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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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Doctor Aphra (Audiobook Only)

Doctor Aphra by Sarah Kuhn
Based on the popular Doctor Aphra character from the canon Darth Vader comic books, Doctor Aphra is the second Star Wars story to debut as an audiobook exclusive, with a full cast of voice performers just like Dooku: Jedi Lost.

The audiobook both adapts and expands upon the story from the comics, telling the story of how a quirky rogue archaeologist ends up working for Darth Vader himself.

For now Doctor Aphra is only available as an audiobook, but the script is due to be released in print in April 2021.

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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. Most of the book takes place just before and during The Empire Strikes Back.

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The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View

Cover art. A sillhoutte of Yoda is seen from behind watching over the Dagobah swamp, surrounded by the names of contributing authors.

The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View by various authors
Here comes the sequel to Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View: To commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, 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 with the first one, much of the money from sales of this book will be going to a charity that helps kids get access to books and education.

This is the first New Canon take on background characters from The Empire Strikes Back, but if you can't get enough, also check out Tales of the Bounty Hunters on the Legends alternate timeline!

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Alphabet Squadron

Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed
Many longtime Star Wars readers fondly remember the Rogue Squadron and Wraith Squadron X-Wing novels by Michael Stackpole and Aaron Allston, a staple of the old Legends timeline. Now, the new Star Wars canon has a ragtag fighter squadron of its own.

Named "Alphabet Squadron" for their combination of A-Wing, B-Wing, X-Wing, and Y-Wing starfighters, and serving under a major character from the Star Wars: Rebels TV show, the group of pilots must hunt down and battle an elite TIE-fighter squadron in the months after Return of the Jedi.

For the other side of the story, check out the TIE Fighter graphic novel from Marvel Comics.

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Shadow Fall: An Alphabet Squadron Novel

Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed
The sequel to Alphabet Squadron is here! For continued New Republic fighter-pilot action in the months after Return of the Jedi, this is your next stop.

The Alphabet Squadron novels are also tied in with the TIE Fighter comic book series, telling the story from the perspective of the Imperial side.

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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. But we found them really entertaining, with good character development.

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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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Last Shot

Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older
Can't get enough of Han and Lando after seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story? This may be the book for you!

It takes place in three different time periods: First with Lando before the events of the Solo film, second with Han after the events of Solo, and third with both Han and Lando in the time after Return of the Jedi and the Aftermath books.

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Poe Dameron: Free Fall

Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura
In The Rise of Skywalker, we found out that Resistance hero Poe Dameron had a shady past as a smuggler on the planet Kijimi. But how did the son of two rebel heroes end up turning to crime? This book tells the story of Poe's rough start as a teenager, more than a decade before he met Finn and helped save the galaxy.

Though categorized as a young adult novel, Poe Dameron is 350 pages long and part of the same more-mature publishing line as A Crash of Fate, Lost Stars, Ahsoka, Queen's Shadow, and other great books.

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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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Force Collector

Force Collector by Kevin Shinick
A lighthearted story about a high school kid running away from home to learn more about the Jedi, this is, well, not the most adult of Disney-Lucasfilm's line of young adult Star Wars novels. But that doesn't mean it's not a fun read, and it also has some small connections to places and things from The Rise of Skywalker movie and Disney's Galaxy's Edge theme park.

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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 The Last Jedi movie. 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 settings and background characters from The Last Jedi. Some of them ended up getting cut from the actual film, but it's a really fun read anyway.

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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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Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson
The flagship tie-in to the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park experience at Disneyland and Disney World, Black Spire tells the story of a ragtag group of allies on the planet Batuu who have to team up to survive against the First Order. Set before and after The Last Jedi film, it features the return of Resistance spy Vi Moradi from the Phasma novel, and is written by the same author.


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The Last Jedi "Expanded Edition" novelization

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi "Expanded Edition" novelization by Jason Fry
This is the official book version of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie including deleted scenes and new additions to the story. It's also the first adult Star Wars novel by professional Star Wars expert Jason Fry!

WARNING: There's an older book also called The Last Jedi that's completely unrelated to the movie. Don't be fooled! :-)

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Resistance Reborn

Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse
Set just after The Last Jedi, and before The Rise of Skywalker, this book explains how the Resistance starts to recover from its devastating defeat on Crait. It's also fun for people who have been reading other canon books and comics, because it brings together a lot of different characters from them - especially from the Bloodline and Aftermath books and the Poe Dameron comics.

Despite being published as part of the lead-up to The Rise of Skywalker though, it doesn't lead directly into the story of the movie.

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A Crash of Fate

A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova
Been looking for another epic Star Wars teen romance novel ever since Lost Stars? Of course you have. Well, here it is: Set between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker movies, A Crash of Fate brings together two childhood friends from the planet Batuu, who, well, probably aren't staying "just friends" for long. The book is also a tie-in to the Disney's Galaxy's Edge theme park, which is set on Batuu.

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

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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).