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Star Wars Women
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” ― Carrie Fisher

When the world was first blessed with Star Wars in 1977, every little girl wanted to be Princess Leia. 

When most people hear the word “princess” they think of a damsel in distress waiting for their knight in shining armor. Leia Organa was a special case. This natural-born leader was a stunning role model for everyone who felt trapped by the preconceived “weaknesses” that came with their female identity. 

Carrie Fisher showed her fans how to stand up and fight by portraying a character that is still deemed to be one of the most influential players in the entire saga over 40 years later.

For the longest time, Leia seemed to be one of the only women in the entire Star Wars universe aside from Aunt Beru and Mon Mothma. Then came the prequel trilogy. Suddenly the galaxy seemed to be much, much larger. 

For starters, Padmé Amidala is everything you would expect Leia’s mother to be: Strong, courageous, and determined to fight for what’s right. But Padmé wasn’t the only cosplay option for girls of this generation. On top of politicians, you could add bounty hunters, pilots, and even Jedi to the list of titles occupied by female characters.

Capable women of all races, species, and occupations had become a no-brainer in the Star Wars universe. But as the female side of the fandom continued to grow, Disney decided to take the next big leap.

In 2015, The Force Awakens gave us the very first female lead in a Star Wars film. Once again, the next generation of girls had an incredible milestone to celebrate. Many of them looked up to Rey, who was kind, yet fierce. They were moved by the young scavenger who learned to fend for herself, but at the same time never hesitated to put herself in harm’s way to protect her friends. 

In giving us this easy-to-love gem of a being both powerful and selfless, another door had opened in our beloved galaxy.

Throughout the sequel trilogy we’ve met other female characters like Rose, Paige, Maz, Jannah, Zorii, and many more. But since the introduction of the new Canon era of Expanded Universe novels, there are actually dozens more women who make their name offscreen, many of them featured as the lead for their very own novel. 

Ciena Ree from Lost Stars, Iden Versio from Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, and Vi Moradi from Black Spire are just a few of the countless examples of favorite female characters from the book-reading fandom. 

What’s even more incredible is that many of the amazing Star Wars stories we see today are written by talented women like Claudia Gray, Christie Golden, Delilah S. Dawson, and E.K. Johnston just to name a few. 

The influence that women have on Star Wars, whether it be through media or the fanbase, will only grow stronger as long as we keep our heads up high into the future of what’s to come.

If you’re a female member of the passionate Star Wars fandom, you may come across people who will argue that we don’t belong here. But they’re wrong. No matter how difficult things may seem, no matter how hard people try to drag you down, just know that you’re not alone. 

Always remember that women have been integral to Star Wars since day one and we will continue to leave our mark on Star Wars until the end of time because it is and always has been for everyone

We are brave, we are strong, and we will prevail together. Never lose your fire.

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Books in this Collection

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Legends
Legends
Single Issue Comic

The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing

Written by
Timothy Truman
Artwork by
Timothy Truman
Armed with her cunning, ruthlessness, blaster, Force-sensitivity, and a lightsaber, Aurra Sing is a bounty hunter with a particular preference in prey–Jedi!
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Mara Jade: By The Emperor's Hand

Written by
Timothy Zahn, Michael Stackpole
Artwork by
Carlos Ezquerra
Mara Jade is cunning, ruthless, sneaky, and powerful–all essential traits for Emperor Palpatine’s secret spy and assassin! Beginning with Mara’s mission to eliminate Luke Skywalker by infiltrating Jabba’s Palace at the beginning of Return of the Jedi, By the Emperor’s Hand tells what comes next-she must take down the leader of the notorious Black Sun organization.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Choices of One

Written by
Timothy Zahn
Artwork by

After being forced to evacuate its base on Yavin, the Rebellion is in turmoil. Its pledge to overthrow the Empire's iron-fisted rule is dependent upon finding a new headquarters for their operations. So, when an unlikely source approaches Rebel leadership offering the perfect location in exchange for Rebel protection from an invading alien war force, it seems the Force may be working in the Rebels' favor.

Unbeknownst to Luke, Han, Leia, and the rest of the fledgling Rebellion, Mara Jade, the Hand of the Emperor, and five stormtroopers called the Hand of Judgement, are on their way to that exact prospective base location, looking to destroy the Rebellion once and for all.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge

Written by
Martha Wells
Artwork by

After their victory in the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance make plans to set up a new base on the planet Hoth. Han and Leia set off to gather supplies for the base, but Leia is troubled when she encounters a group of Alderaanians who survived their planet’s destruction but had resorted to living as pirates. Razor’s Edge is a great Leia-centered story leading up to The Empire Strikes Back.

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Dark Disciple

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7

Asajj Ventress did not deserve the pain she endured as a child, but she endured it all the same. While most know her as the relentless, hardened Sith apprentice who will stop at nothing to please her master, there’s a much less sinister side to her -- one that may even be capable of falling in love.

There were many stories originally meant to complete The Clone Wars that never got their chance to be told. But Ventress’s journey deserved a proper ending, and it got exactly that. In this story of love, loss, and triumph, watch as the villain you thought you knew transforms into a celebrated hero of the Republic.

Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure

Written by
Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry
Artwork by
Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Moving Target is an excellent Leia novel setting up for the Battle of Endor. Han Solo is frozen in Carbonite, but that won’t stop Leia from leading the Rebellion against the Empire. She leads a ragtag group of Rebels in a mission to distract the Empire while the larger Rebel fleet prepares to act on the intelligence they’ve received about the Death Star being built at Endor. Moving Target is the only one of the Journey to the Force Awakens middle-grade novels set between Episodes V and VI, and features a compelling frame story with General Leia set just prior to The Force Awakens.
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Princess Leia

Written by
Mard Waid
Artwork by
Terry Dodson
The Battle of Yavin was a tremendous victory for the Rebellion, but it came at a great cost. In this highly-praised graphic novel, Leia Organa wastes no time in preserving what’s left of her lost home planet. As the daughter of the last rulers of Alderaan and the once-been future heir to the throne, the culture of Alderaan rests on the Rebel leader’s shoulders.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Bloodline

Written by
Claudia Gray
Artwork by
Incredible
9.1
9.1
9.1

After the fall of the Empire, the Senate is split into the Populist and Centrist parties. Both profess the goal of restoring the Republic, though they are unable to set aside their opposing views. Tired of the pointless bickering within the Senate, Leia takes on one final mission before retiring. However, the mission proves to be bigger than she originally thought, inducing chaos and unveiling corruption.

Leave it to Claudia Gray to make politics exciting with action and drama! Bloodline is also an excellent gateway into the sequel trilogy, making this an essential read for fans interested in that era.

Incredible
9.1
9.1
9.1
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Ahsoka

Written by
E.K. Johnston
Artwork by

After the events of Order 66, survivors of the Jedi Purge must navigate the galaxy undetected. It's been a year since Ahsoka Tano watched the Galactic Republic fall, and she's leaving yet another planet to dodge Imperial suspicion and start over. Again. Something strange is happening, however, and she can't help but let her curiosity get her into serious trouble.

E.K. Johnston's young adult novel builds an important bridge between the Ahsoka we knew from The Clone Wars and the Fulcrum we meet in Star Wars Rebels. It's in this story that our hero must come to terms with her past and discover the role she is meant to play in her darkened galaxy's future.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Rebel Rising

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4

When Jyn Erso joined the ranks of the Rebellion in an attempt to free her father from the Empire's grasp, she brought along a remarkable set of skills. These abilities allowed her to complete the most crucial mission of her life in service of the Rebels, but where did she acquire those techniques in the first place?

Enter Rebel Rising. Beth Revis takes us into the depths of Gerrera's Partisans as a young Jyn Erso learns how to fight, how to survive, and perhaps most importantly...how to know who to trust. Loyalty and betrayal intermingle marvelously in this Young Adult foray into the Erso Family Canon.

Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Doctor Aphra (2016) Vol. 1: Aphra (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Kieron Gillen
Artwork by
Kev Walker
Doctor Aphra made her big debut in the 2015 line of Darth Vader comics, but fans loved her so much that she earned her very own series.What’s not to love about this twisted spin on a classic crew? Chelli Lona Aphra is what everyone loves about Han Solo and then some. You never know what she’s going to pull out of her sleeve and she has a crew that’s just as lovable. Imagine the polar opposites of Chewie, Threepio, and Artoo times ten. You’ll never read anything else so different yet so Star Wars at the same time.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Battlefront II: Inferno Squad

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by

It’s not often we get to see conflicts in the Star Wars saga from the other side’s point of view. In most Star Wars stories, the heroes are Jedi, rebels, the “good guys.” We forget that from the point of view of an Imperial, the rebels are the evil ones, the ones that must be stopped: the “bad guys.”

In Christie Golden’s Inferno Squad, the attack on the first Death Star is an offense that must be avenged. Iden Versio and her team of special Imperial agents must go undercover to infiltrate Saw Gerrera’s group of Partisans and eliminate their threat. A prequel to Battlefront II, this book offers a new perspective on the aftermath of the events of A New Hope and what remaining Imperial troops were forced to endure in order to survive.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Leia: Princess of Alderaan

Written by
Claudia Gray
Artwork by
Incredible
8.9
8.9
8.9

In keeping with Alderaanian tradition, Princess Leia undergoes her Day of Demand, where she claims her right as heir to the throne and sets forth how she will prove herself worthy. Yet things have been tense between her and her adopted parents, Queen Breha and Viceroy Bail Organa. As Leia - also a member of the Empire's Apprentice Legislature - undertakes her challenges of the Body, Mind, and Spirit, she learns more about her adoptive parents than she ever suspected and begins her own journey that will forever change the galaxy.

Claudia Gray excels at taking on the challenge of portraying one of the most important and beloved characters in the entire Star Wars mythos, and along the way treats us to compelling depictions of other on-screen characters as diverse as the former Captain Panaka, the future Vice Admiral Holdo, and Bail Organa. This book presents the not-to-be-missed backstory of how Leia became the fearless rebel we meet, and love, in the films.

Incredible
8.9
8.9
8.9
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Phasma

Written by
Delilah S. Dawson
Artwork by

The Force Awakens introduced Star Wars fans to a new kind of villain -- a female stormstrooper commanding her troops behind reflective chrome armor. Through the end of the film, Captain Phasma remained mostly a mystery. Who was she? Where did she come from? And why did she look different than all the other stormtroopers?


Delilah S. Dawson managed to answer all of our burning questions about this antagonist in her adult novel, Phasma. Throughout the book, readers learn the ruthless extremes the character takes in order to survive, and how she finds herself among the high ranks of the First Order, despite never having heard of them before.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Cobalt Squadron

Written by
Elizabeth Wein
Artwork by

Cobalt Squadron tells the story of the Resistance's crack bomber pilots and technicians, including sisters Rose and Paige Tico, survivors of a world overrun by the First Order. Encountering another family on the run, the sisters undertake a mission to provide emergency aid to the Alterra system. Outwitting the First Order and helping people in need will take all of their ingenuity, bravery, and teamwork.

Cobalt Squadron overlaps the events of The Force Awakens and establishes the back-story for the Tico sisters. Many readers will find it helps deepen their appreciation for Paige and Rose as we see them on screen in The Last Jedi. In particular, it adds weight to Rose's sense of loss and her deepening sense of resolve through the film.

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Forces Of Destiny

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Various
Discover exciting new adventures as told by the very own Maz Kanata! Seeing our favorite female leads in the Star Wars universe coming together for special missions always calls for a great time. Hera and Leia, Sabine and Jyn, you never know who’s going to team up and kick some galactic butt!
Canon
Canon
Reference Book

Women of the Galaxy

Written by
Amy Ratcliffe
Artwork by
Sara Alfageeh, Jen Bartel, Eli Baumgartner, Geneva Bowers, Elsa Charretier, Cryssy Cheung, Amy Beth Christenson, Christina Chung, Little Corvus, Karen Hallion, Jennifer Aberin Johnson, Sara Kipin, Jenny Parks, Annie Stoll, Viv Tanner, Sarah Wilkinson, Annie Wu & Alice X. Zhang
Part of the
Very Good
8.0
8.0
8.0
All of your favorite Star Wars ladies get a special spotlight in this gorgeous book by Amy Ratcliffe. Women of the Galaxy recognizes female characters that have made their name either on screen or within the pages of the Expanded Universe (or both). This encyclopedia contains beautiful artwork exclusive to this book, making it worthy enough to take up the best spot on your shelf for years to come.
Very Good
8.0
8.0
8.0
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Shadow

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy

What does one do after ruling an entire planet? For Padmé Amidala, that answer came easily: move on to even bigger things. However, transitioning from the throne on Naboo to a seat in the Galactic Senate is not without challenges, especially at such a young age. Uneasy alliances, ruthless media, and hidden agendas not only leave her wondering how she can possibly hope to instate positive change in the galaxy, but also how she can survive long enough to do it.

EK Johnston’s story bridges the gap between the Padmé fans see in The Phantom Menace and the one they see in Attack of the Clones. It largely expounds upon Naboo culture, including the fashion, government, and the role of the handmaidens.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Padmé Amidala

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Wilton Santos
Esteemed politician, Padme embarks on a secret solo mission to the neutral planet of Clarbon with her trusty handmaidens in tow. Of course trouble is waiting for the group upon arrival, but that doesn't stop Padme. This short story is the perfect companion to E. K. Johnston's Queen's Shadow. Not only are we given more insight to Padme's loyal handmaidens, but we also get an appearance from Anakin Skywalker and a better peek into the dynamic of their secret marriage.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Rebellion: Princess Leia

Written by
Grek Pak
Artwork by
Chris Sprouse
Ever wonder how Leia ends up with the Boushh disguise that she uses to sneak into Jabba’s Palace in The Empire Strikes Back? Well wonder no more! This issue of Age of Rebellion shows us just how far the lovestruck princess will go to rescue her favorite scoundrel.
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire

Written by
Delilah S. Dawson
Artwork by
After the Battle of Crait, General Organa's Resistance is decimated almost to the point of oblivion. But the fight is not over; they need allies and outposts. Leia sends her best spy, Vi Moradi, along with the newly reformed Archex to Black Spire Outpost where the pair will learn to deal with their past traumas, recruit an entirely new crew, and do their best to hide from the sinister First Order who has followed them all the way to Batuu.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Resistance: Rey

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Leonard Kirk
Before her life changing journey to Ahch-to to meet the legendary Luke Skywalker, Rey’s journey takes a slight detour thanks some mechanical troubles with then_Millennium Falcon_. Following an intimate conversation with General Leia Organa, Rey & Chewie encounter some minor setbacks in their flight to the fabled island, so they stop off at a junker’s planet for some repairs. While dipping back into her old life of scavenging, Rey unexpectedly discovers a truth that has been inside her all along: she’s not alone, and she never will be.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Resistance: Rose Tico

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Leonard Kirk
This one-and-done issue gives the reader a quick and insightful backstory or Rose & Paige Tico. While we got a few anecdotes in The Last Jedi, this comic clues us into why they chose to join the Resistance and memories from their childhood on the planet Hays. Rose continues to prove she has the same core qualities that we've come to expect in our Resistance and Rebellion heroes: fiercely loyal, brave, and overflowing with hope.
Canon
Canon
Junior Reader

Spark of the Resistance

Written by
Justina Ireland
Artwork by
Phil Noto
Disney/Lucasfilm Press have released several middle-grade novels leading up to each of the Sequel Trilogy films, and have been wonderful contributions to Star Wars storytelling. They even feature several illustrations by legendary comics artist Phil Noto! Justina Ireland's book fits into the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing program as a prequel to Episode IX. This book feels like exactly what we’ve been waiting for, as it places Rey, Rose, and Poe on a quest for the Resistance including a battle against the First Order, classic Star Wars creatures, and even a superweapon. Although billed as a middle-grade novel, you’ll be disappointed if you skip it, no matter your age!
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Peril

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy
Incredible
9.0
9.0
9.0
In this prequel to 2019’s Queen’s Shadow, EK Johnston follows Padmé through her election as Queen of Naboo, her introduction to Captain Quarsh Panaka, and the assembly of her entourage of handmaidens. In individual vignettes, we see Panaka recruit each one and get a glimpse of the unique strengths each brings to the group, and the novel shows how they integrated into a cohesive team to serve and protect their Queen. Johnston deftly weaves this arc into the events going on in the galaxy at large, and we see how the foresight of Padmé and Panaka pay off as the handmaidens each play vital roles in the momentous events about to embroil their homeworld. Along the way, Johnston successfully imbues each of these characters with unique personalities despite their work in a calling that demands they blend into the background. She also excels at portraying an ensemble of strong female protagonists who succeed because of their distinctly feminine strengths.
Incredible
9.0
9.0
9.0
Canon
Canon
Audio Drama

Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original

Written by
Sarah Kuhn
Artwork by
Part of the
Since her introduction in Kieron Gillen's Darth Vader series from Marvel in 2015, Doctor Aphra caught fire in the fandom. With a morally grey rogue archeologist accompanied by murderous droids, what's not to love? Her story is filled with twists and turns, betrayal and romance, with more skin-of-your-teeth escapes than you ever thought possible, and now you can experience her introduction in a whole new way. Sarah Kuhn's adaptation of Aphra's arc in the Darth Vader comics smartly tells the story from her perspective, somehow recapping the 2015 comics without ever feeling like you were retreading old ground. This is one of the more unique, fun, and diverse stories in the galaxy.
Canon
Canon
Reference Book

Women of the Galaxy

Written by
Amy Ratcliffe
Artwork by
Sara Alfageeh, Jen Bartel, Eli Baumgartner, Geneva Bowers, Elsa Charretier, Cryssy Cheung, Amy Beth Christenson, Christina Chung, Little Corvus, Karen Hallion, Jennifer Aberin Johnson, Sara Kipin, Jenny Parks, Annie Stoll, Viv Tanner, Sarah Wilkinson, Annie Wu & Alice X. Zhang
Part of the
Very Good
8.0
8.0
8.0
All of your favorite Star Wars ladies get a special spotlight in this gorgeous book by Amy Ratcliffe. Women of the Galaxy recognizes female characters that have made their name either on screen or within the pages of the Expanded Universe (or both). This encyclopedia contains beautiful artwork exclusive to this book, making it worthy enough to take up the best spot on your shelf for years to come.
Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy is a reference book celebrating the women of the Star Wars franchise, from the films, cartoons, novels, comics, and video games. It was written by Amy Ratcliffe, with artwork by eighteen artists. The book includes profiles of seventy-five characters, including those from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars Resistance. They are heroes and villains, Sith and Jedi, senators and scoundrels, mothers, mercenaries, artists, pilots.... The women of the Star Wars galaxy drive its stories and saga forward at every level. This beautifully illustrated, fully authorized book profiles 75 fascinating female characters from across films, fiction, comics, animation, and games. Featuring Leia Organa, Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Iden Versio, Jyn Erso, Rose Tico, Maz Kanata, and many more, each character is explored through key story beats, fresh insights, and behind-the-scenes details by author Amy Ratcliffe. Also showcasing more than 100 all-new illustrations by a dynamic range of female and non-binary artists, here is an inspiring celebration of the characters that help create a galaxy far, far away. INCLUDING CHARACTERS FROM SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY AND STAR WARS: RESISTANCE. INCLUDES CHARACTERS VISUALIZED HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Peril

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy
Incredible
9.0
9.0
9.0
In this prequel to 2019’s Queen’s Shadow, EK Johnston follows Padmé through her election as Queen of Naboo, her introduction to Captain Quarsh Panaka, and the assembly of her entourage of handmaidens. In individual vignettes, we see Panaka recruit each one and get a glimpse of the unique strengths each brings to the group, and the novel shows how they integrated into a cohesive team to serve and protect their Queen. Johnston deftly weaves this arc into the events going on in the galaxy at large, and we see how the foresight of Padmé and Panaka pay off as the handmaidens each play vital roles in the momentous events about to embroil their homeworld. Along the way, Johnston successfully imbues each of these characters with unique personalities despite their work in a calling that demands they blend into the background. She also excels at portraying an ensemble of strong female protagonists who succeed because of their distinctly feminine strengths.

Queen's Peril is a canon young-adult novel written by E. K. Johnston. It is a prequel to the 2019 novel Queen's Shadow, and it is set prior and concurrent to the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The novel was published on June 2, 2020 by Disney–Lucasfilm Press, alongside an audiobook version.

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she takes the name Amidala and leaves her family to rule from the Royal Palace in the capital of Theed. At a time of brewing uncertainty for Naboo and the Galactic Republic, she and her security advisor, Captain Panaka, devise a plan for the Queen's safety: the recruitment of multiple handmaidens. These handmaidens will be her aides, confidants, protectors, and even decoys. Each young woman is selected by Panaka for her particular talents, but it is up to Padmé to unite them as a group. Different though they may be, the handmaidens learn to work together in service of the one goal they all share: to protect the Queen at all costs. But when their peaceful world is invaded by the ambitious Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her brave handmaidens will face their greatest test— of themselves and of each other.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Shadow

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy

What does one do after ruling an entire planet? For Padmé Amidala, that answer came easily: move on to even bigger things. However, transitioning from the throne on Naboo to a seat in the Galactic Senate is not without challenges, especially at such a young age. Uneasy alliances, ruthless media, and hidden agendas not only leave her wondering how she can possibly hope to instate positive change in the galaxy, but also how she can survive long enough to do it.

EK Johnston’s story bridges the gap between the Padmé fans see in The Phantom Menace and the one they see in Attack of the Clones. It largely expounds upon Naboo culture, including the fashion, government, and the role of the handmaidens.

Written by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Ahsoka! When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Dark Disciple

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7

Asajj Ventress did not deserve the pain she endured as a child, but she endured it all the same. While most know her as the relentless, hardened Sith apprentice who will stop at nothing to please her master, there’s a much less sinister side to her -- one that may even be capable of falling in love.

There were many stories originally meant to complete The Clone Wars that never got their chance to be told. But Ventress’s journey deserved a proper ending, and it got exactly that. In this story of love, loss, and triumph, watch as the villain you thought you knew transforms into a celebrated hero of the Republic.

The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Ahsoka

Written by
E.K. Johnston
Artwork by

After the events of Order 66, survivors of the Jedi Purge must navigate the galaxy undetected. It's been a year since Ahsoka Tano watched the Galactic Republic fall, and she's leaving yet another planet to dodge Imperial suspicion and start over. Again. Something strange is happening, however, and she can't help but let her curiosity get her into serious trouble.

E.K. Johnston's young adult novel builds an important bridge between the Ahsoka we knew from The Clone Wars and the Fulcrum we meet in Star Wars Rebels. It's in this story that our hero must come to terms with her past and discover the role she is meant to play in her darkened galaxy's future.

Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance?
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Leia: Princess of Alderaan

Written by
Claudia Gray
Artwork by
Incredible
8.9
8.9
8.9

In keeping with Alderaanian tradition, Princess Leia undergoes her Day of Demand, where she claims her right as heir to the throne and sets forth how she will prove herself worthy. Yet things have been tense between her and her adopted parents, Queen Breha and Viceroy Bail Organa. As Leia - also a member of the Empire's Apprentice Legislature - undertakes her challenges of the Body, Mind, and Spirit, she learns more about her adoptive parents than she ever suspected and begins her own journey that will forever change the galaxy.

Claudia Gray excels at taking on the challenge of portraying one of the most important and beloved characters in the entire Star Wars mythos, and along the way treats us to compelling depictions of other on-screen characters as diverse as the former Captain Panaka, the future Vice Admiral Holdo, and Bail Organa. This book presents the not-to-be-missed backstory of how Leia became the fearless rebel we meet, and love, in the films.

Sixteen-year-old Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her life so far: proving herself in the areas of body, mind, and heart to be formally named heir to the throne of Alderaan. She's taking rigorous survival courses, practicing politics, and spearheading relief missions to worlds under Imperial control. But Leia has worries beyond her claim to the crown. Her parents, Breha and Bail, aren't acting like themselves lately; they are distant and preoccupied, seemingly more concerned with throwing dinner parties for their allies in the Senate than they are with their own daughter.

Determined to uncover her parents' secrets, Leia starts down an increasingly dangerous path that puts her right under the watchful eye of the Empire. And when Leia discovers what her parents and their allies are planning behind closed doors, she finds herself facing what seems like an impossible choice: dedicate herself to the people of Alderaan--including the man she loves--or to the galaxy at large, which is in desperate need of a rebel hero...

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Rebel Rising

Written by
Beth Revis
Artwork by
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When Jyn Erso joined the ranks of the Rebellion in an attempt to free her father from the Empire's grasp, she brought along a remarkable set of skills. These abilities allowed her to complete the most crucial mission of her life in service of the Rebels, but where did she acquire those techniques in the first place?

Enter Rebel Rising. Beth Revis takes us into the depths of Gerrera's Partisans as a young Jyn Erso learns how to fight, how to survive, and perhaps most importantly...how to know who to trust. Loyalty and betrayal intermingle marvelously in this Young Adult foray into the Erso Family Canon.

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents, she is not completely alone - Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

Jyn dedicates herself to the cause - and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw's soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in...and who she can really trust.

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Battlefront II: Inferno Squad

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by

It’s not often we get to see conflicts in the Star Wars saga from the other side’s point of view. In most Star Wars stories, the heroes are Jedi, rebels, the “good guys.” We forget that from the point of view of an Imperial, the rebels are the evil ones, the ones that must be stopped: the “bad guys.”

In Christie Golden’s Inferno Squad, the attack on the first Death Star is an offense that must be avenged. Iden Versio and her team of special Imperial agents must go undercover to infiltrate Saw Gerrera’s group of Partisans and eliminate their threat. A prequel to Battlefront II, this book offers a new perspective on the aftermath of the events of A New Hope and what remaining Imperial troops were forced to endure in order to survive.

After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. But not for long. In retaliation, the elite Imperial soldiers of Inferno Squad have been called in for the crucial mission of infiltrating and eliminating the Partisans—the rebel faction once led by notorious Republic freedom fighter Saw Gerrera.

Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire—no matter the cost. Now Inferno Squad must prove its status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But the growing threat of being discovered in their enemy’s midst turns an already dangerous operation into a do-or-die acid test they dare not fail. To protect and preserve the Empire, to what lengths will Inferno Squad go . . . and how far beyond them?

The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Bloodline

Written by
Claudia Gray
Artwork by
Incredible
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After the fall of the Empire, the Senate is split into the Populist and Centrist parties. Both profess the goal of restoring the Republic, though they are unable to set aside their opposing views. Tired of the pointless bickering within the Senate, Leia takes on one final mission before retiring. However, the mission proves to be bigger than she originally thought, inducing chaos and unveiling corruption.

Leave it to Claudia Gray to make politics exciting with action and drama! Bloodline is also an excellent gateway into the sequel trilogy, making this an essential read for fans interested in that era.

WITNESS THE BIRTH OF THE RESISTANCE

When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.

Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy.

As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Phasma

Written by
Delilah S. Dawson
Artwork by

The Force Awakens introduced Star Wars fans to a new kind of villain -- a female stormstrooper commanding her troops behind reflective chrome armor. Through the end of the film, Captain Phasma remained mostly a mystery. Who was she? Where did she come from? And why did she look different than all the other stormtroopers?


Delilah S. Dawson managed to answer all of our burning questions about this antagonist in her adult novel, Phasma. Throughout the book, readers learn the ruthless extremes the character takes in order to survive, and how she finds herself among the high ranks of the First Order, despite never having heard of them before.

One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper—Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order.

What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma’s past—and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won’t surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it—and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Cobalt Squadron

Written by
Elizabeth Wein
Artwork by

Cobalt Squadron tells the story of the Resistance's crack bomber pilots and technicians, including sisters Rose and Paige Tico, survivors of a world overrun by the First Order. Encountering another family on the run, the sisters undertake a mission to provide emergency aid to the Alterra system. Outwitting the First Order and helping people in need will take all of their ingenuity, bravery, and teamwork.

Cobalt Squadron overlaps the events of The Force Awakens and establishes the back-story for the Tico sisters. Many readers will find it helps deepen their appreciation for Paige and Rose as we see them on screen in The Last Jedi. In particular, it adds weight to Rose's sense of loss and her deepening sense of resolve through the film.

From New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Wein (Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire), this middle-grade novel is all about the pilots and technicians of the Resistance's very own Cobalt Squadron. New characters from The Last Jedi, including mechanic Rose Tico and her gunner sister Paige, get the chance to shine in this hardcover adventure.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure

Written by
Cecil Castellucci and Jason Fry
Artwork by
Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Moving Target is an excellent Leia novel setting up for the Battle of Endor. Han Solo is frozen in Carbonite, but that won’t stop Leia from leading the Rebellion against the Empire. She leads a ragtag group of Rebels in a mission to distract the Empire while the larger Rebel fleet prepares to act on the intelligence they’ve received about the Death Star being built at Endor. Moving Target is the only one of the Journey to the Force Awakens middle-grade novels set between Episodes V and VI, and features a compelling frame story with General Leia set just prior to The Force Awakens.

Reeling from their disastrous defeat on Hoth, the heroic freedom fighters of the REBEL ALLIANCE have scattered throughout space, pursued by the agents of the sinister GALACTIC EMPIRE.

One rebel task force protects PRINCESS LEIA, bearing her in secrecy from star to star. As the last survivor of Alderaan's House of Organa, Leia is a symbol of freedom, hunted by the Empire she has opposed for so long.

The struggle against Imperial tyranny has claimed many rebel lives. As the Empire closes in, Leia resolves to make a sacrifice of her own, lest the cause of freedom be extinguished from the galaxy. . . .

Canon
Canon
Junior Reader

Spark of the Resistance

Written by
Justina Ireland
Artwork by
Phil Noto
Disney/Lucasfilm Press have released several middle-grade novels leading up to each of the Sequel Trilogy films, and have been wonderful contributions to Star Wars storytelling. They even feature several illustrations by legendary comics artist Phil Noto! Justina Ireland's book fits into the Journey to The Rise of Skywalker publishing program as a prequel to Episode IX. This book feels like exactly what we’ve been waiting for, as it places Rey, Rose, and Poe on a quest for the Resistance including a battle against the First Order, classic Star Wars creatures, and even a superweapon. Although billed as a middle-grade novel, you’ll be disappointed if you skip it, no matter your age!
When a distress plea goes up from the isolated planet Minfar, Resistance heroes Rey, Poe and Rose hear the call! Together they will face down a First Order battalion, terrifying flying creatures, and a weapon that could change the course of the war!
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire

Written by
Delilah S. Dawson
Artwork by
After the Battle of Crait, General Organa's Resistance is decimated almost to the point of oblivion. But the fight is not over; they need allies and outposts. Leia sends her best spy, Vi Moradi, along with the newly reformed Archex to Black Spire Outpost where the pair will learn to deal with their past traumas, recruit an entirely new crew, and do their best to hide from the sinister First Order who has followed them all the way to Batuu.

In this prequel to the Disney Parks experience, General Leia Organa dispatches her top spy to Batuu in a desperate search for Resistance allies.

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Doctor Aphra (2016) Vol. 1: Aphra (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Kieron Gillen
Artwork by
Kev Walker
Doctor Aphra made her big debut in the 2015 line of Darth Vader comics, but fans loved her so much that she earned her very own series.What’s not to love about this twisted spin on a classic crew? Chelli Lona Aphra is what everyone loves about Han Solo and then some. You never know what she’s going to pull out of her sleeve and she has a crew that’s just as lovable. Imagine the polar opposites of Chewie, Threepio, and Artoo times ten. You’ll never read anything else so different yet so Star Wars at the same time.

Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he'll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it's time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she's off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra's got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!

Canon
Canon
Audio Drama

Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original

Written by
Sarah Kuhn
Artwork by
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Since her introduction in Kieron Gillen's Darth Vader series from Marvel in 2015, Doctor Aphra caught fire in the fandom. With a morally grey rogue archeologist accompanied by murderous droids, what's not to love? Her story is filled with twists and turns, betrayal and romance, with more skin-of-your-teeth escapes than you ever thought possible, and now you can experience her introduction in a whole new way. Sarah Kuhn's adaptation of Aphra's arc in the Darth Vader comics smartly tells the story from her perspective, somehow recapping the 2015 comics without ever feeling like you were retreading old ground. This is one of the more unique, fun, and diverse stories in the galaxy.
Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original. It will expand upon Doctor Chelli Aphra's introduction in Marvel Comics 2015 Star Wars: Darth Vader comic series. Dr. Chelli Lona Aphra, rogue archaeologist, is in trouble again. A pioneer in the field of criminal xenoarchaeology, Aphra recognizes no law, has no fear, and possesses no impulse control. To her, the true worth of the galactic relics she discovers isn't found in a museum but in an arsenal. This viewpoint has led to a lot of misunderstandings. After her latest plan goes horribly wrong, her roguish ways are on the verge of catching up to her, when suddenly Darth Vader, terror of the galaxy, swoops in with his lightsaber ignited and...saves her life? Don’t get her wrong - it's not like she's ungrateful. Sure, her new boss is a lord of the Sith. And okay, she may have just become a pawn in a deadly game being played by him and HIS boss, who happens to be the Galactic Emperor. And yes, the life expectancy of anyone who disappoints Vader can be measured in seconds. But she's back doing what she does best. She's got a ship to fly, a heist to pull, and two unorthodox but effective metal buddies: Triple-Zero, a protocol droid specializing in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture; and BT-1, an astromech loaded with enough firepower to take down a battlecruiser. Together, they might just find a way to get the job done and avoid the deadly performance review that waits at its conclusion. Just kidding. She's doomed.
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Forces Of Destiny

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Various
Discover exciting new adventures as told by the very own Maz Kanata! Seeing our favorite female leads in the Star Wars universe coming together for special missions always calls for a great time. Hera and Leia, Sabine and Jyn, you never know who’s going to team up and kick some galactic butt!

The Star Wars Forces of Destiny initiative celebrates the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from a galaxy far, far away…

Star Wars Adventures has joined the festivities with an exciting weekly series of comic books that explores all corners of the Star Wars universe, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters, such as Princess Leia, Rey, Padme, Ahsoka, and Hera along with your soon-to-be favorites from The Last Jedi, Rose and Paige!

Fans will be excited to discover these stories told by talent from across Star Wars novels, comics and animation, including Delilah S. Dawson, Elsa Charretier, Beth Revis, Jody Houser, and Devin Grayson!

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Princess Leia

Written by
Mard Waid
Artwork by
Terry Dodson
The Battle of Yavin was a tremendous victory for the Rebellion, but it came at a great cost. In this highly-praised graphic novel, Leia Organa wastes no time in preserving what’s left of her lost home planet. As the daughter of the last rulers of Alderaan and the once-been future heir to the throne, the culture of Alderaan rests on the Rebel leader’s shoulders.
When Princess Leia Organa was captured by the Empire, she never betrayed her convictions - even after the complete destruction of her home world, Alderaan. When her rescue came, Leia grabbed a blaster and joined the fight, escaping back to the Rebel Alliance and helping strike the biggest blow against the Empire - the destruction of the Death Star! But in the aftermath of that victory, the question remains...what is a princess without a world? As Leia comes to grips with her loss, a new mission leads her to the underground world of Sullust. The Empire is rounding up fugitive Alderaanians, and that doesn't sit well with their Princess! But what can one woman do against the Galactic Empire? They're about to find out! Join the galaxy's toughest Princess on a quest to save her people and rebuild her life!
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Rebellion: Princess Leia

Written by
Grek Pak
Artwork by
Chris Sprouse
Ever wonder how Leia ends up with the Boushh disguise that she uses to sneak into Jabba’s Palace in The Empire Strikes Back? Well wonder no more! This issue of Age of Rebellion shows us just how far the lovestruck princess will go to rescue her favorite scoundrel.
BOUNTY HUNTER PRINCESS! With HAN SOLO frozen in carbonite in the palace of JABBA THE HUTT, PRINCESS LEIA prepares for a daring rescue by taking on the identity of the bounty hunter BOUSHH. But in order to succeed, she'll have to prove herself in her new identity to the ruthless bounty hunter BOSSK! With her life and all of her principles on the line, how far will Leia go to rescue a scoundrel? Co-starring CHEWBACCA and LANDO, who almost certainly have a bad feeling about this!
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Padmé Amidala

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Wilton Santos
Esteemed politician, Padme embarks on a secret solo mission to the neutral planet of Clarbon with her trusty handmaidens in tow. Of course trouble is waiting for the group upon arrival, but that doesn't stop Padme. This short story is the perfect companion to E. K. Johnston's Queen's Shadow. Not only are we given more insight to Padme's loyal handmaidens, but we also get an appearance from Anakin Skywalker and a better peek into the dynamic of their secret marriage.
A DESPERATE DIPLOMATIC MISSION FOR SENATOR AMIDALA! PADMÉ sets out in secret to try to bring a neutral world into the Republic fold. Is this a genuine offer of alliance, or another trap for the outspoken Senator? And will rejecting the help of the JEDI be a deadly mistake?
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Resistance: Rey

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Leonard Kirk
Before her life changing journey to Ahch-to to meet the legendary Luke Skywalker, Rey’s journey takes a slight detour thanks some mechanical troubles with then_Millennium Falcon_. Following an intimate conversation with General Leia Organa, Rey & Chewie encounter some minor setbacks in their flight to the fabled island, so they stop off at a junker’s planet for some repairs. While dipping back into her old life of scavenging, Rey unexpectedly discovers a truth that has been inside her all along: she’s not alone, and she never will be.
Orphaned on the desert planet Jakku, Rey has lived her whole life alone. That is, until she joined the Resistance, a band of intergalactic freedom fighters who defend the galaxy from the villainous First Order. Now she may be the Resistance's last hope as she works towards strengthening her connection to the Force....
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Resistance: Rose Tico

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Leonard Kirk
This one-and-done issue gives the reader a quick and insightful backstory or Rose & Paige Tico. While we got a few anecdotes in The Last Jedi, this comic clues us into why they chose to join the Resistance and memories from their childhood on the planet Hays. Rose continues to prove she has the same core qualities that we've come to expect in our Resistance and Rebellion heroes: fiercely loyal, brave, and overflowing with hope.
Not Yet Avaiable
Legends
Legends
Single Issue Comic

The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing

Written by
Timothy Truman
Artwork by
Timothy Truman
Armed with her cunning, ruthlessness, blaster, Force-sensitivity, and a lightsaber, Aurra Sing is a bounty hunter with a particular preference in prey–Jedi!
She moves in silence, chooses her moment, and strikes without mercy. She is Aurra Sing, the most feared bounty hunter that the Republic has ever seen. Aurra has a talent for being in the right place at the right time, and an appetite for those places in the galaxy where chaos reigns and bounties are plentiful… and challenging! Dark Horse begins an all-new series of one-shots featuring the vilest mercenaries from every era of the Star Wars universe!
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Mara Jade: By The Emperor's Hand

Written by
Timothy Zahn, Michael Stackpole
Artwork by
Carlos Ezquerra
Mara Jade is cunning, ruthless, sneaky, and powerful–all essential traits for Emperor Palpatine’s secret spy and assassin! Beginning with Mara’s mission to eliminate Luke Skywalker by infiltrating Jabba’s Palace at the beginning of Return of the Jedi, By the Emperor’s Hand tells what comes next-she must take down the leader of the notorious Black Sun organization.
Mara Jade is beautiful, intelligent—and deadly! She is the personal assassin of the Empire's dark overlord. But after the Emperor's death, an unforeseen variable is about to enter the scene of her final mission, the assassination of the leader of the Black Nebula crime organization. Though her master is dead, Jade must complete her final mission… even if it costs her life!
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge

Written by
Martha Wells
Artwork by

After their victory in the Battle of Yavin, the Rebel Alliance make plans to set up a new base on the planet Hoth. Han and Leia set off to gather supplies for the base, but Leia is troubled when she encounters a group of Alderaanians who survived their planet’s destruction but had resorted to living as pirates. Razor’s Edge is a great Leia-centered story leading up to The Empire Strikes Back.

Times are desperate for the Rebel Alliance. Harassment by the Empire and a shortage of vital supplies are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when Mid Rim merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia Organa and Han Solo lead an Alliance delegation to negotiate a deal.

But when treachery forces the rebel ship to flee into territory controlled by pirates, Leia makes a shocking discovery: the fierce marauders come from Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan, recently destroyed by the Death Star. These refugees have turned to pillaging and plundering to survive—and they are in debt to a pirate armada, which will gladly ransom the princess to the vengeful Empire... if they find out her true identity.

Struggling with intense feelings of guilt, loyalty, and betrayal, Leia is determined to help her wayward kinspeople, even as Imperial forces are closing in on her own crippled ship. Trapped between lethal cutthroats and brutal oppressors, Leia and Han, along with Luke, Chewbacca, and a battle-ready crew, must defy death—or embrace it—to keep the rebellion alive.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Choices of One

Written by
Timothy Zahn
Artwork by

After being forced to evacuate its base on Yavin, the Rebellion is in turmoil. Its pledge to overthrow the Empire's iron-fisted rule is dependent upon finding a new headquarters for their operations. So, when an unlikely source approaches Rebel leadership offering the perfect location in exchange for Rebel protection from an invading alien war force, it seems the Force may be working in the Rebels' favor.

Unbeknownst to Luke, Han, Leia, and the rest of the fledgling Rebellion, Mara Jade, the Hand of the Emperor, and five stormtroopers called the Hand of Judgement, are on their way to that exact prospective base location, looking to destroy the Rebellion once and for all.

The fate of the Rebellion rests on Luke Skywalker’s next move. But have the rebels entered a safe harbor or a death trap?

Eight months after the Battle of Yavin, the Rebellion is in desperate need of a new base. So when Governor Ferrouz of Candoras Sector proposes an alliance, offering the Rebels sanctuary in return for protection against the alien warlord Nuso Esva, Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie are sent to evaluate the deal.

Mara Jade, the Emperor’s Hand, is also heading for Candoras, along with the five renegade stormtroopers known as the Hand of Judgment. Their mission: to punish Ferrouz’s treason and smash the Rebels for good.

But in this treacherous game of betrayals within betrayals, a wild card is waiting to be played.