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The 10 Best Star Wars Books Of All Time


1. Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #1) by Timothy Zahn

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Synopsis: It is a time of renewal, five years after the destruction of the Death Star and the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire.


2. Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn

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Synopsis: Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father and the dangerous, soul-crushing labor of a cortosis miner. Deep in the tunnels of the desolate planet Apatros, endlessly excavating the rare mineral valued throughout the galaxy, Dessel dreams of the day he can escape—a day he fears may never come.


3. The Last Command (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #3) by Timothy Zahn

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Synopsis: The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor’s secret fortress: clone soldiers.


4. Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2) by Timothy Zahn

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Synopsis: 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 New Republic’s destruction.


5. Darth Plagueis by James Luceno

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Synopsis: Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears.


6. Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn

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Synopsis: As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two. Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it.


7. Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn

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Synopsis: Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death.


8. Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Woodring Stover

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Synopsis: After years of civil war, the Separatists have battered the already faltering Republic nearly to the point of collapse. On Coruscant, the Senate watches anxiously as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine aggressively strips away more and more constitutional liberties in the name of safeguarding the Republic.


9. Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

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Synopsis: The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan-and become Crazy Old Ben. In this original novel set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to the aid of the residents of Tatooine during his exile.


10. The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno

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Synopsis: Throughout the galaxy, it was believed that Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker the Chosen One had died on Coruscant during the siege of the Jedi Temple. And, to some extent, that was true. Anakin was dead.


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