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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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The High Republic: Light of the Jedi

The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule
Tales of the ancient Jedi were a major staple of the old Star Wars Expanded Universe (now "Legends"), and now the new Star Wars canon is venturing there as well.  

Light of the Jedi is the first of the new The High Republic publishing program, telling stories of the Old Republic and the Jedi set 200 years before the movies. (This is actually a different time period than the Old Republic stories from the Legends timeline, which mostly take place thousands of years before the movies.)

The High Republic is a time when both the Jedi and the Republic are at the height of their power - but that doesn't mean there's any shortage of challenges and adventures!

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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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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 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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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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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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Star Wars: Aftermath
Aftermath: Empire's End

These are books from the New Canon timeline! They're guaranteed to be consistent with future movies, TV shows, books, and comics (and all new stories since mid-2014).

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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Victory's Price: An Alphabet Squadron Novel

Victory's Price by Alexander Freed
This is the third book of Alexander Freed's Alphabet Squadron trilogy, following Alphabet Squadron and Shadow Fall to wrap up this exciting story of New Republic fighter-pilots in the months after Return of the Jedi. 

Set about a year after the Return of the Jedi movie, Victory's Price leads into the crucial Battle of Jakku, overlapping with Empire's End, the last book of the concurrent Aftermath trilogy.

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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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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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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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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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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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This is a pre-Republic 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).

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 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. It's a companion story to the Fate of the Jedi series, which continues the story hundreds of years later, when the Lost Tribe escapes from the planet and returns to the greater galaxy 40 years after Return of the Jedi.

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A spinoff from the first chapter of this story, based on the Sith party that gets separated at the beginning before the crash, is continued 5,000 years later in Crosscurrent.


This is an Old Republic 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 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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This is an Old Republic 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).

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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This is an Old Republic 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 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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This is an Old Republic 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 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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This is an Old Republic 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)