Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Secret Missions is a book series by Ryder Windham. The series is based on The Clone Wars television series; however, it focuses on new characters and events. The books are published by Grosset & Dunlap, a division of the Penguin Group. The first book of the series, Breakout Squad, was released in September 2009. The second book, Curse of the Black Hole Pirates, was released the following year. The third, Duel at Shattered Rock, was released in 2011. And the fourth novel, announced in the third book's addendum, was called Guardians of the Chiss Key, and was released in 2012.


Windham's involvement in the Star Wars universe has largely been freelance writing assignments, rather than his own story ideas. As such, he was instructed by Lucasfilm to include the Malevolence in the book. However, he did not want to ground the entire Secret Missions series into Season One's timeframe because the later book would come out long after that episode of the show. Frank Parisi requested that a BX-series droid commando be involved in the series. He was also told to include Savage Opress in the comic book tie-in, The Clone Wars: Strange Allies, by Lucasfilm.[2]


Year Name Author Notes
2009The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 1: Breakout SquadRyder Windhamnovel
2010The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 2: Curse of the Black Hole PiratesRyder Windhamnovel
2011The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 3: Duel at Shattered RockRyder Windhamnovel
2012The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 4: Guardians of the Chiss KeyRyder Windhamnovel

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Legends tie-in media
Film novelization
The Clone Wars: Wild Space · No Prisoners
Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth · Siege
Secret Missions
Breakout Squad · Curse of the Black Hole Pirates · Duel at Shattered Rock · Guardians of the Chiss Key
Season One: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21
Hunting the Hunters: I · II · III – Trade paperback: Tales from The Clone Wars
Season Two: Act on Instinct · Season Three: The Valsedian Operation
Monthly comic series
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
Trade paperbacks: Slaves of the Republic · In Service of the Republic · Hero of the Confederacy
Graphic novellas
Shipyards of Doom · Crash Course · The Wind Raiders of Taloraan · The Colossus of Destiny
Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju · The Starcrusher Trap · Strange Allies · The Enemy Within
The Sith Hunters · Defenders of the Lost Temple · The Smuggler's Code
Other comics
Darth Maul—Death Sentence: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 (TPB)
Free Comic Book Day: The Gauntlet of Death · Opress Unleashed
HoloNet News
1 · 2 · 3Republic Heroes tie-ins: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Video games
Mobile Game · Jedi Alliance (Prima Guide) · Lightsaber Duels (Prima Guide) · Republic Heroes (Prima Guide)
Adventures (Official Guide) · LEGO Star Wars III (Prima Guide)
Reference books
The Visual Guide · Campaign Guide · The Art of · The Art of (booklet) · Visual Guide Ultimate Battles
The Official Episode Guide: Season 1 · Character Encyclopedia · New Battlefronts: The Visual Guide
Official Episode Guide Series 1 & 2 · Incredible Vehicles · Episode Guide
Other material
Film soundtrack · TV Soundtrack · Trading cards · LEGO · Toy line
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