Star Wars Novel Timeline

UPDATED 4/28/2016:

For a comprehensive list that compares the Legends timeline and the New Canon timeline, checkout the page over at Yoda’s DataPad.  The list below is the list that I have decided to follow with my own reading timeline.  It follows the real timeline, but it negates some of the Legends storylines after the Episode 3 movie.  There are 2 reasons for this.  First, I’ve already read everything up to the Clone Wars books, long before Episode 7 was released and Disney decided to piss all over the original EU.  The second reason is because, while these aren’t considered Canon, at this point in time, there is no reason to believe these stories will change.  The follow the timelines and settings of Episodes 1-3, which Disney has already stated will be Canon, along with all original movies.  The books after Episode 6, which Disney has basically ignored, deviate quite a long way from the storyline after the movies.  The same isn’t true for the prequel books, since they take place during the same timeline as the movies themselves.

I’ll be adding books to this timeline as they become available.  I might also add-in some Legends books at some point, such as The Thrawn Trilogy, simply because I want to read that series.  Check back often for updates.

+Years BBY = Years before the Battle of Yevan, the last battle in Episode 4 where the Death Star is destroyed.
+Bold Italics = Upcoming Releases
+Orange Italics = Newly Added or New Releases


The Pre-Republic Era

Years BBY Title Timeline
25793 Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void by Tim Lebbon Legends

The Old Republic Era

Years BBY Title Timeline
5000-2975 Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories by John Jackson Miller Legends
3954-3950 The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn Legends
3653 The Old Republic: Deceived by Paul S. Kemp Legends
3645 Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber Legends
3643 The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams Legends
3640 The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew Karpyshyn Legends
1032 Knight Errant by John Jackson Miller Legends
1003-1000 Darth Bane: Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn Legends
1000-990 Darth Bane: Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn Legends
980 Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn Legends

The Prequel Era
Years BBY Title Timeline
67-32 Darth Plagueis by James Luceno Legends
33 Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber Legends
32 Cloak of Deception by James Luceno Legends
32 Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter by Michael Reaves Legends
32 Episode I: The Phantom Menace movie novelization by Terry Brooks (Episode I: The Phantom Menace film) Canon
29 Rogue Planet by Greg Bear Legends
27 Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn Legends
22 The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster Legends
22 Episode II: Attack of the Clones movie novelization by R. A. Salvatore (Episode II: Attack of the Clones film) Canon
22 The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes Legends
22 Jedi Trial by David Sherman & Dan Cragg Legends
22 Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie novelization by Karen Traviss (The Clone Wars film and TV show) Canon
22 The Clone Wars: Wild Space by Karen Miller Legends
22 Republic Commando: Hard Contact by Karen Traviss Legends
22 Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover Legends
22 The Clone Wars: No Prisoners by Karen Traviss Legends
21 Republic Commando: Triple Zero by Karen Traviss Legends
21 The Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth by Karen Miller Legends
21 The Clone Wars Gambit: Siege by Karen Miller Legends
21 Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss Legends
20 Medstar I: Battle Surgeons by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry Legends
20 Medstar II: Jedi Healer by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry Legends
19 Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart Legends
19 Dark Disciple by Christie Golden Canon
19 Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno Legends
19 Episode III: Revenge of the Sith movie novelization by Matthew Stover (Episode III: Revenge of the Sith film) Canon
19 Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel by Karen Traviss Legends
19 Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno Legends
19 Imperial Commando: 501st by Karen Traviss Legends
19 Kenobi by John Jackson Miller Legends
14 Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp Canon
14 Tarkin by James Luceno Canon
11 A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller Canon
~10 (May 2018: Untitled young Han Solo film) Canon
5-4 (Rebels TV show) Canon