The Old Galatic Republic Era, began over 25,000 years before the events of Star Wars : A New Hope. Around 4,000 years before A New Hope began the first of many wars that continued to affect the events throughout Star Wars. First came Jedi Revan, who won great respect as a leader during the Mandalorian Wars. His time during the war caused him to fall to the Dark side of the force, where he became Darth Revan and eventually caused the forming of what would become The Sith Empire. 300 years later The Sith Empire returned, starting the Great Galatic War. This was a dark time for the Republic and continued until Darth Bane created the Rule of Two.
The Rise of the Empire are the books that take place during the 1,000 80 years before Star Wars : A New Hope. Which means this starts before the events of The Phantom Menace. So not only can we see what happens with Anakin as he falls in love and his descent into the dark side, but what Darth Maul was like before Episode I and what Han Solo was up to before his fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker.
A rebel ship is being boarded by the tyrannical Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, with his new allies, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, R2-D2, attempt to rescue rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of the Empire. The conclusion is culminated as the Rebels, including Skywalker and flying ace Wedge Antilles make an attack on the Empire's most powerful and ominous weapon, the Death Star.
Fleeing the evil Galactic Empire, the rebels abandon their new base on Hoth. Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2 and C-3P0 escape in the damaged Millenium Falcon. Later, on Bespin, they are captured by Lord Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker, meanwhile, follows Ben Kenobi's posthumous command and receives Jedi training by Yoda on Dagobah.
Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia, disguised as a bounty hunter, and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels.
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The Pink Five Saga is a fan series starring Stacey as one of the pilots during the final battle in Star Wars : A New Hope. The original short film not only won the George Lucas Selects Award in the 2003 Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards, the character's so popular she's one of the few fan made characters to become part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe by appearing in the book Hand of Judgement I : Allegiance - Timothy Zahn.
These books take place during the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and the following 5 years.
These stories are in the order of what time they occurred, not when they were published.
Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca head for Candoras Sector to evaluate an alliance proposed by the governor that would provide the rebels a new base, while Mara Jade and five renegade stormtroopers also head for Candoras to smash the rebels.
Luke Skywalker expected trouble when he volunteered to follow Princess Leia on her mission to the planet Circarpous. But he discovered that hidden on the planet was the Kaiburr crystal, a mysterious gem that would give the one who possessed it such powers over the Force that he would be all but invincible. In the wrong hands, the crystal could be deadly. So Luke had to find this treasure and find it fast....
Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han’s got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he’s deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There’s a bounty on Han’s head—and if he can’t cough up the credits, he’ll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king’s ransom. Or maybe a gangster’s fortune? That’s what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han’s less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. The payoff will be more than enough for Han to settle up with Jabba—and ensure he never has to haggle with the Hutts again.