Star Wars: Legacy of the Force is a Star Wars Legends adult-fiction novel series from authors Aaron Allston, Karen Traviss, and Troy Denning. It includes nine volumes that were published by Del Rey from 2006 to 2008.
Set in 40 ABY–41 ABY, the series chronicles the Second Galactic Civil War and the fall of Jacen Solo to the dark side of the Force, mentored by the returning villain Lumiya. Star Wars: Legacy of the Force also saw the return of Boba Fett, Lando Calrissian, Thrackan Sal-Solo, and Natasi Daala.
- Legacy of the Force: Betrayal, by Aaron Allston (May 30, 2006)
- Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines, by Karen Traviss (August 29, 2006)
- Legacy of the Force: Tempest, by Troy Denning (November 28, 2006)
- Legacy of the Force: Exile, by Aaron Allston (February 27, 2007)
- Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice, by Karen Traviss (May 29, 2007)
- Legacy of the Force: Inferno, by Troy Denning (August 28, 2007)
- Legacy of the Force: Fury, by Aaron Allston (November 27, 2007)
- Legacy of the Force: Revelation, by Karen Traviss (February 26, 2008)
- Legacy of the Force: Invincible, by Troy Denning (May 13, 2008)
When a nine-book series was first proposed in 2004, it was originally slated to be set in the Sith Era. It is unknown when in the era the series would have taken place, but Sue Rostoni said the following on the forums at StarWars.com:
- "Shelly and I, and the authors, will be reading through all the comics and other material to decide where in time to set the series and what, if any, existing characters we want to use."
- ―Eeusu Estornii
About a month later, Rostoni posted the following information in the thread:
- "Hi -- I haven't read all the pages of posts, but there's been a change.... We've reconsidered where to set this 9-book series and have decided that the old Old Republic era may not be the best place. We're now seriously considering post-NJO, something like 35 years after A New Hope. The thinking is that there is more opportunity here for substantial storylines using characters that people already have feelings about, and the outcome wouldn't be known at the start of things. We still want to play in the Old Old Republic time frame, and will try to get a trilogy there. I hope you all aren't disappointed - I'm trying to gauge whether it's best to give you NO information at all, or information (like this) that's subject to change."
- ―Eeusu Estornii
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force has seen the re-emergence of several characters, both from the EU and from the films, who had until the series been untouched by EU literature for some time. Most notably the Dark Lady of the Sith Lumiya made her first appearance in a novel in Betrayal, and Boba Fett, last seen in a cameo role in The Unifying Force, re-entered the galactic scene in Bloodlines. Other characters, such as Thrackan Sal-Solo, Gilad Pellaeon, and Ailyn Vel, as well as Lumiya, had their story-arcs brought to a conclusion.
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