Allegiance (novel)

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AuthorTimothy Zahn
CountryUnited States
SeriesStar Wars
GenreMilitary science fiction
PublisherDel Rey
Publication date
January 30, 2007
Media typeHardcover
Preceded byStar Wars: A New Hope 
Followed byChoices of One 

Allegiance is a Star Wars novel released in January 2007 by Del Rey. The book was written by Timothy Zahn, and was followed in 2011 with Choices of One.


The story is set just after Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The book's subject is, according to Zahn, "...three different people and groups with allegiance issues."


The story was told in three parallel threads which eventually intertwined in the later part of the book.

Five members of the Imperial Stormtroopers attached to the Imperial Star Destroyer Reprisal began to have doubt about their work after being made to participate in massacre of innocents on planet Teardrop. The planet had a rebel base, but evacuated just moments before the Reprisal arrived. The Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) officers in charge of the operations had the innocent people killed anyway. Back on board the Star Destroyer, the ISB Major Dreflin made a mistake of pushing the stormtrooper too far and ended up killed by his own weapon. The five stormtroopers aboard realized official channels would get them nowhere, and managed to escape on board the ship Suwantek. While on the run, their sense of honor and duty led them to seemingly unrelated incidents where they rescued local populace, and subsequently pursued a link to a pirate group named the Bloodscars operating in the Shelsha Sector.

Leia was dispatched to the Shelsha Sector to meet three local representatives of the Rebellion. Luke, Han and Chewbacca went along as her escorts. They separated to pursue different leads, the men to investigate pirate attacks on the Rebel supply line, and Leia to a negotiation that the governor of Shelsha sector was going to declare independence and join the Rebellion.

Mara Jade was investigating corrupt Imperial moffs, and clues from stolen valuable artworks led her to the Shelsha Sector.

It was indicated in the original Thrawn Trilogy novels that Rebels (Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa) met Mara Jade for the first time during the events of that same trilogy. As such, despite being in the same place at the same time on more than one occasion, the Rebels and Mara Jade did not actually see each other.



Choices of One
AuthorTimothy Zahn
Cover artistJohn Van Fleet
PublisherDel Rey
Publication date
July 19, 2011
Media typeHardcover
Preceded byAllegiance 

Choices of One is a Star Wars novel written by Zahn, released by Del Rey on July 19, 2011. The sequel to Zahn's 2007 novel Allegiance, it is set between the events of the films Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and features Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Mara Jade, and the villain Nuso Esva.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Maddox, David. "Star Wars: Allegiance". SF Site. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Timothy Zahn Returns with a New Novel". April 2, 2009. Archived from the original on August 24, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "First Look: Choices of One". October 22, 2010. Archived from the original on August 28, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Choices of One Excerpt". June 7, 2011. Archived from the original on September 2, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2016.

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