3 Ways to Read Star Wars Books in Order | Ultimate Guide

Star Wars Books in Order

Planning to read the Star Wars books in order can be overwhelming. It’s can be hard to know where to begin just by looking at the entire collection of titles available.

Add to the fact that the Star Wars series has canon books with a separate timeline from the legend books and things only get more confusing.

So where does each book take place according to the movies? Where should one begin when reading this thrilling collection?

If these are the questions you are asking yourself, you have come to the right place. We love Star Wars books so much that we have put together all the resources that might be of help to you. We will also clear the common confusion between the canon and the legends to make it fun and easy to navigate Star Wars books in order.

How to Read Star Wars Books in Order

The best way to read the Star Wars books in order is by following the chronological order. The story starts all the way back more than 20,000 years before A New Hope, although there are books that exist that are written more than a few hundred years in the past.

Those early, early books won’t resemble the Jedi and Sith personas you’ve come to know from the films, but reading the Star Wars books in order will allow you to understand the foundations on which the religion of the Force was founded.

Upcoming Star Wars Books Releases

#1 Star Wars Books in Chronological Order

The following list contains both Canon and Legend books. For a detailed list of only Canon books or only Legend books, keep reading.

  1. Dawn of The Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon (25,793 BBY)
  2. Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller (5,000-2,975 BBY)
  3. The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn (3,954-3,950 BBY)
  4. The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp (3,653 BBY)
  5. Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber (3,645 BBY)
  6. The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams (3,643 BBY)
  7. The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn (3,640 BBY)
  8. Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller (1,032 BBY)
  9. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn (1,003-1,000 BBY)
  10. Darth Bane: Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn (1,000-990 BBY)
  11. Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn (980 BBY)
  12. The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (232 BBY)
  13. The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (232 BBY)
  14. The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott (~231 BBY)
  15. The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland (~231 BBY)
  16. The High Republic: Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott (~231 BBY)
  17. The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray (~231 BBY)
  18. The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel Jose Older (~231 BBY)
  19. The High Republic: Convergence (~231 BBY) (Expected: October 5, 2022)
  20. The High Republic: Path of Deceit (~231 BBY) (Expected: November 1, 2022)
  21. The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha (~231 BBY) (Expected: February 14, 2023)
  22. The High Republic: Cataclysm (~231 BBY) (Expected: April 4, 2023)
  23. The High Republic: Path of Vengeance (~231 BBY) (Expected: May 2, 2023)
  24. Padawan by Kiersten White (~41 BBY)
  25. Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray (40 BBY)
  26. Cloak of Deception by James Luceno (32.5 BBY)
  27. Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber (32 BBY)
  28. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves (32 BBY) 
  29. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks (32 BBY)
  30. Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (67-32 BBY)
  31. Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston (32 BBY)
  32. Rogue Planet by Greg Bear (29 BBY)
  33. Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn (27 BBY)
  34. Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston (28 BBY)
  35. Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott (~22 BBY)
  36. The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster (22 BBY)
  37. Episode II: Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore (22 BBY)
  38. The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes (22 BBY)
  39. Brotherhood by Mike Chen (22 BBY)
  40. Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg (22 BBY)
  41. The Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller (22 BBY)
  42. Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss (22 BBY) 
  43. Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover (22 BBY)
  44. The Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss (22 BBY)
  45. Queen’s Hope by E.K. Johnston (~22 BBY)
  46. Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss (21 BBY)
  47. The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller (21 BBY)
  48. The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller (21 BBY)
  49. Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss (21 BBY)
  50. Medstar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry (20 BBY)
  51. Medstar II: Jedi Healer by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry (20 BBY)
  52. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart (19 BBY)
  53. Dark Disciple by Christie Golden (19 BBY)
  54. Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn (19 BBY) 
  55. Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno (19 BBY)
  56. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover (19 BBY)
  57. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel by Karen Traviss (19 BBY)
  58. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno (19 BBY)
  59. Imperial Commando: 501st by Karen Traviss (19 BBY)
  60. Kenobi by John Jackson Miller (19 BBY)
  61. Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves (19 BBY)
  62. Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows by Michael Reaves (18 BBY)
  63. Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force by Michael Reaves (18 BBY)
  64. Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good by Timothy Zahn (~18 BBY)
  65. Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (18 BBY)
  66. Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn (Unknown, approx. 18 BBY)
  67. The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (17 BBY)
  68. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno (21-17 BBY)
  69. Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp (14 BBY)
  70. Tarkin by James Luceno (14 BBY)
  71. Most Wanted by Rae Carson (~13 BBY)
  72. A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller (11 BBY)
  73. Solo by Mur Lafferty (10 BBY)
  74. The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare by A. C. Crispin (10 BBY)
  75. The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit by A. C. Crispin (5-4 BBY)
  76. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu by L. Neil Smith (3 BBY)
  77. Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray (3 BBY)
  78. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewing of Oseon by L. Neil Smith (3 BBY)
  79. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (~11-2 BBY)
  80. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka by L. Neil Smith (2 BBY)
  81. Han Solo at Stars’ End by Brian Daley (2 BBY)
  82. Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn (~2 BBY)
  83. Han Solo’s Revenge by Brian Daley (2 BBY)
  84. Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by Brian Daley (2 BBY)
  85. Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn (1 BBY)
  86. The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams (3-1 BBY)
  87. The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams (1 BBY)
  88. Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber (1 BBY)
  89. Death Star by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry (3-0 BBY) 
  90. Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (13-0 BBY)
  91. Shadow Games by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (0 BBY)
  92. Rogue One by Alexander Freed (0 BBY)
  93. Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas (0 BBY)
  94. Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina by Various Authors (0 BBY)
  95. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by Various Authors (0 BBY)
  96. Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden (0 BBY)
  97. Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne (0 BBY)
  98. Doctor Aphra by Sara Kuhn (0 BBY)
  99. Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn (0 BBY)
  100. Allegiance by Timothy Zahn (0.5 ABY)
  101. Choices of One by Timothy Zahn (0.7 ABY)
  102. Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Correy (1 ABY)
  103. Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine by Voronica Whitney-Robinson and Haden Blackman (1.5 ABY)
  104. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye by Alan Dean Foster (2 ABY)
  105. Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells (2 ABY)
  106. Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed (3 ABY)
  107. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut (3 ABY)
  108. Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Various Authors (3 ABY)
  109. From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back by Various Authors (3 ABY) 
  110. Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry (3.5 ABY)
  111. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by James Kahn (4 ABY)
  112. The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis (4 ABY)
  113. Tales From Jabba’s Palace by Various Authors (4 ABY)
  114. The Bounty Hunter Wars: The Mandalorian Armor by K. W. Jeter (4 ABY)
  115. The Bounty Hunter Wars: Slave Ship by K. W. Jeter (4 ABY)
  116. The Bounty Hunter Wars: Hard Merchandise by K. W. Jeter (4 ABY)  
  117. Tales From the Empire by Various Authors (Various years)
  118. The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers (4 ABY)
  119. Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed (4.2 ABY)
  120. Aftermath by Chuck Wendig (4.2 ABY)
  121. Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig (4.4 ABY)  
  122. Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed (4.5 ABY)
  123. Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed (4.9-5 ABY)
  124. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover (5 ABY)  
  125. Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig (5 ABY)
  126. Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (11 BBY – 5 ABY)
  127. X-Wing: Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole (6.5 ABY)  
  128. X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble by Michael A. Stackpole (7 ABY)
  129. Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older (7 ABY)  
  130. X-Wing: The Krytos Trap by Michael A. Stackpole (7 ABY)
  131. X-Wing: The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole (7.5 ABY)
  132. X-Wing: Wraith Squadron by Aaron Allston (7.5 ABY)
  133. X-Wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston (7.5 ABY)
  134. X-Wing: Solo Command by Aaron Allston (7.5 ABY)
  135. The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton (8 ABY)
  136. Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning (8.5 ABY)
  137. Heir to the Empire, Book I of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (9 ABY)
  138. Dark Force Rising, Book II of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (9 ABY)
  139. The Last Command, Book III of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (9 ABY)
  140. X-Wing: Isard’s Revenge by Michael A. Stackpole (9.5 ABY)
  141. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson (11 ABY)  
  142. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson (11 ABY)
  143. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson (11 ABY)
  144. I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole (11 ABY)
  145. Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly (12 ABY)  
  146. Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson (12.5 ABY)
  147. X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston (13 ABY)  
  148. Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly (13 ABY)
  149. The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre (14 ABY)
  150. The Black Fleet Crisis: Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (16 ABY)
  151. The Black Fleet Crisis: Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (16 ABY)
  152. The Black Fleet Crisis: Tyrant’s Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell (16 ABY)
  153. The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (17 ABY)
  154. Poe Demaron: Freefall by Alex Segura (18 ABY)
  155. The Corellian Trilogy: Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen (18 ABY)
  156. The Corellian Trilogy: Assault at Selonia by Roger MacBride Allen (18 ABY)
  157. The Corellian Trilogy: Showdown at Centerpoint by Roger MacBride Allen (18 ABY) 
  158. The Hand of Thrawn: Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn (19 ABY)
  159. The Hand of Thrawn: Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn (19 ABY)
  160. Scourge by Jeff Grubb (19 ABY)
  161. Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher (21 ABY)
  162. Survivor’s Quest by Timothy Zahn (22 ABY)  
  163. Tales from the New Republic by Various Authors (Various years)  
  164. Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore (25 ABY)
  165. Dark Tide I: Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole (25 ABY)  
  166. Dark Tide II: Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole (25 ABY)
  167. Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial by James Luceno (25 ABY)  
  168. Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse by James Luceno (25 ABY)
  169. Balance Point by Kathy Tyers (26 ABY)
  170. Edge of Victory I: Conquest by Greg Keyes (26 ABY)  
  171. Edge of Victory II: Rebirth by Greg Keyes (26 ABY)
  172. Star by Star by Troy Denning (27 ABY)
  173. Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham (27 ABY)
  174. Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston (27 ABY)  
  175. Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston (27 ABY)
  176. Traitor by Matthew Stover (27 ABY)
  177. Destiny’s Way by Walter Jon Williams (28 ABY)  
  178. Bloodline by Claudia Gray (28 ABY)
  179. Force Heretic I: Remnant by Sean Williams and Shane Dix (28 ABY)
  180. Force Heretic II: Refugee by Sean Williams and Shane Dix (28 ABY)
  181. Force Heretic III: Reunion by Sean Williams and Shane Dix (28 ABY)
  182. The Final Prophecy by Greg Keyes (28 ABY)
  183. The Unifying Force by James Luceno (29 ABY)
  184. Force Collector by Kevin Shinick (~34 ABY)
  185. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson (34 ABY)
  186. Canto Bight by Various Authors (34 ABY)
  187. Episode VII: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster (34 ABY)
  188. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry (34 ABY)
  189. Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (34 ABY)
  190. Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson (34 ABY)
  191. Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova (34 ABY)
  192. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson (35 ABY)
  193. The Joiner King by Troy Denning (35 ABY)
  194. The Unseen Queen by Troy Denning (36 ABY)
  195. The Swarm War by Troy Denning (26 ABY)
  196. Betrayal by Aaron Allston (40 ABY)
  197. Bloodlines by Karen Traviss (40 ABY) 
  198. Tempest by Troy Denning (40 ABY)
  199. Exile by Aaron Allston (40 ABY)
  200. Sacrifice by Karen Traviss (40 ABY)
  201. Inferno by Troy Denning (40 ABY)
  202. Fury by Aaron Allston (40 ABY)
  203. Revelation by Karen Traviss (41 ABY)
  204. Invincible by Troy Denning (41.5 ABY)
  205. Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp (41.5 ABY)
  206. Riptide by Paul S. Kemp (41.5 ABY)
  207. Millennium Falcon by James Luceno (43.5 ABY)   
  208. Outcast by Aaron Allston (43.5 ABY)
  209. Omen by Christie Golden (43.5 ABY)
  210. Abyss by Troy Denning (43.5 ABY)
  211. Backlash by Aaron Allston (43.5 ABY)
  212. Allies by Christy Golden (44 ABY)
  213. Vortex by Troy Danning (44 ABY)
  214. Conviction by Aaron Allston (44 ABY)
  215. Ascension by Christy Golden (44 ABY)
  216. Apocalypse by Troy Denning (44 ABY)
  217. X-Wing: Mercy Kill by Aaron Allston (44 ABY)
  218. Crucible by Troy Denning (45 ABY)

#2 Star Wars Books in Order by Time Period

Canon vs. Legend

One of the most confusing things about the Star Wars books is all this talk about Canon vs. Legend. To help you get it all clear, let’s take a second and clarify the differences between the two.

The legend books and comics are all the books published before 2014. For example, the New Jedi Order books or the Thrawn trilogy. All these stories follow an alternate timeline in which the First Order and Kylo Ren did not exist.

If you are shopping for Star Wars books in a physical shop, please note that the Legend books are smaller in size than canon books. Also, all legend books are printed with a gold banner across the top of the front cover that says Legends to help you differentiate from the canon novels.

The Canon books and comics include everything published since 2014 and any Star Wars novel released moving forward. These books follow the same timeline as the Skywalker Saga.

More than 40 Star Wars novels have been published since 2014 meaning the collection of Canon stories comprising the expanded universe is growing faster than ever.

Star Wars Canon Books in Order

  1. The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray  
  2. The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule  
  3. The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott  
  4. The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland  
  5. The High Republic: Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott
  6. The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray
  7. The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel Jose Older
  8. The High Republic: Convergence (Expected: October 5, 2022)
  9. The High Republic: Path of Deceit (Expected: November 1, 2022)
  10. The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha (Expected: February 14, 2023)
  11. The High Republic: Cataclysm (Expected: April 4, 2023)
  12. The High Republic: Path of Vengeance (Expected: May 2, 2023)
  13. Padawan by Kiersten White
  14. Master and Apprentice by Claudia Gray  
  15. Episode 1: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
  16. Queen’s Peril by E. K. Johnston  
  17. Queen’s Shadow by E. K. Johnston
  18. Dooku: Jedi Lost by Cavan Scott
  19. Episode II: Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore
  20. Brotherhood by Mike Chen
  21. Queen’s Hope by E.K. Johnston  
  22. Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  23. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover
  24. Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn
  25. Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good by Timothy Zahn  
  26. Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston
  27. Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn  
  28. Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno  
  29. Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp  
  30. Tarkin by James Luceno  
  31. Most Wanted by Rae Castle  
  32. A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller
  33. Solo by Mur Lafferty
  34. Leia, Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray  
  35. Thrawn by Timothy Zahn 
  36. Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn  
  37. Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn 
  38. Rebel Rising by Beth Revis
  39. Rogue One by Alexander Freed
  40. Episode IV: A New Hope by George Lucas
  41. Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View by Various Authors  
  42. Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden  
  43. Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne
  44. Doctor Aphra by Sarah Kuhn  
  45. Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed
  46. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut
  47. From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back by Various Authors
  48. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi by James Kahn
  49. The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis
  50. Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed  
  51. Aftermath by Chuck Wendig  
  52. Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig  
  53. Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed  
  54. Victory’s Price by Alexander Freed  
  55. Aftermath: Empire’s End by Chuck Wendig  
  56. Lost Stars by Claudia Gray  
  57. Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel by Daniel José Older  
  58. Poe Dameron: Freefall by Alex Segura
  59. Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher
  60. Bloodline by Claudia Gray  
  61. Force Collector by Kevin Shinick  
  62. Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson  
  63. Canto Bight by Various Authors
  64. Episode VII: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster
  65. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi by Jason Fry
  66. Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse
  67. Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire by Delilah S. Dawson
  68. Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova  
  69. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson

Legend Books in Order

  1. Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon
  2. Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller
  3. The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn 
  4. The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp 
  5. Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber
  6. The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams
  7. The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn
  8. Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller
  9. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn
  10. Darth Bane: Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn
  11. Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn
  12. Cloak of Deception by James Luceno
  13. Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber
  14. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves
  15. Darth Plagueis by James Luceno 
  16. Rogue Planet by Greg Bear  
  17. Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn  
  18. The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
  19. The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes  
  20. Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg  
  21. The Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller  
  22. Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss  
  23. Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover  
  24. The Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss
  25. Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss  
  26. The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller  
  27. The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller  
  28. Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss  
  29. Medstar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry  
  30. Medstar II: Jedi Healer by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry   
  31. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart  
  32. Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno  
  33. Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel by Karen Traviss  
  34. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno   
  35. Imperial Commando: 501st by Karen Traviss  
  36. Kenobi by John Jackson Miller  
  37. Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves  
  38. Coruscant Nights II: Street of Shadows by Michael Reaves  
  39. Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force by Michael Reaves  
  40. The Last Jedi by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
  41. The Han Solo Trilogy: The Paradise Snare by A. C. Crispin
  42. The Han Solo Trilogy: The Hutt Gambit by A. C. Crispin
  43. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu by L. Neil Smith
  44. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewing of Oseon by L. Neil Smith  
  45. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka by L. Neil Smith  
  46. Han Solo at Stars’ End by Brian Daley  
  47. Han Solo’s Revenge by Brian Daley
  48. Han Solo and the Lost Legacy by Brian Daley  
  49. The Han Solo Trilogy: Rebel Dawn by A. C. Crispin  
  50. The Force Unleashed by Sean Williams  
  51. The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams  
  52. Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber  
  53. Death Star by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry  
  54. Shadow Games by Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff  
  55. Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina by Various Authors  
  56. Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn  
  57. Allegiance by Timothy Zahn  
  58. Choices of One by Timothy Zahn  
  59. Honor Among Thieves by James S. A. Corey  
  60. Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine by Voronica Whitney-Robinson and Haden Blackman
  61. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye by Alan Dean Foster  
  62. Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge by Martha Wells
  63. Tales of the Bounty Hunters by Various Authors  
  64. Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry  
  65. Tales from Jabba’s Palace by Various Authors  
  66. The Bounty Hunter Wars: The Mandalorian Armor by K. W. Jeter  
  67. The Bounty Hunter Wars: Slave Ship by K. W. Jeter  
  68. The Bounty Hunter Wars: Hard Merchandise by K. W. Jeter  
  69. Tales From the Empire by Various Authors  
  70. The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers  
  71. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor by Matthew Stover  
  72. X-Wing: Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole  
  73. X-Wing: Wedge’s Gamble by Michael A. Stackpole  
  74. X-Wing: The Krytos Trap by Michael A. Stackpole  
  75. X-Wing: The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole  
  76. X-Wing: Wraith Squadron by Aaron Allston  
  77. X-Wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston  
  78. X-Wing: Solo Command by Aaron Allston  
  79. The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton  
  80. Tatooine Ghost by Troy Denning  
  81. Heir to the Empire, Book I of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn  
  82. Dark Force Rising, Book II of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn  
  83. The Last Command, Book III of the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn  
  84. X-Wing: Isard’s Revenge by Michael A. Stackpole  
  85. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson  
  86. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Dark Apprentice by Kevin J. Anderson  
  87. The Jedi Academy Trilogy: Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson  
  88. I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole  
  89. Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly  
  90. Darksaber by Kevin J. Anderson  
  91. X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston  
  92. Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly  
  93. The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre  
  94. The Black Fleet Crisis: Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell  
  95. The Black Fleet Crisis: Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube -McDowell  
  96. The Black Fleet Crisis: Tyrant’s Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell  
  97. The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch 
  98. The Corellian Trilogy: Ambush at Corellia by Roger MacBride Allen  
  99. The Corellian Trilogy: Assault at Selonia by Roger MacBride Allen  
  100. The Corellian Trilogy: Showdown at CenterPoint by Roger MacBride Allen  
  101. The Hand of Thrawn: Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn  
  102. The Hand of Thrawn: Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn  
  103. Scourge by Jeff Grubb  
  104. Survivor’s Quest by Timothy Zahn  
  105. Tales from the New Republic by Various Authors  
  106. Vector Prime by R. A. Salvatore  
  107. Dark Tide I: Onslaught by Michael A. Stackpole  
  108. Dark Tide II: Ruin by Michael A. Stackpole  
  109. Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial by James Luceno  
  110. Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse by James Luceno  
  111. Balance Point by Kathy Tyers   
  112. Edge of Victory I: Conquest by Greg Keyes  
  113. Edge of Victory II: Rebirth by Greg Keyes   
  114. Star by Star by Troy Denning  
  115. Dark Journey by Elaine Cunningham  
  116. Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream by Aaron Allston  
  117. Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston  
  118. Traitor by Matthew Stover  
  119. Destiny’s Way by Walter Jon Williams  
  120. Force Heretic I: Remnant by Sean Williams and Shane Dix  
  121. Force Heretic II: Refugee by Sean Williams and Shane Dix  
  122. Force Heretic III: Reunion by Sean Williams and Shane Dix  
  123. The Final Prophecy by Greg Keyes   
  124. The Unifying Force by James Luceno   
  125. The Joiner King by Troy Denning  
  126. The Unseen Queen by Troy Denning  
  127. The Swarm War by Troy Denning  
  128. Betrayal by Aaron Allston  
  129. Bloodlines by Karen Traviss  
  130. Tempest by Troy Denning  
  131. Exile by Aaron Allston  
  132. Sacrifice by Karen Traviss  
  133. Inferno by Troy Denning  
  134. Fury by Aaron Allston  
  135. Revelation by Karen Traviss  
  136. Invincible by Troy Denning  
  137. Crosscurrent by Paul S. Kemp  
  138. Riptide by Paul S. Kemp  
  139. Millennium Falcon by James Luceno   
  140. Outcast by Aaron Allston  
  141. Omen by Christie Golden  
  142. Abyss by Troy Denning  
  143. Backlash by Aaron Allston  
  144. Allies by Christy Golden  
  145. Vortex by Troy Danning  
  146. Conviction by Aaron Allston  
  147. Ascension by Christy Golden  
  148. Apocalypse by Troy Denning  
  149. X-Wing: Mercy Kill by Aaron Allston
  150. Crucible by Troy Denning  

#3 Star Wars Books in Order by Series

The Old Republic Books

  1. Fatal Alliance (2010)       
  2. Revan (2011)                                                     
  3. Deceived (2011)                                               
  4. Annihilation (2012)  

The Darth Bane Books

  1. Path of Destruction (2006)                           
  2. Rule of Two (2007)                                          
  3. Dynasty of Evil (2009)

The High Republic Books

  1. The High Republic: Into the Dark (2021)
  2. The High Republic: Light of the Jedi (2021)
  3. The High Republic: The Rising Storm (2021)
  4. The High Republic: Out of the Shadows (2021)
  5. The High Republic: Tempest Runner (2021)
  6. The High Republic: The Fallen Star (2022)
  7. The High Republic: Midnight Horizon (2022)
  8. The High Republic: Convergence (Expected: October 5, 2022)
  9. The High Republic: Path of Deceit (Expected: November 1, 2022)
  10. The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha (Expected: February 14, 2023)
  11. The High Republic: Cataclysm (Expected: April 4, 2023)
  12. The High Republic: Path of Vengeance (Expected: May 2, 2023)

Jedi Apprentice Books                                    

  1. The Rising Force (1999)                                 
  2. The Dark Rival (1999)                                     
  3. The Hidden Past (1999)                                 
  4. The Mark of the Crown (1999)                   
  5. The Defenders of the Dead (1999)            
  6. The Uncertain Path (2000)                           
  7. The Captive Temple (2000)                          
  8. The Day of the Reckoning (2000)               
  9. The Fight for Truth (2000)                            
  10. The Shattered Peace (2000)                        
  11. The Deadly Hunter (2000)                            
  12. The Evil Experiment (2001)                          
  13. The Dangerous Rescue (2001)                    
  14. The Ties That Bind (2001)                             
  15. The Death of Hope (2001)                            
  16. The Call to Vengeance (2001)                     
  17. Deceptions (2001)                                           
  18. The Only Witness (2002)                              
  19. The Threat Within (2002)                             
  20. The Followers (2002)                                     

The Phantom Menace Books

  1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)            
  2. Episode 1 Journal: Anakin Skywalker (1999)           
  3. Episode 1 Journal: Queen Amidala (1999)                
  4. Episode 1 Journal: Darth Maul (1999)     
  5. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (YA) (2005)   

Jedi Quest Books

  1. Path to Truth (2001)                                       
  2. The Way of the Apprentice (2002)            
  3. The Trail of the Jedi (2002)                          
  4. The Dangerous Games (2002)                    
  5. The Master of Disguise (2002)                    
  6. The School of Fear (2003)                             
  7. The Shadow Trap (2003)     
  8. The Moment of Truth (2003)                   
  9. The Changing of the Guard (2004)            
  10. The False Peace (2004)                                  
  11. The Final Showdown (2004)                        
  12. Attack of the Clones Books
  13. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) 
  14. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (YA) (2005)

Boba Fett Books

  1. The Fight to Survive (2003)                         
  2. Crossfire (2003)                                                
  3. Maze of Deception (2003)                           
  4. Hunted (2003)                                                  
  5. A New Threat (2004)                                      
  6. Pursuit (2004)

The Clone Wars Books

  1. The Clone Wars (2008)                                  
  2. Wild Space (2008)                                           
  3. No Prisoners (2009)                                        
  4. The Gambit Books
  5. Stealth (2010)                                                   
  6. Siege (2010)

The Secret Missions Books

  1. Breakout Squad (2009)                                 
  2. Curse of the Black Hole Pirates (2010)    
  3. Duel at Shattered Rock (2011)                    
  4. Guardians of the Chiss Key (2012)            

The Republic Commando Books

  1. Hard Contact (2004)                                       
  2. Triple Zero (2006)                                            
  3. True Colors (2007)                                          
  4. Order 66 (2008)                                               
  5. 501st (2009)

The Clone Wars Books

  1. Shatterpoint (2003)                                        
  2. The Cestus Deception (2004)                      
  3. MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (2004)            
  4. MedStar II: Jedi Healer (2004)                    
  5. Jedi Trial (2004)                                                
  6. Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (2004)

The Coruscant Nights Books

  1. Jedi Twilight (2008)                                        
  2. Street of Shadows (2008)                             
  3. Patterns of Force (2009)                               
  4. The Last Jedi (2013)

The Last Jedi Books

  1. The Desperate Mission (2005)                   
  2. Dark Warning (2005)                                      
  3. Underworld (2005)                                         
  4. Death on Naboo (2006)                                 
  5. A Tangled Web (2006)                                   
  6. Return of the Dark Side (2006)                   
  7. Secret Weapon (2007)                                   
  8. Against the Empire (2007)                           
  9. Master of Deception (2008)                        
  10. Reckoning (2008)

The Han Solo Trilogy Books

  1. The Paradise Snare (1997)                           
  2. The Hutt Gambit (1997)                                
  3. Rebel Dawn (1998)

The Adventures of Lando Carlrissian Books

  1. Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu (1983)          
  2. Lando Calrissian and the Flamewing of Oseon (1983)       
  3. Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka (1983)     

The Force Unleashed Books 

  1. The Force Unleashed (2008)                       
  2. The Force Unleashed II (2010)

The Han Solo Adventures Books

  1. Han Solo at Stars’ End (1979)                      
  2. Han Solo’s Revenge (1979)                          
  3. Han Solo and the Lost Legacy (1980)       

The Dark Forces Books

  1. Soldier for the Empire (1997)                     
  2. Rebel Agent (1998)                                         
  3. Jedi Knight (1998)

A New Hope Books

  1. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1976)               
  2. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (YA) (2004)      

The Hand of Judgement Books

  1. Allegiance (2007)                                             
  2. Choices of One (2011)

The Galaxy of Fear Books

  1. Eaten Alive (1997)                                           
  2. City of the Dead (1997)                                 
  3. Planet Plague (1997)                                      
  4. The Nightmare Machine (1997)                 
  5. Ghost of the Jedi (1997)                                
  6. Army of Terror (1997)                                    
  7. The Brain Spiders (1997)                               
  8. The Swarm (1998)                                           
  9. Spore (1998)                                                      
  10. The Doomsday Ship (1998)                          
  11. Clones (1998)                                                    
  12. The Hunger (1998)

The Rebel Force Books

  1. Target (2008)                                                    
  2. Hostage (2008)                                                 
  3. Renegade (2009)                                             
  4. Firefight (2009)                                                 
  5. Trapped (2010)                                                 
  6. Uprising (2010)

The Scoundrels Books

  1. Winner Lose All: A Lando Calrissian Tale (2012)     
  2. Scoundrels (2013)

The Empire Strikes Back Books

  1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)       
  2. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (YA) (2004)

The Return of Jedi Books

  1. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)     
  2. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (YA) (2004)

The Bounty Hunter Wars Books

  1. The Mandalorian Armor (1998)                 
  2. Slave Ship (1998)                                             
  3. Hard Merchandise (1999)                            

The Jedi Prince Books

  1. The Glove of Darth Vader (1992)              
  2. The Lost City of the Jedi (1992)                  
  3. Zorba the Hutt’s Revenge (1992)              
  4. Mission from Mount Yoda (1993)             
  5. Queen of the Empire (1993)                        
  6. Prophets of the Dark Side (1993)

The X-Wing Books

  1. Rogue Squadron (1996)                                
  2. Wedge’s Gamble (1996)                               
  3. The Krytos Trap (1996)                                  
  4. The Bacta War (1997)                                    
  5. Wraith Squadron (1998)                                 
  6. Iron Fist (1998)                                                 
  7. Solo Command (1999)                                   
  8. Isard’s Revenge (1999)                                  
  9. Starfighters of Adumar (1999)                    
  10. Mercy Kill (2012)

The Thrawn Trilogy Books

  1. Heir to the Empire (1991)                            
  2. Dark Force Rising (1992)                               
  3. The Last Command (1993)

The Jedi Academy Trilogy Books

  1. Jedi Search (1994)                                           
  2. Dark Apprentice (1994)                                 
  3. Champions of the Force (1994)

The Callista Trilogy Books

  1. Children of the Jedi (1995)                           
  2. Darksaber (1995)                                             
  3. Planet of Twilight (1997)

The Black Feet Crisis Books

  1. Before the Storm (1996)                               
  2. Shield of Lies (1997)                                       
  3. Tyrant’s Test (1998)

The Corellian Trilogy Books

  1. Ambush at Corellia (1995)                           
  2. Assault at Selonia (1995)                              
  3. Showdown at Centerpoint (1995)             
  4. The Hand of Thrawn Books
  5. Specter of the Past (1997)                           
  6. Vision of the Future (1998)                          
  7. The Junior Kedi Knights Books
  8. The Golden Globe (1995)                             
  9. Lyric’s World (1996)                                        
  10. Promises (1996)                                               
  11. Anakin’s Quest (1996)                                    
  12. Vader’s Fortress (1997)                                 
  13. Kenobi’s Blade (1997)

The Young Jedi Knights Books

  1. Heirs of the Force (1995)                              
  2. Shadow Academy (1995)                              
  3. The Lost Ones (1995)                                     
  4. Lightsabers (1996)                                           
  5. Darkest Knight (1996)                                    
  6. Jedi Under Siege (1996)                                
  7. Shards of Alderaan (1997)                            
  8. Diversity Alliance (1997)                               
  9. Delusions of Grandeur (1997)                       
  10. Jedi Bounty (1997)                                          
  11. The Emperor’s Plague (1997)                      
  12. Return to Ord Mantell (1998)                     
  13. Trouble on Cloud City (1998)                      
  14. Crisis at Crystal Reef (1998)

The New Jedi Order Books

  1. Vector Prime (1999)                                       
  2. Dark Tide I: Onslaught (2000)                     
  3. Dark Tide II: Ruin (2000)                               
  4. Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial (2000)      
  5. Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (2000)     
  6. Balance Point (2000)                                      
  7. Edge of Victory I: Conquest (2001)           
  8. Edge of Victory II: Rebirth (2001)              
  9. Star by Star (2001)                                          
  10. Dark Journey (2002)                                       
  11. Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream (2002)          
  12. Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand (2002)           
  13. Traitor (2002)                                                    
  14. Destiny’s Way (2002)                                     
  15. Force Heretic I: Remnant (2003)                
  16. Force Heretic II: Refugee (2003)                
  17. Force Heretic III: Reunion (2003)               
  18. The Final Prophecy (2003)                           
  19. The Unifying Force (2003)                            

 The Dark Night Trilogy Books

  1. The Joiner King (2005)                                   
  2. The Unseen Queen (2005)                           
  3. The Swarm War (2005)

The Legacy of the Force Books                  

  1. Betrayal (2006)                                                 
  2. Bloodlines (2006)                                            
  3. Tempest (2006)                                                
  4. Exile (2007)                                                        
  5. Sacrifice (2007)                                                 
  6. Inferno (2007)                                                  
  7. Fury (2007)                                                        
  8. Revelation (2008)                                            
  9. Invincible (2008)

The Crosscurrent Books

  1. Crosscurrent (2010)                                       
  2. Riptide (2011)                                                   

The Fate of the Jedi Books

  1. Outcast (2009)                                                  
  2. Omen (2009)                                                     
  3. Abyss (2009)                                                      
  4. Backlash (2010)                                                
  5. Allies (2010)                                                       
  6. Vortex (2010)                                                    
  7. Conviction (2011)                                            
  8. Ascension (2011)                                             
  9. Apocalypse (2012)

Star Wars Books in Order: The Standalone Novels

  1. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye (1978)                
  2. The Truce at Bakura (1993)                         
  3. The Courtship of Princess Leia (1994)      
  4. The Crystal Star (1994)                                  
  5. Shadows of the Empire (1996)                   
  6. I, Jedi (1998)
  7. Rogue Planet (2000)                                       
  8. Cloak of Deception (2001)                            
  9. Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter (2001)         
  10. The Approaching Storm (2002)                  
  11. Legacy of the Jedi (2003)                              
  12. Tatooine Ghost (2003)                                   
  13. The Ruins of Dantooine (2003)                   
  14. Survivor’s Quest (2004)                                 
  15. Secrets of the Jedi (2005)                             
  16. Outbound Flight (2006)                                 
  17. Death Star (2007)                                            
  18. The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader (2007)    
  19. The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi (2008)       
  20. Millennium Falcon (2008)                            
  21. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (2008)           
  22. A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker (2009)
  23. Death Troopers (2009)                                  
  24. Red Harvest (2010)                                         
  25. Knight Errant (2011)                                       
  26. Darth Plagueis (2012)                                    
  27. The Wrath of Darth Maul (2012)               
  28. Scourge (2012)

Star Wars Books in Order: Short Story Collections

  1. Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina (1995)                
  2. Tales of the Bounty Hunters (1996)          
  3. Tales from Jabba’s Palace (1996)               
  4. Tales from the Empire (1997)                     
  5. Tales from the New Republic (1999)        
  6. Lost Tribe of the Sith (2012)                           

Final Thoughts on Star Wars Books in Order

We hope that this article has cleared up any confusion you might have had in how to read the Star Wars books in order.

Ticking off all these books as read would be an incredible feat. How many Star Wars books have you read? Let us know in the comments.

Looking for more books in order?

Check out this list of the Warhammer books in order.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.