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[The New Jedi Order era: events that occur between 25 and 40 years after the Battle of Yavin]
Events that occur between 25 and 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.

The Jedi Knights are now a hundred strong. The New Republic has signed a peace treaty with what little remains of the Empire. The galaxy is finally enjoying a peaceful respite from decades of war. It's at this time that a terrifying alien menace invades the Republic from beyond known space. The Yuuzhan Vong lay waste to entire worlds in their scourge...more

 

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

 

[Vector Prime]

The New Jedi Order: Vector Prime
by R. A. Salvatore

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The New Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity in the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread; tensions erupt in outbreaks of rebellion. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor who heats passions to the boiling point. In an effort to avert a catastrophic civil war, Princess Leia travels to conduct face-to-face diplomatic negotiations with Nom Anor. But he proves resistant to Leia's entreaties and, far more inexplicably, within the Force, where a being should be, is a blank space.

[A Practical Man]

A Practical Man
by Karen Traviss

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
On the surface, it seems like just another routine contract for Boba Fett and his Mandalorian commandos, but the mystery client who hires them to start a small war is more dangerous than any of them can possibly imagine. When the Yuuzhan Vong invasion force sweeps into the galaxy, the Mandalorians find they’re on the wrong side, fighting for an alien culture that will bring about the end of their own.

[Chewbacca]

Chewbacca
by Darko Macan et al.

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The history of the galaxy's greatest Wookiee remembered as those closest to him recount their favourite memories. Featuring contributions from his wife, Mallatobuck; his father, Attichitcuk; Lando Calrissian; Wedge Antilles; Luke Skywalker; Leia Organa Solo; and Han Solo.

[Refugees]

Invasion: Refugees
by Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson et al.

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The planet Artorias is invaded by the Yuuzhan Vong and the ruling royal family, the Galfridians, find themselves separated. Luke Skywalker and New Republic forces were able to pull off a last-second evacuation of some of the civilian refugees from Artorias, but for Finn Galfridian it was too late. His mother and sister have been taken prisoner by the Vong, and his father left behind. Now Finn finds himself at the Jedi temple on Yavin IV, but what he really wants is to get back into the fight!

Invasion: Rescues
by Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson et al.

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
While Finn Galfridian studies at the Jedi temple with Luke Skywalker, his mother Nina, and sister Kaye, use a Yuuzhan Vong slave ship to attack their former captors! And his father, Caled, raises forces on Artorias -- not knowing the danger from one of his trusted allies! New and vital knowledge sends Finn with Jacen and Jaina Solo on a mission to his homeplanet. Though Finn does not know if his fathe lives, he must be warned of new dangers...

Invasion: Revelations
by Tom Taylor, Colin Wilson et al.

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Finn Galfridian, under the guidance of the mysterious Master Dray, infiltrates Coruscant and discovers revelations about the leaders of the New Republic that could lead to disaster. Meanwhile Kaye and Nina Galfridian have been on the frontlines of the Yuuzhan Vong war, gathering refugees from their home planet, and others, along the way. Now, as they prepare to reunite the refugees with their families at a safe haven, an attack on their ship comes from a most unexpected quarter!

[Onslaught]

The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide I - Onslaught
by Michael A. Stackpole

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
As Leia Organa Solo and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate refugees in a fighting retreat from Yuuzhan Vong forces, Mara Jade Skywalker, Jedi apprentices Jacen and Anakin Solo, and Jedi Knight Corran Horn find themselves tested as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath a shroud of darkest evil.

[Ruin]

The New Jedi Order: Dark Tide II - Ruin
by Michael A. Stackpole

This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
While Luke Skywalker struggles to keep the Jedi together, Knights Jacen Solo and Corran Horn set off on a reconnaissance mission to the planet Garqi, an occupied world. There, at last, they uncover a secret that might be used to undermine the enemy, if only they can stay alive long enough to use it!

[Hero's Trial]

The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos I - Hero's Trial
by James Luceno


This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Chewbacca and a grief stricken Han Solo is left to fit the pieces of his shattered life back together before he loses everything: friends, family, and faith. Refusing help from Leia or Luke, Han becomes the loner he once was, seeking to escape the pain of his partner's death in adventure and revenge. When he learns that an old friend from his smuggling days is operating as a mercenary for the enemy, he sets out to expose the traitor. But Han's investigation uncovers an even greater evil...

[Jedi Eclipse]

The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II - Jedi Eclipse
by James Luceno


This story occurs approximately 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Leia Organa Solo, estranged from her husband, Han, oversees the evacuation of refugees on planets in the path of the invaders. Luke Skywalker struggles to hold the fractious Jedi Knights together, even while one of them undertakes a bold undercover mission. Manipulating their alliance with the Hutts, the Yuuzhan Vong leave a trail of information where New Republic agents are sure to find it. Then Han Solo stumbles into the dark heart of a raging battle...

[Balance Point]

The New Jedi Order: Balance Point
by Kathy Tyers


This story occurs approximately 26 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Poisoned by centuries of technological excess, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell. But there is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong. So a deal is struck: in exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo. As tempers begin to flare between the Duros, the New Republic and the refugees, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace...

[Recovery]

The New Jedi Order: Recovery
by Troy Denning


This story occurs approximately 26 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Following the savage Yuuzhan Vong conquest of Duro, Leia Organa Solo barely clings to life, having endured the vicious torture of the alien invaders. Her husband, Han Solo, rushes her to safety, but in a galaxy ready to blame the Jedi for the alien scourge, finding a refuge is nearly impossible. With bounty hunters in close pursuit, Solo has little choice but to head to Coruscant, but even the New Republic capital is no haven from anti-Jedi sentiment and treachery.

[Conquest]

The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I - Conquest
by J. Gregory Keyes


This story occurs approximately 26 years after the Battle of Yavin.
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 Knights are in terrible danger and none more so than the young students at the Jedi Academy. Already the sympathisers 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. But Anakin Solo has his own ideas...

[Rebirth]

The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory II - Rebirth
by J. Gregory Keyes


This story occurs approximately 26 years after the Battle of Yavin.
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 Solo 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...

[Star By Star]

The New Jedi Order: Star by Star
by Troy Denning


This story occurs approximately 27 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Yuuzhan Vong have unleashed a fearsome creature, capable of hunting and killing the Jedi. Leia Organa Solo has been given a terrible ultimatum: reveal the location of the hidden Jedi base, or watch helplessly as millions of refugee ships are destroyed. The Jedi strike back with a daring plan crafted by young Anakin Solo: an elite team of Jedi Knights will allow themselves to be taken into the Yuuzhan Vong fold as prisoners, and from there, they hope to sabotage the invader's plans of conquest...

[Dark Journey]

The New Jedi Order: Dark Journey
by Elaine Cunningham


This story occurs approximately 27 years after the Battle of Yavin.
In a daring getaway after completing their deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, hotshot pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest...

[Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream]

The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines I - Rebel Dream
by Aaron Allston


This story occurs approximately 27 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Scattering after the Yuuzhan Vong's invasion of Coruscant, the panic-stricken members of the New Republic Advisory Council pause just long enough to set up a mock defence on nearby Borleias, an attempt to buy time that fools no one, least of the Jedi. Leia and Han Solo travel from world to world to ferment rebellion against the New Republic's disastrous appeasement policies. But Luke Skywalker has chosen the most dangerous assignment: to sneak ino the Yuuzhan Vong's stronghold on Coruscant.

[Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand]

The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines II - Rebel Stand
by Aaron Allston


This story occurs approximately 27 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Time is slipping away for Han and Leia Organa Solo: trapped on a small planet whose rulers are about to yield to Yuuzhan Vong pressure to give up the Jedi rebels. On Coruscant, Luke and Mara Skywalker have made a shocking discovery that is preventing the Yuuzhan Vong from exerting complete control. But when the enemy tracks them down, Luke and Mara are thrust into a fierce battle for their lives. Suddenly, the chances of escaping appear nearly impossible.

[Traitor]

The New Jedi Order: Traitor
by Matthew Woodring Stover


This story occurs approximately 27 years after the Battle of Yavin.
After the capture of Coruscant, the mighty heart of the New Republic, a stunned galaxy fears that nothing can stop the Yuuzhan Vong. Still, that crushing defeat produces one small miracle: Jacen Solo is alive. Yet he can scarcely imagine himself in stranger circumstances. The young Jedi Knight is in the care of Vergere, a fascinating creature of mystery and power, her intentions hard to fathom, her cruelties rarely concealed. But this master of inscrutable arts has much to teach the young Jedi...

The New Jedi Order: Ylesia
by Walter Jon Williams


This story occurs approximately 28 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Peace Brigade: a group of traitors dedicated to hindering the war efforts of the New Republic and hastening the ultimate victory of the merciless Yuuzhan Vong. Jedi Master Kyp Durron calls for a lightning-fast strike, backed with overwhelming force, to destroy the Brigade’s offensive capabilities and teach prospective traitors that betrayal carries a heavy price. But young Jacen Solo has a better idea: a daring raid into the heart of the Brigade to capture the Brigade’s top leaders.

[Destiny's Way]

The New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way
by Walter Jon Williams


This story occurs approximately 28 years after the Battle of Yavin.
After capturing crucial Yuuzhan Vong intelligence, Jedi fighter-pilot Jaina Solo prepares to lead a daring surprise strike against an enemy flagship. Meanwhile, Jaina’s brother Jacen is eagerly poised to bring his unique skills to bear against the invaders. And on Mon Calamari, the New Republic’s provisional capital, the retired, ailing hero Admiral Ackbar has conceived a major tactical plan that could spell the beginning of a swift end for the Yuuzhan Vong.

[Remnant]

The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic I - Remnant
by Sean Williams & Shane Dix


This story occurs approximately 28 years after the Battle of Yavin.
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 tide of this relentless war.

[Refugee]

The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic II - Refugee
by Sean Williams & Shane Dix


This story occurs approximately 28 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Rife with hostile cultures and outright enemies, the Unknown Regions hold many perils for Luke Skywalker and the Jedi searching for Zonama Sekot. 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 a crisis point. And as Han and Leia Organa Solo journey on their quest to knit the unravelling galaxy back together, betrayal and deception await them.

[Reunion]

The New Jedi Order: Force Heretic III - Reunion
by Sean Williams & Shane Dix


This story occurs approximately 28 years after the Battle of Yavin.
In the depths of uncharted space, Luke, Jacen and Mara are set to recruit the most remarkable of allies. But this powerful force refuses to join the bloody and miserable war engulfing the galaxy. As Luke attempts to negotiate a reluctant partnership, the Yuuzhan Vong strike to shatter this tenuous alliance. In the path of the attack are Han and Leia, who once again face overwhelmingly terrible odds.

[The Final Prophecy]

The New Jedi Order: The Final Prophecy
by J. Gregory Keyes


This story occurs approximately 28 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Zonama Sekot holds the key to ending the bloody war between the Galactic Alliance and the Yuuzhan Vong invaders. As Luke Skywalker negotiates an alliance with the living planet, Yuuzhan Vong operatives steal one of the world's organic starships for delivery to scientist Nen Yim. Yim's research not only uncovers the mysteries of the planet, but also long-forgotten secrets of the Yuuzhan Vong.

[The Unifying Force]

The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
by James Luceno


This story occurs approximately 29 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The stage is set for endgame: Luke, Mara and Jacen desperately try to recruit an unwilling ally for the Jedi's final campaign against the Yuuzhan Vong. Han and Leia learn that hundreds of high-ranking Alliance prisoners face slaughter in a sacrifice to the enemy's bloodthirsty gods. And a lone space station is all that stands between the Alliance headquarters on Mon Calamari and endless waves of enemy forces waging their most decisive assault.

[The Joiner King]

Dark Nest I : The Joiner King
by Troy Denning


This story occurs approximately 35 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The disappearance of a small team of Jedi Knights, including Jaina and Jacen Solo, in the Unknown Regions has sparked controversy. The reclusive Chiss has lodged a formal complaint, angrily accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor. Jedi Master Luke Skywalker ventures into the Unknown Regions to contain the damage, while Han and Leia follow, concerned for their children...

[The Unseen Queen]

Dark Nest II : The Unseen Queen
by Troy Denning


This story occurs approximately 36 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Despite being given new worlds to populate, the insectoid Killiks have not found peace. An unknown enemy has been attacking the new nests and the Killiks hold the Jedi responsible. Travelling back to the Unknown Regions to unravel the mystery, the Skywalkers and Solos discover an evil far more familiar than they ever expected and even more terrifying...

[The Swarm War]

Dark Nest III : The Swarm War
by Troy Denning


This story occurs approximately 36 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Chiss-Killik border war is threatening to engulf the entire galaxy, raising the awful specter of the Killik sweeping across space to absorb all living creatures into a single hive mind. The only hope for peace lies with the Jedi, who must not only end the bloodshed between two fierce enemies but also combat the insidious evil spread by the elusive Dark Nest and its unseen queen...

*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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