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[The Rebellion]
Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

An outcry of resistance begins to spread across the galaxy in protest to the new Empire's tyranny. Cells of Rebellion fight back, and the Galactic Civil War begins.
This era begins with the formal declaration of the birth of the Rebel Alliance on Corellia and Kashyyyk and ends a year after the death of the Emperor high over the forest moon of Endor. The Rebellion starts to reform itself into a body of government, first as the Alliance of Free Planets, and later the New Republic.
It is during this time that the events of Episodes IV (A New Hope), V (The Empire Strikes Back) and VI (Return of the Jedi) occur.

 

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

 

[The Force Unleashed]

The Force Unleashed
by Sean Williams, Haden Blackman et al.


This story occurs between 3 and 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Absolute power rests in the iron fist of Emperor Palpatine. But more remains to be done. Pockets of resistance in the galaxy must still be defeated and missing Jedi accounted for and dealt with. These crucial tasks fall to the Emperor’s ruthless enforcer, Darth Vader. In turn, the Dark Lord has groomed a lethal apprentice entrusted with a top-secret mission: to comb the galaxy and dispatch the last of his masters’ enemies, thereby punctuating the dark side’s victory with the Jedi’s doom...

Blood Ties: Jango & Boba Fett
by Tom Taylor, Chris Scalf et al.


This story occurs approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Boba Fett has discovered that his father left a legacy to someone Boba has never heard of. He manages to track down the man, but if he is to learn the reasons behind Jango's posthumous generosity, Boba Fett must first save the man from an army of bounty hunters who want the guy's head...

[The Han Solo Adventures]

The Han Solo Adventures
by Brian Daley


These stories occur approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Han Solo soars again - in this awesome trilogy of his extraordinary exploits. Ride with him as he rides to the rescue, narrowly escapes certain death, and foils evil in its ruthelss tracks!
Collects: Han Solo at Stars' End, Han Solo's Revenge and Han Solo and the Lost Legacy.

[Shadow Games]

Shadow Games
by Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathrynn Bohnoff


This story occurs approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Stranded on Tatooine with a broken-down hyperdrive, Dash Rendar and crew: his Nautolan copilot, Eaden Vrill, and a droid named Leebo; have to find a way to raise credits. It comes in the lovely form of Javul Charn, a multi-talented human holostar being stalked by an over-zealous fan. She needs bodyguards to protect her during her tour along the Corellian Run; Dash needs credits. It’s a perfect match… until things begin to go wrong, seriously and dangerously wrong...

[The Force Unleashed II]

The Force Unleashed II
by Sean Williams, Haden Blackman et al.


This story occurs approximately 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Juno mourned Starkiller as dead...but now he is back, purged of all memories and programmed to kill. And as fate brings Juno and Starkiller closer to reuniting, with Darth Vader determined not to lose his assassin a second time, they will both have to make a stand. The prize is freedom. The punishment for failing will be eternal enslavement to the dark side of the Force...

[Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya]

Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya
by Jeremy Barlow, Rick Lacy, Matthew Loux, Michael Atiyeh et al.


This story occurs approximately 1 year before the Battle of Yavin.

In their quest to pay off a debt, Han Solo and Chewbacca are caught between gangsters and the Empire. Chewie is held as collateral and forced to fight for survival, while Han is joined by his former partner, Billal Batross - an experienced, shady con artist - to complete an errand that will wipe out both Han and Billal's obligations to the mob.
What could go wrong?

[Adventures]

Adventures
by Jeremy Barlow, Tom Taylor, Chris Cerasi, Daxiong, Brian Koshack et al.

These stories occur between 1 year before and up to 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Luke, Leia, Darth Vader and others feature in six tales of galaxy-shaking adventure for readers of all ages!
Collects Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya, Princess Leia and the Royal Ransom, Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes, The Will of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear and Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands.

[Death Troopers]

Death Troopers
by Joe Schreiber


This story occurs approximately 1 year before the Battle of Yavin.

The Imperial Prison Barge Purge is hauling its load of prisoners, criminals and murderers, human and non-human, across the galaxy, when it breaks down in deep space. Soon after, the ship's warden discovers a derelict Star Destroyer, seemingly abandoned, and sends a boarding party to scavenge parts to repair the Purge. Half of them don't come back. The ones that do are infected with a virus so deadly that within hours, it has wiped out ninety-nine percent of the barge's population. But for the handful of survivors the true horror has just begun.

[Underworld]

Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika
by Mike Kennedy, Carlos Meglia, Dave Stewart, Helen Bach et al.


This story occurs approximately 1 year before the Battle of Yavin.

There's a reason nobody ventures out beyond the Outer Rim, but that reason isn't enough to dissuade the race of bounty hunters on the trail of the Yavin Vassilika. Finally located on display in the center of a primitive village, one would think it'd be easy pickings, but that sort of assumption can get you sentenced to a bizarre and painful death, as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian find out the hard way. Sure, the natives may look peaceful, but "peace" is a relative term... one that Boba Fett is prepared to redefine for them.

[Boba Fett is Dead]

Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead
by Tom Taylor, Chris Scalf et al.


This story occurs approximately 1 year before the Battle of Yavin.

The news spreads from one end of the galaxy to the other like wildfire: Boba Fett, the galaxy’s most feared bounty hunter, is dead.
But when members of the team that killed Fett are themselves picked off one by one, Connor Freeman, the son of one of Jango Fett’s clones, gets pulled into the action in a most unexpected way!

[Soldier for the Empire]

Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
by William C. Dietz et al.


This story occurs shortly before the Battle of Yavin.

Kyle Katarn is a decorated graduate from the Imperial Military Academy who would forfeit his very life for the Empire. But he wouldn't forfeit his father's life, and that's what the Empire has taken. Kyle is willing to do anything to avenge his father's death which is what the Rebel Alliance is counting on.h

[Betrayal]

Empire: Betrayal
by Scott Allie, Ryan Benjamin et al.


This story occurs shortly before the Battle of Yavin.

Even as Rebel forces make their first tentative attacks against the Empire, a plot is brewing within the ranks of those the Emperor and Darth Vader count as loyal to their cause. A small cabal of disaffected Imperial officers have targeted their masters for death, with the goal of taking over the Empire themselves. But in the midst of a conspiracy that includes hired assassins and a private army, there are those who have no intention of sharing power with their co-conspirators.

[Last Hope for the Galaxy]

Luke Skywalker: Last Hope for the Galaxy
by various


These stories occur between shortly before and 10 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Luke Skywalker's greatest adventures from over thirty years of comics are compiled in a single slipcased hardcover! A deluxe edition worthy of the hero who saved the galaxy, this massive volume follows Luke Skywalker on his journey from the moisture farms of Tatooine to the final days of the Dark Empire!

[Darklighter]

Empire: Darklighter
by Paul Chadwick, Doug Wheatley, Thomas Giorello et al.


These stories occur shortly before the Battle of Yavin.

Before Luke Skywalker, the Rebel Alliance had another hero: Biggs Darklighter. For the first time, the full story of Luke's boyhood friend is revealed; from his departure from Tatooine to attend the Imperial Academy, to his decision to lead a mutiny against the Empire and join the Rebellion, to the fateful attack on the Death Star.
Collates: The Saga of Biggs Darklighter and The Short, Happy Life of Roons Sewell.

[Empire: Volume 4 - The Heart of the Rebellion]

Empire: The Heart of the Rebellion
by Welles Hartley, Ron Marz, Randy Stradley et al.


These stories begin shortly before the Battle of Yavin.

Four stories follow Princess Leia from the weeks just before the events in A New Hope, to the time just before The Empire Strikes Back - from her first transforming experience with armed rebellion, to facing the ramifications of consequences of the destruction of her home planet, to the beginnings of true love.
Collates: Princess...Warrior, A Little Piece of Home, Alone Together and Breaking The Ice.

[Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina]

Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
edited by Kevin J. Anderson


These stories occur just before the Battle of Yavin.

In a far corner of the universe, on the small desert planet of Tatooine, there is a dark, nici-tain-filled cantina where you can down your favourite intoxicant while listening to the best jizz riffs in the universe. But beware your fellow denizens of this pangalactic watering hole, for they are cut-throats and cutpurses, assassins and troopers, humans and aliens, gangsters and thieves...

[A New Hope]

A New Hope
by George Lucas


The Battle of Yavin.

It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an armoured space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy...

[A Long Time Ago... Marvel Comics]

A Long Time Ago...
by Marvel Comics


These stories begin just before the Battle of Yavin.

Between July 1977 and May 1986 Marvel Comics published 111 Star Wars comic books, including comic adaptations of Episodes IV, V and VI.

[Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Volume 1]

The Original Marvel Years: Volume 1
by various


These stories occur after the Battle of Yavin.

The classic original Star Wars comic-book series begins with an action-packed adaptation of A New Hope, then new planets and new perils await: like the Cloud Riders, the Behemoth and the space pirate Crimson Jack. Han and Chewie need six allies to make eight against a world - and one of them will be cult hero Jaxxon! Luke and the droids end up trapped on a Doomworld!
Collates Star Wars (1977) #1-23, material from Pizzazz #1-16 and UK's Star Wars Weekly #60.

[Scoundrels]

Scoundrels
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs soon after the Battle of Yavin.

Han Solo just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, he’s got nothing to celebrate and there’s still a bounty on his head! The only thing that can save him is a king’s ransom. That’s what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han’s less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. The payoff will be more than enough for Han to settle up with Jabba the Hutt and ensure he never has to haggle with the Hutts again...

[Empire: Volume 3 - The Imperial Perspective]

Empire: The Imperial Perspective
by Paul Alden, Jeremy Barlow, Welles Hartley, Ron Marz et al.


These stories begin during the Battle of Yavin.

Four compelling tales, all told from the point of view of the major villains of the Star Wars galaxy - the Imperials. But, as these stories show, even the "bad guys" are no strangers to loyalty, honor, and sacrifice!
Collates: What Sin Loyalty?, The Savage Heart, To The Last Man and Target: Vader.

[ Star Wars: Rebel Force]

Rebel Force
by Alex Wheeler


These stories occur soon after the Battle of Yavin.

Luke Skywalker has saved the Rebel Alliance from annihilation, but Emperor Palpatine is not pleased that his ultimate weapon has been destroyed and orders his best commanders to discover the name of the pilot who destroyed the Death Star...more

[Boba Fett: Man with a Mission]

Boba Fett: Man with a Mission
by John Wagner, Ron Marz, Thomas Andrews, John Ostrander et al.


These stories begin shortly after the Battle of Yavin.

Whether it's taking on an Imperial ship designed to wipe out entire alien species or battling amidst a vicious civil war fueled by both the Rebellion and the Empire, entering an abandoned Star Destroyer seeking a mysterious prize or settling a dispute between an Imperial outpost and the local leadership, there's no job too deadly for the man in the Mandalorian armor - if the price is right!
Collates: Sacrifice, Wreckage, Overkill and Agent of Doom.

[Vader's Quest]

Vader's Quest
by Darko Macan, Dave Gibbons, Angus McKie et al.


This story occurs months after the Battle of Yavin.

After Darth Vader's narrow escape from the destruction of the Death Star, the Dark Lord is consumed with a desire to find the Force-strong young pilot who fired the fatal shot. For Luke Skywalker represents the heart and soul of the Alliance, and perhaps, for Vader, he represents much, much more.

[In the Shadow of Yavin]

Star Wars: In the Shadow of Yavin
by Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda, Gabe Eltaeb, Alex Ross et al.


This story begins approximately 2 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Following the destruction of the Death Star a cagey young Imperial officer seems to anticipate the Rebels’ every move, so Princess Leia forms a “stealth squadron”, including Luke Skywalker, to expose a suspected spy within their ranks.
Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca run afoul of bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Emperor sends Darth Vader on a secret mission!

[From the Ruins of Alderaan]

Star Wars: From the Ruins of Alderaan
by Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda, Ryan Kelly, Dan Parsons et al.


This story occurs months after the Battle of Yavin.

The Rebels’ covert ops go on the offensive as Princess Leia sends two of her top pilots — Wedge Antilles and Luke Skywalker — to be "captured" by the Empire! Meanwhile, Leia takes off on her own to locate a safe haven. But Darth Vader is on the alert!

[Epic Collection: The Rebellion Volume 1]

The Rebellion: Volume 1
by various


These stories occur after the Battle of Yavin.

When Death Star falls, what will happen next for the galaxy? Darth Vader is consumed with tracking down the Force-strong young pilot who destroyed his battle station. Princess Leia leads a stealth squadron, Han Solo and Chewbacca face off against the bounty hunter Boba Fett, and Luke and Wedge Antilles infiltrate an Imperial Destroyer.
Collates Vader's Quest, In the Shadows of Yavin and From the Ruins of Alderaan.

[Star Wars: Rebel Girl]

Star Wars: Rebel Girl
by Brian Wood, Stéphane Créty, Facundo Percio, Dan Parsons et al.


This story occurs months after the Battle of Yavin.

To the shock of all who know her, Princess Leia has announced her intention to marry the prince of the remote planet Arrochar! While the Rebellion is losing a princess, it is gaining a new base-a safe haven from the Empire.But as preparations for the wedding begin, a feeling of unease grows among the Rebels, and clues are discovered that the new “friends” of the Rebellion may not be so friendly. When the locals try to kill Luke Skywalker, their Imperial ties are revealed!

[Star Wars: A Shattered Hope]

Star Wars: A Shattered Hope
by Brian Wood, Stéphane Créty, Facundo Percio, Dan Parsons et al.


These stories occur months after the Battle of Yavin.

After deception and defeat by Rebel forces and the escape of the prisoner Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline in Imperial ranks with a group of elite stormtroopers. But after the Rebels once again evade Vader’s wrath, Han, Chewbacca, Leia, and Luke find themselves together on the Millennium Falcon, going undercover to strike another blow against the Empire!

[Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands]

Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands
by Chris Cerasi, Jennifer Meyer et al.


This story occurs approximatley 6 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Chewbacca relates a story from his youth on Kashyyyk. Determined to prove themselves eligible for the rites of adulthood, Chewie and his young friends venture into the perilous Shadowlands in search of adventure. But they find far more than they bargained for when they stumble upon slavers plotting a raid on the Wookiee village. The accidental encounter becomes one of Chewie's most formative experiences: one he wishes hadn't happened at all!

[Galaxy of Fear]

Galaxy of Fear series
by John Whitman


These stories occur approximately 6 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Six months after the destruction of Alderaan, two young Force-sensitive survivors, Tash and Zak Arranda , their Shi'ido uncle Mammon Hoole, and his droid DV-9 are trying to hide from the Galactic Empire and reveal secrets along the way...more

[Allegiance]

Allegiance
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 6 months after the Battle of Yavin.

The three heroes of the Rebel Alliance have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector–agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places–while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way.

[Empire: Volume 5 - Allies and Adversaries]

Empire: Allies and Adversaries
by Ron Marz, Jeremy Barlow, Brandon Badeaux, Jeff Johnson et al.


These stories occur between 6 and 7 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Join Boshek, the galaxy's second coolest smuggler and his gorgeous partner Rasha Bex as they fight for the future; Chewbacca and Han Solo face off against some of the galaxy's most dangerous bounty hunters; and Luke Skywalker comes face to face with a relic from the past: an abandoned clone war trooper!
Collates: The Bravery of Being Out of Range, Idiot's Array and "General" Skywalker.

[Epic Collection: The Rebellion Volume 2]

The Rebellion Volume 2
by Brian Wood, Ron Marz, Randy Stradley, Jeremy Barlow et al.


These stories begin approximately 2 months after the Battle of Yavin.

The rebels and the Empire – locked in conflict! When Leia announces plans to marry, will the Rebellion lose a princess, or gain a new safe haven? Darth Vader is on a mission to instill fear and discipline into the Imperial ranks using his elite stormtroopers! But as Obi-Wan Kenobi haunts the Dark Lord’s dreams, the name Skywalker dominates his mind!
Collects Rebel Girl, A Shattered Hope, Allies and Adversaries and others.

[Empire: Volume 6 - In the Shadows of their Fathers]

Empire: In The Shadows of their Fathers
by Thomas Andrews, Scott Allie, Adriana Melo, Joe Corroney et al.


These stories occur between 6 and 7 months after the Battle of Yavin.

When Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia travel to Jabiim recruiting allies for the fledgling Rebellion, they unwittingly set into motion events that will ignite one man's betrayal of his people, pit rebel hero against rebel hero and attract the attention of the Empire's deadliest enforcer - Darth Vader!
Collates: The Price of Power and In the Shadows of their Fathers.

[At War with the Empire: Volume 1]

At War with the Empire: Volume 1
by various

These stories occur between just before and 6 months after the Battle of Yavin.
Darth Vader and the Emperor are targeted for assassination by rogue Imperial officers; Princess Leia gets her first taste of war; Vader must fight to become the leader of a pack of savage beasts; and more.
Collates: Betrayal, Princess... Warrior, The Short, Happy Life of Roons Sewell, What Sin Loyalty?, The Savage Heart, Target: Vader, A Little Piece of Home, Alone Together, Idiot's Array and The Price of Power.

[Empire: Volume 7 - The Wrong Side of the War]

Empire: The Wrong Side of the War
by Welles Hartley, John Jackson Miller, Davide Fabbri, Brian Ching et al.


These stories occur approximately 8 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Fresh from the killing fields of Jabiim, Imperial Lieutenant Janek Sunber is sent to the quiet prison base on Kalist VI. But, unbeknownst to the Empire, the Rebels have designs on Kalist Base both for its desirable fuel supplies and for the presence of a very important prisoner. Sunber doesn't know it, but he's on a collision course with an old friend who is with the Rebels.
Collates Model Officer and The Wrong Side of the War.

[Choices of One]

Choices of One
by Timothy Zahn


This story occurs approximately 8 months after the Battle of Yavin.

The Rebellion is in desperate need of a new base. So when Governor Ferrouz of Candoras Sector proposes an alliance, offering the Rebels sanctuary in return for protection against the alien warlord Nuso Esva, Luke Skywlaker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca are sent to evaluate the deal. However, Mara Jade is also heading for Candoras, along with the five renegade stormtroopers known as the Hand of Judgment. Their mission: to punish Ferrouz’s treason and smash the Rebels for good.

[Rebellion: Volume 1 - My Brother, My Enemy]

Rebellion: My Brother, My Enemy
by Rob Williams, Brandon Badeaux, Michel LaCombe et. al.


These stories occur approximately 9 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Luke Skywalker now leads X-Wing attack runs on Imperial convoys to rustle up much needed supplies for the Rebel fleet. But when Luke receives a coded message from Lt. Sunber, he must decide whether to trust his old friend or obey the orders of Princess Leia who believes Tank may be part of an Imperial plot to capture the Rebellion's greatest hero!
Collates: Crossroads and My Brother, My Enemy.

[The Other Sons of Tatooine]

The Other Sons of Tatooine
by various

These stories occur between just before and 9 months after the Battle of Yavin.
The struggling Rebellion has won their first major victory, giving them inspiration to continue the fight - but the war against the Empire is not even near its conclusion...
Collates: X-Wng: Rogue Squadron #1/2, The Saga of Biggs Darklighter, The Bravery of Being Out-of-Range, To the Last Man, The Wrong Side of the War and My Brother, My Enemy.

[Rebellion: Volume 2 - The Ahakista Gamble]

Rebellion: The Ahakista Gambit
by Rob Williams, Brandon Badeaux, Michel LaCombe et. al.


This story occurs approximately 9 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Wyl Tarson, top lieutenant to the crimelord Raze, secretly delivered valuable information to the Rebel Alliance - until Raze discovered the betrayal and implanted a bomb inside his skull! Now, Wyl must infiltrate an Imperial stronghold under the guise of working for the Rebellion, or Raze will detonate the bomb. Unwilling to compromise active Rebel agents, Wyl assembles a team of operatives too washed up or too crazy for the Alliance and leads them into a suicide mission that's his only chance for survival!

[Rebellion: Volume 3 - Small Victories]

Rebellion: Small Victories
by Jeremy Barlow, Colin Wilson, Wil Glass, Michael Heisler et al.


This story occurs approximately 9 months after the Battle of Yavin.

Lieutenant Deena Shan is feeling insecure and worthless. After a few nearly disastrous missions with the Rebel Alliance, she is ready to give up, go home, and leave the Rebellion to the true heroes. That is, until Deena becomes part of a suicide mission that could hit the Empire where it really hurts! But, when Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are captured in the process, Deena must reconcile herself to complete the mission and save these two figureheads of the Rebellion, and many others-single-handed!

[Rebellion: Vector]

Rebellion: Vector
by Rob Williams et al.


This story occurs approximately 9 months after the Battle of Yavin.

On the dark surface of a desolate moon, Luke meets his first Jedi since Obi-Wan Kenobi, only to realize too late that Celeste Morne is far different than his fallen friend - twisted by a Sith Talisman and enraged by Darth Vader!

[At War with the Empire: Volume 2]

At War with the Empire: Volume 2
by various

These stories occur between 7 and 9 months after the Battle of Yavin.
The struggling Rebellion has won their first major victory, giving them inspiration to continue the fight - but the war against the Empire is not even near its conclusion...
Collates: "General" Skywalker, Model Officer, In the Shadows of their Fathers, The Ahakista Gambit, Small Victories, Vector, Breaking the Ice.

[Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves]

Empire and Rebellion: Honor Among Thieves
by James S. A. Corey


This story occurs approximately 1 year after the Battle of Yavin.

When the mission is to extract a high-level rebel spy from the very heart of the Empire, Leia Organa knows the best man for the job is Han Solo—something the princess and the smuggler can finally agree on. After all, for a guy who broke into an Imperial cell block and helped destroy the Death Star, the assignment sounds simple enough.

[The Ruins of Dantooine]

The Ruins of Dantooine
by Veronica Robinson


This story occurs approximately 1 year after the Battle of Yavin.

Dusque Mistflier may say she's an Imperial bio-engineer, but in truth, she's an undercover Rebel operative. She has teamed with Alliance spy Finn Darktrin to recover a missing holocron that contains a list of crucial high-level Alliance sympathizers. These two operatives will be tested to their limits in the Galactic Civil War, where they'll learn that the hardest part is figuring out whose side you're on... and how far you're willing to go to win.

[Princess Leia and the Royal Ransom]

Princess Leia and the Royal Ransom
by Jeremy Barlow, Carlo Soriano, Michael Atiyeh, Michael Heisler et al.


This story occurs approximately 2 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca are racing to deliver vital information to the Rebel Alliance. But Han allows himself to be distracted with the idea of earning some fast credits and Han makes an unscheduled stop at a hot smuggling hub to pick up some cargo. Unfortunately, the crate he takes aboard the Millennium Falcon doesn't contain the kind of contraband he was led to believe. It's not simple or harmless - it's the kidnapped femme fatale, Princess Mi!

[Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear]

Boba Fett and the Ship of Fear
by Jeremy Barlow et al.


This story occurs approximately 2 years after the Battle of Yavin.

The wreck of the Reverie, a 400-year-old abandoned luxury liner is rumoured to house an ancient relic of immense value. When Boba Fett comes into possession of a map revealing the ship's current whereabouts, he sets his sights on the prize. But he's not alone as two bounty-hunting brothers with a grudge against Fett are now on his trail, hoping to win the treasure for themselves. But, neither Fett nor the brothers are prepared for what else is lurking within the creepy corridors of the forsaken Reverie...

[Splinter of the Mind's Eye]

Splinter of the Mind's Eye
by Alan Dean Foster


This story occurs approximately 2 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to Circarpous to enlist their Rebel underground in the battle against the Empire. But the farm boy from Tatooine hadn't counted on an unscheduled landing in the swamplands of Mimban - the planet where the Kaiburr crystal lay, a mysterious gem that would give the one who possessed it such powers over the Force that he would be all but invincible. In the wrong hands, the crystal could be deadly.

[Omnibus: Early Victories]

Early Victories
by various


These stories occur between 1 and 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Luke Skywalker is the new, unexpected hero of the Rebellion. But the galaxy hasn't been saved yet - Luke and Princess Leia are finding there are many more battles to be fought against Darth Vader and the Empire!
Collates: Vader's Quest, River of Chaos, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, Shadow Stalker and Tales from Mos Eisley.

[Tales of the Bounty Hunters]

Tales of the Bounty Hunters
edited by Kevin J. Anderson


These stories begin approximately 2 years after the Battle of Yavin.

In a wild and battle-scarred galaxy, assassins, pirates, smugglers, and cutthroats of every description roam at will, fearing only the professional bounty hunters-amoral adventurers who track down the scum of the universe...for a fee.
Collates: Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88, Payback: The Tale of Dengar, The Prize Pelt: The Tale of Bossk, Of Possible Futures: The Tale of Zuckuss and 4-LOM and The Last One Standing: The Tale of Boba Fett.

[Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge]

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge
by Martha Wells


This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Harassment by the Empire are hindering completion of a new secret base on the ice planet Hoth. So when merchants offer much-needed materials for sale, Princess Leia and Han Solo head out to negotiate a deal. But when treachery forces the rebels to flee into pirate territory, Leia makes a shocking discovery: the fierce marauders come from Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan! And they are in debt to a pirate armada, which will gladly ransom the princess to the vengeful Empire.

[The Empire Strikes Back]

The Empire Strikes Back
by Donald F. Glut


This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker have established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth. The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space…

[Luke Skywalker and the Treasures of the Dragonsnakes]

Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes
by Tom Taylor, Daxiong et al.


This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

The Empire Strikes Back shows us only a small portion of Luke Skywalker's Jedi training under the tutelage of Master Yoda. In this story, witness a never-before-seen part of that training as Luke is given the task of finding - and retrieving - an object guarded by the deadliest creatures on the swamp world of Dagobah: the monstrous dragonsnakes! This is the most harrowing, dangerous, and muddiest mission that Luke has ever faced!

[The Will of Darth Vader]

The Will of Darth Vader
by Tom Taylor et al.


This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

When the Rebellion's hit-and-run attacks on Imperial cargo ships become too audacious to be ignored, Darth Vader is sent in to find the Rebel base and destroy it. But the base, hidden in the center of a constantly shifting asteroid field, cannot be attacked directly. To reach his target, Vader will have to team up with a recently captured smuggler named Zika and dealing with an unwilling, wisecracking partner may be more of a trial for the Dark Lord than the actual mission!

[Shadows of the Empire]

Shadows of the Empire
by Steve Perry


This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

It is a time of crisis, Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, is being taken to the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. As Princess Leia mounts a rescue mission and Darth Vader scours the galaxy for Luke Skywalker, another sinister figure emerges. His name is Xizor. Cunning and ruthless, leader of the powerful Black Sun criminal organisation, he will pit himself against Vader for the favour of their mutual master... the dreaded Emperor.

[Ewoks: Shadows of Endor]

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor
by Zack Giallongo, Braden Lamb et al.


These stories begin approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Until now, the Ewoks had been able to ignore the arrival of the Empire’s stormtroopers on Endor. But when they discover their rivals, the Duloks, have been enslaved and a legendary beast has been awakened, the Ewoks realize they may have to prepare for war—as soon as they figure out how to survive the beast!

[Tales from Jabba's Palace]

Tales from Jabba's Palace
edited by Kevin J. Anderson


These stories begin approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment. Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke - if he weren't so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba's grand abode has a story. Some of them may even live to tell it...

[Return of the Jedi]

Return of the Jedi
by James Kahn


This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Luke Skywalker has returned to his home planet of Tatooine in an attempt to rescue his friend Han Solo from the clutches of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Little does Luke know that the Galactic Empire has secretly begun construction on a new armored space station even more powerful than the first dreaded Death Star. When completed, this ultimate weapon will spell certain doom for the small band of rebels struggling to restore freedom to the galaxy…

[Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand]

Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand
by T. Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole et al.


This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Mara Jade, the Emperor's Hand, is dispatched to take down a crime lord who seeks to re-establish the criminal organization Black Sun. Little does she know that the Emperor's imminent date with death will change her life forever! Under cover of an Imperial raid, Mara Jade infiltrates the headquarters of would-be Black Nebula overlord Dequc, and assassinates the criminal leader. But back on Imperial Center, she finds evidence that the person she shot was a stand-in...

[The Truce at Bakura]

The Truce at Bakura
by Kathy Tyers


This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

No sooner has Darth Vader's funeral pyre burned to ashes on Endor than the Rebel Alliance intercepts a call for help from a far-flung Imperial outpost.
Bakura is on the edge of known space and the first to meet the Ssi-ruuk, cold-blooded reptillian invaders who are approaching Imperial space with only one goal: total domination. Princess Leia sees the mission as a chance to achieve a diplomatic victory for the Alliance...

[Bounty Hunter Wars I: The Mandalorian Armor]

Bounty Hunter Wars I: The Mandalorian Armor
by K. W. Jeter


This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the Bounty Hunters Guild by turning its members against each other. Only the strongest and most ruthless will survive, and they can be used against the Rebellion. It's a job for the fiercely independent Boba Fett, who jumps at the chance to destroy his rivals. But Fett soon realizes the game is rigged as he finds himself the target of murderous factions, criminal conspiracies and the evil at the Empire's dark heart.

[Bounty Hunter Wars II: Slave Ship]

Bounty Hunter Wars II: Slave Ship
by K. W. Jeter


This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Hoping to fuel rumours of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize. Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett would rather die before becoming Xizor's pawn in the Emperor's war against the Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to gain his freedom he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits. Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumours of his death a reality.

[Bounty Hunter Wars III: Hard Merchandise]

Bounty Hunter Wars III: Hard Merchandise
by K. W. Jeter


This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

When Boba Fett stumbles across evidence implicating Prince Xizor in the murder of Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle, he makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind behind a monstrous deception. Fett also finds himself in possession of an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who may be the key to the mystery - or a decoy leading Fett into a murderous ambush. Too bad the answer to the killer's identity could lie with Fett's bitterest rival, the bounty hunter Bossk...

[X-Wing: Rogue Squadron]

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron series
by Michael A. Stackpole et al.


These stories begin approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

The greatest starfighters of the Rebel Alliance become the defenders of a New Republic. Featuring Wedge Antilles, hero of the Battle of Endor, and his team of ace pilots known throughout the galaxy as Rogue Squadron! Meet the Rogues for the first time and learn the fate of the galaxy as the Rebellion's best pilots battle remnants of the Empire wherever its ugly agenda of fear and domination appears...more

[Shadows of the Empire: Evolution]

Shadows of the Empire: Evolution
by Steve Perry, Ron Randall, Tom Simmon et al.


This story occurs approximately 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Xizor, the leader of the Black Sun organization, has been destroyed, and Guri, a human replica droid and Xizor's personal assassin, is left wondering what her future will hold now that she no longer has anyone to answer to. Throughout the ongoing struggle for underworld supremacy, Guri endeavors to uncover hints of her human side -- if it even exists. Her search first takes her to the far side of the Rim looking for droid programming genius Massad Thrumble, in the hope that he can alter her programming.

[Omnibus: Shadows of the Empire]

Shadows of the Empire (Omnibus)
by various


These stories occur between 3 and 4 years after the Battle of Yavin.
While Princess Leia tries to foil Boba Fett's plan to deliver the carbonite-encased Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader scours the galaxy for his son Luke Skywalker. Meanwhile, the sinister figure of Xizor looms, bent on replacing Vader as the Emperor's right hand.
Collates: Shadows of the Empire, Shadows of the Empire: Evolution and Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand.

*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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