- "The dying is painful…the transition is not an enjoyable experience. But the suffering is a small price to pay…for eternal life!"
- ―Emperor Palpatine
Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy is a hardcover collection of the Dark Horse Comics comic book series Star Wars: Dark Empire, Star Wars: Dark Empire II, and Star Wars: Empire's End. This collection was published on September 15, 2010.
Six years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, the battle for the galaxy's freedom rages on. The Empire has been mysteriously reborn under an unknown leader, wielding a new weapon of great power. Princess Leia and Han Solo struggle to hold together the New Republic while the galaxy's savior, Luke Skywalker, fights an inner battle as he is drawn to the dark side, just as his father…
Six years after the fall of Darth Vader and the Emperor in Return of the Jedi, a New Republic has been formed, but the galaxy is not yet safe. The Empire has been mysteriously reborn under an unknown leader wielding a new weapon of great power. Princess Leia and Han Solo struggle to hold together and defend the New Republic while the galaxy's savior, Luke Skywalker, fights an inner battle as he is drawn to the dark side, just as his father was.
It is a struggle that will set Luke on a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order - and himself. But even as Skywalker searches the galaxy for Jedi who might have escaped the Purge at the end of the Clone Wars, another battle looms, for the Imperial war machine is readying for another fight. And this time, the dark power behind the resurgent Empire has its sights set on a new target: Han and Leia's newborn child! If this new plan is successful, the galaxy will surely be plunged into a new dark age.
Only the strength of the Jedi and the parents' courage can overcome the power of the dark side.
The seminal stories that helped to launch a new chapter in the Star Wars saga - Dark Empire, Dark Empire II and Empire's End - are collected for the first time in one volume.
The flap summary states that the events of the trilogy take place ten years after Return of the Jedi, indicating that it is set in 14 ABY, rather than the canonical 10 ABY, although the publisher's summary is correct in saying that six years elapse between Return of the Jedi and the Dark Empire trilogy.
- Dark Empire 1
- Dark Empire 2
- Dark Empire 3
- Dark Empire 4
- Dark Empire 5
- Dark Empire 6
- Dark Empire II 1
- Dark Empire II 2
- Dark Empire II 3
- Dark Empire II 4
- Dark Empire II 5
- Dark Empire II 6
- Empire's End 1
- Empire's End 2
- Star Wars Handbook 3: Dark Empire