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Star Wars Novels

These Star Wars books (based on the film series) are available from the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library catalog.
Lucas, George
Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker: A Novel
DB 11495
Twenty-year-old Luke Skywalker works on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine where he yearns for adventure among the stars. He receives more than he bargains for when he intercepts a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a powerful warlord.  
Glut, Donald F. and George Lucas
The Empire Strikes Back
DB 16395, BRA 15894
Closely pursued by the Imperial battle fleet, the rebel warriors flee from their temporary stronghold on the frozen planet, Hoth. While Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewbacca take refuge in the Cloud City of Bespin, Luke Skywalker seeks out the Jedi Master, Yoda, on the planet Dagobah to learn more about the mysterious powers of the Force and to prepare for a confrontation with the evil Darth Vader. Sequel to "Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker" (DB 11495).
Kahn, James, George Lucas and Lawrence Kasdan
Return of the Jedi
DB 19228, BRA 17632
A novel based on the third Star Wars movie. Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, has been delivered to the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Determined torescue him, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian launch a hazardous mission against Jabba's Tatooine stronghold. Sequel to "The Empire Strikes Back." Bestseller 1983.
Crispin, A.C., The Paradise Snare
Crispin, A.C., The Hutt Gambit
Crispin, A.C., Rebel Dawn
(This series is not available in an accessible format.)
Perry, Steve
Shadows of the Empire
DB 42326
(Set between "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi") In this companion to "The Empire Strikes Back" (RC 16395), Darth Vader still lives--and rivals Xizor, an equally powerful villain. While Rebel hero Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia mount an attempt to free Han Solo, Vader and Xizor vie for primacy. In an explosive showdown, the Rebel fleet attacks Xizor's stronghold in deep space. A Star Wars novel.
Tyers, Kathy
The Truce at Bakura
RC 38866, BR 09696
(Set immediately after "Return of the Jedi")The victory of the rebels over the Empire at Endor has nearly depleted the resources of the Rebel Alliance. Now Luke Skywalker learns of a new alien race that threatens the galaxy. The powerful, mind-controlling aliens can be stopped only if the Rebel Alliance can form a truce with the tattered remnants of the Empire and join forces to combat the new menace. A Star Wars novel.
Stackpole, Michael A., Rogue Squadron
Stackpole, Michael A., Wedge's Gamble
Stackpole, Michael A., The Krytos Trap
Stackpole, Michael A., The Bacta War
(This series is not available in an accessible format.)
Wolverton, Dave
The Courtship of Princess Leia
DB 40286, BR 09716
(Set four years after "Return of the Jedi") Princess Leia of the New Republic considers marrying Prince Isolder of the Hapes Consortium in order to form a military alliance against the Empire. Han Solo, shocked to learn he now has a rival for the hand of Princess Leia, makes a last, desperate gamble to win her back. His ploy brings Leia, followed by Luke Skywalker and Prince Isolder, to the untamed planet Dathomir, where new dangers await. A Star Wars novel.
Zahn, Timothy
Heir to the Empire
DB 33042, BR 08668
It has been five years since the defeat of Darth Vader and the destruction of Death Star. Han Solo and Princess Leia, married and expecting twins, are handling many of the responsibilities of the newly established Republic. A warlord has taken over the remains of the Imperial fleet, and Luke Skywalker, the first in a new line of Jedi Knights, hears a voice from his past warning him to beware of the dark side. Bestseller.
Zahn, Timothy
Dark Force Rising
RC 35928, BR 09288
The heroes of the New Republic--Princess Leia, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, and Luke Skywalker--continue their dangerous missions to consolidate their victories against the Empire. But now they must face the evil genius of Grand Admiral Thrawn as well as a sinister new threat from the Dark Side of the Force. Sequel to "Heir to the Empire" (DB 33042, BR 8668). Bestseller.
Zahn, Timothy
The Last Command
DB 35942, BR 09292
Grand Admiral Thrawn has mobilized the Empire's forces against the Rebel Alliance. His cloned soldiers can be replaced faster than the Alliance can destroy them. Things look bleak for the Alliance. Luke Skywalker leads a small force to destroy the cloning machines, only to find the Dark Jedi C'baoth waiting for him. Sequel to "Dark Force Rising" (DB 35928, BR 9288). Bestseller.
Anderson, Kevin J.
Jedi Search
DB 38884, BR 09768
In the wake of the Republic's victory over the evil Empire, Luke Skywalker wants to reinstate the order of Jedi knights. He begins a precarious mission to find descendants of the nearly exterminated Jedis. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca discover a remnant base of the Empire under the command of a ruthless woman who has at her disposal a weapon more destructive than the Empire's death stars. A Star Wars novel. Bestseller.
Anderson, Kevin J.
Dark Apprentice
DB 40266, BR 09872
Despite their past victories, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia are faced with increasing losses in the ongoing war with scattered remnants of the Empire. Luke knows that lasting peace can be achieved only through the creation of a new generation of Jedi knights, but when one of his students delves into the dark side of the Force, the greatest evil of all is unleashed. Sequel to "Jedi Search" (DB 38884). Bestseller.
Anderson, Kevin J.
Champions of the Force
DB 40279, BR 10104
The heroes of the New Republic continue their struggle against the evil Empire. Princess Leia strives to protect her children from imperial agents, Han Solo undertakes a mission to track down a rogue Jedi knight and persuade him to return to the good side of the Force, and Luke Skywalker lies comatose fighting for his survival on the spirit plane. Sequel to "Dark Apprentice" (BR 9872). A Star Wars novel. Bestseller.
Hambly, Barbara
Children of the Jedi
DB 41510, BR 10185
(Set eight years after "Return of the Jedi") After an old friend tries to murder Han Solo on the jungle world of Ithor, Luke Skywalker sets out for a distant star system to learn the reason for the assassination attempt. Meanwhile Han Solo and Princess Leia investigate the rumor of a lost enclave of Jedi children on the isolated world of Belsavis and come up against an old evil from the days of the Empire. A Star Wars novel. Bestseller.
Anderson, Kevin J.
Star Wars: Darksaber
DB 42038, BR 10460
(Set immediately after "Children of the Jedi") Luke Skywalker and Han Solo return to the desert planet Tatooine on a quest to restore Jedi powers to Luke's beloved Callista. Meanwhile, the Hutt crime syndicate, headed by Jabba's successor, Durga, is building a new death star to terrorize the galaxy, and the ever-vengeful Admiral Daala of the Empire is marshalling forces to crush the New Republic. Sequel to "Champions of the Force" (DB 40279, BR 10104). Bestseller.
McIntyre, Vonda N.
The Crystal Star
DB 40722, BR 10187
(Set ten years after "Return of the Jedi") While Princess Leia attempts to rescue her kidnapped children from a power-mad Empire loyalist, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo investigate a space-bending crystalline star that causes a disruption in the Force and adversely affects Luke's Jedi powers. And on a nearby planet, Luke and Han meet a charismatic alien with miraculous healing powers whose intentions are unclear. A Star Wars novel.
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Before the Storm
DB 44589
Since the Empire has been vanquished, the New Republic has entered an era of tranquil harmony under the leadership of the Jedi Knights. Then a series of events disrupts the peace: Luke ventures off on a perilous rescue mission to his mother's homeworld, Lando confronts a menacing spacecraft and Leia attempts to avert a war. Prequel to "Shield of Lies." (DB 44590)
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Shield of Lies
DB 44590
In this sequel to "Before the Storm" (RC 44589), Lando is abducted aboard an unidentified spacecraft, while Leia contends with a threat to the stability of the New Republic. Han departs on a deep-space voyage, where he engages a fleet of warships in a battle that could doom civilization. Bestseller. Sequel to "Before the Storm" (RC 44589).
Kube-McDowell, Michael P.
Tyrant's Test
DB 45092
Under the leadership of Princess Leia, the New Republic faces its final battle with the deadly Duskhan league, led by the evil Nil Spaar of the Yevetha. As battle plans are drawn up, Han Solo is captured by the enemy, while Chewbacca, Lando, and Luke Skywalker remain away on other quests. Sequel to "Shield of Lies" (DB 44590).
Rusch, Kristine Kathryn
The New Rebellion
(Set thirteen years after "Return of the Jedi")
(This book is not available in an accessible format)
Allen, Roger MacBride
Ambush at Corellia
DB 41492
After a long absence, Han Solo returns to Corellia, his home world, with his family and his constant companion, Chewbacca. He finds that things have changed for the worse. The three native races of the sector are on the brink of a civil war. To make matters worse, Corellia is cut off from the rest of the galaxy, and Han cannot contact his friend Luke Skywalker for help. Prequel to "Assault at Selonia."
Allen, Roger MacBride
Assault at Selonia
DB 42545
The corrupt Human League, led by Thrackan Sal-Solo, the evil cousin of Han Solo, has revolted against the New Republic and taken over the planet Corellia. Han Solo, who has been imprisoned by his cousin, joins forces with an alien Selonian in a bid to escape to the planet Selonia and warn Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Lando Calrissian of Thrackan's plan to seize control of the galaxy. Sequel to "Ambush at Corellia" (DB 41492).
Allen, Roger MacBride
Showdown at Centerpoint
DBC 42546
As Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia fight to put down the revolt of the Human League in the Corellian sector, it becomes apparent that the rebels have weapons capable of incredible destruction at their disposal. And the worst of these is the infamous Starbuster, a weapon that can be programmed to annihilate entire solar systems. Sequel to "Assault at Selonia" (DB 42545).
Hambly, Barbara
Planet of Twilight
DB 44829
Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and the heroes of the New Republic continue their struggle against forces of the Empire when the ruthless warlord Seti Draconis decides to take over the mysterious planet Renat Chorios. But Renat Chorios harbors a deadly secret that neither the Empire nor the New Republic is prepared to face. A Star Wars novel. Bestseller.