YA Novel

Dark Legends

George Mann
Jul 28, 2020
Artwork by
Grant Griffin
Narrated by
Takes place in
In the
Rise of the First Order
Follow the success of his popular Myths and Fables short story collection, George Mann is back with another exciting, albeit chilling, entry into the EU. Dark Legends is a fascinating collection of stories featuring the spooky, scary, and downright creepy corners of the galaxy we all know and love.

Publisher's Summary

Dark Legends

A canon short story collection written by George Mann and illustrated by Grant Griffin. It is a follow-up to the (2019) book Myths & Fables

A Target-exclusive edition containing three new stories was released on August 30, 2020.

Read on if you dare! This unique in-world collection hallows the spooky tales and ghost stories that would have kept young Luke and Leia up at night. Created by George Mann and Grant Griffin--the same team behind the stunning Star Wars: Myths & Fables--these frightful fables have been carefully woven from the expansive fabric that is the Star Wars galaxy (including the thrilling landscape from Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Disney World), and beautifully painted in a lush illustrative style that feels intergalactic yet innately archetypal and timeless.

Short Stories

  • The Orphanage
  • Buyer Beware
  • The Predecessor
  • Blood Moon
  • The Dark Mirror
  • The Gilded Cage
  • A Life Immortal
  • Sleep of Ages (Target-exclusive edition)
  • Bakurat (Target-exclusive edition)
  • A Bitter Harvest (Target-exclusive edition)

Other Books in this Series

Myths & Fables
Dark Legends
Life Day Treasury

Our Verdict


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Emma Parke
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Dark Legends had quite a bit to live up to after the success of its predecessor Myths and Fables, and it's safe to say that it exceeded expectations. Myths and Fables had a few darker stories, but every single story in this book is dark, creepy, and anxiety-inducing. These stories are written like they could be told around the campfire on any planet in the Star Wars galaxy. The overall scariness of every story in this book makes it an incredibly fun read. We get to meet some new characters in this book, and we get to revisit some well-known characters as well, such as Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor. In terms of locations, we travel to new places along with planets we already know and love, like Coruscant, Batuu, and Exegol. This created a nice balance between new and familiar, making the reading experience even more enjoyable. Dark Legends is a fantastic book all around, with fun and terrifying stories that will keep you up at night.
Wes Jenkins - Dark Legends - YA Novel
Wes Jenkins
Chief Technology Officer
George Mann has done it again with his newest set of stories entitled Dark Legends. I enjoyed taking in the familiarity of the characters having just finished up a Star Wars Rebels rewatch and even found myself going back into Myths and Fables to reread passages from the Darth Caldoth tale. The last chapter about Exegol was very well placed, in my opinion, having wrapped up the Skywalker Saga with the same book end. I hope George Mann receives another bid to create another set of stories or even a novel off one of the tales from either of his two books. 8.9/10
Heather Goldman - Dark Legends - YA Novel
Heather Goldman
Community Department Manager
Being a Scorpio born only four days before Halloween, I am all about spooky vibes no matter the season and Dark Legends has that special feel to it that just draws me into its dark charm. Aside from Death Troopers and Red Harvest in the days of Legend, Star Wars rarely puts out anything that’s predominantly labeled as “horror” so this little anthology is a nice treat for those looking for something a little more on the dark side. Down to the chilling artwork, eerie introduction, jagged pages, and goosebump-inducing tales, Dark Legends is a holy grail for Halloweenies everywhere.

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