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!

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Aftermath: Empire's End

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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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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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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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Shadow of the Sith (Coming Soon)

Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher
A prequel to The Force Awakens, this books follows Luke and Lando 13 years before the film, where they discover that the Sith not only have returned, hiding in the shadows, but seem mysteriously bent on kidnapping a young girl named Rey from her parents.

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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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