May the spires keep you.
ince opening in Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World in 2019, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been transporting Star Wars fans to a galaxy far, far away. Specifically, to Black Spire Outpost, where guests take their first steps into a fully-realized Outer Rim trading port, complete with weathered buildings, starships, and patrolling First Order troopers, all while original music by John Williams’ provides ambiance in the worn streets.
Perusing Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, constructing your own lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop, and grabbing a bite at Oga’s Cantina proves so immersive you may never want to return to home. But when the time finally comes to depart and you find yourself craving more adventures on Batuu, you’re in luck! We’ve got a collection for you.
We begin this list with a tale of starcrossed lovers in Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate. Zoraida Córdova has the honor of introducing us to the planet Batuu through the viewpoints of Izzy and Jules, childhood best friends who reunite in Black Spire Outpost and rekindle feelings for each other. Córdova pulls off the impressive feat of setting their stories firmly in the Star Wars galaxy while making them intensely relatable to anyone who wishes they could mend the broken dreams of their youth.
Delilah Dawson takes us on our next visit to Batuu in Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire. The book introduces us to Vi, a familiar character if you’ve read Dawson’s previous Star Wars novel Phasma. Sent on a mission by General Leia Organa to scout a new potential base for the dwindling Resistance, Vi finds herself in Black Spire Outpost, a shady Outer Rim port that proves a dubious enough location to house on-the-run freedom fighters. This outing to the spires promises a classic adventure story with plenty of action and espionage.
For those hungering for more of the EU’s mythos, we have George Mann’s Myths and Fables, a beautifully illustrated book regaling readers with in-universe stories of galactic legends, including tales surrounding Batuu. Plus, if you ever find yourself traveling to Black Spire Outpost in Disneyland Park or Walt Disney World, you might be able to pick up an exclusive special edition of Myths and Fables with added stories.
Rounding out our stories in the Outer Rim world is the Galaxy’s Edge comic miniseries written by Ethan Sacks and illustrated by Will Sliney. In this five-issue series, readers will explore Black Spire Outpost and discover the history behind a dangerous artifact owned by the infamous Ithorian merchant, Dok-Ondar.
Finally, if these books leave you wanting to experience more of Batuu, feast your eyes on The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and then get a taste of Black Spire Outpost’s cuisine with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook. Oh, and while you’re planning your next trip to the Outer Rim trading post, be sure to pack your copy of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: Traveler’s Guide to Batuu.
With any other franchise, theme park tie-ins might prove underwhelming, but these titles are crafted to reflect the authentic Star Wars experience fans receive at Galaxy’s Edge. So whether you’ve visited the park itself, you’re curious about the history of Black Spire Outpost, or you simply want to experience a unique part of the EU, read on for Youtini’s Galaxy’s Edge Collection.
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Books in this Collection
Galaxy's Edge (Trade Paperback)
The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu
Welcome to Batuu, a trading post at the edge of the galaxy where smugglers, bounty hunters, and rogue adventurers swap stories, food, and goods. Like any good tourist, you're going to need a guide book to lead you through your visit. Here is your official guide.
In 2019, Disney opened a new Star Wars addition to their parks: The planet Batuu. Star Wars fans now have access to an authentic, in-world experience unlike anything they have ever seen before! This official guide to Batuu is written completely in-world, as if you are a visitor from another part of the galaxy, looking for recommendations on where to eat, sleep, and what to do during your trip to this planet. The guide also provides itineraries and descriptions of weekend trips "Beyond Batuu"; getaways to nearby planets and environs.
The guide features:
Full-color illustrations and maps
Original content from Lucasfilm
An in-world experience like no other
Whether strolling in The Galaxy's Edge 15-acre park or simply being an armchair traveler, this immersive guide will delight any Star Wars fan.
Myths & Fables
Myths & Fables
A canon short story collection written by George Mann and illustrated by Grant Griffin. It comprises a number of in-universe stories, and it is part of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge media project.
A Target-exclusive edition containing three new stories was released on August 30, 2020. and an additional three new stories were released on October 7 2020 in the exclusive Galaxy's Edge edition
Beautifully illustrated, this unique treasury of in-world space tales takes readers to the far reaches of the Star Wars universe…including to the remote outer rim world of Batuu from Galaxy's. Edge.
- The Knight & the Dragon
- The Droid with a Heart
- Vengeful Waves
- The Wanderer
- The Black Spire
- Gaze of Stone
- The Witch & the Wookiee
- The Dark Wraith
- Chasing Ghosts
- The Sleeping Eye (Target-exclusive edition)
- The Leviathan (Target-exclusive edition)
- The Golden One (Target-exclusive edition)
- An Unwilling Apprentice (Galaxy's Edge edition)
- The Silent Circle (Galaxy's Edge edition)
- The Skiff & the Galleons (Galaxy's Edge edition)
Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire
In this prequel to the Disney Parks experience, General Leia Organa dispatches her top spy to Batuu in a desperate search for Resistance allies.
Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate
Decades apart can alter friendships forever, but sometimes, that absence makes the reunion all the sweeter. A Crash of Fate brings us into the minds and lives of Izzy and Jules as they rekindle their relationship on the streets of Batuu years after the childhood their shared together.
Love, adventure, fear, and excitement swirl effortlessly through this novel as the pair tries to stay one step ahead of those who would wish them harm, and the sanctuary that they seek may be right in each other's harms. A spiritual successor to Lost Stars, A Crash of Fate shows us how the fire of passion can burn just as hot as the engine of a pod racer.
Izzy and Jules were childhood friends, climbing the spires of Batuu, inventing silly games, and dreaming of adventures they would share one day. Then, Izzy’s family left abruptly, without even a chance to say goodbye. Izzy’s life became one of constant motion, traveling from one world to the next, until her parents were killed and she became a low-level smuggler to make ends meet. Jules remained on Batuu, eventually becoming a farmer like his father, but always yearning for something more.
Now, thirteen years after she left, Izzy is returning to Batuu. She’s been hired to deliver a mysterious parcel, and she just wants to finish the job and get gone. But upon arrival at Black Spire Outpost she runs smack into the one person who still means something to her after all this time: Jules.
The attraction between them is immediate, yet despite Jules seeming to be everything she’s ever needed, Izzy hesitates. How can she drag this good-hearted man into the perilous life she’s chosen?
Jules has been trying to figure out his future, but now all he knows for certain is that he wants to be with Izzy. How can he convince her to take a chance on someone who’s never left the safety of his homeworld?
When Izzy’s job goes wrong, the two childhood friends find themselves on the run. And all their secrets will be revealed as they fight to stay alive…
Hello, my friends! It is I, Honda Ohnaka, greatest pirate in the galaxy, hero of the Rebellion, and, if you listen to that Obi-Wan Kenobi guy, a villain too. But what does he know?
I am here to tell you stories of that most amazing ship, the Millennium Falcon, including my very first time onboard and a few occasions when I actually flew the Falcon myself! And I did a great job of it, too, don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
Oh, there might be a familiar Wookiee in the story. And that Han Solo guy. He has a way of popping up. And some other people you may know. And some you do not.
So hang on tight, because this adventure is traveling at lightspeed and it's going to be a wild ride!
Throughout all Star Wars stories, you’d be hard-pressed to find two villains held in higher regard than Darth Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn. Though they operate entirely differently, both are incredibly effective tools of the Emperor. When they’re sent to the planet Batuu on the same mission, they must find a way to work together. However, sparks fly as memories of a mission long past involving a younger Thrawn and Anakin Skywalker resurface…
Timothy Zahn weaves together the prequel era with the rebellion era in this novel that manages to pull together some of the biggest names that Star Wars has to offer. While attempting to balance the prowess of Vader with the intellect of Thrawn, it manages to offer a glimpse in the characters’ futures as well as their pasts.
"I have sensed a disturbance in the Force."
Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root—its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor's favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs—including the Death Star project—the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it's not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there's more behind his royal command than either man suspects.
In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown…and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance—neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.
Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged—by a test of their allegiance to the Empire…and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.