Paperback Edition

(Shadows of the Empire)

Year: 1997

Assortment: Mass Market Paperbacks

Written By: Steve Perry

Publisher: Bantam Spectra Books

Retail: $5.99


  • Illustrated Cover by Drew Struzan
  • The World of Star Wars Novels - overview of variuous novels in the line
  • Comments: Here is the untold story of the events that took place between the movies The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi: a novel in which Darth Vader still lives -- and battles a villain as powerful and evil as himself.

    It is a time of crisis. Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, is being taken to the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. As Princess Leia mounts a rescue mission including Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, and a brilliant young pilot, Darth Vader pits himself against a cunning and ruthless rival. Xizor is the leader of a powerful crime syndicate who seeks to supplant Vader for the favor of their mutual master, the dreaded Emperor. Their target: Luke Skywalker. Suddenly Luke finds himself the potential prize of the two most evil entities in the galaxy -- one who wants him alive...and one who wants him dead.

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