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Star Wars books reviewed

Star Wars books, by Michael A Stackpole, Drew Karpyshyn, Joe Schrieber and Karen Traviss reviewed.

1. Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that’s drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Repu [...]

2. The Krytos Trap by Michael A Stackpole
Star Wars: X-Wing: Book 3
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Rebels have taken Coruscant, but their problems are far from over. A killer virus called Krytos is wiping out the indigenous population, and a counter-revolution is exploding. At the center of the storm is the highly charged treason trial of Rebel hero Tycho Celchu. While agents provocateurs [...]

3. Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray
Star Wars
Score: 90
Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
An unexpected offer threatens the bond between Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the two Jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future.A 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 [...]

4. Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn
Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn: Book 2
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. Th [...]

5. Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn
Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn: Book 1
Score: 85
Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn—the most cunning and ruthless [...]

6. Star Wars - Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide by Daniel Wallace
Score: 83
Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews
Set in-world, Star Wars: The Imperial Handbook shares the knowledge of a newly promoted Commander in the Imperial Military, providing a comprehensive overview of the Imperial war machine. [...]

7. Onslaught: Dark Tide I by Michael A Stackpole
Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke Skywalker's leadership. When alien invaders known as the Yuuzhan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on [...]

8. Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
In the time immediately following the destruction of the Death Star and the years between the Battle of Yavin and the foundation of the Rebel Base on Hoth, the Empire's grip on the galaxy has become an unyielding fist of retribution. Pressed into action by Emperor Palpatine, Imperial forces h [...]

9. Rogue Squadron by Michael A Stackpole
Star Wars: X-Wing: Book 1
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They are the X-wing fighters. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both their lives and their machines. Their mission: to defend the Rebel Alliance against a still-powerful and battle-hardened Imp [...]

10. Fool’s Bargain by Timothy Zahn
Star Wars: Survivor�s Quest
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Once infamously known as “Vader’s Fist,” the legendary 501st are the best men for the dangerous objective at hand—capturing the Warlord alive. It’s a risky mission that might be jeopardized when Imperial unit commander Twister and his comrades, Shadow, Cloud, and Wat [...]

11. Triple Zero by Karen Traviss
Star Wars: Republic Commando: Book 2
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Following the eruption of the bloody Clone Wars at the battle of Geonosis, both sides remain deadlocked in a stalemate that can be broken only by elite warrior teams like Omega Squad, clone commandos with terrifying combat skills and a lethal arsenal... For Omega Squad, deployed deep behind enemy [...]

12. Star Wars - Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side by Daniel Wallace
Score: 80
Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Sith have existed in the galaxy for centuries, lurking, waiting for their chance to seize control. In his quest for domination, Darth Sidious tracked down five pivotal Sith texts written by his most powerful predecessors. Then, drawing on the knowledge within the compiled pages, he wrote a si [...]

13. Hard Contact by Karen Traviss
Star Wars: Republic Commando: Book 1
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
As the Clone Wars rage, victory or defeat lies in the hands of elite squads that take on the toughest assignments in the galaxy—stone-cold soldiers who go where no one else would, to do what no one else could ... On a mission to sabotage a nanovirus research facility on a Separatist-held pl [...]

14. True Colours by Karen Traviss
Star Wars: Republic Commando: Book 3
Score: 78
Our rating: 7.8 | 0 positive reader reviews
As the savage Clone Wars rage unchecked, the Republic’s deadliest warriors face the grim truth that the Separatists aren’t their only enemy—or even their worst. In the Grand Army’s desperate fight to crush the Separatists, the secret special ops missions of its elite clone [...]

15. Star Wars - The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn
Score: 75
Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord's attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith dominat [...]

16. Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn
Star Wars : Darth Bane: Book 1
Score: 72
Our rating: 7.0 | 2 positive reader reviews
Thousands of years before the rise of Darth Sidious and Darth Vader, the Old Republic was rife with the evil Sith, who were a constant thorn in the side of the Jedi. But greed and hunger for power were eating away at the Sith Order, destroying it from within. In the midst of this rose a new Sith, [...]

17. Star Wars: The Clone Wars by Karen Traviss
Star Wars
Score: 71
Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews
The raging Clone Wars illuminate dark motives and darker destinies until one question must be answered: Does the end ever justify the means? It’s time the Jedi found out. [...]

18. The Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice by John Jackson Miller
The Lost Tribe of the Sith: Book 1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
For the ruthless Sith Order, failure is not an option. It is an offense punishable by death-and a fate to which Commander Yaru Korsin will not succumb. But on a crucial run to deliver troops and precious crystals to a combat hotspot in the Sith's war against the Republic, Korsin and the crew [...]

19. Ruin: Dark Tide II by Michael A Stackpole
Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Book 3
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the worlds of the Outer Rim. They are merciless, without regard for life—and they stand utterly outside the Force. Their ever-changing tactics stump the New Republic military. Even the Jedi, once the greatest guardians of peace in the galaxy [...]

20. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II by Sean Williams
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
As ruthless apprentice to Darth Vader, Starkiller was mercilessly schooled in the ways of the dark side, commanded to exterminate the last of the purged Jedi Order, and groomed for the ultimate Sith power play: assassination of the Emperor. He served without question, killed without remorse, and [...]

21. Deceived by Paul S Kemp
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous. A rogue Jedi is fast approaching, her name is Aryn Leneer-and the lone Knight that Malgus cut [...]

22. The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force by Daniel Wallace
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
This ancient training manual, crafted by early Jedi Masters, has educated and enlightened generations of Jedi. It explains the history and hierarchy of the Jedi Order, and what Jedi must know to take their place as defenders of the peace in the galaxy from mastery of the Force to the nuances of l [...]

23. Revan by Drew Karpyshyn
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians -and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that&# [...]

24. Wedge’s Gamble by Michael A Stackpole
Star Wars: X-Wing: Book 2
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
It is the evil heart of a battered and reeling Empire: Coruscant, the giant city-world from whose massive towers the Imperial High Command directs the war. The Rebels will invade this mighty citadel in a daring move to bring the Empire to its knees. But first Wedge Antilles and his X-wing pilots [...]

25. Vector Prime by RA Salvatore
Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Book 1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Galactic Empire has ended the war with the New Republic, but the galaxy is far from peace. Unrest is spreading everywhere, and threatens to destroy the New Republic's tenuous reign. Into this fragile moment comes Nom Anor, a mysterious and charismatic firebrand who is sowing seeds of mist [...]

26. Survivor’s Quest by Timothy Zahn
Star Wars: Survivor's Quest: Book 1
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
After fifty years, the remains of Outbound Flight—a pioneering Jedi expedition viciously destroyed by the alien warlord Grand Admiral Thrawn—have been found on the planet Nirauan. The beings who reside there wish to turn over to the New Republic the remnants of the doomed mission. Acc [...]

27. The New Rebellion by Katherine Rusch
Score: 70
Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
Somewhere in the galaxy, millions suddenly perish--a disruption of the Force so shocking it is felt by Luke at his Jedi academy and by Leia on Coruscant.  While Leia must deal with an assassination attempt, a rumored plot against the New Republic, and allegations that Han Solo is involved, L [...]

28. Ambush at Corellia by Roger Macbride Allen
Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 1
Score: 60
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
A trade summit on Corellia brings Han Solo back to the home world he left many years before. Arriving on the distant planet with Leia, their children and Chewbacca, Han finds Corellia overrun with agents of the New Republic Intelligence and finds himself part of a deceptive plan whose aim not eve [...]

29. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II by Haden Blackman
Score: 58
Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Jedi order has been crushed under the devious hand of Emperor Palpatine. A new order has risen, one that seeks to dominate the galaxy using the iron first of Darth Vader But Vader cannot control an entire galaxy alone. He has selected his own apprentice from among those gifted with Force-sens [...]

30. Star Wars: The Force Unleased by Sean Williams
Score: 55
Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews
The Jedi order has been crushed under the devious hand of Emperor Palpatine. A new order has risen, one that seeks to dominate the galaxy using the iron fist of Darth Vader. But Vader cannot control an entire galaxy alone. He has selected his own apprentice from among those gifted with Force-sens [...]

31. Assault at Selonia by Roger Macbride Allen
Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 2
Score: 51
Our rating: 5.1 | 0 positive reader reviews
Imprisoned on the planet Corellia, Han Solo finds himself at the mercy of his evil cousin, Thracken Sal-Solo. Thracken plans to restore the Imperial system and seize total power -- no matter what the cost. Han has one chance to stop him. But to do so he must turn his back on his human cousin and [...]

32. Showdown at Centerpoint by Roger Macbride Allen
Star Wars: The Corellian Trilogy: Book 3
Score: 50
Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews
When a loyalist ship approaching Selonia is blasted out of space, Han Solo quickly realizes that rebel forces are turning planetary repulsors into weapons of immense destruction. Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian manage to discover the terrifying secret of Centerpoint Station. It is [...]