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Star Wars Essential Reading List

Essential Reading List

Because it was requested of us at Ossus Academy many times, we’ve put together a timeline of Star Wars novels and comics for all of you. Now, this isn’t an exhaustive list of every book or comic ever published. Instead, it’s our list of things that we feel are essential for fans to read. The following pieces of literature listed are either very important lore-wise, or we felt that they were really awesome and people should definitely read them.

Note: Dates are listed as either BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin) or ABY (After).

36,453 – 25,793 BBY Dawn of the Jedi
5,000 – 4,975 BBY Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith
Tales of the Jedi: Fall of the Sith Empire
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Paragon
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior
4,000 – 3,986 BBY Tales of the Jedi: Knights of the Old Republic
Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising
Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War
Tales of the Jedi: Redemption
3,964 -3,963 BBY Knights of the Old Republic
3,962 BBY Knights of the Old Republic: War
3,960 BBY Lost Tribe of the Sith: Purgatory
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel
3,954 -3,950 BBY The Old Republic: Revan
3,953 BBY The Old Republic: Deceived
3,000 BBY Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon
Lost Tribe of the Sith: Secrets
1,032 BBY Knight Errant (comics and novel)
1,003 -1,000 BBY Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
1,000 BBY Jedi vs. Sith
1,000 – 980 BBY Darth Bane: Rule of Two
Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
67 -19 BBY Republic
27 BBY Outbound Flight
22 BBY Republic Commando: Hard Contact
21 BBY Republic Commando: Triple Zero
Republic Commando: True Colors
19 BBY Labyrinth of Evil
Republic Commando: Order 66
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
Imperial Commando: 501st
Dark Times
10 BBY The Paradise Snare
5 BBY The Hutt Gambit
2 BBY Rebel Dawn
1 – 0 BBY Empire
0.5 ABY Allegiance
Choices of One
0 ABY Rebellion
0 ABY – 4 ABY Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
3.5 ABY Shadows of the Empire (comics and novel)
5 ABY Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction
6.5 – 7.5 ABY X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble
X-Wing: The Krytos Trap
X-Wing: The Bacta War
X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
X-Wing: Iron Fist
X-Wing: Solo Command
8 ABY The Courtship of Princess Leia
9 ABY Heir to the Empire
Dark Force Rising
The Last Command
X-Wing: Isard’s Revenge
10 ABY Dark Empire
Dark Empire II
11 ABY Empire’s End
Crimson Empire
Crimson Empire II
Jedi Search
Dark Apprentice
Champions of the Force
I, Jedi
13 ABY X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar
18 ABY Ambush at Corellia
Assault at Selonia
Showdown at Centerpoint
19 ABY Specter of the Past
Vision of the Future
22 ABY Survivor’s Quest
23 -24 ABY Young Jedi Knights Series
25-29 ABY Vector Prime (The start of the New Jedi Order series)
Dark Tide I: Onslaught
Dark Tide II: Ruin
Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial
Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
Balance Point
Edge of Victory I: Conquest
Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
Star by Star
Dark Journey
Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
Destiny’s Way
Force Heretic I: Remnant
Force Heretic II: Refugee
Force Heretic III: Reunion
The Final Prophecy
The Unifying Force (End of the NJO)
35 – 36 ABY The Joiner King
The Unseen Queen
The Swarm War
40 – 41 ABY Betrayal (Start of Legacy of the Force)
Invincible (End of LotF)
41 ABY Crosscurrent
43 – 44 ABY Outcast (Start of Fate of the Jedi)
Apocalypse (End of FotJ)
130 – 138 ABY Legacy
138 ABY Legacy: War
Non-canon Star Wars: Tales
Tag and Bink comics
Infinities comics

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Thanks guys so much. great show and keep up the good work, looking forward to the next class!