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[Legacy of the Force era: events that occur 40 years after the Battle of Yavin and beyond]
Events that occur 40 years after the Battle of Yavin and beyond.

This is the era of Luke Skywalker's legacy: the Jedi Master has unified the Jedi Order into a cohesive group of powerful Jedi Knights. But as the new era begins, planetary interests threaten to disrupt this time of relative peace, and Luke is plagued with visions of an approaching darkness. Evil is rising again and it looks as if the legacy of the Skywalkers may come full circle.

 

Published Star Wars Legends book and comic stories* from The Legacy of the Force era are, in story chronological order:
Click or tap on a book cover or title to discover more. 
 

 

[Legacy of the Force: Betrayal]

Legacy of the Force: Betrayal
by Aaron Allston

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
When a mission to uncover an illegal missile factory on the planet Adumar ends in a violent ambush, from which Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and his protégé and cousin, Ben Skywalker, narrowly escape with their lives; it's the most alarming evidence yet that sparks of political unrest are threatening to ignite into total rebellion. The governments of numerous worlds are chafing under the strict regulations of the Galactic Alliance and diplomatic efforts to enforce compliance are failing.

[Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines]

Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines
by Karen Traviss

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart. Han and Leia return to Han’s homeworld, Corellia, the heart of the resistance. Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliance’s campaign to crush the insurgents.

[Legacy of the Force: Tempest]

Legacy of the Force: Tempest
by Troy Denning

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels’ plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally. Yet the Solos’ selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, that will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead.

[Legacy of the Force: Exile]

Legacy of the Force: Exile
by Aaron Allston

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Evil is on the move as the Galactic Alliance and Jedi order battle forces seen and unseen, from rampant internal treachery to the nightmare of all-out war. With each victory against the Corellian rebels, Jacen Solo becomes more admired, more powerful, and more certain of achieving galactic peace. Despite strained relationships caused by opposing sympathies in the war, Han and Leia Solo and Luke and Mara Skywalker remain united by one frightening suspicion: someone is manipulating this war.

[Legacy of the Force: Betrayal]

Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice
by Karen Traviss

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of Galactic Alliance security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side.

[Legacy of the Force: Inferno]

Legacy of the Force: Inferno
by Troy Denning

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Luke Skywalker wanted to unify the Jedi order and bring peace to the universe. Instead his wife lies dead at the hands of an unknown assassin, his wayward nephew Jacen Solo has seized control of the Galactic Alliance, and the galaxy has exploded in all-out civil war. With Luke consumed by grief, Jacen works quickly to consolidate his power and jumpstart his plan to take over the Jedi. Convinced he’s the only one who can save the galaxy, Jacen will do whatever it takes, even ambush his own parents.

[Legacy of the Force: Fury]

Legacy of the Force: Fury
by Aaron Allston

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Fighting alongside the Corellian rebels, Han and Leia are locked in a war against their son Jacen, and nothing can stop Jacen’s determination to bring peace with a glorious Galactic Alliance victory: whatever the price. While Luke grieves the loss of his beloved wife and deals with his guilt over killing the wrong person in retaliation, Jaina, Jag, and Zekk hunt for the real assassin, unaware that the culprit commands Sith powers that can cloud their minds and misdirect their attacks.


[Legacy of the Force: Revelation]

Legacy of the Force: Revelation
by Karen Traviss

This story occurs approximately 40 years after the Battle of Yavin.
During this savage civil war, all efforts to end Jacen Solo’s tyranny of the Galactic Alliance have failed. Now with Jacen approaching the height of his dark powers no one, not even the Solos and the Skywalkers, knows if anything can stop the Sith Lord. Jacen’s shadow of influence has threatened many, especially those closest to him. Jaina Solo is determined to bring her brother in, but in order to track him down, she must first learn unfamiliar skills from a man she finds ruthless, repellent, and dangerous.


[Legacy of the Force: Invincible]

Legacy of the Force: Invincible
by Troy Denning

This story occurs approximately 41½ years after the Battle of Yavin.
The rebel cause is losing ground while the Galactic Alliance, with the newly ascendant Sith Lord Darth Caedus at its helm, may be unstoppable. Tormented and torn between the call of duty and the thirst for vengeance, Luke has searched the Force and beheld an unspeakable vision of the galaxy enslaved under tyranny more monstrous than even Palpatine’s. Now it seems that the last, best hope lies in mobilizing the scattered Jedi for one decisive search-and-destroy mission: eliminate Darth Caedus.l


[Crosscurrent]

Crosscurrent
by Paul S. Kemp

This story occurs approximately 41½ years after the Battle of Yavin.
An ancient Sith ship hurtles into the future carrying a lethal cargo that could forever destroy Luke Skywalker's hopes for peace.
The Civil War is almost over when Jedi Knight Jaden Korr experiences a Force vision so intense he must act. Enlisting two salvage jocks and their ship, Jaden sets out into space. Someone, or something, appears to be in distress.


[Riptide]

Riptide
by Paul S. Kemp

This story occurs approximately 42 years after the Battle of Yavin.
When a ship full of Sith warriors arrived in Galactic Alliance space, the fight to destroy it accidentally uncovered a deadly menace: a long-hidden group of clones, secretly created as insidious weapons capable of wielding the Force and heedless of the differences between light side and dark side. Now the clones have escaped and evidence suggests they are flawed by genetic disease and violent madness.
Jedi Knight Jaden Korr pursues the clones, hoping to heal them but prepared to destroy them.


[Millennium Falcon]

Millennium Falcon
by James Luceno

This story occurs approximately 43 years after the Battle of Yavin.
With the end of the brief reign of Darth Caedus comes a period of unexpected stability but the road to reconciliation has been harder still for Han and Leia Solo, who have now lost both of their sons. Some measure of solace comes in the form of Allana, Jacen's Force sensitive daughter, whom the Solos have adopted at the request of the girl's mother, Queen Tenel Ka of Hapes. But Han craves the distraction of action, so he, Leia and Allana embark on an investigation into the origin of the Millennium Falcon.


[Fate of the Jedi: Outcast]

Fate of the Jedi: Outcast
by Aaron Allston

This story occurs approximately 43½ years after the Battle of Yavin.
In a shocking move, Chief of State Natasi Daala orders the arrest of Luke Skywalker for failing to prevent Jacen Solo's turn to the dark side and subsequent reign of terror as a Sith Lord. But it's only the first blow in an anti-Jedi backlash fuelled by a hostile government and suspicious public. When Jedi Knight Valin Horn, scion of a politically influential family, suffers a mysterious psychotic break and becomes a dangerous fugitive, the Jedi become the target of a media-driven witch-hunt.


[Fate of the Jedi: Omen]

Fate of the Jedi: Omen
by Christie Golden

This story occurs approximately 43½ years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Jedi Order is in crisis: forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is on a desperate mission to uncover the truth behind Jacen Solo's fall to the dark side and to learn what's turning peaceful Jedi into raving lunatics. While far across the galaxy, a lost tribe of Sith will once more take to the stars to reclaim their legendary destiny as rulers of the galaxy. Only one thing stands in their way to dominance, a name whispered to them through the Force: Skywalker.


[Fate of the Jedi: Abyss]

Fate of the Jedi: Abyss
by Troy Denning

This story occurs approximately 44 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo’s dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Sojourning among the mysterious Aing-Tii monks has left Luke and his son Ben with no real answers, only the suspicion that the revelations they seek lie in the forbidden reaches of the distant Maw Cluster. There, hidden from the galaxy in a labyrinth of black holes, dwell the Mind Walkers: those whose power to transcend their bodies and be one with the Force.


[Fate of the Jedi: Backlash]

Fate of the Jedi: Backlash
by Aaron Allston

This story occurs approximately 44 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Having narrowly escaped the deranged Force worshippers known as the Mind Walkers, and a deadly Sith hit squad, Luke and Ben Skywalker are in pursuit of the now Masterless Sith apprentice Vestara Khai. It is a chase that leads to the forbidding planet Dathomir, where an enclave of powerful dark-side Force-wielders will give Vestara the edge she needs to escape; and where the Skywalkers will be forced into combat for their quarry and their lives.


[Fate of the Jedi: Allies]

Fate of the Jedi: Allies
by Christie Golden

This story occurs approximately 44 years after the Battle of Yavin.
What began as a quest for truth has become a struggle for survival for Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben. They have faced a team of Sith assassins and beaten the odds to destroy them. And now the death squad’s sole survivor, Vestara Khai, has summoned an entire fleet of Sith frigates to engage the embattled Jedi. But the dark warriors come bearing a surprising proposition that will bring Jedi and Sith together in an unprecedented alliance against an evil more ancient and alien than they can imagine.


[Fate of the Jedi: Vortex]

Fate of the Jedi: Vortex
by Troy Denning

This story occurs approximately 44 years after the Battle of Yavin.
In a stunning turn of events, Luke Skywalker and his son, Ben, joined forces with members of the Sith armada sent to kill them and turned their combined might against the monstrous being Abeloth, whose power was causing young Jedi Knights to go seemingly insane. But with Abeloth gone and the Knights sane again, the Sith reverted to form, making a treacherous attempt on Luke's life.


[Fate of the Jedi: Conviction]

Fate of the Jedi: Conviction
by Aaron Allston

This story occurs approximately 44 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Luke and Ben Skywalker are relentlessly pursuing Abeloth, the powerful dark-side entity bent on ruling the galaxy. But as they corner their monstrous quarry on the planet Nam Chorios, the two lone Jedi must also face the fury of the Sith death squadron bearing down on them. And when Abeloth turns the tables with an insidious ambush, the Skywalkers’ quest threatens to become a suicide mission.


[Fate of the Jedi: Ascension]

Fate of the Jedi: Ascension
by Christie Golden

This story occurs approximately 44 years after the Battle of Yavin.
As Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the formidable dark-side being Abeloth, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power, which will thrust one Dark Lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh-and-blood. On Coruscant, a political vacuum has left tensions at the boiling point, with factions racing to claim control of the Galactic Alliance. Suddenly the Jedi Order must struggle to keep the Galactic Alliance government from collapsing into anarchy.


[Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse]

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse
by Troy Denning

This story occurs approximately 44 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Jedi and Sith face off: with Coruscant as their battlefield. For the Sith, it’s the chance to restore their dominance over the galaxy that forgot them for so long. For Abeloth, it’s a giant step in her quest to conquer all life everywhere. For Luke Skywalker, it’s a call to arms to eradicate the Sith and their monstrous new master once and for all.


[X-Wing: Mercy Kill]

X-Wing: Mercy Kill
by Aaron Allston

This story occurs approximately 45 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitor, and license to do so by any and all means, Wraith Squadron will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test against the most lethal of adversaries.


[Crucible]

Crucible
by Troy Denning

This story occurs approximately 45 years after the Battle of Yavin.
When Han and Leia Solo arrive at Lando Calrissian’s Outer Rim mining operation to help him thwart a hostile takeover, their aim is just to even up the odds and lay down the law. Then monstrous aliens arrive with a message, and mere threats escalate into violent sabotage with mass fatalities. When the dust settles, what began as corporate warfare becomes a battle with much higher stakes and far deadlier consequences.


[Legacy: Broken]

Legacy: Broken
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
133 years after the death of Darth Vader, the Skywalker line has reached another low point: in the person of the last living heir, Cade Skywalker. Cade has abandoned his Jedi heritage for plans of quick wealth and a pirate's life. And his actions have attracted all of the wrong kinds of attention. Now a Sith apprentice is sent to hunt a quarry whose capture-or-death could shake an empire to its foundations. And a Princess finds herself alone in the galaxy, pursued by those she once counted as allies.

[Legacy: Shards]

Legacy: Shards
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Discover how the Empire joined forces with the Sith to defeat the Galactic Alliance in the war to dominate the galaxy: only to have Darth Krayt and his legion of followers usurp ultimate power for themselves! Follow the fate of an Empire divided, with battles pitting stormtrooper against stormtrooper, and Sith assassins bent on taking the life of deposed Emperor Roan Fel! Witness a galaxy in turmoil, and the decisions that will shape its future!

[Legacy: Claws of the Dragon]

Legacy: Claws of the Dragon
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
When Cade Skywalker attempts to rescue the Jedi he turned over to the Sith during his days as a bounty hunter, the last Skywalker soon finds himself in the clutches of Darth Krayt. There, Cade must confront his past and decide once and for all: will he remain the Emperor's prisoner or become his thrall?

[Legacy: Book 1]

Legacy: Book 1
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

These stories occur approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A Sith legion has conquered the Empire, the Jedi have been scattered, and the galaxy is divided. Into this comes Cade Skywalker, heir to the Skywalker legacy...
Collates Legacy: Broken, Shards and Claws of the Dragon.

[Legacy: Volume 1]

Legacy: Volume 1
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

These stories occur approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A Sith legion has conquered the Empire, the Jedi have been scattered, and the galaxy is divided. Into this comes Cade Skywalker, heir to the Skywalker legacy...
Collates Legacy: Broken, Shards and Claws of the Dragon.

[Legacy: Alliance]

Legacy: Alliance
by John Ostrander, Omar Francia, Brad Anderson et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Admiral Gar Stazi leads the Galactic Alliance in a risky heist against the Sith. If he succeeds, his army's resources will be greatly replenished, but at what price of punishment from the Sith Emperor and his minions? Three sides of this tale are told: that of the Galactic Alliance; that of the forces still loyal to the deposed Emperor Roan Fel; and that of the new Sith Order.

[Legacy: The Hidden Temple]

Legacy: The Hidden Temple
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Cade Skywalker just wants to be left alone. But when you and your friends have just blown up half of the Sith Temple, cut down two of Emperor Darth Krayt's most trusted minions, and you happen to be the last known heir of the Skywalker legacy, people, bad people, are going to come knocking. The Empire's retaliatory genocide on Mon Calamari is just the icing on the cake. Cade and his bounty-hunter band realize that something must be done! If only there was somebody to help Cade save the galaxy...

[Legacy: Vector]

Legacy: Vector
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Cade Skywalker's plan to assassinate Emperor Darth Krayt is aided by a "secret weapon" in the form of Celeste Morne - the Jedi Knight of The Old Republic who is in possession of, and possibly possessed by, the powerful Muur Talisman. Cade and Celeste will change the galaxy for better, or for worse!

[Legacy: Storms]

Legacy: Storms
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A shake-up in the Sith leadership has made the galaxy a worse place, not a better one. On the planet of Dac, the Mon Calamari are still feeling the wrath of Darth Krayt - their punishment for betraying the Sith Empire. Meanwhile, a victory has turned sour and possibly deadly for Cade Skywalker and his companions. And the Galactic Alliance comes closer to forming an alliance with deposed Emperor Roan Fel’s forces against their mutual enemy. Now, if they can just agree on who that enemy is...

[Legacy: Book 2]

Legacy: Book 2
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

These stories occur approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
A century after the death of Darth Vader, the Sith have returned and the galaxy is on the brink of war. The one hope for stopping the Sith lies with ex-Jedi and would-be pirate Cade Skywalker, the last of the Skywalker lineage. But Cade has plans of his own...
Collates Legacy: Alliance, The Hidden Temple, Vector and Storms.

[Legacy: Tatooine]

Legacy: Tatooine
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Tracked by Imperial agents and targeted by Black Sun assassins, Cade Skywalker is run to ground on Tatooine, where his two most famous ancestors had roots. But even if he can evade those who are trying to kill him, Cade can't escape the family legacy. Before this adventure is over, Cade will be forced to think about who he is and who he wants to be-helped along by his mother, his half sister, and the ghost of Luke Skywalker!

[Legacy: Monster]

Legacy: Monster
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Wayland is a once-fertile world transformed by alien biotechnology into a monstrous living nightmare. The planet was the scene of Kol Skywalker's worst failure and his son Cade's first brush with death. Now Cade and his friends have been lured back to Wayland, where a deadly secret festers and a life-changing decision waits for Cade. Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a chance for peace erupts into a three-way battle between the Jedi, the Sith, and Roan Fel's Imperial Knights!

[Legacy: Extremes]

Legacy: Extremes
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
The Galactic Alliance, Emperor-in-exile Roan Fel's forces and the reunited Jedi Order are finally ready to take on the Sith Empire. Everyone is out of hiding, and the battle lines have been drawn!
Cade Skywalker is back in action, as well-leading a personal vendetta against the Sith, and brought to the brink of having to accept his family legacy or deny it once and for all!

[Legacy: War]

Legacy: War
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

This story occurs approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
It's an all-out war as the Sith emperor returns from the dead: stronger, more evil, more determined and prepared to unleash a new secret weapon upon the galaxy! Roan Fel's loyalist Imperials, the Galactic Alliance, and the Jedi are all on the defensive-reeling from the attacks by the unified Sith.
But Cade Skywalker has his own plans for this war. All this time spent running from his legacy has finally shown him that he can't run. And he must stand alone against Darth Krayt!

[Legacy: Book 3]

Legacy: Book 3
by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons et. al.

These stories occur approximately 137 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Last heir to the legacy of the Skywalkers, Cade Skywalker is ready to turn his back on the galaxy for good. But as the rumored death of Sith Emperor Darth Krayt sets into motion a struggle for power, it becomes clear to Cade that he is the true last hope for the galaxy...
Collates Legacy: Tatooine, Monster, Extremes and War.

[Legacy II Book 1: Prisoner of the Floating World]

Legacy II: Prisoner of the Floating World
by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Rachelle Rosenberg et. al.

This story occurs approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo - Han and Leia’s great-great granddaughter - is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid and discovers she has been targeted for death!

[Legacy II Book 2: Outcasts of the Broken Ring]

Legacy II: Outcasts of the Broken Ring
by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Rachelle Rosenberg et. al.

This story occurs approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin.
When word comes that Sith are being sought out and murdered by another Sith, Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao want to find out why.
The only things standing in their way are the Empire, the Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, and the Imperial Knights!

[Legacy II Book 3: Wanted: Ania Solo]

Legacy II: Wanted: Ania Solo
by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Rachelle Rosenberg et. al.

This story occurs approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin.
Just who is Ania Solo?
Is she a lowly salvage dealer from a backwater planet, as she says, or is she an escaped prisoner and the murderer of an Imperial Knight, as the authorities claim?

[Legacy II Book 3: Wanted: Ania Solo]

Legacy II: Empire of One
by Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, Rachelle Rosenberg et. al.

This story occurs approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin.
When Ania Solo and her companions embark on a covert rescue mission, they have no idea they’re headed into a showdown with the Sith that could alter the balance of power in the galaxy!

*Notes:

  • For a full story listing (incl. short stories, uncollected comic books, etc) visit the Time Line.
  • This list is neither definitive nor exhaustive.
  • Cover images are representative and may vary by territory and medium.

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