Karen Traviss Books In Order

Gears of War Books In Publication Order

  1. Aspho Fields (2008)
  2. Jacinto’s Remnant (2009)
  3. Anvil Gate (2010)
  4. Coalition’s End (2011)
  5. The Slab (2012)
  6. Ascendance (By:Jason M. Hough) (2019)
  7. Bloodlines (By:Jason M. Hough) (2020)
  8. Ephyra Rising (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (2021)

The Wess’har Wars Books In Publication Order

  1. City of Pearl (2004)
  2. Crossing the Line (2004)
  3. The World Before (2005)
  4. Matriarch (2006)
  5. Ally (2007)
  6. Judge (2008)

Galaxy’s Edge: Nomad Books In Publication Order

  1. The Best of Us (2019)

G.I. Joe: The Fall of G.I. Joe Books In Publication Order

  1. The Fall of G.I. JOE Volume 1 (2015)
  2. The Fall of G.I. JOE Volume 2 (2015)
  3. G.I. JOE: The Fall of G.I. JOE (2018)

Ringer Books In Publication Order

  1. Going Grey (2014)
  2. Black Run (2017)

Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit Books In Publication Order

  1. The Clone Wars (2008)
  2. Wild Space (By:Karen Miller) (2008)
  3. No Prisoners (2009)
  4. Siege (By:Karen Miller) (2010)
  5. Stealth (By:Karen Miller) (2010)

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force Books In Publication Order

  1. Betrayal (By:Aaron Allston) (2006)
  2. Bloodlines (2006)
  3. Tempest (By:Troy Denning) (2006)
  4. Exile (By:Aaron Allston) (2007)
  5. Sacrifice (2007)
  6. Inferno (By:Troy Denning) (2007)
  7. Revelation (2008)
  8. Invincible (By:Troy Denning) (2008)

Star Wars: The New Jedi Order Books In Publication Order

  1. Onslaught (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (1999)
  2. Vector Prime (By:R.A. Salvatore) (1999)
  3. Dark Tide (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (2000)
  4. Ruin (By:Michael A. Stackpole) (2000)
  5. Balance Point (By:) (2000)
  6. Balance Point (By:) (2000)
  7. Recovery (By:Troy Denning) (2001)
  8. Star by Star (By:Troy Denning) (2001)
  9. Ylesia (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)
  10. Traitor (By:Matthew Woodring Stover) (2002)
  11. Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)
  12. Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)
  13. Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham) (2002)
  14. Attack of the Clones (By:R.A. Salvatore) (2002)
  15. Destiny’s Way (By:Walter Jon Williams) (2002)
  16. Force Heretic (By:Sean Williams) (2003)
  17. Remnant (By:Sean Williams) (2003)
  18. Reunion (By:Sean Williams) (2003)
  19. A Practical Man (2006)

Star Wars: Republic Commando Books In Publication Order

  1. Hard Contact (2004)
  2. Triple Zero (2006)
  3. True Colors (2007)
  4. 501st (2008)
  5. Order 66 (2008)

Halo Books In Publication Order

  1. The Fall of Reach (By:Eric S. Nylund) (2001)
  2. The Flood (By:William C. Dietz) (2003)
  3. First Strike (By:Eric S. Nylund) (2003)
  4. Ghosts of Onyx (By:Eric S. Nylund) (2006)
  5. Contact Harvest (By:Joseph Staten) (2007)
  6. The Cole Protocol (By:Tobias S. Buckell) (2008)
  7. Broken Circle (By:John Shirley) (2014)
  8. New Blood (By:Matt Forbeck) (2015)
  9. Hunters in the Dark (By:Peter David) (2015)
  10. Saint’s Testimony (By:Frank O’Connor) (2015)
  11. Last Light (By:Troy Denning) (2015)
  12. Shadow of Intent (By:Joseph Staten) (2015)
  13. Smoke and Shadow (By:Kelly Gay) (2016)
  14. Envoy (By:Tobias S. Buckell) (2017)
  15. Retribution (By:Troy Denning) (2017)
  16. Legacy of Onyx (By:Matt Forbeck) (2017)
  17. Bad Blood (By:Matt Forbeck) (2018)
  18. Renegades (By:Kelly Gay) (2019)
  19. Oblivion (By:Troy Denning) (2019)
  20. Point of Light (By:Kelly Gay) (2021)
  21. Halo: Divine Wind (By:Troy Denning) (2021)

Halo: Kilo-Five Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Glasslands (2011)
  2. The Thursday War (2012)
  3. Mortal Dictata (2014)

Halo Collections In Publication Order

  1. HALO: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (With: Jeff VanderMeer,Fred Van Lente,Tobias S. Buckell,B.K. Evenson) (2009)
  2. Fractures: Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon (By:Christie Golden,,John Jackson Miller,James Swallow,Kelly Gay,Matt Forbeck,Troy Denning,Joseph Staten) (2016)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Mother Death (2021)

Collections In Publication Order

  1. View of a Remote Country (2014)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. HALO: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (2009)
  2. Halo: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (2009)

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Karen Traviss Books Overview

Aspho Fields

For the first time, fans of the blockbuster Gears of War video games get an in depth look at Delta Squad’s toughest fighters soldier s soldier Marcus Fenix and rock solid Dominic Santiago as well as a detailed account of the pivotal battle of the Pendulum Wars. As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart. Marcus Fenix and Dominic Santiago fought alongside Dom s elder brother Carlos at Aspho Fields in the epic battle that changed the course of the Pendulum Wars. There s a new war to fight now, a war for mankind s very survival. But while the last human stronghold on Sera braces itself for another onslaught from the Locust Horde, ghosts come back to haunt Marcus and Dom. For Marcus decorated war hero, convicted traitor the return of an old comrade threatens to dredge up an agonizing secret he s sworn to keep. As the beleaguered Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments take a last stand to save mankind from extermination, the harrowing decisions made at Aspho Fields have to be re lived and made again. Marcus and Dom can take anything the Locust Horde throws at them but will their friendship survive the truth about Carlos Santiago?

Jacinto’s Remnant

Based on the blockbuster Xbox game, this is the stunning story of the men and women who stood between a planet and total destruction and now have to face the consequences of their actions. After a brutal fifteen year war for survival, the Coalition of Ordered Governments is forced to destroy mankind’s last city in a final bid to stop the Locust Horde. As the survivors flee Jacinto, they must contend with the last of the Locust, bent on vengeance, as they struggle to stay alive in an icy wilderness. Marcus Fenix, Dom Santiago, and their fellow Gears fight to get Jacinto s refugees to a safe haven, but find themselves in a lawless new world where the enemy is human and as desperate and dangerous as any grub.

Anvil Gate

Continuing the saga of the bestselling game series!With the Locust Horde apparently destroyed, Jacinto’s survivors have begun to rebuild human society on the Locusts stronghold. Raiding pirate gangs take a toll but it s nothing that Marcus Fenix and the Gears can t handle. Then the nightmare that they thought they d left behind begins to stalk them again. Something far worse, something even the Locust dreaded, has emerged to spread across the planet, and not even this remote island haven is beyond its reach. Gears and Stranded must fight side by side to survive their deadliest enemy yet, falling back on the savage tactics of another bloody siege Anvil Gate.

Coalition’s End

Understand what a world had to do to survive. When the Locust Horde burst from the ground fifteen years ago to slaughter the human population of Sera, mankind began a desperate war against extinction. Now after a decade and a half of bloody fighting, and with billions dead, the survivors the Gears of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, along with a small band of civilians have been forced to destroy their own cities and sacrifice their entire civilization to halt the Locust advance. The last ditch measures have succeeded, but at an enormous cost: the survivors have been reduced to a handful of refugees. Escaping to a haven on the remote island of Vectes, they begin the heartbreaking task of rebuilding their devastated world. For a while, there’s hope…
making peace with old enemies, and once again planning for the future. But the short respite is shattered when Vectes comes under siege from an even deadlier force than the Locust the Lambent, a hideous and constantly mutating life form that destroys everything in its path. As the Lambent s relentless assault spreads from the mainland to the island, the refugees finally understand what drove the Locust from their underground warrens and sparked the global war. While Marcus Fenix and the Gears struggle to hold back the invasion, the Coalition faces a stark choice fight this new enemy to the last human, or flee to the wastelands to take their chances and live like the human pariahs known as the Stranded…
even as Coalition chairman Richard Prescott still guards one last, terrible secret about the Locust, the Lambent, and the future of mankind…
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City of Pearl

Three separate alien societies have claimson Cavanagh’s Star. But the new arrivals the gethes from Earth now threaten thetenuous balance of a coveted world. Environmental Hazard Enforcement officer Shan Frankland agreed to lead a mission to Cavanagh’s Star, knowing that 150 years would elapse before she could finally return home. But her landing, with a small group of scientists and Marines, has not gone unnoticed by Aras, the planet’s designated guardian. An eternally evolving world himself, this sad, powerful being has already obliterated millions of alien interlopers and their great cities to protect the fragile native population. Now Shan and her party plus the small colony of fundamentalist humans who preceded them could face a similar annihilation…
or a fate far worse. Because Aras possesses a secret of the blood that would be disastrous if it fell into human hands if the gethes survive the impending war their coming has inadvertently hastened.

Crossing the Line

Shan Frankland forever abandoned the world she knew to come to the rescue of a lost colony on a distant and dangerous planet a hostile world coveted by two alien races and fiercely protected by a third. But in the course of her mission, she overstepped a boundary and stumbled into forbidden lands. And she can never go back to being neutral, to being safe. To being human. War is coming again to Cavanagh’s Star and this time, the instigators will be the troublesome gethes from the faraway planet Earth. Former Environmental Enforcement Officer Shan Frankland has already crossed a line, and now she is a prize to be captured…
or a threat to be eliminated. But saving a coveted world and its fragile native population may require of her one unthinkable sacrifice: the destruction of her own ruthless, invading species.

The World Before

Three strikingly different alien races
greeted the military mission from Earth
when it reached the planet called Bezer’ej.

Now one of the sentient species
has been exterminated and two others
are poised on the brink of war.

The fragile bezeri are no more, due to the ignorant, desperate actions of human interlopers. The powerful wess’har protectors have failed in their sworn obligation to the destroyed native population and the outrage must be redressed.

But those who are coming to judge from The World Before the home planet, now distant and alien to the wess’har, whose ancestors left there generations ago will not restrict their justice to the individual humans responsible for the slaughter. Earth itself must answer for the genocide. And its ultimate fate may depend on a dead woman: former police officer Shan Frankland, who became something far greater than human before destroying herself in the vast airless depths of space.

Matriarch

In thirty years, the invincible Eqbas will arrive at Earth to forcibly return the planet to what it once was as retribution, in part, for the gethes‘ thoughtless near extermination of an alien ocean dwelling species. First, however, another world requires their attention: the crowded, ecologically ravaged planet of the swarming, insect like isenj. Efforts to drastically reduce the isenj population have sparked a devastating civil war which may well do the savior/destroyers’ work for them. And the human visitors can only watch.

Rendered immortal and ever changeable by a parasite in her blood, ex cop Shan Frankland isn’t content merely to play Matriarch to her two similarly infected mates one earthborn, one alien wess’har. Her fears for the future of Umeh and the ultimate fate of humankind must be set aside while she tackles an unfulfilled duty that haunts her every waking moment a mission that must be undertaken for the sake of the future and pursues a righteous vengeance.

Ally

The worlds orbiting Cavanagh’s Star are in turmoil.

Civil war on Umeh ignited by outsiders threatens to annihilate the teeming mas*ses of a grossly overpopulated planet. On Bezer’ej, the handful of native aquatic creatures who survived extermination must take extraordinary and terrible steps to ensure the future of their kind…

And the interlopers from a distant planet called Earth can only watch the chaos they helped, in part, to create knowing their home world will be next to suffer.

The day of reckoning is rapidly approaching when the powerful Eqbas will remake the Earth at the expense of its dominant species. And Shan Frankland once a police officer, once human, now something much more must decide where her loyalties truly lie: among the gethes, on a planet she once called home, or here, where a dying species presents her with a new and unexpected crisis.

Judge

The Eqbas have come, bringing justice, change, hope to some…
and death to many.

Seeking to punish the human gethes who caused the near destruction of an ocean dwelling race in the distant Cavanagh& 146;s Star system, the Eqbas have finally landed on Earth. But another, equally important obligation has drawn them across the galaxy: the salvation of this environmentally ravaged world, a mission that could entail the annihilation of billions of humans.

Former police officer Shan Frankland has come as well along with her two lifemates, one alien and one human carrying in her blood the parasite that makes her virtually immortal. Though she once vowed never to let the powerful contagion reach the homeworld she left nearly a century ago, she feels compelled to play an active role in the unfolding drama and to follow the catastrophic events that have devastated civilizations and defined her life to their shocking, inevitable end.

The Clone Wars

Across the galaxy, The Clone Wars are raging. The Separatists, led by Count Dooku, the onetime Jedi and now secret Sith Lord, continue to press forward, and more and more worlds are either falling, or seceding and joining the cause. Under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the Republic heroically battles on, championed by its huge army of cloned soldiers and their Jedi generals. Anakin Skywalker, believed by some to be the prophesied Chosen One destined to bring balance to the Force, is now a Jedi Knight under the tutelage of his Jedi Master, Obi Wan Kenobi. Death is a constant possibility and his chances of survival aren t improved by the unexpected arrival of an apprentice: Ahsoka, a brash, inexperienced fourteen year old Padawan apprenticed to Anakin. But there’s no time for Anakin to question his latest orders: He and Obi Wan have been assigned a new mission, and failure is not an option. Jabba the Hutt s precious infant son has been kidnapped, and when the frantic parent applies to the Jedi for help, it falls to Anakin, Obi Wan, Ahsoka, and their clone troops to track down the evidence and retrieve the missing Huttlet. And more is at stake: For a grateful Jabba just might allow the Republic access to the Hutt controlled space lanes that the Grand Army desperately needs in order to beat the Separatists into submission. But the Republic is not the only power that craves access to those space lanes. Count Dooku, determined to win the prize for the Separatists, has set a trap for the Jedi. When they find the Huttlet, they will also find Dooku s master assassin, Asajj Ventress, and countless legions of battle droids waiting to spring a trap. The blazing new animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes place in the years preceding Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and sets the stage for the groundbreaking TV series. Both contain all original material direct from the brilliant imagination of legendary Star Wars creator George Lucas. And these exciting new adventures and characters are being brought to life in book form by none other than 1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars author Karen Traviss. From the Hardcover edition.

Wild Space (By:Karen Miller)

The Clone Wars have exploded across the galaxy as Republic forces and Separatists struggle to gain the upper hand. But while the Jedi generals work tirelessly to defeat Count Dooku and his rebels, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is hatching his own dark plans. The Separatists have launched a sneak attack on Coruscant. Obi Wan Kenobi, wounded in battle, insists that Anakin Skywalker and his rookie Padawan Ahsoka leave on a risky mission against General Grievous. But when Senator Bail Organa reveals explosive intelligence that could turn the tide of war in the Republic’s favor, the Jedi Master agrees to accompany him to an obscure planet on the Outer Rim to verify the facts. What Obi Wan and Bail don t realize is that they re walking into a deadly trap concocted by Palpatine…
and that escape may not be an option. Inspired by the full length animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the brand new TV series, this thrilling adventure is filled with provocative, never before revealed insights into the characters of Obi Wan, Anakin, Padme, Yoda, Count Dooku, and many other Star Wars favorites. From the Trade Paperback edition.

No Prisoners

The Clone Wars rage on. As insurgent Separatists fight furiously to wrest control of the galaxy from the Republic, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine cunningly manipulates both sides for his own sinister purposes.

Torrent Company’s Captain Rex agrees to temporarily relieve Anakin Skywalker of Ahsoka, his ubiquitous and insatiably curious Padawan, by bringing her along on a routine three day shakedown cruise aboard Captain Gilad Pellaeon s newly refitted assault ship. But the training run becomes an active and dangerous rescue mission when Republic undercover agent Hallena Devis goes missing in the middle of a Separatist invasion.

Dispatched to a distant world to aid a local dictator facing a revolution, Hallena finds herself surrounded by angry freedom fighters and questioning the Republic s methods and motives. Summoned to rescue the missing operative who is also his secret love, Pellaeon sworn to protect the Republic over all is torn between duty and desire. And Ahsoka, sent in with Rex and six untested clone troopers to extract Hallena, encounters a new and different Jedi philosophy, which shakes the foundation of her upbringing to the core. As danger and intrigue intensify, the loyalties and convictions of all involved will be tested…
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From the Trade Paperback edition.

Siege (By:Karen Miller)

On the Outer Rim, the planet Lanteeb has no strategic value, no political power, and one enormous problem: It has been invaded by an emboldened Separatist Alliance. To find out why, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi have snuck onto Lanteeb-and now look oblivion in the eye…
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Hiding their lightsabers beneath their dusty disguises, Anakin and Obi-Wan draw on their Jedi skills to stay one step ahead of Lok Durd’s droid army on Lanteeb. The Jedi know that a captive scientist has given Durd the keys to a terrifying bioweapon. Durd knows that the Jedi are on his planet. With Yoda calling on the powers of the Jedi Council, with a new Separatist technology jamming the Guardians’ communications, and with a traitor at the heart of the Republic’s government, the wheels of war are turning. But the Separatists have blockaded Lanteeb. The finishing touches are being put on a weapon to destroy whole worlds. And it will be up to the two Jedi Knights and their most trusted comrades to liberate Lanteeb or forever suffer the consequences.

Stealth (By:Karen Miller)

Planet by planet, darkness creeps across the galaxy. Among warriors and generals, among ordinary beings living in far flung worlds, the fear will not go away: We are losing this war…
. Anakin Skywalker feels it, too. The Separatist Alliance, with ruthlessness and treachery, is beating the Republic to every strategic target. But after a costly clash with General Grievous for the planet Kothlis, Anakin has a mission that will focus his anxious mind. Alongside Obi Wan Kenobi, he is posing as a long lost native of Lanteeb, an impoverished world on the Outer Rim. This seemingly unimportant planet has drawn the interest of the Seps and Anakin and Obi Wan soon discover the disturbing reason: A scientist enslaved by General Lok Durd is drawing on Lanteeb’s one natural resource for a devastating bioweapon. Now Anakin and Obi Wan have entered the eye of a storm. Their presence has been exposed, Lok Durd s plans unveiled, and a fight has begun for survival behind enemy lines and a chance of winning a war that must be fought at any cost.

Betrayal (By:Aaron Allston)

This is the era of Luke Skywalker’s legacy: the Jedi Master has unified the order into a cohesive group of powerful Jedi Knights. But as the new era begins, planetary interests threaten to disrupt this time of relative peace, and Luke is plagued with visions of an approaching darkness. Evil is rising again out of the best intentions and it looks as if the legacy of the Skywalkers may come full circle. Honor and duty will collide with friendship and blood ties as the Skywalker and Solo clans find themselves on opposing sides of an explosive conflict with potentially devastating repercussions for both families, for the Jedi order, and for the entire galaxy.

When a mission to uncover an illegal missile factory on the planet Adumar ends in a violent ambush from which Jedi Knight Jacen Solo and his prot g and cousin, Ben Skywalker, narrowly escape with their lives it s the most alarming evidence yet that sparks of political unrest are threatening to ignite into total rebellion. The governments of numerous worlds are chafing under the strict regulations of the Galactic Alliance, and diplomatic efforts to enforce compliance are failing. Fearing the worst, the Alliance readies a preemptive display of military might in a bid to bring the rogue worlds in line before an uprising erupts. The designated target of this exercise: planet Corellia renowned for the brash independence and renegade spirit that have made its favorite son, Han Solo, a legend.

Something of a rogue himself, Jacen is nevertheless duty bound as a Jedi to stand with his uncle, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, on the side of the Galactic Alliance. But when the wary Corellians launch a counterstrike, the Alliance s show of force and a secret mission to disable Corellia s crucial Centerpoint Station give way to an armed skirmish. Once the smoke clears, the battle lines are drawn. Now the specter of full scale war looms between a growing cadre of defiant planets and the Galactic Alliance that some fear is becoming a new Empire. And even as both sides struggle to find a diplomatic solution, mysterious acts of treachery and sabotage threaten peace efforts at every turn.

Determined to root out those behind the mayhem, Jacen follows a trail of cryptic clues to a dark rendezvous with the most shocking of revelations…
while Luke grapples with something even more troubling: dream visions of a shadowy figure whose Force power and ruthlessness remind him of Darth Vader a lethal enemy who strikes like a dark spirit on a mission of doom. An agent of evil who, if Luke s visions come to pass, will bring untold pain to the Jedi Master…
and to the entire galaxy.

Bloodlines

A new era of exciting adventures and shocking revelations continues to unfold, as the legendary Star Wars saga sweeps forward into astonishing new territory.

Civil war looms as the fledgling Galactic Alliance confronts a growing number of rebellious worlds and the approaching war is tearing the Skywalker and Solo families apart. Han and Leia return to Han’s home world, Corellia, the heart of the resistance. Their children, Jacen and Jaina, are soldiers in the Galactic Alliance s campaign to crush the insurgents.
Jacen, now a complete master of the Force, has his own plans to bring order to the galaxy. Guided by his Sith mentor, Lumiya, and with Luke s young son Ben at his side, Jacen embarks on the same path that his grandfather Darth Vader once did. And while Han and Leia watch their only son become a stranger, a secret assassin entangles the couple with a dreaded name from Han s past: Boba Fett. In the new galactic order, friends and enemies are no longer what they seem…
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Tempest (By:Troy Denning)

Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere. As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro Alliance queen and her daughter. Yet the Solos selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, that will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead. For as Jacen Solo’s dark powers grow stronger under the Dark Jedi Lumiya, and his influence over Ben Skywalker becomes more insidious, Luke s concern for his nephew forces him into a life and death struggle against his fiercest foe, and Han and Leia Solo find themselves at the mercy of their deadliest enemy…
their son.

Exile (By:Aaron Allston)

In the Stars Wars galaxy, evil is on the move as the Galactic Alliance and Jedi order battle forces seen and unseen, from rampant internal treachery to the nightmare of all out war.
With each victory against the Corellian rebels, Jacen Solo becomes more admired, more power ful, and more certain of achieving galactic peace. But that peace may come at a price. Despite strained relationships caused by opposing sympathies in the war, Han and Leia Solo and Luke and Mara Skywalker remain united by one frightening suspicion: Someone insidious is manipulating this war, and if he or she isn t stopped, all efforts at reconciliation may be for naught. And as sinister visions lead Luke to believe that the source of the evil is none other than Lumiya, Dark Lady of the Sith, the greatest peril revolves around Jacen himself.

Sacrifice

Civil war rages as the Galactic Alliance led by Cal Omas and the Jedi forces of Luke Skywalker battles a confederation of breakaway planets that rally to the side of rebellious Corellia. Suspected of involvement in an assassination plot against Queen Mother Tenel Ka of the Hapes Consortium, Han and Leia Solo are on the run, hunted by none other than their own son, Jacen, whose increasingly authoritarian tactics as head of GA security have led Luke and Mara Skywalker to fear that their nephew may be treading perilously close to the dark side.

But as his family sees in Jacen the chilling legacy of his Sith grandfather, Darth Vader, many of the frontline troops adore him, and countless citizens see him as a savior. The galaxy has been torn apart by too many wars. All Jacen wants is safety and stability for all and he’s prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

To end the bloodshed and suffering, what Sacrifice would be too great? That is the question tormenting Jacen. Already he has Sacrificed much, embracing the pitiless teachings of Lumiya, the Dark Lady of the Sith, who has taught him that a strong will and noble purpose can hold the evil excesses of the dark side at bay, bringing peace and order to the galaxy but at a price.

For there is one final test that Jacen must pass before he can gain the awesome power of a true Sith Lord: He must bring about the death of someone he values dearly. What troubles Jacen isn t whether he has the strength to commit murder. He has steeled himself for that, and worse if necessary. No, the question that troubles Jacen is who the Sacrifice should be.

As the strands of destiny draw ever more tightly together in a galaxy spanning web, the shocking answer will shatter two families…
and cast a grim shadow over the future.

From the Hardcover edition.

Inferno (By:Troy Denning)

Luke Skywalker wanted to unify the Jedi order and bring peace to the universe. Instead his wife Mara lies dead at the hands of an unknown assassin, his wayward nephew Jacen has seized control of the Galactic Alliance, and the galaxy has exploded in all out civil war. With Luke consumed by grief, Jacen Solo works quickly to consolidate his power and jumpstart his plan to take over the Jedi. Convinced he’s the only one who can save the galaxy, Jacen will do whatever it takes, even ambush his own parents. With the Rebel confederacy driving deep into the Core to attack Coruscant and the Jedi under siege, Luke must reassert his position. Only he can lead the Jedi through this crisis, but it means solving the toughest problem Luke s ever faced. Does he fight alongside his nephew Jacen, a tyrant who s illegally taken over the GA, or does he join the rebels to smash the Galactic Alliance he helped create?

Revelation

During this savage civil war, all efforts to end Jacen Solo’s tyranny of the Galactic Alliance have failed. Now with Jacen approaching the height of his dark powers, no one not even the Solos and the Skywalkers knows if anything can stop the Sith Lord before his plan to save the galaxy ends up destroying it. Jacen Solo s shadow of influence has threatened many, especially those closest to him. Jaina Solo is determined to bring her brother in, but in order to track him down, she must first learn unfamiliar skills from a man she finds ruthless, repellent, and dangerous. Meanwhile, Ben Skywalker, still haunted by suspicions that Jacen killed his mother, Mara, decides he must know the truth, even if it costs him his life. And as Luke Skywalker contemplates once unthinkable strategies to dethrone his nephew, the hour of reckoning for those on both sides draws near. The galaxy becomes a battlefield where all must face their true nature and darkest secrets, and live or die with the consequences.

Invincible (By:Troy Denning)

No war can last forever. Now, in the long and punishing battle between the defiant champions of the New Jedi Order and the juggernaut that is the Galactic Alliance, the endgame is finally at hand. With so much lost and nothing less than the course of the future still at stake there can be no turning back. No matter the consequences. The rebel cause is losing ground under the twin blows of Admiral Gilad Pellaeon’s assassination and the death of Mara Jade Skywalker. At the same time, having gained the support of the Imperial Remnant and its ruthlessly efficient forces, the Galactic Alliance, with the extraordinary power and dark brilliance of newly ascendant Sith Lord Darth Caedus at its helm, may be unstoppable. Tormented and torn between the call of duty and the thirst for vengeance, Luke has searched the Force and beheld an unspeakable vision of the galaxy enslaved under tyranny more monstrous than even Palpatine s. Now it seems that the last, best hope lies in mobilizing the scattered Jedi for one decisive search and destroy mission. The objective: eliminate Darth Caedus. It s a plan that will be as difficult and dangerous to execute as it is daring. For Caedus is a scion of both the Skywalker and Solo bloodlines whose command of the Force surpas*ses even that of his grandfatherDarth Vader. There is only one who is bound by destiny to stand against him in what will surely be a duel to the death, only one with an outside chance of bringing down the dark lord who was once Jacen Solo. Failure is not an option. The furious final moments between power and peace are here, and whoever confronts Darth Caedus will decide the outcome and the fate of those left standing. From the Hardcover edition.

Onslaught (By:Michael A. Stackpole)

In this epic of unsurpassed action and imagination, Michael Stackpole helps to launch an exciting new era in Star Wars history. ONSLAUGHT pits the battle tested heroes of the past Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo along with the next generation of Jedi and droids, against fearsome never before encountered enemies from beyond the galactic rim…
It is a perilous time for the New Republic. Just when unity is needed most, mistrust is on the rise. Even the Jedi feel the strain, as rogue elements rebel against Luke’s leadership. When alien invaders known as the Yunnan Vong strike without warning, the New Republic is thrown on the defensive. Merciless warriors, the Yunnan Vong glory in torture. Their technology is as strange as it is deadly. Most ominous of all, they are impervious to the Force. Now Luke must wield all the awesome powers of a Jedi Master to defeat the gravest threat since Darth Vader. As Leia and Gavin Darklighter lead desperate refugees in a fighting retreat from Yunnan Vong forces, Mara Jade, Anakin, Jacen, and Corran Horn find themselves tested as never before by a faceless, implacable foe determined to smother the light of the New Republic forever beneath a shroud of darkest evil…

Vector Prime (By:R.A. Salvatore)

An exciting new era of Star Wars history is about to begin as fantasy and science fiction’s most acclaimed authors propel the legendary epic into the next millennium, introducing us to a rich cast of characters that features old favorites Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo along with the next generation of Jedi and never before seen creatures, droids, and deadly agents of darkness. In Vector Prime, the launch novel for this thrilling new saga, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore takes the Star Wars universe to previously unscaled heights of action and imagination, expanding the beloved story of a galaxy far, far away…
Twenty one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread; tensions erupt in outbreaks of rebellion that, if unchecked, threaten to destroy the Republic’s tenuous reign. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. In an effort to avert a catastrophic civil war, Leia travels with her daughter Jaina, her sister in law Mara Jade, and the loyal protocol droid C 3PO, to conduct face to face diplomatic negotiations with Nom Anor. But he proves resistant to Leia’s entreaties and, far more inexplicably, within the Force, where a being should be, was…
blank space. Meanwhile, Luke is plagued by reports of rogue Jedi Knights who are taking the law into their own hands. And so he wrestles with a dilemma: Should he attempt, in this climate of mistrust, to reestablish the legendary Jedi Council?As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces, unnoticed, beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly Luke, Mara, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca along with the Solo children are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself may not be enough…
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Dark Tide (By:Michael A. Stackpole)

From the depths of catastrophe, a glimmer of hopeAfter the capture of Coruscant, the mighty heart of the New Republic, a stunned galaxy fears that nothing can stop the Yuuzhan Vong. Still, that crushing defeat produces one small miracle: Jacen Solo is alive. Yet he can scarcely imagine himself in stranger circumstances. The young Jedi Knight is in the care of Vergere, a fascinating creature of mystery and power, her intentions hard to fathom, her cruelties rarely concealed. But this master of inscrutable arts has much to teach the young Jedi…
for she holds the key to a new way to experience the Force, to take it to another level dangerous, dazzling, perhaps deadly. In the wrong hands, the tremendous energies of the Force can be devastating. And there are others watching Jacen’s process closely, waiting patiently for the moment when he will be ready for their own dire purposes. Now, all is in shadows. Yet whatever happens, whether Jacen s newfound mastery unleashes light or darkness, he will never be the same Jedi again…
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Ruin (By:Michael A. Stackpole)

Read by Anthony Heald2 Cassettes, 3 HoursThe stunning sequel to Dark Tide: Onslaught by the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars X Wing seriesThe alien Yuuzhan Vong have launched an attack on the worlds of the Outer Rim. They are merciless, without regard for life and they stand utterly outside the Force. In the face of this impervious foe, the Jedi once the greatest guardians of peace in the galaxy have been rendered helpless…
and their solidarity has begun to unravel. While Luke struggles to keep the Jedi together, Knights Jacen Solo and Corran Horn start off on a reconnaissance mission to the planet Garqi, an occupied world. There, at last, they uncover a secret that might be used to undermine the enemy if only they can stay alive long enough to use it!

Balance Point (By:)

Vector Prime, the New York Times bestselling first novel in The New Jedi Order series, boldly ventured into uncharted Star Wars territory, bringing an element of dark tragedy and suspense into the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and the other legendary figures of that galaxy far, far away. With the passing of Chewbacca, the Republic mourned the loss of one of its greatest heroes. Now veteran Star Wars author Kathy Tyers continues the epic struggle between good and evil as the New Republic, led by the battered but still unbroken Jedi, braces for the next onslaught of its merciless alien foe. Poisoned by centuries of technological excess, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, long abandoned by its own inhabitants, who dwell above their polluted world in orbital habitats. But there is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong. So a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo. As tempers begin to flare between the Duros and the New Republic, and between groups of refugees, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro…
and that Luke, Mara, and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust. The unrest only strengthens Jacen Solo’s growing belief that a true Jedi should not fight, but should lead others to peace through a deeper understanding of the Force. Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy’s destiny toward the light or toward darkness with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance…

Balance Point (By:)

Vector Prime, the New York Times bestselling first novel in The New Jedi Order series, boldly ventured into uncharted Star Wars territory, bringing an element of dark tragedy and suspense into the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and the other legendary figures of that galaxy far, far away. With the passing of Chewbacca, the Republic mourned the loss of one of its greatest heroes. Now veteran Star Wars author Kathy Tyers continues the epic struggle between good and evil as the New Republic, led by the battered but still unbroken Jedi, braces for the next onslaught of its merciless alien foe. Poisoned by centuries of technological excess, the planet Duro is an unlivable hell, long abandoned by its own inhabitants, who dwell above their polluted world in orbital habitats. But there is no place else to channel the flood of refugees fleeing the murderous Yuuzhan Vong. So a deal is struck: In exchange for a new home, the refugees will work to restore the planet to health, under the watchful eye of Leia Organa Solo. As tempers begin to flare between the Duros and the New Republic, and between groups of refugees, Han Solo, his son, Jacen, and the Ryn called Droma arrive to keep the peace. They are unaware that Leia is on Duro…
and that Luke, Mara, and Anakin are on their way, searching for a missing Jedi apprentice. And none realize that the Yuuzhan Vong have chosen this embattled planet as the next target in their brutal coreward thrust. The unrest only strengthens Jacen Solo’s growing belief that a true Jedi should not fight, but should lead others to peace through a deeper understanding of the Force. Now, as the fragile stability on Duro threatens to collapse into violence, Jacen Solo must face his greatest dilemma: At what point does the use of power become aggression? Whatever he decides, his next step could tip the galaxy’s destiny toward the light or toward darkness with the life of someone he loves hanging in the balance…

Star by Star (By:Troy Denning)

The New York Times bestselling Star Wars series The New Jedi Order enthralls readers with its epic drama and thrilling adventure. Now readers will pierce the very heart of darkness, as those fascinating figures in that galaxy far, far away Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, as well as their children spring to vivid life to battle their deadliest adversaries. It is a solemn time for the New Republic, as the merciless Yuuzhan Vong continue their ruthless campaign of terror and destruction. The brutal enemy has unleashed a savage creature capable of finding and killing Jedi Knights. And now Leia Organa Solo faces a terrible ultimatum from the mighty alien foe determined to conquer the galaxy. If the location of the secret Jedi base is not revealed within one week, the Yuuzhan Vong will blast millions of refugee ships into oblivion. As the battered but still unbroken Jedi scramble to deal with the newest onslaught, Leia’s son Anakin lays out a daring plan. A Jedi strike force will allow itself to be ‘captured’ by the Yuuzhan Vong and taken to their stronghold in the realm of darkness, where the Jedi will sabotage the evil empire’s deadliest weapons. The leaders of the force are the three Solo siblings. The risks are tremendous. Can the Jedi fight a ruthless enemy without becoming ruthless themselves and falling victim to the dark side?

Traitor (By:Matthew Woodring Stover)

From the depths of catastrophe, a glimmer of hopeAfter the capture of Coruscant, the mighty heart of the New Republic, a stunned galaxy fears that nothing can stop the Yuuzhan Vong. Still, that crushing defeat produces one small miracle: Jacen Solo is alive. Yet he can scarcely imagine himself in stranger circumstances. The young Jedi Knight is in the care of Vergere, a fascinating creature of mystery and power, her intentions hard to fathom, her cruelties rarely concealed. But this master of inscrutable arts has much to teach the young Jedi…
for she holds the key to a new way to experience the Force, to take it to another level dangerous, dazzling, perhaps deadly. In the wrong hands, the tremendous energies of the Force can be devastating. And there are others watching Jacen’s process closely, waiting patiently for the moment when he will be ready for their own dire purposes. Now, all is in shadows. Yet whatever happens, whether Jacen s newfound mastery unleashes light or darkness, he will never be the same Jedi again…
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Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham)

The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights’ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshop pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but fore her very being…
From the Paperback edition.

Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham)

The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights’ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshop pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but fore her very being…
From the Paperback edition.

Dark Journey (By:Elaine Cunningham)

The New Jedi Order continues as Jaina Solo struggles with anger and despair after the Jedi Knights’ harrowing adventure behind enemy lines. Though the Jedi strike force completed its deadly mission into Yuuzhan Vong territory, the price of success was tragedy: not everyone made it out alive. In a daring getaway, hotshop pilot Jaina Solo stole an enemy ship, taking along her fellow survivors and leaving behind a huge piece of her heart. With the enemy in hot pursuit, Jaina is forced to seek haven in the unprotected, unfriendly Hapes Cluster, where the Jedi are held responsible for a past tragedy and where the royal family has grim plans for their famous Jedi guest. Even more sinister are the intentions of the Yuuvhan Vong, desperate to capture Jaina for a hideous sacrifice. Grief stricken and obsessed with revenge, Jaina is blind to these threats and to the overpowering evil dangerously close to consuming her. In the coming conflagration, Jaina will be fighting not for victory or vengeance, but fore her very being…
From the Paperback edition.

Attack of the Clones (By:R.A. Salvatore)

There is a great disturbance in the Force…
. From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, unable to determine whether to raise an army for battle or keep the fragile peace. It is a stalemate that once broken, could lead to galactic chaos. Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen year old apprentice to Obi Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin’s ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padm Amidala s life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time also has not dulled Anakin s intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat. The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi s perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padm find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself and his way in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have. Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this intense and revealing novel by bestselling author R. A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legend of Star Wars and skillfully illuminates one of our most beloved sagas. From the Hardcover edition.

Destiny’s Way (By:Walter Jon Williams)

The time of reckoning is close at hand. Events in the New York Times bestselling Star Wars The New Jedi Order series take a decisive turn, as the heroes of the New Republic prepare for their most volatile clash yet with the enemy from without and within. In the war against the ruthless Yuuzhan Vong, the fall of Coruscant leaves the New Republic divided by internal strife, and on the verge of bowing to conquest. But those who steadfastly refuse to consider surrender Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, and their children and comrades in arms are determined to seize victory against overwhelming odds. And now, finally, there are signs that the tide may be turning in the New Republic’s favor. After capturing crucial Yuuzhan Vong intelligence, Jedi fighter pilot Jaina Solo prepares to lead a daring surprise strike against an enemy flagship. Meanwhile, Jaina s brother Jacen liberated from the hands of the enemy and newly schooled in an even greater mastery of the Force by the Jedi Knight Vergere is eagerly poised to bring his unique skills to bear against the invaders. And on Mon Calamari, the New Republic s provisional capital, the retired, ailing hero Admiral Ackbar has conceived a major tactical plan that could spell the beginning of a swift end for the Yuuzhan Vong. Yet even as opposing squadrons face off in the depths of space, intrigue runs rampant: in the heated political race for Chief of State…
in the shadows where Yuuzhan Vong spies plot assassinations…
and in the inscrutable creature Vergere, a Jedi Knight whose allegiance is impossible to predict. And as Luke Skywalker sets about reestablishing the Jedi Council, the growing faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveil a terrifying weapon designed to annihilate the Yuuzhan Vong species. But in doing so, they may be dooming the New Republic to becoming the very thing it has sworn to fight against and unleashing the power of the dark side. From the Hardcover edition.

Force Heretic (By:Sean Williams)

As the bloodied and weary galaxy faces battle once more, the Jedi take on the formidable task of bringing the last of the Empire into the light…
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From the ashes of the New Republic torn to shreds by the savage Yuuzhan Vong forces the newly formed Galactic Alliance has risen, determined to bring peace to the entire galaxy. But first the Yuuzhan Vong must be contained once and for all. And so Luke Skywalker seeks a world long lost to legend: Zonama Sekot, a sentient planet believed to have repelled an invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong decades ago. Deciphering the enigmatic secrets of Zonama Sekot just might turn the tides of a relentless war.

Aboard the Jade Shadow, Luke, his wife Mara, Jacen Solo, and other Jedi head off into the Unknown Regions, where rumors and clues suggest Zonama Sekot might be found. Yet the mission has barely begun when the searchers stumble into a horrific battle. The Imperial Remnant, in retreat from the mighty Yuuzhan Vong, is about to be destroyed. It would seem those aboard the Jade Shadow have little choice but to leave the Empire to its fate. But these are no ordinary space travelers, they are Jedi…
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Remnant (By:Sean Williams)

As the bloodied and weary galaxy faces battle once more, the Jedi take on the formidable task of bringing the last of the Empire into the light…
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From the ashes of the New Republic torn to shreds by the savage Yuuzhan Vong forces the newly formed Galactic Alliance has risen, determined to bring peace to the entire galaxy. But first the Yuuzhan Vong must be contained once and for all. And so Luke Skywalker seeks a world long lost to legend: Zonama Sekot, a sentient planet believed to have repelled an invasion by the Yuuzhan Vong decades ago. Deciphering the enigmatic secrets of Zonama Sekot just might turn the tides of a relentless war.

Aboard the Jade Shadow, Luke, his wife Mara, Jacen Solo, and other Jedi head off into the Unknown Regions, where rumors and clues suggest Zonama Sekot might be found. Yet the mission has barely begun when the searchers stumble into a horrific battle. The Imperial Remnant, in retreat from the mighty Yuuzhan Vong, is about to be destroyed. It would seem those aboard the Jade Shadow have little choice but to leave the Empire to its fate. But these are no ordinary space travelers, they are Jedi…
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Reunion (By:Sean Williams)

The Jedi move one step closer to saving the embattled galaxy only to confront a formidable wall of resistance. The harrowing search for Zonama Sekot is finally over for Luke Skywalker, Jacen Solo, and the others aboard the Jade Shadow. But joy turns to alarm when the living planet sends a defiant message: it refuses to follow them back to a galaxy full of war, exploitation, and misery. While Luke works feverishly to persuade the elusive planet to reconsider, the Yuuzhan Vong launches a full scale attack aimed at the heart of the new alliance. Sent to defend a major communications base, Han and Leia find themselves hopelessly outnumbered. Reinforcements are just too far away to help before everything is destroyed. So the courageous pair must now fight an unrelenting battle against staggering odds. Whether they actually survive is another matter…
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Hard Contact

As the Clone Wars rage, victory or defeat lies in the hands of elite squads that take on the toughest assignments in the galaxy stone cold soldiers who go where no one else would, to do what no one else could…
. On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies. The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned, deep behind enemy lines with no backup and working with strangers instead of trusted teammates. Matters don t improve when Darman, the squad’s demolitions expert, gets separated from the others during planetfall. Even Darman s apparent good luck in meeting an inexperienced Padawan vanishes once Etain admits to her woeful inexperience. For the separated clone commandos and stranded Jedi, a long, dangerous journey lies ahead, through hostile territory brim*ming with Trandoshan slavers, Separatists, and suspicious natives. A single misstep could mean discovery…
and death. It s a virtual suicide mission for anyone anyone except Republic Commandos.

Triple Zero

Following the eruption of the bloody Clone Wars at the battle of Geonosis, both sides remain deadlocked in a stalemate that can be broken only by elite warrior teams like Omega Squad, clone commandos with terrifying combat skills and a lethal arsenal…
. For Omega Squad, deployed deep behind enemy lines, it’s the same old special ops grind: sabotage, espionage, ambush, and assassination. But when Omega Squad is rushed to Coruscant, the war s most dangerous new hotspot, the commandos discover they re not the only ones penetrating the heart of the enemy. A surge in Separatist attacks has been traced to a network of Sep terror cells in the Republic s capital, masterminded by a mole in Command Headquarters. To identify and destroy a Separatist spy and terror network in a city full of civilians will require special talents and skills. Not even the leadership of Jedi generals, along with the assistance of Delta squad and a certain notorious ARC trooper, can even the odds against the Republic Commandos. And while success may not bring victory in the Clone Wars, failure means certain defeat. Also includes the bonus story Omega Squad: Targets by Karen Traviss!

True Colors

As the savage Clone Wars rage unchecked, the Republic’s deadliest warriors face the grim truth that the Separatists aren t their only enemy or even their worst. In the Grand Army s desperate fight to crush the Separatists, the secret special ops missions of its elite clone warriors have never been more critical…
or more dangerous. A growing menace threatens Republic victory, and the members of Omega Squad make a shocking discovery that shakes their very loyalty. As the lines continue to blur between friend and enemy, citizens from civilians and sergeants to Jedi and generals find themselves up against a new foe: the doubt in their own hearts and minds. The truth is a fragile, shifting illusion and only the approaching inferno will reveal both sides in their True Colors.

501st

The Clone Wars are over, but for those with reason to run from the new galactic Empire, the battle to survive has only just begun…
. The Jedi have been decimated in the Great Purge, and the Republic has fallen. Now the former Republic Commandos the galaxy’s finest special forces troops, cloned from Jango Fett find themselves on opposing sides and in very different armor. Some have deserted and fled to Mandalore with the mercenaries, renegade clone troopers, and rogue Jedi who make up Kal Skirata s ragtag resistance to Imperial occupation. Others including men from Delta and Omega squads now serve as Imperial Commandos, a black ops unit within Vader s own 501st Legion, tasked to hunt down fugitive Jedi and clone deserters. For Darman, grieving for his Jedi wife and separated from his son, it s an agonizing test of loyalty. But he s not the only one who ll be forced to test the ties of brotherhood. On Mandalore, clone deserters and the planet s own natives, who have no love for the Jedi, will have their most cherished beliefs challenged. In the savage new galactic order, old feuds may have to be set aside to unite against a far bigger threat, and nobody can take old loyalties for granted.

Order 66

After the fierce combat of Hard Contact, Triple Zero, and True Colors comes the spectacular culmination of New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss’s gripping Republic Commando series. As a battle scarred era nears its end, a shattering power play is about to stun the entire galaxy…
and set in motion events that will alter destinies and resound throughout history. Even as the Clone Wars are about to reach an explosive climax, no one knows if victory will favor the Grand Army of the Republic GAR or the Separatists. But no matter who wins, the stakes are highest for elite Special Ops clones like the Republic Commandos in Omega and Delta squads and the notorious renegade Advance Recon Commando troopers known as Null ARCs. With Republic forces stretched to the max and casualties mounting, the last thing these beleaguered warriors need to hear is that Chancellor Palpatine is keeping vast armies of secret clone troops in reserve. Sergeant Skirata, a mentor to the clone commandos, has no intention of standing idly by while Palpatine sends them into battle like lambs to the slaughter. Skirata begins to plan the clones escape from the GAR, but his heroic effort will be in vain unless he can reverse the clones accelerated aging process. Caught in the treacherous dealings of their leaders, and locked in the battles of their lives, the disillusioned Null ARCs and Commandos nonetheless fight with everything they ve got, determined to wrest victory from the Seps and save the galaxy. But even the deadliest weapons may not be powerful enough to defeat the real menace. And nothing will stop the apocalyptic horror unleashed when Palpatine utters the chilling words The time has come. Execute Order 66. Translation: The Jedi have tried to stage a coup, and all must be shot on sight. With their faith in the Republic and their loyalty to their Jedi allies put to the ultimate test, how will the men of Omega and Delta squads react to the most infamous command in galactic history? All the breathtaking action, suspense, and intrigue of Karen Traviss s Republic Commando series comes alive in Star Wars: Order 66.

The Fall of Reach (By:Eric S. Nylund)

As the bloody Human Covenant War rages on Halo, the fate of humankind may rest with one warrior, the lone SPARTAN survivor of another legendary battle…
the desperate, take no prisoners struggle that led humanity to Halo the fall of the planet Reach. Now, brought to life for the first time, here is the full story of that glorious, doomed conflict. While the brutal Covenant juggernaut sweeps inexorably through space, intent on wiping out humankind, only one stronghold remains the planet Reach. Practically on Earth’s doorstep, it is the last military fortress to defy the onslaught. But the personnel here have another, higher priority: to prevent the Covenant from discovering the location of Earth. Outnumbered and outgunned, the soldiers seem to have little chance against the Covenant, but Reach holds a closely guarded secret. It is the training ground for the very first ‘super soldiers.’ Code named SPARTANs, these highly advanced warriors, specially bioengineered and technologically augmented, are the best in the universe quiet, professional, and deadly. Now, as the ferocious Covenant attack begins, a handful of SPARTANs stand ready to wage ultimate war. They will kill, they will be destroyed, but they will never surrender. And at least one of them the SPARTAN known as Master Chief will live to fight another day on a mysterious and ancient, artificial world called Halo…
. Bungie, Halo, Xbox, and the Xbox Logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States andor other countries. Used under license. c 2001 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved

The Flood (By:William C. Dietz)

REACH HAS FALLEN. THE COVENANT WAR MACHINE RAGES ON. HUMANITY S LAST HOPE LIES WITH THE CREW OF THE PILLAR OF AUTUMN THE IDOMNINTABLE CAPTAIN JACOB KEYES, STAFF SERGEANT AVERY JOHNSON, THE AI CORTANA, HUNDREDS OF FEARLESS MARINES…
AND SPARTAN 117, THE MASTER CHIEF. Having barely escaped the battle for Reach, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn is forced to make a jump into Slipspace in hopes of evading the vast alien alliance hell bent on wiping out humanity. But their destination brings them to an ancient mystery and an even greater struggle. In this far flung corner of the universe floats a magnificently massive artificial ring world…
a construct from a long lost race. The humans only hope of survival is to crash land on its surface and take the battle against the Covenant to the ground. But they soon discover that this enigmatic ring world is much more than it seems. Built 100,000 years ago by a civilization known as the Forerunners, this Halo is worshipped by the Covenant a sacred artifact that they hope will complete their religious quest for supposed transcendence. They will stop at nothing to control it. Engaged in a fierce ground battle, Master Chief and Cortana go deep into the Halo Construct to uncover a dark secret; this enigmatic ring world is also the universe’s most dangerous weapon. Its purpose: the destruction of all sentient life. For the Forerunners built the HALO to battle the universe s most vicious enemy a virtually unstoppable and suddenly reawakened force known as The Flood.

First Strike (By:Eric S. Nylund)

The Human Covenant war rages on as the alien juggernaut sweeps inexorably toward its final goal: destruction of all human life!Halo has been destroyed, and the threat it posed to sentient life, neutralized. But victory has come at a terrible cost for the UNSC. Thousands of valiant soldiers fell in the battle to prevent the alien construct from falling into the enemy’s clutches. Now, everything depends on the Spartan known as the Master Chief. Yet even with the aid of the artificial intelligence Cortana, the Master Chief will be hard pressed to rescue survivors and evade the Covenant ships patrolling the remains of Halo in debris strewn space. Ahead lies a dangerous voyage home, through a gauntlet of Covenant forces. For the sake of all, the Master Chief and his war torn squad must not only survive, but take the fight to the enemy with a decisive first strike. This novel is based on a Mature rated video game. Bungie, Halo, Xbox, the Microsoft Game Studios logo and the Xbox Logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Used under license. 2003 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Ghosts of Onyx (By:Eric S. Nylund)

Continuing the saga of the award winning Xbox game! The Spartan II program has gone public. Tales of super soldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend. But just how many Spartans are left?While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultrasecret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence known as ‘Section Three’ devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. They’re going to need hundreds of willing soldiers, though…
and one more Spartan to get the job done. The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when the Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant race to claim it to change the course of the Human Covenant War. But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own…
This novel is based on a mature rated game. Microsoft, the Microsoft Game Studios Logo, Bungie, the Bungie Logo, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries and are used under license from owner.

Contact Harvest (By:Joseph Staten)

This is how it began…
It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence. But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. So the survival of Harvest’s citizens falls to a squad of battle weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees. In this unlikely group of heroes, one stands above the rest…
a young Marine staff sergeant named Avery Johnson.

The Cole Protocol (By:Tobias S. Buckell)

In the first, desperate days of the Human Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI. One that will take him deep behind enemy lines, to a corner of the universe where nothing is as it seems. Out beyond the Outer Colonies lies the planet Hesiod, a gas giant surrounded by a vast asteroid belt. As the Covenant continues to glass the human occupied planets near Hesiod, many of the survivors, helped by a stronghold of human Insurrectionists, are fleeing to the asteroid belt for refuge. They have transformed the tumbling satellites into a tenuous, yet ingenious, settlement known as the Rubble and have come face to face with a Covenant settlement of Kig Yar…
yet somehow survived. News of this unlikely treaty has spread to the warring sides. Luckily for the UNSC, this uneasy alliance is in the path of the Spartan Gray Team, a three man renegade squad whose simple task is to wreak havoc from behind enemy lines in any way they see fit. But the Prophets have also sent their best an ambitious and ruthless Elite, whose quest for nobility and rank is matched only by his brutality…
and who will do anything to secure his Ascendancy and walk the Path.

Glasslands

The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies. For the first time in decades, however, peace finally seems possible. But though the fighting’s stopped, the war is far from over: it’s just gone underground. The UNSC’s feared and secretive Office of Naval Intelligence recruits Kilo Five, a team of ODSTs, a Spartan, and a diabolical AI to accelerate the Sangheili insurrection. Meanwhile, the Arbiter, the defector turned leader of a broken Covenant, struggles to stave off civil war among his divided people. Across the galazy, a woman thought to have died on Reach is actually very much alive. Chief scientist Dr. Catherine Halsey broke every law in the book to create the Spartans, and now she’s broken some more to save them. Marooned with Chief Mendez and a Spartan team in a Forerunner slipspace bubble hidden in the destroyed planet Onyx, she finds that the shield world has been guarding an ancient secret a treasure trove of Forerunner technology that will change everything for the UNSC and mankind. As Kilo Five joins the hunt for Halsey, humanity’s violent past begins to catch up with all of them as disgruntled colony Venezia has been biding its time to strike at Earth, and its most dangerous terrorist has an old, painful link with both Halsey and Kilo Five that will test everyone s loyalty to the limit.

Halo: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe

When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, they never dreamed what dangers they would encounter there. When the alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared holy war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost but, millions of heroes rose to the challenge. In such a far reaching conflict, not many of the stories of these heroes, both human and alien, have a chance to become legend. This collection holds eleven stories that dive into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also those who vowed to wipe humanity out of existence.

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