How to Read 'Star Wars' Books in Order

Your guide to books in the ‘Star Wars’ canon.

Star Wars has usually had an thrilling records inside novels. The first piece of Star Wars media ever launched became the reputable novelization Star Wars: From The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, launched in November 1976, a 12 months ahead of the discharge of the film. The first derivative novel Splinters of the Mind’s Eye by way of Alan Dean Foster got here a 12 months later, and explored the similarly adventures of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia as they faced off against Darth Vader. Many authors persisted to increase upon the activities of the movie saga, which include the famous trilogy Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command from Timothy Zahn within the early Nineteen Nineties. Characters along with Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Thrawn might have ordinary roles in later novels.

In the next several decades, authors explored events starting from thousands of years earlier than The Phantom Menace to a long time after Return of the Jedi. Books explored the wars among thousands of historic Jedi Knights and Sith Lords, and introduced Han Solo and Princess Leia’s children Jaina, Jacen, and Anakin, in addition to Luke’s son Ben Skywalker.

When Disney followed the rights to Lucasfilm and relaunched the Star Wars franchise, they initiated a brand new era of publishing and a new canon. Novels released for the reason that 2014 are part of this new timeline. While a number of the older books had been re-launched by way of Disney, they’re now taken into consideration a part of the “Legends” non-canon timeline.

It can get confusing looking to determine out how each of those stories fit together, and wherein they take region in relation to the films. Here’s the chronological order of the newly launched Star Wars books, not including brief testimonies or books for younger readers.

  • The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
  • The High Republic: The Rising Storm
  • The High Republic: The Fallen Star
  • The High Republic: Into the Dark
  • The High Republic: Out of the Shadows
  • The High Republic: Midnight Horizon
  • The High Republic: Tempest Runner
  • The High Republic: Convergence
  • The High Republic: The Battle For Jedha (Upcoming, February 2023)
  • The High Republic: The Battle For Jedha (Upcoming, February 2023)
  • The High Republic: Cataclysm (Upcoming, April 2023)
  • The High Republic: Quest For Planet X (Upcoming, April 2023)
  • The High Republic: Path of Vengeance (Upcoming, May 2023)

Before ‘The Phantom Menace’

  • The High Republic: The Vow Of Silver Dawn (Upcoming)
  • Dooku: Jedi Lost
  • Master & Apprentice
  • Padawan

Between ‘The Phantom Menace’ and ‘Attack of the Clones’

  • Queen’s Peril
  • Queen’s Shadow
  • Queen’s Hope

Between ‘Attack of the Clones’ and ‘Revenge of the Sith’

  • Brotherhood
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising
  • Dark Disciple

Between ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and ‘A New Hope’

  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good
  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil
  • Ahsoka
  • Thrawn
  • Lord of the Sith
  • Tarkin
  • Most Wanted
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Novelization)
  • Rebel Rising
  • A New Dawn
  • Lost Stars
  • Battlefront: Twilight Company
  • Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  • Thrawn: Alliances
  • Thrawn: Treason
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Novelization)
  • Battlefront II: Inferno Squad

Between ‘A New Hope’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’

  • Heir to the Jedi
  • Doctor Aphra

Between ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens’

  • The Princess and the Scoundrel
  • Hunters: Battle for the Arena (Upcoming, March 2023)
  • Alphabet Squadron
  • Aftermath
  • Shadow Fall
  • Aftermath: Life Debt
  • Victory’s Price
  • Aftermath: Empire’s End
  • Last Shot
  • Poe Dameron: Free Fall
  • Shadow of the Sith
  • Bloodline
  • Force Collector
  • Phasma
  • The Force Awakens (Novelization)

Between ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi’

  • Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Novelization)

Between ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

  • Resistance Reborn
  • A Crash of Fate
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Novelization)

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