List of Star Wars Books In Chronological Order


This is a graphical list of Star Wars novels that have been published to date, excluding graphic novels, reference books and some electronically published novels.

The list is sorted in chronological order, in the time line relative to the movies. The time line for the Star Wars books are indicated with BBY (Before Battle of Yavin in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), and ABY (After Battle of Yavin).

Updated October 10 2013

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Sources: Wookieopedia and Wikipedia.

Pre-Republic Era

Dawn of the Jedi


Into the Void
Tim Lebbon
25793 BBY

 

Old Galactic Republic Era (The Sith Era)

Lost Tribe of the Sith


Precipice
John Jackson Miller
5000 – 4975 BBY

Skyborn
John Jackson Miller
5000 – 4975 BBY

Paragon
John Jackson Miller
5000 – 4975 BBY

Savior
John Jackson Miller
4975 BBY

Purgatory
John Jackson Miller
3960 BBY

Sentinel
John Jackson Miller
3960 BBY

Pantheon
John Jackson Miller
3650 BBY

Secrets
John Jackson Miller
3650 BBY

Pandemonium
John Jackson Miller
3650 BBY

 

The Old Republic


Revan
Drew Karpyshyn
3954-3950 BBY

Deceived
Paul S. Kemp
3653 BBY

Fatal Alliance
Sean Williams
3653 BBY

Annihilation
Drew Karpyshyn
3640 BBY

 

Red Harvest


Red Harvest
Joe Schreiber
3645 BBY

 

Knight Errant


Knight Errant
John Jackson Miller
1032 BBY

 

Darth Bane


Darth Bane: Path of Destruction
Drew Karpyshyn
1003-1000 BBY

Darth Bane: Rule of Two
Drew Karpyshyn
1000 BBY-990 BBY

Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
Drew Karpyshyn
980 BBY

 

Rise of the Empire Era

Darth Plagueis


Darth Plagueis
James Luceno
67 BBY

 

Legacy of the Jedi


Legacy of the Jedi
Jude Watson
88.5 BBY – 21.5 BBY

 

Jedi Apprentice


The Rising Force
Dave Wolverton
45 BBY

The Dark Rival
Jude Watson
45 BBY

The Hidden Past
Jude Watson
44 BBY

The Mark of the Crown
Jude Watson
44 BBY

The Defenders of the Dead
Jude Watson
44 BBY

The Uncertain Path
Jude Watson
44 BBY

The Captive Temple
Jude Watson
44 BBY

The Day of Reckoning
Jude Watson
44 BBY

The Fight for Truth
Jude Watson
43 BBY

The Shattered Peace
Jude Watson
43 BBY

The Deadly Hunter
Jude Watson
43 BBY

The Evil Experiment
Jude Watson
43 BBY

The Dangerous Rescue
Jude Watson
43 BBY

The Ties That Bind
Jude Watson
41 BBY

The Death of Hope
Jude Watson
41 BBY

The Call to Vengeance
Jude Watson
41 BBY

The Only Witness
Jude Watson
41 BBY

The Threat Within
Jude Watson
40 BBY

Deceptions
Jude Watson
41 BBY – 29 BBY

The Followers
Jude Watson
40 BBY – 28 BBY

 

The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi


Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ryder Windham
44 BBY – 9 ABY

 

Secrets of the Jedi


Secrets of the Jedi
Jude Watson
40 BBY – 21.5 BBY

 

The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader


The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
Ryder Windham
39 BBY – 4 ABY

 

Cloak of Deception


Cloak of Deception
James Luceno
32.5 BBY

 

Darth Maul


Darth Maul: Saboteur
James Luceno
33 BBY

Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
Michael Reaves
32.5 BBY

Maul: Lockdown
Joe Schreiber
32.5 BBY

 

The Phantom Menace (Episode I)


The Phantom Menace
Terry Brooks
32 BBY

Star Wars Episode I: The Queen’s Amulet
Julianne Balmain
32 BBY

Journal: Queen Amidala
Jude Watson
32 BBY

Journal: Anakin Skywalker
Todd Strasser
32 BBY

Journal: Darth Maul
Jude Watson
32 BBY

 

Rogue Planet


Star Wars: Rogue Planet
Greg Bear
29 BBY

 

Jedi Quest Series


Path to Truth
Jude Watson
28 BBY

The Way of the Apprentice
Jude Watson
27 BBY

The Trail of the Jedi
Jude Watson
27 BBY

The Dangerous Games
Jude Watson
27 BBY

The Master of Disguise
Jude Watson
27 BBY

The School of Fear
Jude Watson
26 BBY

The Shadow Trap
Jude Watson
25 BBY

The Moment of Truth
Jude Watson
25 BBY

The Changing of the Guard
Jude Watson
24 BBY

The False Peace
Jude Watson
26 BBY

The Final Showdown
Jude Watson
26 BBY

 

Outbound Flight


Outbound Flight
Timothy Zahn
27 BBY

 

The Approaching Storm


The Approaching Storm
Alan Dean Foster
22.5 BBY

 

Clone Wars Era

Attack of the Clones (Episode II)


Attack of the Clones
R.A. Salvatore
22 BBY

 

Boba Fett Series


The Fight to Survive
Terry Bisson
22 BBY

Crossfire
Terry Bisson
22 BBY

Maze Of Deception
Elizabeth Hand
22 BBY

Hunted
Elizabeth Hand
22 BBY

A New Threat
Elizabeth Hand
19.5 BBY

Pursuit
Elizabeth Hand
19.5 BBY

 

Republic Commando Series


Hard Contact
Karen Traviss
22 BBY

Triple Zero
Karen Traviss
21 BBY

True Colors
Karen Traviss
21 BBY

Order 66
Karen Traviss
19 BBY

501st
Karen Traviss
19 BBY

 

Clone Wars Series


Shatterpoint
Matthew Stover
21.5 BBY

The Cestus Deception
Steven Barnes
21 BBY

The Hive
Steven Barnes
21 BBY

Medstar I: Battle Surgeons
Michael Reaves & Steve Perry
20 BBY

Medstar II: Jedi Healer
Michael Reaves & Steve Perry
20 BBY

Jedi Trial
David Sherman & Dan Cragg
19.5 BBY

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
Sean Stewart
19.5 BBY

 

The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny


Tethan Battle Adventure
Sue Behrent
22 BBY

Crisis on Coruscant
Jonathan Green
22 BBY

The Lost Legion
Tracey West
21 BBY

 

Star Wars: The Clone Wars


The Clone Wars
Karen Traviss
21 BBY

Wild Space
Karen Miller
21 BBY

No Prisoners
Karen Traviss
21 BBY

Gambit: Stealth
Karen Miller
21 BBY

Gambit: Siege
Karen Miller
21 BBY

 

Revenge of the Sith (Episode III)


Labyrinth of Evil
James Luceno
19 BBY

Revenge of the Sith
Matthew Stover
19 BBY

Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
James Luceno
19 BBY

 

Imperial Era

Kenobi


Kenobi
John Jackson Miller
18 BBY

 

Coruscant Nights


Jedi Twilight
Michael Reaves
19 BBY

Street of Shadows
Michael Reaves
19 BBY

Patterns of Force
Michael Reaves
19 BBY

 

The Last Jedi


The Last Jedi
Michael Reaves & Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
18 BBY

 

Last of The Jedi


The Desperate Mission
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Dark Warning
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Underworld
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Death on Naboo
Jude Watson
18 BBY

A Tangled Web
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Return of the Dark Side
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Secret Weapon
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Against the Empire
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Master of Deception
Jude Watson
18 BBY

Reckoning
Jude Watson
18 BBY

 

A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker


The Life of Luke Skywalker
Ryder Windham
15 BBY – 4 ABY

 

The Han Solo Trilogy


The Paradise Snare
A.C. Crispin
10 BBY

The Hutt Gambit
A.C. Crispin
5 BBY – 4 BBY

Rebel Dawn
A.C. Crispin
3 BBY – 0 BBY

 

The Adventures of Lando Calrissian


Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu
L. Neil Smith
4 BBY

Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
L. Neil Smith
4 BBY

Lando Calrissian and the StarCave of ThonBoka
L. Neil Smith
3 BBY

 

The Force Unleashed


The Force Unleashed
Sean Williams
3 BBY – 2 BBY

The Force Unleashed II
Sean Williams
1 BBY

 

The Han Solo Adventures


Han Solo At Star’s End | Han Solo’s Revenge | Han Solo and the Lost Legacy
Brian Daley
2 BBY

 

Shadow Games


Shadow Games
Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
2 BBY

 

Death Troopers


Death Troopers
Joe Schreiber
1 BBY

 

Dark Forces


Soldier for the Empire
William C. Dietz

Rebel Agent
William C. Dietz

Jedi Knight
William C. Dietz

 

Rebellion Era

Death Star


Death Star
Michael Reaves & Steve Perry
1 BBY – 0 BBY

 

A New Hope (Episode IV)


A New Hope
Alan Dean Foster & George Lucas
0 BBY

 

Scoundrels


Scoundrels
Timothy Zahn
0 – 3 ABY

 

Hand of Judgement


Allegiance
Timothy Zahn
0.5 ABY

Choices of One
Timothy Zahn
0.8 ABY

 

Galaxy of Fear


Eaten Alive
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

City of the Dead
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

Planet Plague
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

The Nightmare Machine
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

Ghost of the Jedi
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

Army of Terror
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

The Brain Spiders
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

The Swarm
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

Spore
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

The Doomsday Ship
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

Clones
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

The Hunger
John Whitman
0.5 ABY

 

Star Wars Galaxies


The Ruins of Dantooine
Voronica Whitney-Robinson & Haden Blackman
1 ABY

 

Splinter of the Mind’s Eye


Splinter of the Mind’s Eye
Alan Dean Foster
2 ABY

 

Empire and Rebellion


Razor’s Edge
Martha Wells
0 – 3 ABY

 

Rebel Force


Target
Alex Wheeler
2 ABY

Hostage
Alex Wheeler
2 ABY

Renegade
Alex Wheeler
2 ABY

Firefight
Alex Wheeler
2 ABY

Trapped
Alex Wheeler
2 ABY

Uprising
Alex Wheeler
2 ABY

 

The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)


The Empire Strikes Back
Donald F. Glut
3 ABY

 

Shadows of The Empire


Shadows of the Empire
Steve Perry
3.5 ABY

 

Return of the Jedi


Return of the Jedi
James Kahn
4 ABY

 

The Bounty Hunter Wars


The Mandalorian Armor
K.W. Jeter
4 ABY

Slave Ship
K.W. Jeter
4 ABY

Hard Merchandise
K.W. Jeter
4 ABY

 

The Truce at Bakura


The Truce at Bakura
Kathy Tyers
4 ABY

 

New Republic Era

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor


Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
Matthew Stover
5.5 ABY

 

X-wing Series


Rogue Squadron
Michael Stackpole
6.5 ABY

Wedge’s Gamble
Michael Stackpole
6.5 ABY

The Krytos Trap
Michael Stackpole
7 ABY

The Bacta War
Michael Stackpole
7 ABY

Wraith Squadron
Aaron Allston
7 ABY

Iron Fist
Aaron Allston
7.5 ABY

Solo Command
Aaron Allston
7.5 ABY

Isard’s Revenge
Michael Stackpole
9 ABY

Starfighters of Adumar
Aaron Allston
12 ABY – 13 ABY

 

The Courtship of Princess Leia


The Courtship of Princess Leia
Dave Wolverton
8 ABY

 

A Forest Apart


A Forest Apart
Troy Denning
8 ABY

 

Tatooine Ghost


Tatooine Ghost
Troy Denning
8 ABY

 

The Thrawn Trilogy


Heir to the Empire
Timothy Zahn
9 ABY

Dark Force Rising
Timothy Zahn
9 ABY

The Last Command
Timothy Zahn
9 ABY

 

The Jedi Academy Trilogy


Jedi Search
Kevin J. Anderson
11 ABY

Dark Apprentice
Kevin J. Anderson
11 ABY

Champions of the Force
Kevin J. Anderson
11 ABY

 

I, Jedi


I, Jedi
Michael Stackpole
11 ABY

 

Callista Trilogy


Children of the Jedi
Barbara Hambly
12 ABY – 13 ABY

Darksaber
Kevin J. Anderson
12 ABY – 13 ABY

Planet of Twilight
Barbara Hambly
12 ABY – 13 ABY

 

The Crystal Star


The Crystal Star
Vonda McIntyre
14 ABY

 

The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy


Before the Storm
Michael P. Kube-McDowell
16 ABY

Shield of Lies
Michael P. Kube-McDowell
16 ABY

Tyrant’s Test
Michael P. Kube-McDowell
16 ABY

 

The New Rebellion


The New Rebellion
Kristine Rusch
17 ABY

 

The Corellian Trilogy


Ambush at Corellia
Roger MacBride Allen
18 ABY

Assault at Selonia
Roger MacBride Allen
18 ABY

Showdown at Centerpoint
Roger MacBride Allen
18 ABY

 

Scourge


Scourge
Jeff Grubb
19 ABY

 

The Hand of Thrawn Duology


Specter of the Past
Timothy Zahn
19 ABY

Vision of the Future
Timothy Zahn
19 ABY

 

Survivor’s Quest


Survivor’s Quest (with Fool’s Bargain)
Timothy Zahn
22 ABY

 

Junior Jedi Knights Series


The Golden Globe
Nancy Richardson
22 ABY

Lyric’s World
Nancy Richardson
22 ABY

Promises
Nancy Richardson
22 ABY

Anakin’s Quest
Rebecca Moesta
22 ABY

Vader’s Fortress
Rebecca Moesta
22 ABY

Kenobi’s Blade
Rebecca Moesta
22 ABY

 

Young Jedi Knights Series


Heirs of the Force
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

The Shadow Academy
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

The Lost Ones
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Lightsabers
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Darkest Knight
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Jedi Under Siege
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Shards of Alderaan
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Diversity Alliance
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Delusions of Grandeur
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Jedi Bounty
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

The Emperor’s Plague
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Return to Ord Mantell
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Trouble on Cloud City
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Crisis at Crystal Reef
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
23 ABY – 24 ABY

Jedi Sunrise
Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta
25 ABY

 

New Jedi Order Era

A Practical Man


A Practical Man
Karen Traviss
25 ABY

 

The New Jedi Order


Vector Prime
R.A. Salvatore
25 ABY

Dark Tide I: Onslaught
Michael Stackpole
25 ABY

Dark Tide II: Ruin
Michael Stackpole
25 ABY

Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial
James Luceno
25 ABY

Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
James Luceno
25 ABY

Balance Point
Kathy Tyers
26 ABY

Recovery
Troy Denning
26 ABY

Edge of Victory I: Conquest
Greg Keyes
26 ABY

Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
Greg Keyes
27 ABY

Star by Star
Troy Denning
27 ABY

Dark Journey
Elaine Cunningham
27 ABY

Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream
Aaron Allston
27 ABY

Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
Aaron Allston
27 ABY

Traitor
Matthew Stover
27 ABY

Destiny’s Way
Walter Jon Williams
28 ABY

Ylesia
Walter Jon Williams
28 ABY

Force Heretic I: Remnant
Sean Williams & Shane Dix
28 ABY

Force Heretic II: Refugee
Sean Williams & Shane Dix
28 ABY

Force Heretic III: Reunion
Sean Williams & Shane Dix
28 ABY

The Final Prophecy
Greg Keyes
28 ABY

The Unifying Force
James Luceno
29 ABY

 

The Dark Nest Trilogy


The Joiner King
Troy Denning
35 ABY

The Unseen Queen
Troy Denning
36 ABY

The Swarm War
Troy Denning
36 ABY

 

Legacy Era

Legacy of the Force


Betrayal
Aaron Allston
40 ABY

Bloodlines
Karen Traviss
40 ABY

Tempest
Troy Denning
40 ABY

Exile
Aaron Allston
40 ABY

Sacrifice
Karen Traviss
40 ABY

Inferno
Troy Denning
40 ABY

Fury
Aaron Allston
40 ABY

Revelation
Karen Traviss
40 ABY

Invincible
Troy Denning
41 ABY

 

Crosscurrent


Crosscurrent
Paul S. Kemp
41 ABY

Riptide
Paul S. Kemp
41 ABY

 

Millennium Falcon


Millennium Falcon
James Luceno
43 ABY

 

Fate of the Jedi


Outcast
Aaron Allston
43.5 ABY

Omen
Christie Golden
43.5 ABY

Abyss
Troy Denning
43.5 ABY

Backlash
Aaron Allston
44 ABY

Allies
Christie Golden
44 ABY

Vortex
Troy Denning
44 ABY

Conviction
Aaron Allston
44.5 ABY

Ascension
Christie Golden
44.5 ABY

Apocalypse
Troy Denning
44.5 ABY

 

X-Wing


Mercy Kill
Aaron Allston
43 – 44 ABY

 

Crucible


Crucible
Troy Denning
45 ABY

 

Short Stories


Tales from Mos Eisley Cantina
Kevin J Anderson
0 ABY – 3 ABY

Tales of the Bounty Hunters
Kevin J Anderson
3 ABY

Tales from Jabba’s Palace
Kevin J Anderson
4 ABY

Tales from the Empire
Peter Schweighofer
4 ABY

Tales from the New Republic
Peter Schweighofer and Craig Carey
4 ABY

 

Done!

I’ve only read half of the 250+ books. How many of these Star Wars novels have you read?

Please share in the comments.

Originally published at Adino Online. Links are welcome.

30 thoughts on “List of Star Wars Books In Chronological Order”

  1. Thank you for this beautiful representation of the Star Wars stories Adino!

    I have only read a dozen or so, but on my way to catching up with you. Trying to figure out where to start next. The New Jedi Order seems to call to me most

    Any recommendations?

    Adino: Hi Otto thanks for your comment. My favourite of all is the X-Wing series.

    Looking forward to the new movie coming out in a couple of weeks!

  2. Do you know where i can find all the stars shows(movies, clone wars series and clone wars webisodes) in chronological order? What is the the new star wars canon?

    Adino: A good place to start would be http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

    The new Star Wars canon refers to the new series of movies planned by the Disney movie studio. There’s rumours that the movies will not follow the time line of the old novels and comics.

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