The Black Fleet Crisis

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Before The Storm
Star Wars - Before the Storm.jpg
AuthorMichael P. Kube-McDowell
Cover artistDrew Struzan
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesBantam Spectra
Canon S
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Spectra
Publication date
April 1, 1996
Media typePaperback
Pages309 pp
ISBN0-553-57273-3
Preceded byThe Crystal Star 
Followed byShield of Lies 
Shield of Lies
Star Wars - Shield of Lies.jpg
AuthorMichael P. Kube-McDowell
Cover artistDrew Struzan
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesBantam Spectra
Canon S
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Spectra
Publication date
September 1, 1996
Media typePaperback
Pages338
ISBN0-553-57277-6
Preceded byBefore the Storm 
Followed byTyrant's Test 
Tyrant's Test
Star Wars - Tyrant's Test.jpg
AuthorMichael P. Kube-McDowell
Cover artistDrew Struzan
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesCanon S
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Spectra
Publication date
January 1, 1997
Media typePaperback
Pages310
ISBN0-553-57275-X
Preceded byShield of Lies 
Followed byThe New Rebellion 

The Black Fleet Crisis is a trilogy set in the Star Wars expanded universe. The books take place 16 years after Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. All three novels were authored by Michael P. Kube-McDowell and published by Bantam Books under the imprint Bantam Spectra between March 1996 and November 1998.

Books[edit]

  1. Before the Storm, published March 1, 1996
  2. Shield of Lies, published August 1, 1996
  3. Tyrant's Test, published December 1, 1996

Plot[edit]

The Black Fleet Crisis begins in a time of peace for the New Republic, and the first time a chance occurs for the Rebel Alliance to turn their attention to more personal concerns.

The outbreak of the Black Fleet Crisis ends a period of relative peace in the galaxy. Yevethan forces (former Imperial slaves who overthrew their masters) using captured Imperial ships begin a genocidal campaign to conquer the Koornacht Cluster by killing all non-Yevethans. The New Republic is forced to fight in its own defense, as well as to rescue hostages held by the Yevethans (including Han Solo). After obtaining an image of Han as a battered hostage, Chewbacca goes on a desperate rescue mission.

Luke Skywalker travels to his mother's homeworld, Fallanassi, in search of her and her people. Luke meets the Fallanassi, a mysterious and secretive sect of Force users who are total pacifists. Luke learns new Force techniques and philosophies from them, and gains their help to aid the New Republic in one battle.

Leia is the only person who doesn't have a chance to rest, who because of her fame, what others expect of her, and her sense of duty and obligation, she has become a prisoner of the Presidency. But she is far too tired, stressed beyond her limits, and emotionally fragile, and she is only two steps away from a serious personal crisis of her confidence. Nil Spaar, the Machiavellian Viceroy of the Yevethan Protectorate, sees that as an opportunity he can exploit and an opportunity to destroy the New Republic from within.

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