Throughout the course of our respective journeys into the depths of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, there are countless stories we have encountered. Whether or not, you have religiously followed each release via Star Wars books, novels, or TV series, there are sure specific moments that you can always point to be your favorite. After all, it has been more than four decades of galactic battles, lightsaber duels, and Jedi deaths, and we might have missed out on some moments. Lucky are those who have been able to collect even the most non-mainstream Star Wars novels written as they can tell more stories to lesser-informed fans.
Some of us have been alive long enough to witness the original Star Wars Trilogy hit the big screen during the era of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. It couldn't be bad either to start from the Ewan McGregor era, but if you've just started sneaking in via Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver's seemingly endless fanfictions, then you might have a lot of catching up to do. There are for sure tons of Star Wars comic stories and explanations behind them. Every fan can definitely justify his list of the top ten Star Wars legends stories. Whatever type of Force you are in, there are Star Wars stories that must've inspired you throughout the years. In this list, we have our picks for the best ones that have ever been told. Dive in and reflect if the Force within you is already strong, enough to warrant full mastery of these tales. If you have your own picks which you think we should know about, then feel free to suggest them.
Now, this story may not be remembered by a lot of Star Wars fans, not even the die-hard ones. The Thrawn Trilogy was composed of novels created by Timothy Zain, which kicked off from 1991's 'Heir to the Empire' and was followed by 'Dark Force Rising' and 'The Last Command' to top it off. It takes place on a not-so talked about period in the Star Wars timeline but just by looking at the life story of Admiral Thrawn and how he threatened the existence of the New Republic is just awesome. This makes this trilogy one of the best Star Wars expanded universe stories ever told.
The X-Wings series is another hardcore fan's gem from the Star Wars EU. It consists of novels created by Michael Stackpole and Aaron Allston, which depict events of the New Republic strike to reconquer Coruscant up to the campaign against the Imperial warlord Zsinj. If you're into very extensive reading trips about a group of pilots and high-octane video-game-like simulation stories, then you should definitely consider these Star Wars stories.
What went down during the infamous heist from 'Return of the Jedi' still baffles fans to this day. Despite the many fails that led to Princess Leia's rescue from the hands of Jabba the Hutt, she ultimately gets to escape via the efforts of Luke, Lando, and Chewie. What really went down before the rescue cannot be ultimately be confirmed, especially by looking at the golden bikini that Leia wore during her captivity. Nonetheless, this is one of the best Star Wars stories everyone should hear.
This 2002 Star Wars novel has got to be one of the darkest and most haunting ones that sprung off from the franchise. Just from its opening sequence where you can read about Jacen Solo's torture, you feel will the difference this story brings as compared to other tales from the Star Wars Extended Universe. This novel overall tells us about what happens in a stunned galaxy. Author Matthew Stover couldn't have written this any better despite its grit and unconventional storytelling.
If you really want to see some variations and in the process, see Luke Skywalker kneel to the Dark Side, then you should definitely learn about this Star Wars story. Dark Empire is a series of comic books that were published beginning in 1991. Fans will love this series for its details about Emperor Palpatine and tons of prophecies.
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