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Star Wars Reading Chronology: Timeline Comparison

A guide on the chronology of Star Wars books. movies, television shows, and graphic novels including the current canon as well as the Expanded Universe/Legends (pre-Disney).

Timeline Comparison

33 BBY

Canon Legacy
Maul is searching for a kidnapped padawan abducted by Cad Bane and Aurra Sing. Maul faces gladiatorial combat in a space penitentiary as part of a larger plan by Sidious.

29 BBY

Canon Legacy
Featuring Anakin and Obi-Wan in their early training together stranded on a primitive world.

Featuring Anakin and Obi-Wan in their early days, tasked with stopping the Trade Federation from acquiring new ship designs.

21 BBY

Canon Legacy
Laying the groundwork for the creation of the Death Star, a brilliant scientist aids an old friend with his energy research supposedly for altruistic purposes. An important battle between Republic and Separatist forces that could lead to Anakin Skywalker being promoted from apprentice to Jedi knight.

20 BBY

Canon Legacy
Asajj Ventress helps the Jedi hunt down and attempt to capture Count Dooku. Savage Opress and Darth Maul are on a rampage and a team a Jedi are dispatched to stop them by any means necessary!

19 BBY

Canon Legacy
Find out how Kanan Jarrus of the Rebels TV show escaped the Jedi Purge of Order 66! Obi-Wan Kenobi begins his life of seclusion on Tattooine to watch over young Luke.

18 BBY

Canon Legacy
Showing the missing years between the Jedi Purge and when Ahsoka resurfaces as a Rebel informant on the Rebel's TV Show. Jax Pavan is one of the few Jedi to survive Order 66, he uses his powers to help fight against the Empire and aid the guerrilla group Whiplash, and now Vader has set his sights on this Jedi.


Canon Legacy
Set during the TV show Rebels, this book follows the life of Zare Leonis and how his view of the Empire changes as he discovers startling truths. Kicked out of the Imperial Navy, Han and his new companion Chewbacca start working with Jabba the Hutt and run afoul of rival Hutt families.


Canon Legacy
The story of how the Chiss named Thrawn joined the Imperial Navy and rose through the ranks. The story of Darth Vader's apprentice, Starkiller.


Canon Legacy
The secret mission to steal the Death Star plans. The story behind the creation of the Death Star.


Canon Legacy
Vader has crashed landed on an enemy planet with the Rebels closing in fast to capture this high profile target. Han Solo is enlisted to help smuggle an important Rebel spy from behind enemy lines.


After faking her death a year earlier, Doctor Aphra meets up with her old boss Darth Vader as the massive hunt is underway for the rebel base on Hoth. In the first story of the expanded universe, both Luke and Darth Vader are after the Kaiburr crystal, which is said to give Force-sensitives immense power.


Canon Legacy
A frontline seat for the street level battles of the Galactic Civil War. Prince Xizor of the Black Sun crime syndicate is at odds with Darth Vader to capture Luke Skywalker for the Emperor while Leia infiltrates Jabba's palace.


Canon Legacy
Across the galaxy, some systems celebrate, while in others Imperial factions tighten their grip. Optimism and fear reign side by side. And while the Rebel Alliance engages the fractured forces of the Empire, a lone Rebel scout uncovers a secret Imperial meeting… Bakura is on the edge of known space and the first to meet the Ssi-ruuk, cold-blooded reptilian invaders who, once allied with the now dead Emperor, are approaching Imperial space with only one goal: total domination. The rebels must join forces with the remnants of the Empire to push back these invaders.


Canon Legacy
The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat. As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee s homeworld of Kashyyyk. They are sleek, swift, and deadly. The 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 Imperial foe in a last-ditch effort to control the stars!


Canon Legacy
A Mandolorian is tasked with bringing a child back to the Jedi. Grand Admiral Thrawn attempts to unify the remnants of the Imperial Fleet to reestablish the Empire.

28 ABY

Canon Legacy
When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory. Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. The troubles for the embattled living planet Zonama Sekot have just begun. As Luke Skywalker and Jacen Solo negotiate its place in the galactic struggle against the Yuuzhan Vong, Wedge and his ships must rely on trickery and brilliant battle tactics if they are to survive long enough to ensure the success of one of the deadliest and most crucial missions the Galactic Alliance forces have ever seen...