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Master & Apprentice

Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray
The professional and personal trials of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his young apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi were once a staple of Star Wars chapter books for kids, and inspired several comic book stories too. Now, there's finally an adult novel featuring the old-school Jedi duo, bringing their pre-Episode I adventures into the new Star Wars canon.

Master & Apprentice , which takes place about eight years before The Phantom Menace, is written by Claudia Gray, popular author of Star Wars novels Lost Stars, Bloodline, and Leia, Princess of Alderaan.

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Queen's Peril

Queen's Peril by E.K. Johnston
This young adult novel is both a prequel to Queen's Shadow and a lead-in to the story of Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It tells the story of Padme just after she's been elected as Queen Amidala of Naboo, and how she handles that challenge.

This is E.K. Johnston's third full-length young adult Star Wars novel, after Queen's Shadow and Ahsoka.

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Queen's Shadow

Queen's Shadow by E.K. Johnston
This is the first-ever full-length novel focused on Padme, a.k.a. Queen Amidala. It tells the surprisingly-engaging story of her transition from planetary queen to galactic senator, and explores her relationship with her squad of handmaidens/elite bodyguards.

Though officially a young adult novel, Queen's Shadow is 350 pages long and a part of the same more-mature publishing line as Lost Stars, Ahsoka, Most Wanted, and other great books.

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Dooku: Jedi Lost (Audiobook and Script)

Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott
Unlike other Star Wars audiobooks, which are readings of books that were written for print, Dooku: Jedi Lost was made especially for audio - the first Star Wars book of its kind. It's also narrated by a full cast playing the different characters in the story, in a way more like a radio play than a book.

The "book" is a sort of origin story for Count Dooku, telling the backstory of how he rose in the Jedi ranks and ultimately ended up leaving the order and turning to the dark side. In the story, his background is being researched during the Clone Wars by his apprentice, Asajj Ventress.

If you don't like to listen to audiobooks or aren't able to, you can also buy the script of the story as a printed book.

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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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Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising

Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn
The new canon adventures of fan favorite Grand Admiral Thrawn continue in this prequel to the first Thrawn novel, part of the new Ascendancy Trilogy. The trilogy tell's the story of Thrawn's history in his home region, the Chiss Ascendancy of the Unknown Regions, before joining the Empire. For the first time, we can go in-depth to see Thrawn's formative years, before he was a Grand Admiral or a famed tactical genius. 

The book takes place at the same time that the Clone Wars were raging elsewhere in the galaxy, and overlaps with the flashback story in Thrawn: Alliances.

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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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Most Wanted

Most Wanted by Rae Carson
The new Solo: A Star Wars Story movie is out now, and fans who want to know more about the background of Han Solo and Qi'ra can check out this new book that just came out with the movie!

Written by Rae Carson, one of the authors of the Canto Bight book, Most Wanted tells the story of Han and Qi'ra's early involvement in the galaxy's criminal underworld as teenagers, before the events of the Solo film.

Though officially a young adult novel, Most Wanted is 400 pages long and a part of the same more-mature publishing line as Lost Stars, Leia, Princess of Alderaan, and other great books.

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Solo: "Expanded Edition" movie novelization

Solo: Expanded Edition novelization by Mur Lafferty
This is the official book of the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, expanded to tell more of the story! Added content includes Han Solo 's time in the Imperial Navy and more about how Qi'ra came to be involved with the Crimson Dawn criminal organization.

(For a prequel to the story of Solo, check out the Han and Qi'ra novel Most Wanted.)

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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's career is continued in Thrawn: Alliances.

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Thrawn: Alliances

Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
Fans of Timothy Zahn's Grand Admiral Thrawn will be excited for this sequel to the blue-skinned genius's New Canon debut in the novel Thrawn. Set between Seasons 3 and 4 of the Star Wars: Rebels TV show, it features Thrawn teaming up with Darth Vader himself in a mission to the edge of the Unknown Regions. This is interwoven with a flashback story set during the Clone Wars, revealing how Thrawn first met Anakin Skywalker (and Padme too).

Parts of the book take place at Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu, the setting of Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme parks.

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Thrawn's story is continued in Thrawn: Treason.

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Thrawn: Treason

Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn
The third of Timothy Zahn's new canon Thrawn novels is here! In this possibly-final installment, Thrawn comes face-to-face with the Empire's Death Star project, even as the Grand Admiral's divided loyalties between his homeworld and the Empire reach a final reckoning. This story also features the return of Eli Vanto, a main character from the first Thrawn book.

(Before this book, read the two previous stories, Thrawn and Thrawn: Alliances.)

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Can't get enough Thrawn? His adventures continue in a new trilogy of prequel stories, starting with Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising.


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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!

This is a book from the New Canon timeline! It's guaranteed to be consistent with future movies, TV shows, books, and comics (and all new stories since mid-2014).

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 viewpoint 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! And if you enjoyed this book, check out the sequel, The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View.

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