STAR WARS BOOK LIST
This is a simple list of all of the full-length Star Wars novels to date, in chronological order of when the stories take place, with the movies and TV shows also added for context. This list does not include most young readers' books or short novellas. Books whose stories overlap within the same timeline are listed in recommended reading order based on my own judgement. Big thanks go to Once Upon A Galaxy for helping me keep up with new releases, and Wookiepedia's Timeline of Canon Media for help figuring out some of the timeline dates. If you have any questions or feedback, you can email me at books@yodasdatapad.com. The Book List also has a Facebook fanpage.

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Last updated: December 20, 2021

Newly released:
  • The High Republic: The Rising Storm in the Old Republic Era
  • The High Republic: Out of the Shadows in the Old Republic Era
  • The High Republic: Tempest Runner audiobook original in the Old Republic Era
  • Ronin: A Visions Novel in no era (see bottom of timeline)
  • Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil in the Prequel Era
Upcoming titles added:
  • The High Republic: The Fallen Star in the Old Republic Era
  • The High Republic: Midnight Horizon in the Old Republic Era
  • Brotherhood in the Prequel Era
  • Shadow of the Sith in the Sequel Era
  • Padawan in the Prequel Era (no cover image yet)
  • Lando TV series in unknown era (bottom of timeline)
  • A Droid Story animated film in unknown era (bottom of timeline)
Other publishing-related changes:
  • The release of Queen's Hope has been delayed from November 2021 to April 2022
  • Sidebar now shows the actual cover art for Queen's Hope instead of the earlier stand-in graphic
  • The full title of Visions: Ronin has been changed to Ronin: A Visions Novel
  • Changed "Untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show" to reflect official title, Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Belatedly added the Star Wars: Visions short film collection to the list (in new section at the end), now that we know it's neither Legends nor Canon
  • Queen's Peril, the Doctor Aphra audiobook, Shadow Fall, Poe Dameron: Free Fall, Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising, and The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View are longer categorized as new releases.
Timeline adjustments:
  • Created new section near bottom of list for upcoming titles whose timeline placement is completely unknown
  • Created new, disconnected section at bottom of list for Ronin: A Visions Novel, which takes place in an alternate universe with no known reference point to connect it to any point of the Canon or Legends timelines
  • Adjusted approximate timeline dates for The High Republic novels The Rising Storm, which is now known to take place almost a year after Light of the Jedi, and Into the Shadows, which takes place soon after that
  • More precise timeline date for The High Republic: The Tempest Runner, which is now known to take place a few months after The Rising Storm
  • Switched the order of The High Republic novels Light of the Jedi and Into the Dark based on recommended reading order feedback from a reader (thanks!) - the two books' stories overlap in time, but place emphasis on different parts of the events
  • Confirmed that Queen's Hope takes place at -22 years, because descriptions say it's 10 years after The Phantom Menace and soon after the beginning of the Clone Wars
  • More accurate timeline date estimate for Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil, which appears to take place during the same year as Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good
  • Switched the order of Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising and Dark Disciple, which both take place in year -19, based on the tentative order in Wookieepedia's Canon media timeline (Dark Disciple is specifically known to take place relatively late in that year)
  • Adjusted beginning timeline date for the first Canon Thrawn novel, based on careful analysis of the Rebels TV show timeline by Wookeepedia editors
  • Switched timeline order of Galaxy's Edge novels Black Spire and A Crash of Fate based on recommended reading order feedback from a reader (thanks!) - both books take place around the same time, but this order feels more intuitive
  • Adjusted timeline date of Master & Apprentice from -39 to -40 based on analysis by Wookeepedia editors
underline = movie novelization
bold = new release (in the last 12 months)
blue = future release


Years before/after Ep. IV

LEGENDS

These books are part of the original Star Wars Expanded Universe, and follow an internally consistent timeline. Newer movies and other stories aren't based on these books, and will often contradict them.

NEW CANON

The new standardized Star Wars "canon" includes all the movie episodes, The Clone Wars TV show, and almost all new stories since 2014. New stories, including the films, are coordinated to prevent contradictions between them.

Years before/after Ep. IV

The Pre-Republic Era

(Scroll down to see titles...)    
25,793     

The Old Republic Era

5,000-2,975     
3,954-3,950     
3,653     
3,645     
3,643     
3,640     
1,032     
1,003-1,000     
1,000-990     
980     
      The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule232
      The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray (young adult novel)232
      The High Republic: The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott~231
      The High Republic: Out of the Shadows by Justina Ireland (young adult novel)~231
      The High Republic: Tempest Runner by Cavan Scott (audiobook only)231
      Jan. 2022: The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray~231
      Feb. 2022: The High Republic: Midnight Horizon by Daniel José Older (young adult novel)~231
      (Release date TBA: The Acolyte TV show)?

The Prequel Era

      July 2022: Padawan by Kiersten White (young adult novel)~41
      40
32.5     
32      
32      
32 32
67-32 32
29     
27     
     28
22 ~22
22 22
22 May 2022: Brotherhood by Mike Chen22
22     
22 22-19
22     
22     
22     
22 April 2022: Queen's Hope by E.K. Johnston22
21     
21     
21     
21     
20     
20     
19 19
      19
19     
19 19
19      
19      
19 (The Bad Batch TV show)~19
19     
19     
18      
18 Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good by Timothy Zahn ~18
      Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil by Timothy Zahn ~18
      18
1721-17

The Classic Era

     14
     14
     ~13
     11
1010
     (2022: Obi-Wan Kenobi TV show)9
      (2022: Andor TV show)5
5-45-4
     4-3
33
3      
     ~16-2
22
2 ~2
2     
2     
2-0     
3-1 1
1 1
1     
3-0 13-0
00
0 0
00
     0
      0
0 0
0.5     
0.7     
1     
1.5     
2     
2     
     3
3 3
3 3
3.5     
4 4
4     
4     
4     
4     
(various)     

The New Republic Era

The Sequel Era

44.2
   4.2
   4.4
   4.5
   Victory's Price by Alexander Freed4.9-5
5 5
   -11 to +5
6.5     
77
7      
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
7.5     
8     
8.5     
9 (The Mandalorian TV show)~9
9 (Dec. 2021: The Book of Boba Fett TV show)~9
9 (Release date TBA: Rangers of the New Republic TV show)~9
9.5 (Release date TBA: Ahsoka TV show)~9
11     
11     
11     
11     
12     
12.5     
13     
13     
14     
16     
16     
16     
17     
18 18
18     
18     
19     
19     
19     
      June 2022: Shadow of the Sith by Adam Christopher 21
22     
(various)     

The New Jedi Order Era

     

The New Jedi Order series:

     
25     
25     
25     
25     
25     
26     
26     
26     
27     
27     
27     
27     
27     
2828
28     
28     
28     
28     
29     
      33.5-34
      ~34
      34
     34
     34
     34
      34-35
      34
      34

The Dark Nest trilogy:

34
35 35
36 (Dec. 2023: Rogue Squadron film)?
36      

The Legacy Era

     

The Legacy of the Force series:

     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
40     
41     
41.5     

Stand-alone novels:

     
41.5     
41.5     
43.5     

The Fate of the Jedi series:

     
43.5     
43.5     
43.5     
43.5     
44     
44     
44     
44     
44     

Stand-alone novels:

     
44     
45     

Timeline Placement Completely Unknown

     
  (Release Date TBA: A Droid Story animated film)?
  (Release Date TBA: Lando TV show)?

Spanning Multiple Eras

     
(various)Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 1 by various authors (mix of Legends and Canon short stories) (various)
(various)Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Vol. 2 by various authors (mix of Legends and Canon short stories) (various)
 

Star Wars: Visions
(alternate universe with no reference point to the main timelines)

N/A(Visions short film collection) N/A
N/ARonin: A Visions Novel by Emma Mieko Candon N/A


* The original tie-in novel series to The Clone Wars animated series has not been adopted into the new canon, even though the TV series has. Despite clashing somewhat with the timeline of earlier Clone Wars stories, these books were eventually worked into the Legends timeline by The Essential Reader's Companion.

** The Cestus Deception and Jedi Trial were originally placed later in the period between Episodes II and III, but were moved forward by The Essential Reader's Companion in order to reconcile them with The Clone Wars TV show and books. Anakin Skywalker is already a Jedi knight at the beginning of The Clone Wars, but is still a padawan in The Cestus Deception and at the beginning of Jedi Trial.



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