Novels to Read?

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  1. Confessor

    Confessor New Member

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    Hey fellow Star Wars Enthusiasts,

    I was curious as to whether or not anyone can help me in regards to the next series I should pick up with my Star Wars reading. I just finished The Original Trilogy (Episodes 1 - 3) and the Trilogy about Luke and Leia (Episodes 4 - 6). I'd like to know more about a few people. Mainly what happens after the Empire finally crumbles into non-existence. I want to follow up on Leia and Han's relation ship as well as Luke's life now that Yoda is no longer with him. I'm also interested in seeing if I there is a series of novels that tells the life of Han Solo before he chose to be a Bounty Hunter or a Scoundrel. I'm also curious as to whether or not Lucas ever wrote a story about Yoda and how he came to be? I've done some research but there are soooo many books to chose from I feel lost in choosing a set to start. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
     
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    Delta. Just me.

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    Well. To read about after the Battle of Endor (Palpatine/Vader's Deaths), I suggest the Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn. Very good novels, in my opinion.
     
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    Do you know how many book there are in that series?
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    Three, Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.. That's why it is called the 'Thrawn Trilogy'. ;)
     
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    Kelmourne The Savage Hippy

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    I tried reading a chapter of a star wars novel once and I tried reading a star wars comic book, and it is my opinion that Star Wars should be experienced in Movie and Video-Game format only.
     
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    Thanks for your help everyone! I'll probably put those books on my x-mas list. :)
     
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    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    kevis Barbarian

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    Technically, if you're trying to read the very next book in the timeline, you should read "The Truce at Bakura" by Kathy Tyers which takes place only days after Return of the Jedi. But if you want to skip the mundane stories and get right into the action, then you'd be better off reading either "The Courtship of Princess Leia" by Dave Wolverton (a very enjoyable read!) or you can read about the Fall of the Empire starting with the battle over Coruscant. This takes place in the X-Wing Series listed below:

    Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole (1996)
    Wedge's Gamble by Michael A. Stackpole (1996)
    The Krytos Trap by Michael A. Stackpole (1996)
    The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole (1997)
    Wraith Squadron by Aaron Allston (1998)
    Iron Fist by Aaron Allston (1998)
    Solo Command by Aaron Allston (1999)
    Isard's Revenge by Michael A. Stackpole (1999)
    Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston (1999)