Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (original star wars sequel never filmed)

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Splinter of the Mind's Eye (original star wars sequel never filmed)
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Alan Dean Foster is the uncredited ghostwriter for Lucas novelization of Star Wars
Splinter of the Mind’s Eye was the second novel to be used as a basis for a low-budget sequel to Star Wars in case the film was not successful
but by the time it was published, Star Wars had broken box office records. The film adaptation of Splinter of the Mind’s Eye was abandoned in favor of Lucas’s vision of a big-budget sequel (The Empire Strikes Back)

 

Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to the planet Circarpous. But he discovered that hidden on the planet was the Kaiburr crystal, 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. So Luke had to find this treasure and find it fast….

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Hard Contact: Star Wars Legends (Republic Commando) (Star Wars: Republic Commando Book 1)

Hard Contact: Star Wars Legends (Republic Commando)
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Experience the first in the epic series featuring the brave members of Omega Squad—an elite team of clone commandos—fighting to protect the Galactic Republic. On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies. The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned, deep behind enemy lines with no backup–and working with strangers instead of trusted teammates. Matters don’t improve when Darman, the…

I, Jedi: Star Wars Legends

I, Jedi: Star Wars Legends
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The dramatic story of an X-wing pilot on the razor’s edge between the hero he once was and the power he could have—if he’s willing to embrace the Dark Side Corran Horn was an officer in the Corellian Security Force before casting his lot with the New Republic.

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He begins Jedi training at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi academy, hoping to develop his untapped powers. But as Corran grows dissatisfied with the Jedi master’s methods, he chooses to break with the academy before his training is finished. Now Corran is on his own.

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Heir to the Empire/Thrawn trilogy

Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book I: Chaos Rising)
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Star Wars: Legacy of the Force

Betrayal
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Honor and duty collide with friendship and blood ties as the Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict in this first of a new string of adventures. This edition of the "New York Times" bestseller includes two bonus short stories by Karen Treviss featuring Darth Vader.

set 40 years after the movies, follow The New Jedi Order serie

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order serie

Vector Prime
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set Twenty-one years  after the original trilogy it’s followed by the Legacy of the force serie (9books)

Twenty-one years after the Battle of Endor, the New Republic will face an even darker enemy….

More than two decades after the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and broke the power of the Emperor, the New Republic has struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread and threatens to destroy the Republic’s tenuous reign.

Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. And as the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces from beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim – an enemy bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen.

Suddenly, Luke Skywalker; his wife, Mara; Han Solo; Leia Organa Solo; and Chewbacca – along with the Solo children – are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, the power of the Force itself may not be

Rogue Squadron: Star Wars Legends (Rogue Squadron) (Star Wars: X-Wing serie)

Rogue Squadron: Star Wars Legends (Rogue Squadron)
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Darth Plagueis: Star Wars Legends

Darth Plagueis: Star Wars Legends
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The story of Darth Plagueis and he’s apprentice Darth Sidious (destined to become the emperor) who will infiltrate the highest sphere of the republic and set in motion the clone wars starting the whole movie saga

One of the best and most “canon” star wars book ideal to read before starting a chronological viewing session of the movies!

 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This essential Star Wars Legends novel chronicles the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise, and the origins of the saga’s most enduring evil—the malevolent Sith master Palpatine. “The best Star Wars publication to date . . . [James] Luceno takes Darth Plagueis down the dark path and never looks back.”—Newsday 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. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. When the time is right, he destroys his Master—and vows never to suffer the same fate.

For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power . . . over life and death. Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor. Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, Master and acolyte, target the galaxy for domination—and the Jedi Order for annihilation. But can they defy the merciless Sith tradition? Or will the desire of one to rule supreme, and the dream of the other to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?

“Luceno draws on his storytelling skill and prodigious knowledge of the [Star Wars] world . . . to craft a complex tale of ambition and desire.”—Library Journal

Path of Destruction: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane): A Novel of the Old Republic (Star Wars – Darth Bane Trilogy Book 1)

Path of Destruction
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A trilogy set in the in the “legend” (pre disney) star wars universe about 1000 years before the evenement of the movies it show the rise of Darth Bane and he’s quest to find an apprentice with whom he’ll start the infamous “rule of two” of the sith.

Only 2 true sith alive at any one time : a master to wield power and he’s apprentice to covet it. Therefore allway having a new master stronger than the last.

A good trilogy if you like the old republic setting or want to discover it

This essential Star Wars Legends novel is the first in a trilogy chronicling the rise of the fearsome Sith lord Darth Bane. “A solid space adventure [that] charts the evolution of an antihero almost as chilling as Darth Vader.”—Publishers Weekly

On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel, a cortosis miner, vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions.

There Dessel’s brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, a far greater destiny awaits him. As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side, Dessel embraces his new identity: Bane.

But the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, he must defy the most sacred traditions and reject all he has been taught. It is a trial by fire in which he must surrender fully to the dark side—and forge from the ashes a new era of absolute power.