Top 13 Star Wars books

Top 13 Star Wars books


Welcome, Star Wars fans! Are you ready to dive into a galaxy far, far away? Look no further than this list of the 13 best Star Wars books that you absolutely need to read. From classic tales to new canon adventures, these books are sure to satisfy your hunger for all things Star Wars.

You may be wondering why you should bother reading Star Wars books when you can just watch the movies or TV shows. Well, let us tell you — the books offer a whole new level of depth and detail to the Star Wars universe that simply can’t be captured on screen.

1. Star Wars. Teacher and Apprentice (Claudia Gray)

An unexpected proposal threatens the friendship between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. But this problem will have to wait, for both Jedi face a dangerous planet, and the future is very murky. A Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a connoisseur of the ways of the Force. His primary duty, however, is to pass on his knowledge to others. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has his Padawan.

Qui-Gon has had to face serious threats more than once, but nothing scares him more than the thought of being a bad teacher. Obi-Wan Kenobi has a deep respect for his teacher, but does not always understand him. Why does Qui-Gon have to constantly break the rules that are mandatory for all Jedi? Why does Qui-Gon get caught up in ancient prophecies instead of dealing with the things that matter? And why didn’t he say he was considering an invitation to the Jedi Council? The simple answer frightens Obi-Wan: He turned out to be a bad student.

When a Jedi named Rael Averross, another of Dooku’s disciples, asks for their help in resolving a political dispute, Jinn and Kenobi are sent to the royal court of the planet Pigeon, convinced that this is their last expedition together. But the seemingly simple task is quickly complicated by intrigue. While Qui-Gon’s faith in prophecies grows, Obi-Wan’s faith in his teacher is put to the test. And, coincidentally, it is at this very moment that a new threat emerges against which teacher and student must stand together.

2. Star Wars. Mutiny on Mont Calais. The death of hope. Escape

The Rebellion is growing in power, but it’s still not enough to attack the Empire.
The rebel fleet is in dire need of ships, for it is not yet physically possible to defy the imperial war machine. So Luke, Han and Leia set off for Mon Cala, known throughout the galaxy for its shipyards. They are faced with difficult negotiations, for the king of Mon-Kalamari is a prisoner of the Empire, and the planet is ruled by a viceroy who is not ready to enter into open conflict with the usurpers… But even if they succeed, the heroes will not be bored: the Empire’s best warrior, the sinister Darth Vader, is following in their footsteps. And, be sure, not all rebels will survive a meeting with him. But the adventure does not end there: the trio of heroes finds themselves on an isolated moon inhabited by a mysterious clan of warriors. It’s not easy to get out of there, as the hermits have all but abandoned communication with the outside world. Luke manages to turn on the emergency beacon, but it is unknown who will receive the signal and break their captivity…

3. Thrawn. The «Star Wars. Canons» (Zahn Timothy)

Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galaxy, a brilliant strategist and tactician. Along with Darth Vader and Boba Fett, Thrawn is one of the iconic anti-heroes of the Star Wars universe. However, his origins and the story of his rise in the Empire have remained mysterious…

You will discover fateful events that will send the blue-skinned and red-eyed master of military art into the higher echelons of power.

4. Star Wars. The execution of the Shu’thorun. Rebels and Rascals. Rascals and Rebels (Kieron Gillen)

A grand finale! A courageous monarch rushes to save her home planet, which is threatened. No, it’s not Princess Leia. This time it’s the queen of Shu-Torun Trios. Leia, however, comes up with an unexpected plan and plans to lead her distinguished squad into an attack. However, not all of its members share the princess’ goals… And thousands of spy droids prowl the galaxy in search of a new rebel base, forcing Luke Skywalker and his comrades to organize a complex multi-pronged maneuver.

Chewbacca and C-3PO suddenly discover an unknown civilization. Will they be able to save it from the Empire’s forces? Han and Leia stumble upon the princess’s former lover, but who is this Dar Champion really? Luke himself meets a power-sensitive girl named Warba, who is also not as simple as she seems…

Meanwhile, the rebellion arrives on the planet Hoth in search of a place for their new base. The black archaeologist Dr. Aphra and the cyborg bounty hunter Bailert Velance lend them a helping hand. But the rebels’ fate is already sealed… as the Empire dominates the galaxy!

This edition includes issues 62-75 of Star Wars Comics (2015) and Star Wars: Reign of Empire» by Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak, Angel Unsueta, Andrea Brockardo, Guru-eFX, Phil Noto, Charles Soule, Ethan Sacks, Simon Spurrier, Caspar Weingard, Luke Ross, Paolo Villanelli, Roland Boschi, Arif Prianto, Lee Lafridge and Rachel Rosenberg.

5. Star Wars. Darth Vader. Complete Edition

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebellion has found new hope. If the Empire intends to strike back, the ruthless Sith lord Darth Vader must retake control of the galaxy and regain his master’s favor. The Emperor is already searching for his replacement, so the subordinate must prove himself. However, his personal affairs interfere with this: after discovering the name of the young Jedi who turned the tide of the Battle of Yavin, Vader embarks on a fateful search for Luke Skywalker.

Taking steps on both fronts, the Sith lord enlists the help of classic villains like Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt, as well as new characters like Dr. Aphra and the assassin droids Three Nul and BT. But events beyond the Sith’s control threaten to upset his plans. Will the rebels be able to defeat him… or will his rivals succeed? Or will no one be able to stop his imperial march? One of the greatest fantasy villains will play a major role in this book.

6. Thrawn. Allies (Zahn Timothy)

The Galactic Republic has fallen. On the ruins of democracy Dark Sith Lord Darth Sidious erected the First Galactic Empire. But the young Empire has many enemies — alien conspirators, terrorists, corrupt officials, corrupt politicians, henchmen of the old regime. The Stormtroopers, led by Darth Vader, are fighting them. But a new threat forces Emperor Palpatine’s right-hand man to turn to an unexpected ally-a blue-skinned alien, Imperial Fleet Grand Admiral Thrawn. Where will this fragile truce lead?

Grand Admiral Thrawn is forced into a fragile alliance with Darth Vader to repel a new threat to the Empire. Thrawn continues his ascent to the heights of imperial power, but he cannot forget his past. The time when he first encountered the man who would one day become the Dark Lord…

7. Star Wars. Kenobi (J.D. Miller)

Darkness has enveloped the distant galaxy. The Emperor seizes power, aided by Anakin Skywalker, once one of the most brilliant Jedi Knights. Having switched to the dark side of the Force, Anakin became the Emperor’s ruthless fighter, Darth Vader.

Tatooine… The backwater planet from which the Jedi had once taken Anakin after discovering his incredible potential, and where he returned only once, to bury his mother, tortured by the Tusken nomads, and avenge her. It was the first step on the road to darkness.

But hope lives on. When the Republic fell, it was on Tatooine that Anakin’s former mentor and friend, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, decided to hide. Confident that he killed Anakin, he considers it his duty to secretly watch over his young son growing up in foster care. He’s used to acting, but the role of invisible guardian angel is not easy for him. Especially since there are enough people in the Tatooine desert who are in desperate need of Jedi’s help.

8. Star Wars. The Fractured Empire (Raka Greg)

Find out what happened after the events described in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Author Greg Raka (The Punisher, Wolverine, Gotham P.D.) and artist Marco Cecchetto (Avengers World, The Punisher) reveal what happened after the destruction of the second Death Star and the chaos the fractured Empire fell into.

The interesting story that follows the sixth episode fits into a not-so-voluminous, but lively and colorful comic book. Live the emotions along with your favorite characters, and enjoy the high-quality printing and detailed drawings.

9. Star Wars: absolutely everything you need to know

Which Jedi had two hearts? Which inhabitant of Tatooine carries his brain in a separate container? What kind of monster digests its prey for 1000 years? How do you know the Force is with you? How do you say hello in Ewok and Hatta? What to order at a restaurant on Coruscant and what sights to see in Cloud City? Even if you love Star Wars as much as we do and know all about starships and astromech droids, this book has something to surprise you!

10. Star Wars. Shadows of the Empire (Perry S.)

A long time has passed between the events of «Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back» and «Episode VI: Return of the Jedi,» and you risk missing out on some important action! While Princess Leia and Chewbacca search for a way to rescue Han Solo from the clutches of the ruthless gangster Jabba the Hutt, and young Luke Skywalker learns to control the Force, conspiracies, intrigue and crime are brewing in the Imperial court. Darth Vader seeks his son to lure him to the dark side. The head of the largest crime syndicate «Black Sun» cold-blooded Prince Xizor intends to destroy the hated Dark Lord, if not physically, at least in the eyes of the Emperor. And the way he chooses will not only hit Vader. Meanwhile, a new Death Star rises over the galaxy…

11. Star Wars. A New Hope. The Princess, the Rascal, and the Farm Boy (Bracken A.)

In the days of the Old Republic, hundreds of star systems lived in peace and prosperity, guarded by the ancient Order of Jedi Knights. But a wave of darkness swept across the galaxy, indomitable and terrifying enough to destroy even the mightiest of warriors. Now the Empire of Evil rules the stars, inexorably extinguishing the last sparks of light and hope.

This is the story of three people who are destined to meet in the wrong place at the right time. These three will mean more to each other than meets the eye. And for Galactica, there will be a chance for the future…

12. Star Wars. Chewbacca (Duggan Jerry)

After the Battle of Yavin and the destruction of the Death Star, a warlike Wookiee named Chewbacca is forced to crash-land on a planet overrun by the Empire, leaving him alone. Placed in distress, Chewie tries to figure out a way to return to the rebels and be useful to his friends again. When a brave girl gets in his way, Chewie has no choice but to help her.

Will he be able to save the day and get to where they’re waiting for him? Author Jerry Duggan («Deadpool,» «Hawkeye vs. Deadpool») and celebrated artist Phil Noto give us the previously unspoken story of the valiant wookiee we all know and love.

13. Star Wars. Skywalker Strikes. Volume 1 (Aaron Jason)

Luke Skywalker and the rebels against the Galactic Empire have just won their biggest victory to date — destroying the Death Star. But the Empire hasn’t fallen yet!

A rebel diversion takes an unexpected turn, so Han and Leia must quickly come up with an escape plan while Luke comes face to face with Darth Vader. After an explosive finale, the defeated Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Han and Leia are on an important secret mission.

2015 Series. New Canon. The events take place between the fourth and fifth episodes of the classic saga. What happened after the Death Star was destroyed? A brand new story awaits you, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassidy.

Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, NWRO, R2-D2 and the rest in the fight for freedom. Take a stand against Darth Vader and his evil master Emperor!