The Glove of Darth Vader

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The Glove of Darth Vader
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AuthorPaul Davids and Hollace Davids
Cover artistDrew Struzan
CountryUnited States
SeriesJedi Prince
GenreScience fiction
PublisherBantam Skylark
Publication date
June 1, 1992
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Preceded byThe Truce at Bakura 
Followed byThe Lost City of the Jedi 

The Glove of Darth Vader is a Star Wars novel for young readers released in June 1992 as first book of the Jedi Prince series by Paul Davids and Hollace Davids. It is directly preceded within the chronology of the Star Wars expanded universe by The Truce at Bakura and is followed in the Jedi Prince series by The Lost City of the Jedi.


After the destruction of the second Death Star and the death of the Emperor, the Empire is left without a true leader. The Supreme Prophet Kadann prophesied that the next leader of the Empire would wear the indestructible right hand Glove of Darth Vader, so Imperial senator Timothy Barclay sends Captain Dunwell to find the glove. The Rebel Alliance and the Senate's Planetary Intelligence Network known as SPIN, hoping to find information on the new emperor, send C-3PO and R2-D2 disguised to the planet Kessel. There they discover Grand Moff Hissa introducing Trioculus, who claims to be Palpatine's son, as the heir to Empire. Although he manages to trick his followers by seemingly producing Force lightning, he demands that his advisors find the glove so he can cement his power. After much searching and no clues on the glove's whereabouts, Captain Dunwell, the head of the Whaladon Processing Center on Mon Calamari, contacts him to inform him that he has found the glove, deep in the oceans of Mon Calamari. By chance, Luke Skywalker and Admiral Ackbar, after picking up the droids from Kessel, bring them to Mon Calamari to download the information that R2-D2 found. Although the whaling ship is destroyed and Captain Dunwell killed, Luke is unable to stop Trioculus from obtaining the glove and becoming the new Emperor. As he parts ways with Luke, Trioculus swears he will destroy him.

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