Tahiri Veila
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Tahiri Veila
"I know something about pain you don't. Pain drowns other people. I just swim in it."

Tragedy is no stranger to the characters in Star Wars. Think about it—Anakin fell to the dark side in an attempt to save the one he loved. Padmé’s death came at the hand of her husband. Luke and Leia were left as orphan infants. Luke took up the hero’s journey when he witnessed his aunt and uncle’s corpses smoldering outside of his childhood home. 

You get the picture. There isn’t an abundance of happily-ever-afters in the galaxy far, far away. That’s certainly the case with Tahiri Veila.

Tahiri is many things. A Tatooinian. Anakin Solo’s childhood best friend. Barefoot warrior half-alien Tusken Raider Jedi. Broken-hearted lover. Sith apprentice. Addict. Tool in multiple galactic wars. And that barely scratches the surface of her story. 

Few characters in Star Wars are as easy to empathize with nor are as frustrating to us as readers rooting for her. And yet every misstep and every tragedy is believable, well-written, and utterly heartbreaking. Despite the hurt and frustration, her journey is well worth the investment. 

In this collection you’ll find multiple lengthy Legends series: Junior Jedi Knights, the New Jedi Order, the Dark Nest Trilogy, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi. 

Junior Jedi Knights from Rebecca Moesta and Nancy Richardson is Tahiri’s light-hearted origin in which she trains alongside Anakin Solo at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi academy on Yavin IV. Compared to the Young Jedi Knights series, Junior Jedi Knights is much shorter. 

From there, Tahiri was absent from the first six books of the New Jedi Order series, making her adult-novel debut in Greg Keyes’s Edge of Victory I: Conquest. It, alongside Star by Star, is the most important book in the series for Tahiri. Therein, Anakin Solo embarked on a rogue rescue mission to save the students at the Jedi academy on Yavin IV from the Yuuzhan Vong. Her experiences at the hands of the Vong in Conquest changed her irrevocably. 

After her brainwashing and Anakin’s attempts to rescue her, there was a part of Tahiri that became part Yuuzhan Vong and would never be the same. This was a crucial development in the New Jedi Order as we now had a sympathetic character who both resented and identified with the Yuuzhan Vong and gave both the Jedi and the reader insight into their culture and their thinking. 

Her story pivoted drastically once again in Legacy of the Force as she is taken in under the wing of Darth Caedus, strung along under his Sith influence by being taught the most sci-fi Force power in all of Legends: flow-walking. 

She harnesses the power—a cross between time travel and a lucid Force vision--in order to relive one of her most life-changing and heartbreaking moments over and over again. And she can’t move on. Thus she is somehow Jedi, Sith, Yuuzhan Vong, with her identity caught in-between heroes, villains, and galactic forces competing for her along the way.

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Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #5: Vader's Fortress

Written by
Rebecca Moesta
Artwork by
Anakin, Tahiri, Ikrit, and Tionne set off to the spooky planet of Vjun—infested with parasitic plants and ghosts of dark siders of the past. They're chasing the rumor that Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber was retrieved by Darth Vader and hidden in his now abandoned fortress. This story is truly one of the long lost gems of Legends storytelling.
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #1: The Golden Globe

Written by
Nancy Richardson
Artwork by
Jacen and Jaina Solo are off on adventures of their own, and now it's time for their younger brother Anakin to begin his training at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple on Yavin IV. He befriends a girl from Tatooine named Tahiri and soon discover that they are both having the same nightmare. Believing that the Force is calling them on an adventure, they sneak out of the academy, discover an ancient Jedi Master, and are soon in way over their heads. . .
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #2: Lyric's World

Written by
Nancy Richardson
Artwork by
Anakin and Tahiri journey with their friend Lyric to one of Yavin's other moons—Yavin VIII! There, they must seek to understand an alien culture, battle a vicious monster, and unravel the mystery similar to what they found back on Yavin IV.
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #3: Promises

Written by
Nancy Richardson
Artwork by
In a way that is redeemed beautifully by Anakin Skywalker's hatred for the sandpeople in Attack of the Clones, in the Junior Jedi Knights we find Anakin Solo befriending Tahiri Veila, who was raised by sandpeople on Tatooine. In this book Tahiri and Anakin go to Tatooine to solve the mystery of the Golden Globe and to discover the truth of Tahiri's parentage. Plus, they battle a Krayt Dragon!
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #4: Anakin's Quest

Written by
Rebecca Moesta
Artwork by
In a perfect blend of emotional depth and fan service, Anakin's Quest is the story of Anakin Solo's journey to Dagobah to reckon with his namesake.
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #6: Kenobi's Blade

Written by
Rebecca Moesta
Artwork by
The Junior Jedi Knights concludes with Anakin taking his leap toward Jedi Knighthood. He's contrasted with Uldiir, a student weak with the Force who steals a Jedi Holocron and Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber, thinking he can shortcut his path to becoming a Jedi. Anakin must follow in his uncle's footsteps in redeeming a lost Jedi in order to become one himself.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Edge of Victory I: Conquest

Written by
Greg Keyes
Artwork by
Incredible
7.8
7.8
7.8
The Yuuzhan Vong war has reached Yavin IV, where the students at the Jedi Academy are in grave danger because the New Republic and Jedi forces are spread thin across the galaxy. Anakin Solo takes it upon himself to come to the rescue. There he is reunited with his childhood friend Tahiri and the ancient Jedi Master Ikrit from the Junior Jedi Knights series. Soon Anakin finds himself behind enemy lines and befriending the unlikeliest of allies in order to save his friend and escape.
Incredible
7.8
7.8
7.8
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Edge of Victory II: Rebirth

Written by
Greg Keyes
Artwork by
Following the events on Yavin IV, Anakin Solo and Tahiri Veila go out of the frying pan and into the fire! Aided by Jedi Master Corran Horn aboard the Star Destroyer Errant Venture, they are captured by Yuuzhan Vong sypathizers. Meanwhile Jacen has to reconcile with this father, Jaina clashes with the infamous Jedi Kyo Durron, and Luke looks to expel the virus from Mara using whatever means necessary—even the dark side. . .
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Star by Star

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Incredible
7.7
7.7
7.7
Star by Star is a major turning point in the New Jedi Order series. A massive strike team consisting of Jacen, Jaina, Anakin, and many other young Jedi must infiltrate a Yuuzhan Vong worldship. They are tasked with taking out a cloning lab for voxyn—vicious beasts bred from the vornskyrs native to Mykyr—who specialize in hunting Jedi. The mission is incredibly hard-fought and has devastating consequences for our heroes, for whom life will never be the same.
Incredible
7.7
7.7
7.7
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Destiny's Way

Written by
Walter Jon Williams
Artwork by
One of the five original hardcover tentpole books of the New Jedi Order, Destiny's Way is a pivotal book in the grand scheme of galactic politics. A new government is forming to better handle the galactic shakeup that has come at the hands of the Yuuzhan Vong. Luke Skywalker positions the Jedi to be major players in galactic events and inducts a new class of Jedi Knights into a now fully-formed Jedi Order. But disparate factions within the government propose various solutions to the Yuuzhan Vong problem—including biological warfare that would exterminate the Vong in their entirety.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Force Heretic I: Remnant

Written by
Sean Williams, Shane Dix
Artwork by
This is the first of a trilogy set near the end of the war. Our heroes go off in search of the mysterious living planet, Zenoma Sekot, in the Unknown Regions, following up on a lead Jacen was given by Vergere. The Imperial Remnant battles with the Yuuzhan Vong in a series of battles that will take Gillad Pellaeon to the brink of death. And Nom Anor is forced into hiding among the Shamed Ones in the under levels of Coruscant.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Force Heretic II: Refugee

Written by
Sean Williams, Shane Dix
Artwork by
As Nom Anor plans an overthrow and assassination of Supreme Overlord Shimrra, the Solos return to the planet of Bakura to recruit their aid in the war against the Yuuzhan Vong. Upon arrival, they discover that the planet’s politics have been turned inside out, with the formerly enslaved P’w'ecks having revolted against the Ssi-ruuvi. On top of that, Tahiri Veila must face her inner demons as she comes face-to-face with the Shaper who molded her mind back on Yavin IV. . .
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Force Heretic III: Reunion

Written by
Sean Williams, Shane Dix
Artwork by
The New Jedi Order series nears its close as Tahiri must reconcile her dual identities, Nom Anor’s plan goes awry, and the truth of Zenoma Sekot comes to light.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

The Unifying Force

Written by
James Luceno
Artwork by
The Yuuzhan Vong near ultimate victory in their quest to conquer the galaxy. The floundering Alliance is on the brink of total collapse. Meanwhile, some of its greatest heroes have vanished in its most dire time of need. However, an uprising from among the Yuuzhan Vong’s own ranks and a strange new toxin known as Alpha Red offer a small ray of hope. As the final moves of the war are made, Luke, Han, and Leia are desperate to stop the Yuuzhan Vong and save their galaxy once and for all...no matter the cost.With this novel, James Luceno takes readers on one final ride in the climactic conclusion of the lengthy New Jedi Order series.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

The Joiner King

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Mediocre
7.1
7.1
7.1
Where do you go after a 19-book series like the New Jedi Order? Into a hive of mind-controlling space bugs, obviously! Troy Denning goes full-throttle on this incredibly off-kilter sci-fi series. Jacen is dark and broody, Leia training as a Jedi, and a crazed Dark Jedi Alema Rar on a rampage.
Mediocre
7.1
7.1
7.1
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

The Unseen Queen

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Mediocre
7.2
7.2
7.2
Troy Denning pulls out all the sci-fi stops in his Dark Nest trilogy. The Dark Nest, harboring thieves and pirates and plotting to assassinate Mara Jade, must be stopped. The Unseen Queen makes the war personal. Jaina and Zekk struggle to break free of the Killiks’ influence, the Jedi find themselves at odds with the government they’re sworn to serve, Luke and Leia learn more about the events surrounding the downfall of their parents and the truth of Order 66, and Jacen takes an irrevocable step down the dark path as he gets tangled up in family drama on Hapes and is targeted by the Dark Nest.
Mediocre
7.2
7.2
7.2
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

The Swarm War

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
In the explosive conclusion to the Dark Nest trilogy, Denning delivers on decapitations, epic lightsaber fights, character drama, biological warfare, assassination attempts, subterfuge, and so much more! The trilogy sees many of the major characters undergoing permanent change—Luke Skywalker assumes the mantle of Grand Master of the New Jedi Order, Jacen Solo commits to his own path of following his own moral compass and burying the lies of what really happened on Hapes, Leia becomes a fully-fledged Jedi Knight, and several of the younger Jedi are banished for their dark actions during this messy war. It bridges the gap between the New Jedi Order and the Legacy of the Force series in a way that is uniquely Star Wars Legends.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Betrayal

Written by
Aaron Allston
Artwork by
Jacen Solo is one of the most well-developed characters in the Legends timeline. His experiences in the hands of Vergere and the Yuuzahn Vong changed him irrevocably. He saved the galaxy once, but to what lengths is he willing to go in order to save it again? Betrayal takes his story in a new direction, reintroducing a villain from the original Marvel comics, Lumiya, who guides Jacen along a dark path. All the while, Jacen is serving as the Jedi teacher to his nephew, Ben Skywalker, and the Skywalker and Solo clans might be torn apart along family lines. It would be helpful to have read the New Jedi Order before starting Legacy of the Force, but we realize that's a tall order. At the very least, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the main characters and with Jacen's torture at the hands of Vergere in Traitor before diving in.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Tempest

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
The third entry in the Legacy of the Force series revolves around the planet Hapes and Jacen's lover, Jedi and Queen Mother Tenel Ka. Because of her loyalty to Jacen, she has sided with the Alliance against Corellia. But she faces opposition from within as the cutthroat political rivals on Hapes hire bounty hunters to eliminate her. Han and Leia go to Hapes to reason with Tenel Ka, unknowingly stepping into a flashfire that will incurr the wrath of Jacen, who blames them for the upheaval. Troy Denning seizes the opportunity to weave deranged Dark Jedi Alema Rarr into the plot. She looks to assassinate Jacen, but is secretly sought after by Jagged Fel, who is exiled by the Chiss.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Exile

Written by
Aaron Allston
Artwork by

As the fourth book in nine book series, this novel continues to build on the plot lines of books 1-3. Exile also brings back Wedge, Lando, and Booster to help aid the main characters and their plot points. The story is told from multiple character perspectives and is packed with steady action.

We begin with Han and Leia in exile, Jacen Solo continues to struggle, while the tensions between the Alliance and the Confederation are at an all time high, and Ben Skywalker embarks on a solo mission that seems key to his character's development.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Sacrifice

Written by
Karen Traviss
Artwork by
In order for Jacen Solo to complete his transformation into a Sith Lord, he must make a drastic sacrifice. His former Jedi Master, Mara Jade Skywalker, investigates his turn to the dark side. Jacen continues his negative influence over Ben Skywalker by tasking him with an assassination. Karen Traviss picks up plot threads from her Republic Commando series by sending Boba Fett on a quest for a cure for complications with his compromised clone body. He teams up with Null ARC Jaing Skirata and Darman's son Venku.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Inferno

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Inferno is a critical turning point in the Legacy of the Force series. Darth Caedus sends troops to arrest Han and Leia Solo, Ben Skywalker looks for his chance to strike, and the great forests of Kashyyyk are burned to the ground! It's jam-packed with the action, heartbreak, and deception that makes Legacy of the Force such a great series.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Fury

Written by
Aaron Allston
Artwork by
Incredible
8.2
8.2
8.2
Darth Caedus, formerly Jacen Solo, kidnaps his daughter, Allana, from Hapes, threatening her life if her mother Tenel Ka doesn’t pledge Hapes to the Galactic Alliance. Tenel Ka turns to the Jedi for help rather than caving in to Caedus’s pressure. Meanwhile, Han and Leia track down the ever elusive Dark Jedi Alema Rar. As Caedus continues his domination, he turns his sights on obtaining a super weapon: Centerpoint Station.
Incredible
8.2
8.2
8.2
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Revelation

Written by
Karen Traviss
Artwork by
Legacy of the Force continues in this entry from the infamous Legends author Karen Traviss. And it wouldn't be a Traviss book if it didn't have Mandalorians! Jaina Solo trains under Boba Fett himself to learn the skills it will take to defeat Darth Caedus.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Invincible

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Incredible
8.0
8.0
8.0
In the final, explosive conclusion to the incredible Legacy of the Force series, we see Jaina Solo go toe-to-toe with Darth Caedus. But it's not a 400 page lightsaber battle—Invincible brings absolutely every player to the table and lays it all on the line. Anything and everything you could want in a Legends book is here, complete with massive space battles, infiltration missions, Jedi strike teams, emotional gut punches, kidnapping, and of course one heck of a lightsaber duel.
Incredible
8.0
8.0
8.0
Legends
Legends
Single Issue Comic

The Clone Wars: Invitation Only

Written by
Pablo Hidalgo
Artwork by
Thomas Hodges
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Outcast

Written by
Aaron Allston
Artwork by

Outcast is the first novel in the Fate of the Jedi series. It takes place in the aftermath of the reign of Darth Caedus and primarily features Luke Skywalker, Han, Leia, and their children. In Outcast, an arrest order is put out for Luke, the start of anti-Jedi sentiments brewing in the galaxy, forcing Luke’s hand and setting him out on a mission with Ben Skywalker. Outcast is a great start to the Fate of the Jedi series, and continues to develop some of the main stories in the EU.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Omen

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
In the second novel in the Fate of the Jedi series, we find the Jedi Order out of favor in the galaxy. With a strange psychosis plaguing Jedi and in the wake of a destructive war ignited by a fallen member of their ranks, the Galactic Alliance actively seeks to reduce the Order’s influence. Luke Skywalker faces criminal charges and exiles himself from the order. The only way to make things right is to find out what drove his nephew to the dark side—and what’s driving Jedi insane. But doing so means crossing paths with a lost tribe of Sith seeking to claim their destiny.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Abyss

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by

Abyss succeeds in moving the series forward while maintaining roots and connections to the rest of the Star Wars galaxy. This installment is not to be missed, full of battle sequences that keep the reader on the edge of their seat, philosophical exploration of Force themes, and struggles against the Galactic Alliance while combating a low public opinion of the Jedi!

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Backlash

Written by
Aaron Allston
Artwork by
In the nostalgic victory lap of the Expanded Universe that is the Fate of the Jedi series, our heroes visit locations from the early days of the Legends continuity. Backlash takes them to Dathomir, where Vestara Khai seeks the aid of the Nightsisters against Luke Skywalker. Plus, more Jedi psychosis and Admiral Daala commands an army of Mandalorians!
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Allies

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
On a quest to learn the secret behind his nephew’s fall to the dark side and restore the Jedi Order to its rightful place in the galaxy, Luke Skywalker and his son Ben find themselves surrounded by Sith. Yet it turns out the Sith aren’t the biggest threat, and their High Lord makes Skywalker a previously unthinkable offer. With unexpected allies, father and son head off to face the source of the psychosis plaguing the Jedi Knights.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Vortex

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Loaded with betrayal, a faked death, the breakdown of the Jedi-Sith alliance, a revelation of the Jedi Queen, an assassination of a beloved character, and a schism within the ranks of the Jedi Council, Vortex is a hard-hitting book with plenty of gravitas to propel you forward in the series.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Conviction

Written by
Aaron Allston
Artwork by
The Abeloth-induced Jedi psychosis continues to rage among their ranks, especially in Valin and Jysella Horn. Saba Sebathyne becomes interim Chief of State when the Jedi remove Daala from office. The Sith look to take out the Jedi Queen of their visions—leading them to Hapes. Aaron Allston's interests are on display as this novel is full of espionage, political and military coups, romance, and Tahiri Veila's trial.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Ascension

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
Luke and Ben Skywalker continue their quest to eliminate a powerful dark being while Galactic Alliance faces the fallout from the Chief of State’s fall from power. While the Jedi Order has been largely redeemed, Luke removes it from the Galactic Alliance’s halls of power. The Lost Tribe has been angling to subvert the Alliance, and with the government in chaos and the Jedi preoccupied with their hunt, the Sith are in position to seize control.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Apocalypse

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
In the explosive finale to the Fate of the Jedi series, the Jedi secretly arrive on Coruscant to discover that the Lost Tribe of the Sith have invaded the planet on every level of society. The Jedi and Sith face off in a climactic battle of epic proportions and Abeloth's conquest comes to a head in a shockingly mythological twist. . .
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Crucible

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Mediocre
7.4
7.4
7.4

As the final novel in the Legends timeline, this story pits Luke, Leia, and Han against the highest stakes they've ever faced and, in more ways than one, concludes their adventures once and for all.

As the last Star Wars novel to fall into readers’ hands before Disney’s official canon reboot, it not only brought a close to a decades-long adventure in the Star Wars universe, but also provides closure to the fans who have become invested along the way.

Mediocre
7.4
7.4
7.4
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #1: The Golden Globe

Written by
Nancy Richardson
Artwork by
Jacen and Jaina Solo are off on adventures of their own, and now it's time for their younger brother Anakin to begin his training at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Temple on Yavin IV. He befriends a girl from Tatooine named Tahiri and soon discover that they are both having the same nightmare. Believing that the Force is calling them on an adventure, they sneak out of the academy, discover an ancient Jedi Master, and are soon in way over their heads. . .
Beginning his training at his uncle Luke's Jedi academy, eleven-year-old Anakin befriends fellow student Tahiri, and both children are plagued by mysterious dreams that beckon them toward the dark side of the Force.
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #2: Lyric's World

Written by
Nancy Richardson
Artwork by
Anakin and Tahiri journey with their friend Lyric to one of Yavin's other moons—Yavin VIII! There, they must seek to understand an alien culture, battle a vicious monster, and unravel the mystery similar to what they found back on Yavin IV.
While helping their friend Lyric undergo a ritual that will initiate her into the circle of elders, Anakin and Tahiri discover strange cave carvings that explain how to break an ancient curse.
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #3: Promises

Written by
Nancy Richardson
Artwork by
In a way that is redeemed beautifully by Anakin Skywalker's hatred for the sandpeople in Attack of the Clones, in the Junior Jedi Knights we find Anakin Solo befriending Tahiri Veila, who was raised by sandpeople on Tatooine. In this book Tahiri and Anakin go to Tatooine to solve the mystery of the Golden Globe and to discover the truth of Tahiri's parentage. Plus, they battle a Krayt Dragon!
With the help of her friend Anakin Solo, Tahiri, a young girl raised by the treacherous Tusken Raiders, sets out to prove herself worthy and to discover the secret of her past and mystery of her real parents.
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #4: Anakin's Quest

Written by
Rebecca Moesta
Artwork by
In a perfect blend of emotional depth and fan service, Anakin's Quest is the story of Anakin Solo's journey to Dagobah to reckon with his namesake.
Experiencing terrible dreams about a cave on Dagobah, young Anakin journeys to the planet accompanied by Tahiri, R2-D2, and the Jedi master Ikrit, and the group encounters more than they had bargained for
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #5: Vader's Fortress

Written by
Rebecca Moesta
Artwork by
Anakin, Tahiri, Ikrit, and Tionne set off to the spooky planet of Vjun—infested with parasitic plants and ghosts of dark siders of the past. They're chasing the rumor that Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber was retrieved by Darth Vader and hidden in his now abandoned fortress. This story is truly one of the long lost gems of Legends storytelling.
Anakin Solo and his friends--including Tionne and the Jedi Master Ikrit--venture into Darth Vader's abandoned fortress on the planet Vjun to recover Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber, supposedly hidden within the deadly walls of the stronghold
Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Junior Jedi Knights #6: Kenobi's Blade

Written by
Rebecca Moesta
Artwork by
The Junior Jedi Knights concludes with Anakin taking his leap toward Jedi Knighthood. He's contrasted with Uldiir, a student weak with the Force who steals a Jedi Holocron and Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber, thinking he can shortcut his path to becoming a Jedi. Anakin must follow in his uncle's footsteps in redeeming a lost Jedi in order to become one himself.
When Anakin's classmate and aspiring Jedi Uldir fears he is not learning fast enough, the discouraged youngster steals the Holocron, a powerful and ancient Jedi treasure, and Obi-Wan's lightsaber.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Edge of Victory I: Conquest

Written by
Greg Keyes
Artwork by
Incredible
7.8
7.8
7.8
The Yuuzhan Vong war has reached Yavin IV, where the students at the Jedi Academy are in grave danger because the New Republic and Jedi forces are spread thin across the galaxy. Anakin Solo takes it upon himself to come to the rescue. There he is reunited with his childhood friend Tahiri and the ancient Jedi Master Ikrit from the Junior Jedi Knights series. Soon Anakin finds himself behind enemy lines and befriending the unlikeliest of allies in order to save his friend and escape.

No longer content with the destruction the Yuuzhan Vong have already sown, Warmaster Tsavong Lah has demanded the heads of all the Jedi. Now the Jedi Knights are in terrible danger–and none more so than the young students at the Jedi academy on Yavin 4. Already the sympathizers known as the Peace Brigade are in the Yavin system–and a Yuuzhan Vong fleet is not far behind.

At Luke Skywalker’s request, Talon Karrde mounts an expedition to rescue the young students. Anakin Solo has his own ideas. Impatient, and figuring that forgiveness is easier to come by than permission, he takes off for Yavin 4 in his X-wing.

When it comes to confidence, courage, and raw Force talent, Anakin has few peers. But when his friend Tahiri is separated from the other academy kids and captured by the Yuuzhan Vong, even Anakin may be in over his head. For the aliens have a different future in mind for Tahiri, and they will stop at nothing to achieve their horrific ends . . .

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Edge of Victory II: Rebirth

Written by
Greg Keyes
Artwork by
Following the events on Yavin IV, Anakin Solo and Tahiri Veila go out of the frying pan and into the fire! Aided by Jedi Master Corran Horn aboard the Star Destroyer Errant Venture, they are captured by Yuuzhan Vong sypathizers. Meanwhile Jacen has to reconcile with this father, Jaina clashes with the infamous Jedi Kyo Durron, and Luke looks to expel the virus from Mara using whatever means necessary—even the dark side. . .

The brutal Yuuzhan Vong are scouring the universe for Jedi to slaughter. With no help from the divided New Republic, the Jedi stand alone against their seemingly invincible foe. Han and Leia Organa Solo risk deadly consequences with their controversial tactics to bolster the Jedi resistance. After uncovering a new Yuuzhan Vong menace, Anakin and Tahiri find themselves wanted for murder by the Peace Brigade. To avoid capture, they jump into hyperspace . . . and into trouble far graver.

Hunted by the Yuuzhan Vong, wanted as criminals by the New Republic, and with unrest stirring within their own ranks, the Jedi find peril everywhere they turn. But even in the midst of despair, while the most fiercest battle of all looms on the horizon, hope arises with the birth of one very special child. . . .

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Star by Star

Written by
Troy Denning
Artwork by
Incredible
7.7
7.7
7.7
Star by Star is a major turning point in the New Jedi Order series. A massive strike team consisting of Jacen, Jaina, Anakin, and many other young Jedi must infiltrate a Yuuzhan Vong worldship. They are tasked with taking out a cloning lab for voxyn—vicious beasts bred from the vornskyrs native to Mykyr—who specialize in hunting Jedi. The mission is incredibly hard-fought and has devastating consequences for our heroes, for whom life will never be the same.

It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their ruthless campaign of terror and destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding—and killing—Jedi Knights. And now Leia Organa Solo faces a terrible ultimatum from the mighty alien foe determined to conquer the galaxy. If the location of the secret Jedi base is not revealed within one week, the Yuuzhan Vong will blast millions of refugee ships into oblivion.

As the battered but still unbroken Jedi scramble to deal with the newest onslaught, Leia's son Anakin lays out a daring plan. A Jedi strike force will allow itself to be "captured" by the Yuuzhan Vong and taken to their stronghold in the realm of darkness, where the Jedi will sabotage the evil empire's deadliest weapons. The leaders of the force are the three Solo siblings. The risks are tremendous. Can the Jedi fight a ruthless enemy without becoming ruthless themselves and falling victim to the dark side?

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Destiny's Way

Written by
Walter Jon Williams
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One of the five original hardcover tentpole books of the New Jedi Order, Destiny's Way is a pivotal book in the grand scheme of galactic politics. A new government is forming to better handle the galactic shakeup that has come at the hands of the Yuuzhan Vong. Luke Skywalker positions the Jedi to be major players in galactic events and inducts a new class of Jedi Knights into a now fully-formed Jedi Order. But disparate factions within the government propose various solutions to the Yuuzhan Vong problem—including biological warfare that would exterminate the Vong in their entirety.

The time of reckoning is close at hand, as the heroes of the New Republic prepare for their most volatile clash yet with the enemy—from without and within….

In the war against the ruthless Yuuzhan Vong, the fall of Coruscant leaves the galaxy on the verge of bowing to conquest. Those who steadfastly refuse to surrender—Luke, Han, Leia, and their children and comrades-in-arms—are determined to seize victory against overwhelming odds. But the New Republic is crumbling, divided by internal strife, and intrigue runs rampant: in the heated political race for Chief of State…in the shadows where Yuuzhan Vong spies plot assassinations…and in the inscrutable creature Vergere, a Jedi whose allegiance is impossible to predict.

Now, as Luke Skywalker sets about reestablishing the Jedi Council, the growing faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils a terrifying weapon designed to annihilate the Yuuzhan Vong species. The opposition must be stopped, before dooming the New Republic to becoming the very thing it has sworn to fight against—and unleashing the power of the dark side.

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Force Heretic I: Remnant

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Sean Williams, Shane Dix
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This is the first of a trilogy set near the end of the war. Our heroes go off in search of the mysterious living planet, Zenoma Sekot, in the Unknown Regions, following up on a lead Jacen was given by Vergere. The Imperial Remnant battles with the Yuuzhan Vong in a series of battles that will take Gillad Pellaeon to the brink of death. And Nom Anor is forced into hiding among the Shamed Ones in the under levels of Coruscant.

As the bloodied and weary galaxy faces battle once more, the Jedi take on the formidable task of bringing the last of the Empire into the light…

From the ashes of the New Republic—torn to shreds by the savage Yuuzhan Vong forces—the newly formed Galactic Alliance has risen, determined to bring peace to the entire galaxy. But first the Yuuzhan Vong must be contained once and for all. And so Luke Skywalker seeks a world long lost to legend: Zonama Sekot, a sentient planet believed to have repelled an invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong decades ago. Deciphering the enigmatic secrets of Zonama Sekot just might turn the tides of this relentless war.

Aboard the Jade Shadow, Luke, his wife Mara, Jacen Solo, and other Jedi head off into the Unknown Regions, where rumors and clues suggest Zonama Sekot might be found. Yet the mission has barely begun when the searchers stumble into a horrific battle. The Imperial Remnant, in retreat from the mighty Yuuzhan Vong, is about to be destroyed. It would seem those aboard the Jade Shadow have little choice but to leave the Empire to its fate. But these are no ordinary space travelers, they are Jedi…

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Force Heretic II: Refugee

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Sean Williams, Shane Dix
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As Nom Anor plans an overthrow and assassination of Supreme Overlord Shimrra, the Solos return to the planet of Bakura to recruit their aid in the war against the Yuuzhan Vong. Upon arrival, they discover that the planet’s politics have been turned inside out, with the formerly enslaved P’w'ecks having revolted against the Ssi-ruuvi. On top of that, Tahiri Veila must face her inner demons as she comes face-to-face with the Shaper who molded her mind back on Yavin IV. . .

Swift and deadly, the Yuuzhan Vong have blasted their way across the galaxy—and now stand on the threshold of total victory. Yet a courageous few still dare to oppose them…

Rife with hostile cultures and outright enemies, the Unknown Regions hold many perils for Luke Skywalker and the Jedi searching for Zonama Sekot, the living planet that may hold the key to dealing with the Yuuzhan Vong once and for all.

Meanwhile, on the edge of the galaxy and in the heart of a trusted ally, old enemies are stirring. The Yuuzhan Vong have inflamed long-forgotten vendettas that are even now building up to crisis point. And as Han and Leia journey on their quest to knit the unraveling galaxy back together, betrayal and deception await them…

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Force Heretic III: Reunion

Written by
Sean Williams, Shane Dix
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The New Jedi Order series nears its close as Tahiri must reconcile her dual identities, Nom Anor’s plan goes awry, and the truth of Zenoma Sekot comes to light.

The Jedi move one step closer to saving the embattled galaxy—only to confront a formidable wall of resistance…

The harrowing search for Zonama Sekot is finally over for Luke Skywalker, Jacen Solo, and the others aboard the Jade Shadow. But joy turns to alarm when the living planet sends a defiant message: it refuses to follow them back to a galaxy full of war, exploitation, and misery.

While Luke works feverishly to persuade the elusive planet to reconsider, the Yuuzhan Vong launch a full-scale attack aimed at the heart of the new alliance. Sent to defend a major communications base, Han and Leia find themselves hopelessly outnumbered. Reinforcements are just too far away to help before everything is destroyed. So the courageous pair must now fight an unrelenting battle against staggering odds. Whether they actually survive is another matter…

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The Unifying Force

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James Luceno
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The Yuuzhan Vong near ultimate victory in their quest to conquer the galaxy. The floundering Alliance is on the brink of total collapse. Meanwhile, some of its greatest heroes have vanished in its most dire time of need. However, an uprising from among the Yuuzhan Vong’s own ranks and a strange new toxin known as Alpha Red offer a small ray of hope. As the final moves of the war are made, Luke, Han, and Leia are desperate to stop the Yuuzhan Vong and save their galaxy once and for all...no matter the cost.With this novel, James Luceno takes readers on one final ride in the climactic conclusion of the lengthy New Jedi Order series.

The Galactic Alliance's hard-won success in combating the extragalactic Yuuzhan Vong has proven all too brief—and the tide has turned again to the invader's advantage. The Yuuzhan Vong, having overcome the strategies of the Jedi and their allies, have pushed deeper into the galaxy and conquered more worlds. Coruscant has been remade into the capital of the extragalactic aliens and renamed Yuuzhan'tar. The remaining defenders of the galaxy are struggling to form a united front. Luke, Mara and Jacen are missing in action. Clearly the stage is set for endgame.

While Han and Leia receive the horrifying news that hundreds of high-ranking Alliance prisoners face death in a sacrifice to the alien invader's bloodthirsty gods, Luke and his team try to persuade Zonama Sekot to help in the war effort. Yet as they speak, the Alliance capital world Mon Calamari is under attack.

At the same time, the Jedi's alliances throughout the galaxy are being tested and the chances of an Alliance victory are being jeopardized by rogue factions determined to deploy the lethal Alpha Red that will exterminate the entire Yuuzhan Vong species. Also among the Yuuzhan Vong, there is a threat of revolt by the oppressed lower classes of their society. Oppressed Shamed Ones and high-ranking officials alike fear that their Supreme Overlord Shimrra's actions will provoke the wrath of their gods. Ultimately, for both opposing forces, too much has been sacrificed and too much is at stake. And now, the final battle between the Yuuzhan Vong and the Galactic Alliance.

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The Joiner King

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Troy Denning
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Where do you go after a 19-book series like the New Jedi Order? Into a hive of mind-controlling space bugs, obviously! Troy Denning goes full-throttle on this incredibly off-kilter sci-fi series. Jacen is dark and broody, Leia training as a Jedi, and a crazed Dark Jedi Alema Rar on a rampage.

After triumphing in Star Wars: The Unifying Force, the heroes of the New Jedi Order return in a dazzling new adventure!

Luke Skywalker is worried: A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear. Now the alien Chiss have angrily lodged a formal complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor.

Luke has no choice but to head to the Unknown Regions for serious damage control. Han and Leia follow, intent on protecting their children from what could be grave danger. But none of them are prepared for what they find when they reach their destination.

A colony of mysterious aliens is expanding toward the edge of Chiss space. The leader of the alien nest is resolute. Adept in the Force, he is drawing old friends to his side, compelling them to join the colony and meld their Force-abilities with his, even if it leads to all-out war…

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The Unseen Queen

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Troy Denning pulls out all the sci-fi stops in his Dark Nest trilogy. The Dark Nest, harboring thieves and pirates and plotting to assassinate Mara Jade, must be stopped. The Unseen Queen makes the war personal. Jaina and Zekk struggle to break free of the Killiks’ influence, the Jedi find themselves at odds with the government they’re sworn to serve, Luke and Leia learn more about the events surrounding the downfall of their parents and the truth of Order 66, and Jacen takes an irrevocable step down the dark path as he gets tangled up in family drama on Hapes and is targeted by the Dark Nest.

The epic Star Wars odyssey enters a new frontier as the heroes of the New Jedi Order confront a monstrous evil-insidious, unseen, and insatiable....

Though the insectoid Killiks have been given new worlds, they have not found peace yet. Their new colonies are under attack from a mysterious foe and the furious Killiks blame the Jedi. Racing back to the Unknown Regions to investigate, the Skywalkers and Solos discover a threat more familiar and terrifying than they had ever expected. Worse, the Dark Nest wants to kill Mara Jade. Will Jacen's apocalyptic vision create yet another galactic war or prevent one? Most mysterious and deadly of all, the Killiks are hiding a deadly secret.

To find out, Luke, Mara, Han and Leia must embark on a perilous journey into the unknown void between right and wrong. For a strange yet devastating dispute is about to explode into chaos, pitting Jedi against each other and threatening the galaxy itself.

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The Swarm War

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Troy Denning
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In the explosive conclusion to the Dark Nest trilogy, Denning delivers on decapitations, epic lightsaber fights, character drama, biological warfare, assassination attempts, subterfuge, and so much more! The trilogy sees many of the major characters undergoing permanent change—Luke Skywalker assumes the mantle of Grand Master of the New Jedi Order, Jacen Solo commits to his own path of following his own moral compass and burying the lies of what really happened on Hapes, Leia becomes a fully-fledged Jedi Knight, and several of the younger Jedi are banished for their dark actions during this messy war. It bridges the gap between the New Jedi Order and the Legacy of the Force series in a way that is uniquely Star Wars Legends.

In the explosive conclusion to the Dark Nest trilogy, Luke Skywalker summons the heroes of the New Jedi Order from near and far as the Star Wars galaxy teeters on the edge of eternal war. Yet even the combined powers of the formidable Jedi may not be enough to vanquish the deadly perils confronting them.

Luke Skywalker summons Jedi Knights from all over the galaxy as war starts. Yet even the combined might of the Jedi Order may not be enough against the deadly perils confronting them.

The Chiss-Killik border confrontation is threatening to engulf the entire galaxy in yet another galactic war. The Killik have planned to absorb all living creatures into a single hive mind. The only hope for peace lies in the hands of the Jedi, who must not only end the war between the Chiss and the Killik but also confront the new threat of the Dark Nest and its unseen queen.

Leia's Jedi skills will be put to the test in the coming conflict, while Luke will have to prove in a brilliant display of Force strength and swordplay, that he is the most powerful Jedi Master in the galaxy.

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Betrayal

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Aaron Allston
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Jacen Solo is one of the most well-developed characters in the Legends timeline. His experiences in the hands of Vergere and the Yuuzahn Vong changed him irrevocably. He saved the galaxy once, but to what lengths is he willing to go in order to save it again? Betrayal takes his story in a new direction, reintroducing a villain from the original Marvel comics, Lumiya, who guides Jacen along a dark path. All the while, Jacen is serving as the Jedi teacher to his nephew, Ben Skywalker, and the Skywalker and Solo clans might be torn apart along family lines. It would be helpful to have read the New Jedi Order before starting Legacy of the Force, but we realize that's a tall order. At the very least, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the main characters and with Jacen's torture at the hands of Vergere in Traitor before diving in.

This is the era of Luke Skywalker's legacy; the Jedi Master has unified the order into a cohesive group of powerful Jedi Knights. But as the new era begins, planetary interests threaten to disrupt this time of relative peace, and Luke is plagued with visions of an approaching darkness. Evil is rising again—out of the best intentions—and it looks as if the legacy of the Skywalkers may come full circle. Honor and duty will collide with friendship and blood ties as the Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict with potentially devastating repercussions for both families, for the Jedi order and for the entire galaxy.

When a mission to uncover an illegal missile factory on the planet Adumar ends in a violent ambush—from which Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and his protégé and cousin, Ben Skywalker, narrowly escape with their lives—it's the most alarming evidence yet that sparks of political unrest are threatening to ignite into total rebellion. The governments of numerous worlds are chafing under the strict regulations of the Galactic Alliance, and diplomatic efforts to enforce compliance are failing. Fearing the worst, the Alliance readies a preemptive display of military might in a bid to bring the rogue worlds to heel before an uprising erupts. The designated target of this exercise: planet Corellia—renowned for the brash independence and renegade spirit that have made its favorite son, Han Solo, a legend.

Something of a rogue himself, Jacen is nevertheless duty bound as a Jedi to stand with his uncle, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, on the side of the Galactic Alliance. But when the wary Corellians launch a counterstrike, the Alliance's show of force—and a secret mission to disable Corellia's crucial Centerpoint Station—give way to an armed skirmish. Once the smoke clears, the battle lines are drawn. Now the specter of full scale war looms between a growing cadre of defiant planets and the Galactic Alliance that some fear is becoming a new Empire. And even as both sides struggle to find a diplomatic solution mysterious acts of treachery and sabotage threaten peace efforts at every turn.

Determined to root out those behind the mayhem, Jacen follows a trail of cryptic clues to a dark rendezvous with the most shocking of revelations—while Luke grapples with something even more troubling: dream visions of a shadowy figure whose Force power and ruthlessness remind him of Darth Vader—a lethal enemy who strikes like a dark spirit on a mission of doom. An agent of evil who, if Luke's visions come to pass, will bring untold pain to the Jedi Master—and to the entire galaxy.

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Tempest

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Troy Denning
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The third entry in the Legacy of the Force series revolves around the planet Hapes and Jacen's lover, Jedi and Queen Mother Tenel Ka. Because of her loyalty to Jacen, she has sided with the Alliance against Corellia. But she faces opposition from within as the cutthroat political rivals on Hapes hire bounty hunters to eliminate her. Han and Leia go to Hapes to reason with Tenel Ka, unknowingly stepping into a flashfire that will incurr the wrath of Jacen, who blames them for the upheaval. Troy Denning seizes the opportunity to weave deranged Dark Jedi Alema Rarr into the plot. She looks to assassinate Jacen, but is secretly sought after by Jagged Fel, who is exiled by the Chiss.

Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins– the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere.

As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels’ plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally– which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro-Alliance queen and her daughter.

Yet the Solos’ selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, that will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead. For as Jacen Solo’s dark powers grow stronger under the Dark Jedi Lumiya, and his influence over Ben Skywalker becomes more insidious, Luke’s concern for his nephew forces him into a life-and-death struggle against his fiercest foe, and Han and Leia Solo find themselves at the mercy of their deadliest enemy . . . their son.

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Exile

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Aaron Allston
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As the fourth book in nine book series, this novel continues to build on the plot lines of books 1-3. Exile also brings back Wedge, Lando, and Booster to help aid the main characters and their plot points. The story is told from multiple character perspectives and is packed with steady action.

We begin with Han and Leia in exile, Jacen Solo continues to struggle, while the tensions between the Alliance and the Confederation are at an all time high, and Ben Skywalker embarks on a solo mission that seems key to his character's development.

In the Stars Wars galaxy, evil is on the move as the Galactic Alliance and Jedi order battle forces seen and unseen, from rampant internal treachery to the nightmare of all-out war.

With each victory against the Corellian rebels, Jacen Solo becomes more admired, more powerful, and more certain of achieving galactic peace. But that peace may come with a price. Despite strained relationships caused by opposing sympathies in the war, Han and Leia Solo and Luke and Mara Skywalker remain united by one frightening suspicion: someone insidious is manipulating this war, and if he or she isn't stopped, all efforts at reconciliation may be for naught. And as sinister visions lead Luke to believe that the source of the evil is none other than Lumiya, Dark Lady of the Sith, the greatest peril revolves around Jacen himself.

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Sacrifice

Written by
Karen Traviss
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In order for Jacen Solo to complete his transformation into a Sith Lord, he must make a drastic sacrifice. His former Jedi Master, Mara Jade Skywalker, investigates his turn to the dark side. Jacen continues his negative influence over Ben Skywalker by tasking him with an assassination. Karen Traviss picks up plot threads from her Republic Commando series by sending Boba Fett on a quest for a cure for complications with his compromised clone body. He teams up with Null ARC Jaing Skirata and Darman's son Venku.

Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance–led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker–battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side.

But as his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior. The galaxy has been torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all–and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

To end the bloodshed and suffering, what sacrifice would be too great? That is the question tormenting Jacen. Already he has sacrificed much, embracing the pitiless teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who has taught him that a strong will and noble purpose can hold the evil excesses of the dark side at bay, bringing peace and order to the galaxy–but at a price.

For there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn’t whether he has the strength to commit murder. He has steeled himself for that, and worse if necessary. No, the question that troubles Jacen is who the sacrifice should be. As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy-spanning web, the shocking answer will shatter two families . . . and cast a grim shadow over the future.
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Inferno

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Troy Denning
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Inferno is a critical turning point in the Legacy of the Force series. Darth Caedus sends troops to arrest Han and Leia Solo, Ben Skywalker looks for his chance to strike, and the great forests of Kashyyyk are burned to the ground! It's jam-packed with the action, heartbreak, and deception that makes Legacy of the Force such a great series.

Luke Skywalker wanted to unify the Jedi Order and bring peace to the universe. Instead, his wife, Mara, lies dead at the hands of an unknown assassin, his wayward nephew Jacen has seized control of the Galactic Alliance, and the galaxy has exploded in all-out civil war.

With Luke consumed with grief, Jacen Solo works quickly to consolidate his power and jumpstart his plan to take over the Jedi. Convinced he's the only one who can save the galaxy, Jacen will do whatever it takes, even ambush his own parents.

With the Rebel confederacy driving deep into the Core to attack Coruscant and the Jedi under siege, Luke must reassert his position. Only he can lead the Jedi through this crisis, but it means solving the toughest problem Luke's ever faced. Does he fight alongside his nephew Jacen, a tyrant who's taken over the GA or does he join the rebels to smash the Galactic Alliance he helped create?

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Fury

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Aaron Allston
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Darth Caedus, formerly Jacen Solo, kidnaps his daughter, Allana, from Hapes, threatening her life if her mother Tenel Ka doesn’t pledge Hapes to the Galactic Alliance. Tenel Ka turns to the Jedi for help rather than caving in to Caedus’s pressure. Meanwhile, Han and Leia track down the ever elusive Dark Jedi Alema Rar. As Caedus continues his domination, he turns his sights on obtaining a super weapon: Centerpoint Station.

Fighting alongside the Corellian rebels, Han and Leia are locked in a war against their son Jacen, who grows more powerful and more dangerous with each passing day. Nothing can stop Jacen’s determination to bring peace with a glorious Galactic Alliance victory–whatever the price.

While Luke grieves the loss of his beloved wife and deals with his guilt over killing the wrong person in retaliation, Jaina, Jag, and Zekk hunt for the real assassin, unaware that the culprit commands Sith powers that can cloud their minds and misdirect their attacks–and even turn them back on themselves.

As Luke and Ben Skywalker struggle to find their place among the chaos, Jacen, shunned by friends and family, launches an invasion to rescue the only person still loyal to him. But with the battle raging on, and the galaxy growing more turbulent and riotous, there’s no question that it is Jacen who is most wanted: dead or alive.

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Revelation

Written by
Karen Traviss
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Legacy of the Force continues in this entry from the infamous Legends author Karen Traviss. And it wouldn't be a Traviss book if it didn't have Mandalorians! Jaina Solo trains under Boba Fett himself to learn the skills it will take to defeat Darth Caedus.

During this savage civil war, all efforts to end Jacen Solo’s tyranny of the Galactic Alliance have failed. Now, with Jacen approaching the height of his dark powers, no one–not even the Solos and the Skywalkers–knows if anything can stop the Sith Lord before his plan to save the galaxy ends up destroying it.

Jacen Solo’s shadow of influence has threatened many, especially those closest to him. Jaina Solo is determined to bring her brother in, but in order to track him down, she must first learn unfamiliar skills from a man she finds ruthless, repellent, and dangerous. Meanwhile, Ben Skywalker, still haunted by suspicions that Jacen killed his mother, Mara, decides he must know the truth, even if it costs him his life. And as Luke Skywalker contemplates once unthinkable strategies to dethrone his nephew, the hour of reckoning for those on both sides draws near. The galaxy becomes a battlefield where all must face their true nature and darkest secrets, and live–or die–with the consequences.

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The Clone Wars: Invitation Only

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Pablo Hidalgo
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"Invitation Only" is a webcomic that serves as a lead in to S01E22 - "Hostage Crisis". It was originally published online at starwars.com, and then collected in the online exclusive TPB "Tales From The Clone Wars" - https://www.youtini.com/book/tales-from-the-clone-wars
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Invincible

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In the final, explosive conclusion to the incredible Legacy of the Force series, we see Jaina Solo go toe-to-toe with Darth Caedus. But it's not a 400 page lightsaber battle—Invincible brings absolutely every player to the table and lays it all on the line. Anything and everything you could want in a Legends book is here, complete with massive space battles, infiltration missions, Jedi strike teams, emotional gut punches, kidnapping, and of course one heck of a lightsaber duel.

No war can last forever. Now, in the long and punishing battle between the defiant champions of the New Jedi Order and the juggernaut that is the Galactic Alliance, the endgame is finally at hand. With so much lost–and nothing less than the course of the future still at stake–there can be no turning back. No matter the consequences.

The rebel cause is losing ground under the twin blows of Admiral Gilad Pellaeon’ s assassination and the death of Mara Jade Skywalker. At the same time, having gained the support of the Imperial Remnant and its ruthlessly efficient forces, the Galactic Alliance, with the extraordinary power and dark brilliance of newly ascendant Sith Lord Darth Caedus at its helm, may be unstoppable. Tormented and torn between the call of duty and the thirst for vengeance, Luke has searched the Force and beheld an unspeakable vision of the galaxy enslaved under tyranny more monstrous than even Palpatine’s. Now it seems that the last, best hope lies in mobilizing the scattered Jedi for one decisive search-and-destroy mission. The objective: eliminate Darth Caedus.

It’s a plan that will be as difficult and dangerous to execute as it is daring. For Caedus is a scion of both the Skywalker and Solo bloodlines whose command of the Force surpasses even that of his grandfather

Darth Vader. There is only one who is bound by destiny to stand against him in what will surely be a duel to the death, only one with an outside chance of bringing down the dark lord who was once Jacen Solo.

Failure is not an option. The furious final moments between power and peace are here, and whoever confronts Darth Caedus will decide the outcome–and the fate of those left standing.

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Outcast

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Aaron Allston
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Outcast is the first novel in the Fate of the Jedi series. It takes place in the aftermath of the reign of Darth Caedus and primarily features Luke Skywalker, Han, Leia, and their children. In Outcast, an arrest order is put out for Luke, the start of anti-Jedi sentiments brewing in the galaxy, forcing Luke’s hand and setting him out on a mission with Ben Skywalker. Outcast is a great start to the Fate of the Jedi series, and continues to develop some of the main stories in the EU.

Does a new start for the Galactic Alliance mark the beginning of the fall of the Jedi Order?

After a violent civil war and the devastation wrought by the now fallen Darth Caedus, the Galactic Alliance is in crisis. From all corners, politicians, power brokers, and military leaders converge on Coruscant for a crucial summit to restore order and determine the future of their unified worlds. But even more critical, and far more uncertain, is the future of the Jedi.

In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo’s turn to the dark side and his subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it’s only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fueled by a hostile government and suspicious public. Negotiating his freedom in exchange for his exile from the Jedi Order, Luke, with his son, Ben, at his side, sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo’s corruption and downfall. But the secrets Luke uncovers may bring his quest—and life as he knows it—to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by madness, is headed to Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could devastate the entire galaxy.

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Omen

Written by
Christie Golden
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In the second novel in the Fate of the Jedi series, we find the Jedi Order out of favor in the galaxy. With a strange psychosis plaguing Jedi and in the wake of a destructive war ignited by a fallen member of their ranks, the Galactic Alliance actively seeks to reduce the Order’s influence. Luke Skywalker faces criminal charges and exiles himself from the order. The only way to make things right is to find out what drove his nephew to the dark side—and what’s driving Jedi insane. But doing so means crossing paths with a lost tribe of Sith seeking to claim their destiny.

The Jedi Order is in crisis. The late Jacen Solo’s shocking transformation into murderous Sith Lord Darth Caedus has cast a damning pall over those who wield the Force for good: Two Jedi Knights have succumbed to an inexplicable and dangerous psychosis, criminal charges have driven Luke Skywalker into self-imposed exile, and power-hungry Chief of State Natasi Daala is exploiting anti-Jedi sentiment to undermine the Order’ s influence within the Galactic Alliance.

Forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind Jacen’s fall to the dark side–and to learn what’s turning peaceful Jedi into raving lunatics. But finding answers will mean venturing into the mind-bending space of the Kathol Rift and bargaining with an alien species as likely to destroy outsiders as deal with them. Still, there is no other choice and no time to lose, as the catastrophic events on Coruscant continue to escalate. Stricken by the same violent dementia that infected her brother, Valin, Jedi Knight Jysella Horn faces an equally grim fate after her capture by Natasi Daala’ s police. And when Han and Leia Solo narrowly foil another deranged Jedi bent on deadly destruction, even acting Jedi Grand Master Kenth Hamner appears willing to bow to Daala’s iron will–at the expense of the Jedi Order.

But an even greater threat is looming. Millennia in the past, a Sith starship crashed on an unknown low-tech planet, leaving the survivors stranded. Over the generations, their numbers have grown, the ways of the dark side have been nurtured, and the time is fast approaching when this lost tribe of Sith will once more take to the stars to reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way, a name whispered to them through the Force: Skywalker.

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Abyss

Written by
Troy Denning
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Abyss succeeds in moving the series forward while maintaining roots and connections to the rest of the Star Wars galaxy. This installment is not to be missed, full of battle sequences that keep the reader on the edge of their seat, philosophical exploration of Force themes, and struggles against the Galactic Alliance while combating a low public opinion of the Jedi!

Peace is the way of the Jedi. But with deadly enemies on every side, war may be the only way out.

On Coruscant, an epidemic of madness is preying on the ranks of the Jedi Order—driving the Galactic Alliance to martial actions. As Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter, Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest, Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction

Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order—a journey that draws Luke and his son, Ben, to the forbidden reaches of the Maw Cluster. There dwell the Mind Walkers: those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force is as seductive as it is potentially fatal. As Luke and Ben push their Force abilities beyond known limits, they draw closer to a nexus of dark-side energy unprecedented in its power, and to an explosive confrontation from which only one Master—good or evil—can emerge alive.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Backlash

Written by
Aaron Allston
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In the nostalgic victory lap of the Expanded Universe that is the Fate of the Jedi series, our heroes visit locations from the early days of the Legends continuity. Backlash takes them to Dathomir, where Vestara Khai seeks the aid of the Nightsisters against Luke Skywalker. Plus, more Jedi psychosis and Admiral Daala commands an army of Mandalorians!

Repercussions from the dark side’s fatal seduction of Jacen Solo and the mysterious plague of madness afflicting young Jedi continue to wreak galaxywide havoc. Luke and Ben Skywalker are in pursuit of the now Masterless Sith apprentice—a chase that leads to the forbidding planet Dathomir, where the Skywalkers will be forced into combat for their quarry and their lives. Meanwhile, Han and Leia have completed their own desperate mission, shuttling madness-stricken Jedi to safe haven beyond the grasp of Galactic Alliance Chief of State Natasi Daala. Yet no greater threat exists than Abeloth, a being of ravenous dark-side energy who calls out to Jedi and Sith alike. For some it may be the ultimate source of answers for survival. For others it could be the ultimate weapon of conquest. But for all, it is a game-changing encounter of untold magnitude with unimaginable consequences.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Allies

Written by
Christie Golden
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On a quest to learn the secret behind his nephew’s fall to the dark side and restore the Jedi Order to its rightful place in the galaxy, Luke Skywalker and his son Ben find themselves surrounded by Sith. Yet it turns out the Sith aren’t the biggest threat, and their High Lord makes Skywalker a previously unthinkable offer. With unexpected allies, father and son head off to face the source of the psychosis plaguing the Jedi Knights.

What began as a quest for truth has become a struggle for survival for Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben. They have used the secrets of the Mind Walkers to speak with the spirits of the fallen, risking their lives in the process. They have faced a team of Sith assassins and beaten the odds to destroy them. And now the death squad’s sole survivor, Sith apprentice Vestara Khai, has summoned an entire fleet of Sith frigates to engage the embattled father and son. But the dark warriors come bearing a surprising proposition that will bring Jedi and Sith together in an unprecedented alliance against an adversary more ancient and alien than they can imagine. For in the treacherous web of black holes that is the Maw, the Skywalkers and their Sith allies will have to fight an unimaginable evil, and Luke will be rocked by a staggering truth.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Vortex

Written by
Troy Denning
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Loaded with betrayal, a faked death, the breakdown of the Jedi-Sith alliance, a revelation of the Jedi Queen, an assassination of a beloved character, and a schism within the ranks of the Jedi Council, Vortex is a hard-hitting book with plenty of gravitas to propel you forward in the series.

In a stunning turn of events, Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, joined forces with the Sith armada sent to kill them—and used their combined might against the monstrous being Abeloth. But when the wounded creature escapes, the fragile armistice crumbles, and hostilities resume with the attempted assassination of Luke.

With the Jedi’s most famous father-and-son team outnumbered and outgunned, the countdown to galactic disaster has begun—and time is running out.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Conviction

Written by
Aaron Allston
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The Abeloth-induced Jedi psychosis continues to rage among their ranks, especially in Valin and Jysella Horn. Saba Sebathyne becomes interim Chief of State when the Jedi remove Daala from office. The Sith look to take out the Jedi Queen of their visions—leading them to Hapes. Aaron Allston's interests are on display as this novel is full of espionage, political and military coups, romance, and Tahiri Veila's trial.

Chief of State Natasi Daala has been overthrown, and the Jedi Order has taken control of the Galactic Alliance. But while the new governors dismantle Daala’s draconian regime, forces still loyal to the deposed official are mobilizing a counterstrike. And even the Jedi’s new authority may not be enough to save Tahiri Veila, the former Jedi Knight and onetime Sith apprentice convicted of treason for the killing of Galactic Alliance officer Gilad Pellaeon.

Meanwhile, Luke and Ben Skywalker are relentlessly pursuing Abeloth, the powerful dark-side entity bent on ruling the galaxy. But as they corner their monstrous quarry on the planet Nam Chorios, the two lone Jedi must also face the fury of the Sith death squadron bearing down on them. And when Abeloth turns the tables with an insidious ambush, the Skywalkers’ quest threatens to become a suicide mission.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Ascension

Written by
Christie Golden
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Luke and Ben Skywalker continue their quest to eliminate a powerful dark being while Galactic Alliance faces the fallout from the Chief of State’s fall from power. While the Jedi Order has been largely redeemed, Luke removes it from the Galactic Alliance’s halls of power. The Lost Tribe has been angling to subvert the Alliance, and with the government in chaos and the Jedi preoccupied with their hunt, the Sith are in position to seize control.

The toppling of ruthless Natasi Daala has left a political vacuum on Coruscant and ignited a power struggle between opposing factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance. Surrounded by hidden agendas, treacherous conspiracies, and covert Sith agents, the Jedi Order must keep the government from collapsing into anarchy—while facing the combined threats of the resurgent Lost Sith Tribe, a deposed dictator bent on vengeance, and the enduring menace of Abeloth, the profoundly evil entity hungry to become a god.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Apocalypse

Written by
Troy Denning
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In the explosive finale to the Fate of the Jedi series, the Jedi secretly arrive on Coruscant to discover that the Lost Tribe of the Sith have invaded the planet on every level of society. The Jedi and Sith face off in a climactic battle of epic proportions and Abeloth's conquest comes to a head in a shockingly mythological twist. . .

In the stunning finale of the epic Fate of the Jedi series, Jedi and Sith face off—with Coruscant as their battlefield. For the Sith, it’s the chance to restore their dominance over the galaxy that forgot them for so long. For Abeloth, it’s a giant step in her quest to conquer all life everywhere. For Luke Skywalker, it’s a call to arms to eradicate the Sith and their monstrous new master once and for all.

In a planetwide strike, teams of Jedi Knights take the Sith infiltrators by swift and lethal surprise. But victory against the cunning and savage Abeloth, and the terrifying endgame she has planned, is anything but certain. And as Luke, Ben, Han, Leia, Jaina, Jag, and their allies close in, the devastating truth about the dark side incarnate will be exposed—and send shock waves through the Jedi Order, the galaxy, and the Force itself.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Crucible

Written by
Troy Denning
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Mediocre
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7.4
7.4

As the final novel in the Legends timeline, this story pits Luke, Leia, and Han against the highest stakes they've ever faced and, in more ways than one, concludes their adventures once and for all.

As the last Star Wars novel to fall into readers’ hands before Disney’s official canon reboot, it not only brought a close to a decades-long adventure in the Star Wars universe, but also provides closure to the fans who have become invested along the way.

Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and Luke Skywalker return in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which will challenge them in ways they never expected—and forever alter their understanding of life and the Force

When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes—and far deadlier consequences.

Now Han, Leia, and Luke team up once again in a quest to defeat a dangerous adversary bent on galaxy-wide domination. Only this time, the Empire is not the enemy. It is a pair of ruthless geniuses with a lethal ally and a lifelong vendetta against Han Solo. And when the murderous duo gets the drop on Han, he finds himself outgunned in the fight of his life. To save him, and the galaxy, Luke and Leia must brave a gauntlet of treachery, terrorism, and the untold power of an enigmatic artifact capable of bending space, time, and even the Force itself into an apocalyptic nightmare.