On his first day at the Jedi academy, Anakin makes a new friend named Tahiri. The Force is with her too. Soon they find out that together they can accomplish feats that surprise even their teachers.
But the teachers don't know what else Anakin and Tahiri do together. Every night, they both have the same dream of going down the river by the Academy on a raft. In the dream, they are drawn by the Force…but for all they know, it could be the dark side!
There is only one way to find out for sure. They have to go down the river all by themselves—for real!
Anakin and Tahiri are off on an adventure to the distant moon of Yavin 8! There they will help their alien friend Lyric join the "elders", the adults of her race. To do it, she must go through a strange and wonderful change. And when it is over, Lyric won't look anything like her old self.
But Anakin and Tahiri are in for an even bigger surprise. Deep within the caves of Lyric's world are carvings that match the ones they back in the temple on Yavin 4. If they can read them, they might be able to break the curse of the mysterious Golden Globe and defeat the dark side of the Force!
But there is something waiting for them down in the caves. Something large and dangerous. And it will take more than the Force to defeat it!
Before she joined the academy, Anakin's friend Tahiri lived with a strange and dangerous tribe. She knows nothing of her real parents—or how she came to live with the treacherous Tusken Raiders. Tahiri knew the day would come when she'd learn everything about her past…and that day has come!
But first, Tahiri must prove she's worthy. And that means she must complete a deadly task that will test her skills as a warrior and a Jedi Knight. With Anakin by her side, she will have to use the Force like never before.
If Tahiri succeeds, she will learn how her parents lived—and died. But if she fails, she and Anakin may have to pay the ultimate price…
Anakin has been having terrible dreams of a secret cave on Dagobah. He asks his uncle Luke if he can go there, to see if it's real. Luke says yes—but only if Tahiri, R2-D2 and the Jedi Master Ikrit go along.
Anakin and his friends find more danger than they bargained for in the swamps of Dagobah. But they do find the cave. What is inside? And will Anakin be strong enough in the Force to face it?
Anakin and his friends just heard an incredible secret! Darth Vader may have retrieved Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber from the original Death Star. The lost weapon may be hidden in Vader's abandoned fortress on the planet Vjun, and Luke Skywalker agrees that it must be recovered.
Now Anakin and his friends—along with Tionne and the Jedi Master Ikrit—are heading off to Vjun to find the legendary fortress. Untold dangers await them, for no one knows what secrets still lie within those ancient walls. Even abandoned, it is a stronghold of dark power.
But the biggest danger may not have shown its face. For if they know about Obi-Wan's saber…who else does?
Uldir, Anakin's classmate at the Jedi academy, wants to be a Jedi more than anything. But he can't even lift a feather with the Force. He thinks he knows how he can learn faster: the Holocron.
The Holocron is a cube that holds all the secrets of the ancient Jedi Masters. By "borrowing" it, along with Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber, Uldir believes he will become a powerful Jedi Knight!
Now Anakin—along with Tahiri, R2-D2, Tionne and the Jedi Master Ikrit—must race across the galaxy to find Uldir. If they don't, Uldir could be killed. And Kenobi's blade and the holocron will fall into the hands of a very evil man…
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 1 The Rise of Shadow Academy, Jedi Shadow, Part 1
While exploring the jungle outside the academy, the twins make a startling discovery—the remains of a TIE Fighter that had crashed years ago during the battle against the first Death Star. Mechanical whiz Jaina thinks she can repair it…if they can sneak the right parts from the academy.
Meanwhile, their work is being closely watched—but not by academy eyes. The original pilot, an Imperial trooper, has been living wild in the jungle since his ship went down. Waiting to return to duty. And now his chance has come…
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 2 The Rise of Shadow Academy, Jedi Shadow, Part 2
The Dark Jedi Brakiss—the student Luke Skywalker expelled from his academy—has learned much since he left. Enough to master the dark side of the the Force. And enough to establish his own school for training Jedi—the Shadow Academy.
But now Brakiss has been given an even greater task. Not only must he create a sinister legion of Dark Jedi to serve the Empire, he must undertake a challenge not even Darth Vader and the Emperor could meet: Kidnap the heirs of the Skywalker bloodline, and turn them to the dark side of the Force…
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 3 The Rise of Shadow Academy, Jedi Shadow, Part 3
During a break in training, Jacen and Jaina are reunited with their old friend Zekk, an orphan living in the streets on their home planet of Coruscant. Young, wild, and free, Zekk has never had a care in the world…until now. He sees the changes in his friends. Jacen and Jaina have learned so much, have grown in so many ways. Compared to them, he is only a lost little boy.
However, a powerful being has seen his potential. Someone who knows about shame and jealousy—and how to make use of them. Someone who knows that the dark side of the Force is especially attractive when you've got nothing to lose…
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 4 The Rise of Shadow Academy, Jedi Sunrise, Part 1
Luke Skywalker has come to a grim conclusion. With the threat of a new generation of Dark Jedi being trained at the Shadow Academy, he knows the New Republic will need all the fighters it can muster. At last, it is time for the young Jedi Knights to build their lightsabers.
But there is more to mastering the ancient weapon than mere swordsmanship. Each student must learn about the mysterious bond between Jedi and lightsaber. For Jacen and Jaina, success will mean growing stronger in the Force. But for one of their friends, failure will mean tragedy...
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 5 The Rise of Shadow Academy, Jedi Sunrise, Part 2
Jacen, Jaina Solo and their Wookiee companion Lowbacca travel to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk where Lowie's younger sister Sirrakuk is about to undergo a Wookiee ritual. Since the ritual is dangerous, Lowie wants to assist his sibbling.
However, the Dark Jedi Zekk has been assigned to lead a raid on the Wookiee city of Thikkiiana, a major exporter of computer technology. By executing this mission, he will fulfill his great potential and win the title of the Darkest Knight of the Second Imperium. However, he must face his former friends Jacen and Jaina in the process…
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 6 The Rise of Shadow Academy, Jedi Sunrise, Part 3
The Jedi Praxeum is under attack from the Second Imperium. The Shadow Academy has arrived on the jungle moon of Yavin 4 along with legions of stormtroopers and Dark Jedi adepts, clouds of TIE Fighters and a fleet of modified warships. In response, the Jedi quickly prepare for war.
Thus begins the battle! This conflict will pit the Solo twins along with their friends and Luke Skywalker against the Dark Jedi Zekk and his superiors Brakiss and the Nightsister Tamith Kai. Who ever wins the battle will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 7 The Fall of Diversity Alliance, Part 1
Following the defeat of the Second Imperium, Jacen and Jaina travel to the Alderaan system to retrieve a shard from Alderaan's core. However, they are not alone since they are being watched by Ailyn Vel, disguised as her father Boba Fett. In the past, Boba Fett had been an enemy of their father Han Solo and his daughter is continuing his legacy.
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 9 The Fall of Diversity Alliance, Part 3
As the search for Raynar Thul's father continues, the young Jedi Knights turn for help to a most unusual—and dangerous—source: the reprogrammed assassin droid IG-88. They think they can keep him under control. But can one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy be trusted?
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 10 The Fall of Diversity Alliance, Part 4
Lowbacca has left the Jedi academy and traveled to the planet Ryloth, headquarters of the Diversity Alliance, to see what the Diversity Alliance is really all about.
On Yavin 4, Jacen, Jaina and the other young Jedi Knights have already discovered one truth about the Alliance—once you go to Ryloth, you either join or you die. Lowie is in great danger, and they must rescue him. But what can a small group of humans do against a planet full of hostile aliens?
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 11 The Fall of Diversity Alliance, Part 5
Bornan Thul's secret is out: he's been protecting a deadly plague that could devastate the galaxy if released. And the evil Nolaa Tarkona—leader of the Diversity Alliance—knows where it is hidden.
Now Jacen, Jaina and their allies must race against time. As a massive battle rages between New Republic soldiers and the forces of the Diversity Alliance, the young Jedi Knights must find and destroy the plague before it can be released.
But they first must face Nolaa Tarkona. And her very lethal hired hand, Boba Fett.
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 12 Under Black Sun, Part 1
Han Solo's past is about to catch up with him. When he and the twins take the Millennium Falcon to Ord Mantell for a high-speed race, they meet a battle-hungry woman wielding a lightsaber. Her name is Anja Gallandro, and she knows more about Han's history than he likes. But Anja Gallandro guards an even more devastating secret—a secret that could mean disaster for the entire Solo family.
Young Jedi Knights Series, Book 14 Under Black Sun, Part 3
Anja Gallandro planned to destroy the Solo family. But now she fights an intense inner battle—against her growing spice addiction, and her growing friendship with Jacen and Jaina. She no longer knows where her loyalties lie. In desperation for spice, she steals a ship and flees the Jedi academy.
The young Jedi Knights give chase, following her from the spice mines of Kessel to the dangerous paradise of Crystal Reef. But Anja has been a pawn all along in a game that is much bigger than all of them. And they just landed in the middle of it…
22 ABY - 24 ABY
Junior Jedi Knights Series
"Anakin Solo, the youngest son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, is eleven-- and headed for the Jedi academy! The Force is very strong with him -- he can feel it. And his uncle Luke thinks it is time for him to start his training..."
Young Jedi Knights Series The Rise of Shadow Academy Arc
"When the Empire died, they were born—a new hope for the New Republic. The young twins of Han Solo and Princess Leia are now fourteen, and enrolled at Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy on Yavin 4. Together with friends both old and new, the future heroes of an already legendary saga begin their training."
The Fall of the Diversity Alliance Arc
"When the Empire died, they were born—a new hope for the New Republic. The young twins of Han Solo and Princess Leia have taken their first steps as Jedi Knights, defeating the evil minions of the Shadow Academy. Now, with their friends Tenel Ka and Lowbacca the Wookiee, the future heroes of an already legendary saga continue their training."
Under Black Sun Arc
"When the Empire died, they were born—a new hope for the New Republic. The young twins of Han Solo and Princess Leia have grown strong with the Force, thwarting the evil Nolaa Tarkona and destroying the Emperor's Plague. Now, with their friends Lowbacca the Wookiee and Tenel Ka, the future heroes of an already legendary saga continue their training."
Star Wars Timeline BY refers to the Battle of Yavin and the Destruction of the First Death Star.