It's five years after Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi Twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousand of light-years away, the last of the emperor's warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial Fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the new Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build. The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale--in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars.
Cynthia Burmester, September 18, 2011 (view all comments by Cynthia Burmester)
Here, in the first Lucas-sanctioned (if after the recent changes in the new Blu-Ray edition make that mean anything to any of us any more) fiction set after the events of 'Return of the Jedi', Timothy Zahn takes the reader on a fantastic Star Wars adventure full of drama, politics, and action. Jedi Witches, Noghri, Han & Leia married, Leia carrying twin children, and a mysterious red-head pursuing Luke Skywalker - who could ask for a better beginning to every other post-Original Trilogy book series that followed in the last 20 years.
In10sKase, February 15, 2010 (view all comments by In10sKase)
Heir to the Empire was the first Star Wars book I ever read. I was so hooked after this one I have read this and it's 2 counterparts 6 times and have gone on to read 25+ Star Wars books...though Timothy Zahn's Star Wars books have always been my fave!
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