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[The New Republic]
Events that occur between 5 and 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Having defeated the Empire at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance must now transform itself from a militant resistance force into a functioning galactic government. As Imperial territory is reclaimed, the New Republic suffers growing pains, having to fend off insurrections. Imperial loyalists, and wayward warlords. Also, Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi, begins training apprentices, rebuilding the Jedi order...more

 

Published Star Wars Legends book and comic stories* from The New Republic era are, in chronological order:
Click or tap on a book cover or title to discover more.

 

[Epic Collection: The New Republic: Volume 1]

The New Republic: Volume 1
by Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole, Steve Perry  et al.

These stories occur between 4 and 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.
After the events of Return of the Jedi, Palpatine is dead: but can his faithful Hand, Mara Jade, complete her final mission of revenge? Replica droid assassin Guri has also lost her master, but as she struggles for humanity, her android brain makes her a target! When rivals clash over the late Jabba the Hutt's criminal empire, the Bloated one makes a surprising appearance! And a mysterious doppelganger is asking for trouble impersonating everyone's favorite bounty hunter: it's Boba Fett vs. Boba Fett!

[Jedi Prince]

Jedi Prince
by Paul and Hollace Davids

These stories occur approximately 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Death Star has been destroyed. The Empire is in ruins. But the Dark Side lives on.
Within the remains of the evil Empire, the surviving Imperial warlords have been fighting among themselves for power. No one knows who will seize control, but the Prophets of the Dark Side have foretold that soon a new Emperor will arise and on his right hand he shall wear an indestructible symbol of evil...

[Rebel Agent]

Dark Forces II: Rebel Agent
by William C. Dietz & Dean Williams


This story occurs approximately 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Secret Rebel Agent Kyle Katarn will do anything to avenge his father's untimely death at the hands of the Empire. When Kyle is threatened by 8t88 in a Nar Shadaa bar, he tracks down the droid and secures a mysterious disk that could put him on the path to learning why his father was killed. Kyle soon finds that the disk contains information about a map to the Valley of the Jedi, a place his father had stumbled upon and kept secret. Now it's a race between Kyle and the Empire to see who can get to the map first..

[Jedi Knight]

Dark Forces III: Jedi Knight
by William C. Dietz & Dean Williams


This story occurs approximately 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Kyle Katarn, Rebel agent and novice Jedi, has just returned from his covert operation to find the location of the Valley of the Jedi. But he knows that the evil Jerec, a dark Jedi with designs on the Empire's throne, knows where the Valley is too. Upon returning to the Alliance, and with the support of Luke Skywalker himself, Kyle offers to find the Valley and stop the oncoming Imperial invasion - and, at last, fulfill his destiny as a Jedi.

[Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor]

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
by Matthew Stover


This story occurs approximately 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Powerful remnants of the vanquished Empire are still at large. The most deadly of these, a ruthless legion of black-armoured stormtroopers, do the brutal bidding of the newly risen warlord Shadowspawn. Striking from a strategically advantageous base at the planet Mindor, they are waging campaigns of plunder and destruction, demolishing order and security across the galaxy and breeding fears of an Imperial resurgence...

[X-Wing]

X-Wing
by Micahel A. Stackpole / Aaron Allston

These stories occur between 6 and 13 years after the Battle of Yavin.
They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They are the X-wing fighters. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both their lives and their machines. Their mission: to defend the Rebel Alliance against a still powerful and battle-hardened Imperial foe in a last-ditch effort to control the stars.

[The Courtship of Princess Leia]

The Courtship of Princess Leia
by Dave Wolverton


This story occurs approximately 8 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Hapes consortium, a cluster of sixty-three high-tech worlds, is ruled by the Queen Mother, who wants Princess Leia to marry her son, the dashing and wealthy Prince Isolder. When Han Solo hears the news of Leia's impending nuptials, he reacts with shock. Han always dreamed of marrying Leia himself, but in spite of his heroic exploits he feels that she sees him as nothing more than a shiftless rogue and pirate, unworthy of her hand. Now he makes a desperate last gamble to win her back...

[A Forest Apart]

A Forest Apart
by Troy Denning


This story occurs approximately 8 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Chewbacca's son, Lumpawarrump, has grown up hearing tales of his father's heroics, but he hasn't heard them from Chewbacca. Chewie's life debt to Han Solo keeps him constantly on the move and away from home. Without the steadying influence of his father, Lumpy is running wild. His mother, Mallotobuck, decides that a visit to Coruscant is in order. It's the perfect opportunity for father and son to bond again - and for Lumpy to learn that, even for a great hero like Chewbacca, there is more to life than adventure.

[Tatooine Ghost]

Tatooine Ghost
by Troy Denning


This story occurs approximately 8 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A masterpiece of Alderaanian art, lost in transit after the planet’s destruction, has resurfaced on the black market. Offered at auction, it will command a handsome price. But its greatest value lies in the vital secret it conceals: the key to a code used to communicate with New Republic agents deep undercover within the Empire. Discovery of the key by Imperial forces would spell certain disaster. The only option is recovery...

[Heir to the Empire]

Heir to the Empire
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 9 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi Twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousand of light-years away, the last of the emperor's warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial Fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the new Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build.

[Dark Force Rising]

Dark Force Rising 
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 9 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons Thrawn plans to overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule throughout the Galaxy...

[The Last Command]

The Last Command
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 9 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Hopes are dim as Grand Admiral Thrawn mounts a final siege against the Republic. While Han Solo and Chewbacca struggle to form a wary alliance of smugglers in a last-ditch attack against the Empire, Leia Organa-Solo keeps the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins. But the Empire has too many ships and too many clones to combat. The Republic's only hope lies in sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines.

[The Thrawn Trilogy]

The Thrawn Trilogy
by Timothy Zahn, Mike Baron et al.


These stories occur approximately 9 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Collates comic adaptations of: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.

[Dark Empire]

Dark Empire 
by Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy et al.


This story occurs approximately 10 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Danger stalks the Rebels in the form of the massive World Devastators, dark side machines that destroy everything in their path. Their current target is the planet Calimari, which will be destroyed unless Lando Calrissian and the Rebel forces can reach it in time. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker meets the face behind the Force storm, a familiar face, while Leia Organa-Solo feels Luke being torn away.

[Dark Empire II]

Dark Empire II
by Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy et al.


This story occurs approximately 10 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Empire in is retreat, Luke Skywalker has begun a quest to rebuild the Jedi. Although dead, the Emperor's presence still haunts him, and Luke still feels the taint of the dark side from his time as the Emperor's thrall. The dark shadow of Palpatine seems to creep across the galaxy once again, and the Empire awaits his return. Enslaving a weapons factory to design a device more deadly than the Death Star, the Empire sets its plans in motion: to destroy the New Republic once and for all!

[Boba Fett: Death, Lies and Treachery]

Boba Fett: Death, Lies & Treachery
by John Wagner, Cam Kennedy et al.


These stories occur approximately 10 years after the Battle of Yavin.
hroughout the vast reaches of the galaxy one name is always uttered in hushed tones, a name guaranteed to strike fear into the stoutest heart: Boba Fett. His prices are exorbitant, but if you're looking for revenge, or if you're looking for protection, he'll get the job done.
Collates: Bounty on Bar-Kooda, When the Fat Lady Swings and Murder Most Foul.

[Empire's End]

Empire's End
by Tom Veitch et al.


This story occurs approximately 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Emperor is back - and this time he's out for blood! Following his battle with Luke Skywalker, Palpatine was forced to occupy an inferior clone-body. That body is now aging rapidly, and Palpatine's final, irrevocable end is near unless he can infuse his line of clones with genetic material from a Jedi bloodline. His target: Han and Leia's youngest child, Anakin!

[The Dark Empire Trilogy]

The Dark Empire Trilogy
by Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy et al.


These stories occur between 10 and 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Collates: Dark Empire, Dark Empire II and Empire's End.

[Crimson Empire]

Crimson Empire
by Mike Richardson et al.


This story occurs approximately 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The last member of the Crimson Guard, Kir Kanos, has found some possible allies with a band of Rebels, but can they trust a former servant of the evil Emperor? Mirith Sinn's band of Rebels is under siege by the Empire as their hideout is discovered! But who should come to their rescue but Kir Kanos, the last member of the Crimson Guard?! Is he on their side or is there another reason he is fighting with them?

[Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood]

Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood
by Mike Richardson et al.


This story occurs approximately 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Following the death of Carnor Jax ithe Empire suddenly finds itself devoid of a strong leader. The Interim Council is assembled to manage the affairs of the Empire until a new emperor can take the throne, yet something is amiss. Assassinations begin to whittle down the numbers of the council, causing panic and suspicion. Increased raids on otherwise "safe" Rebel trade routes arouse concern within the Republic. And just where, exactly, has Kir Kanos gone?

[I, Jedi]

I, Jedi
by Michael A. Stackpole


This story occurs approximately 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Corran Horn has distinguished himself as one of the best and brightest of Rogue Squadron's elite fighting force. Then his wife, Mirax, vanishes on a covert mission for the New Republic, and Corran vows to find her. To do so, he joins Luke Skywalker's famed Jedi Academy to begin training, only to quit in frustration at Skywalker's methods. Using his Corellian undercover experience, he must infiltrate, sabotage, and destroy a ruthless organization in order to find his wife.

[Jedi Search]

Jedi Academy I: Jedi Search
by Kevin J. Anderson


This story occurs approximately 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
While Luke Skywalker takes the first step toward setting up an academy to train a new order of Jedi Knights. Han Solo and Chewbacca are taken prisoner on the planet Kessel and forced to work in the fathomless depths of a spice mine. But when Han and Chewie break away, they flee desperately to a secret Imperial research laboratory. When Luke picks up the trail of his two friends, he comes face-to-face with a weapon so awesome, it can wipe out an entire solar system...

[Dark Apprentice]

Jedi Academy II: Dark Apprentice
by Kevin J. Anderson


This story occurs approximately 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Breaking the Pax Republica, Admiral Daala uses her Imperial fleet to conduct guerrilla warfare on peaceful worlds. And now she threatens the watery homeworld of Admiral Ackbar. But while the battle for a planet rages, an even greater danger emerges at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy. A brilliant young student, Kyp Durron, delves dangerously into the dark side of the Force...

[Champions of the Force]

Jedi Academy III: Champions of the Force
by Kevin J. Anderson


This story occurs approximately 11 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Suspended helplessly between life and death, Luke Skywalker lies in state at the Jedi Academy. Meanwhile, Luke's former protégé Kyp Durron has pirated the deadly Sun Crusher on an apocalyptic mission of mass destruction, convinced he is fighting for a just cause. Hunting down the rogue warrior, Han Solo must persuade Kyp to renounce his dark crusade and regain his lost honour.

[Leviathan]

Jedi Academy: Leviathan
by Kevin J. Anderson et al.


This story occurs approximately 12 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Chief of State Leia Organa Solo receives a desperate message from miners on the harsh world of Corbos. They have awakened something in their excavations and have come under attack. Luke Skywalker sends Kyp Durron and the young clone Dorsk 82 to investigate and offer whatever assistance they can. But when Kyp and Dorsk 82 arrive on storm-swept Corbos, they find only an empty mining colony and the scene of a terrible disaster.

[Children of the Jedi]

Children of the Jedi
by Barbara Hambly


This story occurs approximately 12 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca set out on a mission that is vital to the survival of the fragile New Republic. They are searching for the long-lost children of the Jedi, a quest that takes them to the once-vibrant stronghold of Belsavis - a nearly forgotten frozen world. Leia has heard tales of a Jedi exodus from the dark crypts below the planet's surface. She has also heard that since the time of the exodus no-one entering the crypts has returned alive.

[Darksaber]

Darksaber
by Kevin J. Anderson


This story occurs approximately 12 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Hutts, criminal warlords of the galaxy, are building a secret super-weapon, a reconstruction of the original Death Star superlaser, to be called Darksaber. This planet-crushing power will be in the ruthless hands of Durga, a creature without conscience or mercy. And there is trouble on another front: Admiral Daala is very much alive and, in league with Pellaeon, is marshalling forces to destroy the Rebels. Soon they and Luke will face the ultimate test of their power...

[Planet of Twilight]

Planet of Twilight
by Barbara Hambly


This story occurs approximately 13 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Nam Choiros is a barren backwater world - once a dreaded prison colony, now home to a frantic religious cult. It is here that Princess Leia has been taken captive by a ruthless and charismatic warlord bent on destroying the New Republic. Meanwhile, Luke lands on a mysterious planet in search of his lost love Callista, only to discover the Force is his own worst enemy.

[The Crystal Star]

The Crystal Star
by Vonda McIntyre


This story occurs approximately 14 years after the Battle of Yavin.
As Luke Skywalker and Han Solo follow rumours of a lost enclave of Jedi Knights, Leia and Han's children are kidnapped! In disguise, Leia and Chewbacca follow a trail of clues to find the children. Their search leads them to a far-flung star system with a fantastic crystal sun at its centre. Little did they expect to find Han and Luke already there. Nor could they have anticipated the presence of Waru, an alien being with powers more miraculous than any Jedi Knight they'd ever encountered...

[Empire Lost]

Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost
by Mike Richardson, Paul Gulacy, Michael Bartolo et al.


This story occurs approximately 14 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Kir Kanos, the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guards, has been "invited" to join a cadre of Imperial officers intent on returning the Empire to its former glory. Dragooned into a hard-liner Imperial plot, Kanos has had enough! He goes to war with one Imperial faction, even as Leia Organa Solo receives an invitation to meet with emissaries from another...

[The Crimson Empire Saga]

The Crimson Empire Saga
by Mike Richardson, Paul Gulacy, Michael Bartolo et al.


These stories occur between 11 and 14 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Collates: Crimson Empire, Kenix Kil, Council of Blood, Hard Currency and Empire Lost.

[Before the Storm]

The Black Fleet Crisis I: Before the Storm
by M. P. Kube-McDowell


This story occurs approximately 16 years after the Battle of Yavin.
It is a time of tranquillity for the New Republic. The remnants of the Empire now lie in complete disarray, but the peace is short-lived. Luke Skywalker must journey to his mother's homeworld in a quest to find her people. An adventurous Lando Calrissian must seize a mysterious spacecraft that has weapons of enormous destructive power and an unknown mission. And Leia Organa-Solo must face down the ruthless leader of the Duskhan League, an arrogant Yevetha who seems bent on a genocidal war...

[Shield of Lies]

The Black Fleet Crisis II: Shield of Lies
by M. P. Kube-McDowell


This story occurs approximately 16 years after the Battle of Yavin.
As Leia Organa-Solo must deal with a new threat to the fragile new alliance that binds the New Republic, Lando Calrissian becomes a prisoner aboard a runaway spacecraft of unknown origin. The ship is following an unstoppable path to its homeworld, destroyed by Imperial forces. Luke Skywalker continues his quest to learn more about his mother among the Fallanassi, where his every belief about the use of the Force is about to be challenged...

[Tyrant's Test]

The Black Fleet Crisis III: Tyrant's Test
by M. P. Kube-McDowell


This story occurs approximately 16 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Faced with an alarming image of Han Solo as a battered hostage of the Yevetha, Chewbacca takes on an urgent mission; meanwhile, Leia Organa-Solo calls upon the Senate to take a stand and eliminate the Yevetha threat: even at the cost of Han's life. As Lando Calrissian fights off Imperial vessels from the runaway Qella spaceship, Luke Skywalker's continuing search for his mother brings him dangerously close to Nil Spaar's deadly forces...

[The New Rebellion]

The New Rebellion
by Kristine K. Rusch


This story occurs approximately 16 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Somewhere in the galaxy, millions suddenly perish - a disruption of the Force so shocking it is felt by Luke Skywalker at his Jedi Academy and by Leia Organa-Solo on Coruscant. While Leia must deal with an assassination attempt, a rumoured plot against the New republic and allegations that Han Solo is involved, Luke seeks out a former Jedi student who may hold the key to the mass destruction...

[Ambush At Corellia]

The Corellian Trilogy I: Ambush at Corellia
by Roger M. Allen


This story occurs approximately 18 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A trade summit brings Han Solo back to Corellia. Arriving on the distant planet with Leia, their children and Chewbacca, Han finds Corellia overrun with agents of the New Republic Intelligence and finds himself part of a deceptive plan whose aim not even he understands. One thing is clear: the five inhabited worlds of the sector are on the brink of civil war and the once peaceful coexistence of the three leading races - human, Selonian, and Drallan - has come to an end.

[Assault At Selonia]

The Corellian Trilogy II: Assault at Selonia
by Roger M. Allen


This story occurs approximately 18 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Imprisoned on Corellia, Han Solo finds himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo, who plans to restore the imperial system and seize total power. Han has but one chance to stop him: to do so he must turn his back on his human cousin and join forces with a female alien. Dracmus was arrested as a ringleader in a plot against the corrupt Human league. Now she and Han will attempt a daring escape to Selonia in time to warn Leia, Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian of Thracken's plan.

[Showdown At Centerpoint]

The Corellian Trilogy III: Showdown at Centerpoint
by Roger M. Allen


This story occurs approximately 18 years after the Battle of Yavin.
When a loyalist ship approaching Selonia is blasted out of space, Han Solo quickly realizes that rebel forces are turning planetary repulsors into weapons of immense destruction. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian manage to discover the terrifying secret of Centerpoint Station. The infamous Starbuster itself, and its next programmed nova, hard-wired in, is set to annihilate a chosen star, its inhabited worlds, and millions of innocent lives. There's only one way to stop it: blow up the station.

[Specter of the Past]

Specter of the Past
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 19 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn, the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history, has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory.

[Vision of the Future]

Vision of the Future
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 19 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumour that the legendary Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia and their allies face the challenge of their lives.

[Scourge]

Scourge
by Jeff Grubb


This story occurs approximately 19 years after the Battle of Yavin.
While trying to obtain the coordinates of a secretive, peril-packed, but potentially beneficial trade route, a novice Jedi is killed; and the motive for his murder remains shrouded in mystery. Now his former Master, Jedi archivist Mander Zuma, wants answers, even as he fights to erase doubts about his own abilities as a Jedi.

[Union]

Union
by Michael A. Stackpole et al.


This story occurs approximately 19 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Though the New Republic is thriving, there are still many who remain true to the spirit and evil designs of Emperor Palpatine. So when Luke Skywalker, the New Republic's greatest hero and sole Jedi master, decides to marry Mara Jade, the woman who was formerly Emperor Palpatine's personal assassin and executor of the Empire's will, you can be sure that somebody is going to raise their hands in protest!

[Fool's Bargain]

Fool's Bargain
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 20 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Throughout its history the planet Kariek has been scarred by violence, as warring Eickarie tribes battle for dominance. For five decades a Warlord, backed by a legion of alien mercenaries, has ruled while the tribes fought to topple him. Now, the tribes have finally put aside their most violent differences to forge a tenuous alliance. This group has captured a city, and cornered the Warlord and his minions in the fortress. Aiding this revolution is the Empire of the Hand, a post-Palpatine Imperial splinter group.

[Survivor's Quest]

Survivor's Quest
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 20 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Sometimes it seems a Jedi’s work is never done and Luke and Mara Jade Skywalker know this only too well. Despite the bond they share in the Force, after three years of marriage the Jedi Master and his wife are still learning the ropes of being a couple and struggling to find time together between the constant demands of duty. But all that will change when they’re united on an unexpected mission and must pool their exceptional skills to combat an insidious enemy and salvage a part of Jedi history.

[Junior Jedi Knights]

Junior Jedi Knights
by Nancy Richardson / Rebecca Moesta


These stories occur between 21 and 22 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Anakin Solo is now eleven and headed for the Jedi Academy! The Force is very strong with him - he can feel it. And his uncle Luke Skywalker thinks its time for him to start his training...

[Young Jedi Knights]

Young Jedi Knights
by Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta


These stories occur between 22 and 24 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A new generation of Jedi Knights come of age. These teenagers must overcome their greatest fears to realize their full potential. For no-one knows what tomorrow might bring.

[Tales from The New Republic]

Tales from the New Republic
edited by Peter Schweighofer


These stories occur at various points on the Star Wars timeline.

*Notes:

  • For a full story listing (incl. short stories, uncollected comic books, etc) visit the Time Line.
  • This list is neither definitive nor exhaustive.
  • Cover images are representative and may vary by territory and medium.

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