback edition). This is a trilogy of quirky, somewhat humorous stories about young gambler Lando Calrissian running up against threats as varied as corrupt officials, ancient civilizations, and the mysteries of outer space.

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Combined 3-in-1 paperback
Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (vintage)
Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (vintage)

This is a classic era series from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

The Han Solo Trilogy

 
The Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin
A popular trilogy of novels telling the story of Han Solo's life before A New Hope, from youth on the streets, to his expulsion from the Imperial Academy, to the height of his career as a smuggler.

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Book 1: The Paradise Snare
Book 3: Rebel Dawn

This is a classic era series from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

Death Star

Death Star by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry
A novel about the construction of the first Death Star, and the many different people whose lives it touched.

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This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

Death Troopers

Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber
In this first-ever adult Star Wars horror novel, a rag-tag group of survivors trapped on board a ship drifting in space will have to fight to survive a terrifying virus-borne zombie outbreak.

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This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

The Force Unleashed I & II

The Force Unleashed I & II by Sean Williams
Based on the popular video games Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and The Force Unleashed II, these novels tell the story of a powerful Force user, trained as Darth Vader's apprentice, who becomes entangled in the founding of the Rebel Alliance.

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The Force Unleashed
The Force Unleashed II

This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books, movies, or TV shows (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by various authors
A collection of short stories, each focusing on one of the characters from the famous bar scene in the original Star Wars movie!

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This is a classic era book from the Legends timeline. It will likely be contradicted by newer books (if so, just think of it as an alternate universe).

(Interested in a New Canon take on the background characters of Star Wars: A New Hope? Check out Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View.)