Star Wars: Tarkin

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Star Wars: Tarkin
Star Wars Tarkin (2014).jpg
Author James Luceno
Cover artist David Smit
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
November 4, 2014
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 288 (First edition, hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-345-51152-2 (First edition, hardcover)

Star Wars: Tarkin is a Star Wars novel by James Luceno, published in November 2014. Set between the films Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, it follows the rise of the character Grand Moff Tarkin. Tarkin was one of the first four novels published in the franchise after Lucasfilm redefined Star Wars continuity in April 2014.


Tarkin chronicles how Wilhuff Tarkin meets and aligns himself with Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader prior to the events of A New Hope, and explores Tarkin's origins.[1]


With the 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm by The Walt Disney Company, most of the licensed Star Wars novels and comics produced since the originating 1977 film Star Wars were rebranded as Star Wars Legends and declared non-canon to the franchise in April 2014.[2][3][4] Tarkin was subsequently announced as one of the first four canon novels to be released in 2014 and 2015.[4]

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  1. ^ Keane, Sean (November 3, 2014). "REVIEW: Star Wars: Tarkin brings us into the Empire's dark heart". New York Daily News. Retrieved May 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ McMilian, Graeme (April 25, 2014). "Lucasfilm Unveils New Plans for Star Wars Expanded Universe". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page". April 25, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Disney and Random House announce relaunch of Star Wars Adult Fiction line". April 25, 2014. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Star Wars Battlefront II Starfighter Assault Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Official Teaser Trailer". YouTube. 
  7. ^ CG_Kozispoon. "Official Developer's Announcement for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Ship Update". Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Forums. 

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