Return of the Jedi
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Star Wars Books You Should Read If You Like
Return of the Jedi

When fans flocked to theaters to view what was thought to be, at the time, the end of the Star Wars saga, they had high hopes for answers to many outstanding questions. But most importantly, they counted on seeing Luke’s Jedi powers come to full fruition for the first time. 


This would be the event all had been waiting for -- Vader and Skywalker, supposed father and son, in a duel for not the first but perhaps the final time. And the movie, as it turns out, delivered on its promises.


Whether Return of the Jedi is your favorite Star Wars movie or simply in your top five, a two-hour film can only tell so much of the story. If you’ve ever reached the end of the original trilogy and found yourself hungry for more, don’t worry. The expanded universe can provide the literary satisfaction you’ve been craving.


Return to one of your favorite classic Star Wars films by checking out the stories surrounding and leading up to the film. This may not be the conclusion of your grandest reading adventure, but it will be worth every page.

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Adult Novel
Loosely Canon

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

James Kahn
4 ABY

Return of the Jedi was the conclusion to a trilogy many never thought would take off the way it did. But seeing the final duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker and the destruction of the Empire -- and so much more -- made it one of the biggest events of its era. You've seen the movie a dozen, if not a hundred times. You can experience it again in the form of a book.

In the original novelization of the movie Star Wars fans are treated to what is claimed to be one of the best film-to-book adaptions in the franchise.

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Adult Novel
Legends

Shadows of the Empire

Steve Perry
3.5 ABY

The Empire Strikes Back was a big hit, as was Return of the Jedi. But many fans wondered what our heroes were up to in preparation for Han’s rescue at Jabba’s palace. Shadows of the Empire fills the blanks in between the two films and gained enough popularity to be released in various media like comic adaptations, video games, and action figures.

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Adult Novel
Legends

Tales from Jabba's Palace

Various Authors
4 ABY

From the infamous Boba Fett to the pitiful Malakili, Tales from Jabba's Palace has a story for everyone. The "Tales from..." collections are classic Legends adventures, taking the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as the short stories range from wacky to thrilling to bizarre! Tales from Jabba's Palace is no exception, featuring an incredible cast of Legends authors.

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Adult Novel
Canon

Alphabet Squadron

Alexander Freed
4 ABY

From the mind of Battlefront: Twilight Company’s Alexander Freed, Alphabet Squadron (the first book in a planned trilogy) brings us into the lives of the newly minted titular squad of ace fighter pilots led by recent Imperial defector, Yrica Quell. Under the watchful eye and tutelage of both New Republic Intelligence Agent Caern Adan and the illustrious General Hera Syndulla, Quell’s team attempts to coalesce in pursuit of a singular, crucial objective: the eradication of the 204th Imperial Fighter Wing more commonly known as Shadow Wing.

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Adult Novel
Canon

Aftermath

Chuck Wendig
4 ABY

What many still don't know about the Empire is that it did not instantly crumble with the destruction of the second Death Star. For a long time, those who remained loyal to the Emperor held on, refusing to surrender and accept defeat. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, there is still a war to be won. And it's not just up to the high-profile heroes we know and love to get the job done.

Follow an unlikely team of rebel heroes as they struggle against what remains of Palpatine's forces and try to save the galaxy from coming undone again.

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