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Ronin: A Visions Novel

Ronin: A Visions Novel by Emma Mieko Candon

A tie-in to the anime short film "The Duel" from the Star Wars: Visions series on Disney+, Ronin is the first ever full novel set in a re-imagined alternate Star Wars universe completely separate from the Legends and New Canon timelines. 

Forget everything you know about the history of the Star Wars galaxy, and dive into an all new world of Jedi and Sith based around the look and feel of feudal Japan. The book is written by a Japanese-American author.


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This book isn't part of either the Legends or New Canon timelines. Don't expect it to fit in with any past or future Star Wars stories (even the movies!) except for the short film "The Duel".

The High Republic: Into the Dark

The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray 
Published alongside the first High Republic adult novel, Light of the Jedi, this is a tie-in story written for mature young adult readers by Claudia Gray, well-regarded author of Lost Stars, Leia: Princess of Alderaan, and other Star Wars stories.

Into the Dark is part of new The High Republic publishing program, telling stories of the Old Republic and the Jedi set 200 years before the movies. In this case the story follows a bookish Jedi apprentice who's drawn into galactic events against his will, entwined in a dangerous mystery in space.

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

The High Republic: Out of the Shadows

The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland
Here comes the second young adult novel of the The High Republic publishing program, which tells stories of the Old Republic and the Jedi set 200 years before the Star Wars movies. 
 
This is the followup book to Into the Dark. Author Justina Ireland has written several Star Wars young readers' novels - shorter chapter books for kids, not included on the Book Finder at the moment - but this is her first young adult Star Wars book (targeted at a teenage audience).


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Padawan (Coming Soon)

Padawan by Kiersten White
If you've been waiting for a canon teen Obi-Wan story, this is it! Soon after being apprenticed to Qui-Gon Jinn, the headstrong young padawan sets out to prove himself and find his place in the galaxy, but ends up finding more than he bargained for. Padawan is part of Disney-Lucasfilm's line of young adult novels, and is the first Star Wars book by Kiersten White.

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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 most stories since mid-2014).

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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Queen's Hope

Queen's Hope by E.K. Johnston
This is the third young adult novel in author E.K. Johnston's Padmé Amidala series, after Queen's Shadow and Queen's Peril. In this one, the Clone Wars have arrived, and Padmé must come to terms with her role as a peace-loving politician during a time of brutal violence.

This book takes place between Attack of the Clones and The Clone Wars movie and TV show, and right before the Obi-Wan and Anakin novel Brotherhood.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Doctor Aphra (Audiobook and Script)

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.

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

The Princess and the Scoundrel (Coming Soon)

The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis
Set just after the end of Return of the Jedi, this new novel covers Han and Leia's wedding for the first time in the new canon. There's more to the story than that, of course, as the newly-married couple end up on a whole new adventure despite their attempts at a relaxing honeymoon.

The book is also something of a tie-in to Disney World's Galactic Starcruiser immersive Star Wars experience hotel, with both taking place on the Halcyon luxury vessel.

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

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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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).