At last, it’s the ultimate history of the spectacular Star Wars saga, lavishly illustrated and in full color for the first time.
With the completion of Episodes I, II, and III, the epic story that’s captivated millions can now be told in its entirety, from the time of the primordial Knights of the Old Republic and the Clone Wars to the birth of the Empire, from the destruction of the Death Star to the adventures of the New Jedi Order.
Beautifully illustrated by Mark Chiarello, Tommy Lee Edwards, and John Van Fleet, Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology offers the comprehensive and official chronicle of that extraordinary galaxy so far, far away. Herein you’ll find
• the most exciting and climactic events from all epochs of Star Wars–those explosive turning points in the shaping of the galaxy
• a gripping account of the controversial Clone Wars–the treachery that fueled them and the terrifying aftermath
• profiles of the key players in the history of the Star Wars galaxy, along with all the most popular heroes and villains from every movie, book, comic, TV special, game, and cartoon
Follow Anakin Solo’s perilous journey as he wrestles with the dark side; behold the black soul of each Dark Lord of the Sith, from Darth Sidious to Darth Vader; experience the fiery space battles that decided the fates of entire planets; and witness the ferocious invasion of the seemingly invincible Yuuzhon Vong.
The training of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the invasion of Naboo, the capture of Princess Leia, the Battle of Yavin, the lightsaber death duel between Organa Solo and Beldorion the Hutt–all of the key events are captured and preserved for all time in this drama-filled Stars Wars chronicle.
About the Author
Daniel Wallace has been chronicling the Star Wars universe for years, writing four of the most popular Essential Guides, including The Essential Guide to Planets, The Essential Guide to Droids, and the New York Times bestseller The New Essential Guide to Characters. He and his wife live in Detroit with two sons and one daughter.
Mark Chiarello is currently the Editorial Art Director for DC Comics. As a freelance illustrator, he has received the comic book industry’s Eisner, Harvey, and Reuben Awards. Mark has also done freelance illustration for, among others, the National Basketball Association, Topps Inc., Disney, and Universal Pictures. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
After studying film and illustration at the Art Center College of Design in the early 1990s, Tommy Lee Edwards moved to central North Carolina. He has worked for Lucasfilm, DC Comics, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros’ on projects like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dinotopia, and Batman Begins. www.tommyleeedwards.com
John Van Fleet grew up in New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap, playing a lot of baseball. He has worked in comics, production design, and editorial illustration. Clients include Dark Horse, DC Comics, Paramount, Electronic Arts, the Walt Disney Company, Marvel, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, and many more. www.Johnvanfleet.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the more interesting sources of additional information in the Star Wars universe, the Chronology follows the history of the Galaxy from its earliest days to the end of what was written at the time. From the Great Sith War to the Swarm War and beyond, the Chronology allows new insight into different areas of the Expanded Universe.This is one of my personal favorite books, and it is worth the price. Helpful to Star Wars novices and experts alike.
This book is amazing. All major events are here, from Knights of the Old Republic to the movies, to the New Jedi Order and even the first summary of the Dark Nest trilogy. All events are recounted with major detail.
If you are a Star Wars, like me you'll love it. It tells you everything you need to know about the history of the Star Wars universe.