Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, also referred to as Star Wars Trilogy: The Empire Strikes Back, is a Legends junior novel written by Ryder Windham, based on a story by George Lucas and a screenplay by Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan. It adapts the 1980 film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, and it was first published on October 1, 2004 by Scholastic.

The novel was later collected in Star Wars Trilogy: Collector's Edition (2005), Star Wars Boxed Set: Episodes I–VI (2007), and Star Wars: Classic Trilogy (2014). A revised, canon edition of the novel, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, was published in 2017.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

An Empire grows stronger. A rebellion is threatened. A young apprentice learns from a wise master. An identity is revealed. The journey takes a dark turn.



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