Star Wars: Tarkin

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Star Wars: Tarkin
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AuthorJames Luceno
Cover artistDavid Smit
CountryUnited States
SeriesStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherDel Rey Books
Publication date
November 4, 2014
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages288 (First edition, hardcover)
ISBN978-0-345-51152-2 (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 as the nascent Galactic Empire rises to power, 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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