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Best Star Wars Books To Read

Looking for the best Star Wars books? Browse our list to find excellent book recommendations on the subject.

Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1: Imperial Machine (Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith (2017)) (2017)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadFrom acclaimed writer Charles Soule comes a brand-new, exhilarating series exploring Darth Vader’s early history. Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader’s rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!
Author(s): Charles Soule, Jim Cheung

Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1 (Star Wars (Marvel)) (2015)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadThe original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series! Ever since Darth Vader’s first on-screen appearance, he has become one of pop culture’s most popular villains. Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE into his own solo adventures – showing the Empire’s war with the Rebel Alliance from the other side! But when a Dark Lord needs help, who can he turn to?
Author(s): Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larocca

Master & Apprentice (Star Wars) (2019)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadA Jedi must be a fearless warrior, a guardian of justice, and a scholar in the ways of the Force. But perhaps a Jedi’s most essential duty is to pass on what they have learned. Master Yoda trained Dooku; Dooku trained Qui-Gon Jinn; and now Qui-Gon has a Padawan of his own.
Author(s): Claudia Gray

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Vol. 4: The Catastrophe Con (2019)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadDoctor Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time she’s in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hubdroid. Take one step too far? Kablooey! Normally, sitting still wouldn’t be an issue – but what happens when Aphra’s captors send her hubdroid right into the middle of a war zone? And what’s this rumor about the prison being haunted? Meanwhile, Aphra’s got information – and it’s information that the Rebellion wants.
Author(s): Si Spurrier, Kev Walker

Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2: Legacy’s End (Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith (2017)) (2018)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadVader’s story continues! Jocasta Nu, the Jedi Temple librarian, puts forth a desperate eff ort to gather and preserve whatever he can of the Jedi legacy after the purge. Vader and the Grand Inquisitor cannot let Jocasta succeed and are sent after her, as alpatine views her as a particular threat. Her knowledge makes her almost a one-woman Jedi Order that must be stopped.
Author(s): Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Revan (Star Wars: The Old Republic – Legends) (2012)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadHero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior—the man called Revan has been all of these. He left Coruscant a Jedi, on a mission to defeat the Mandalorians. He returned a Sith disciple, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was the loss of his memories. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear. What happened beyond the Outer Rim that Revan can’t quite remember or entirely forget?
Author(s): Drew Karpyshyn

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Graphic Novel Adaptation (Star Wars Movie Adaptations) (2017)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadA new Star Wars generation is born! Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren meet for the first time in this children’s comic adaptation of Episode VII.Faithfully capturing the galaxy-spanning action of The Force Awakens, join all your favorite characters, new and old, on the adventure of a lifetime!
Author(s): Alessandro Ferrari

Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions (2019)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadWHO IS DARTH VADER? He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be a knight in shining armor.
Author(s): Dennis Hopeless, Paolo Villanelli

Star Wars: Darth Maul (2017)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadRaised on hate, fear and angersteeped in the ways of darknessand trained to kill! Darth Maul’s time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows – now at last his tale of revenge is revealed! It’s a story of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the hated Jedi. But when a Jedi Padawan is captured by sinister forces, why is Maul so determined to fi nd her? And what role will a band of bounty hunters, including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing, play?
Author(s): Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross

Aftermath: Star Wars (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) (2016)

 Best Star Wars Books To Read  As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding.
Author(s): Chuck Wendig

Star Wars: Age of the Rebellion – Heroes (2019)

 Best Star Wars Books To ReadWriter Greg Pak (WEAPON H and WEAPON X) teams up with artists Chris Sprouse (BLACK PANTHER) and more to tell stunning adventures starring the greatest heroes from the original Star Wars film trilogy. What exactly did Han and Chewie do with all that reward money? What harrowing battles did Leia and Lando fight on the way to infi ltrate Jabba’s palace?
Author(s): Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (Star Wars – Legends) (2012)

 Best Star Wars Books To Read  Darth Plagueis: Like all Sith Lords before him, he craves absolute power. But like no Sith Lord ever, he possesses the ultimate power—over life and death.   Darth Sidious: In secret he masters the power of the dark side, while publicly climbing to the highest government office.   One desires to rule supreme; the other dreams of living forever. Together, they will destroy the Jedi and rule the galaxy. Unless merciless Sith tradition becomes their undoing. . . .
Author(s): James Luceno

Best Star Wars Books to Read

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Star Wars and Philosophy Strikes Back: This Is the Way

Author(s): Jason T. Eberl, Kevin S. Decker
ID: 3530638, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2023, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them

Author(s): Barbara F. Walter
ID: 3175650, Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC, Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Star Wars: Stories of Jedi and Sith

Author(s): Lucasfilm Press
ID: 3295272, Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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