Star Wars Books: Mistaken Identity

As a reader of Star Wars books, it can be a little confusing between “Canon” and “Legends.” Especially if there are books with similar titles. So I thought I’d put together a handy guide to help distinguish between some similarities I noticed in the SW book universe:

Bloodline (C), by Claudia Gray

Not to be confused with Bloodlines (L), by Karen Traviss

Heir to the Jedi (C), by Kevin Hearn

Not to be confused with Heir to the Empire (L), by Timothy Zahn

The Last Jedi novelization (C), by Jason Fry

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Written with input from director Rian Johnson,this official adaptation of Star Wars: The Last Jedi expands on the film toinclude scenes from alternate versions of the script and other additionalcontent.    From the ashes of the Empire has arisen another threat to the galaxy’sfreedom: the ruthless First Order. Fortunately, new heroes have emerged totake up arms—and perhaps lay down their lives—for the cause. Rey, the orphanstrong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper

Not to be confused with The Last Jedi (L), by Michael Reeves and Maya Kaathrine Bonhoff

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of…  read more at Kobo.

The Cestus Deception (L), Stephen Barnes

"Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi strides—and soars and plots and duels—again inthis stirring new addition to the Star Wars saga. . . . This splendidadventure yarn offers a gut-wrenching surprise on nearly every page and aknock-the-socks-off ending."—Publishers Weekly    When the economically depressed government of Ord Cestus threatens to sellincredibly deadly battle droids to the Separatists, Supreme ChancellorPalpatine dispatches a team led by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi to the planet.Their mission:

Not to be confused with Cloak of Deception (L), by James Luceno. This is especially tricky, as they’re both Legends, and both prequel-era books.

A New Dawn (C) by John Jackson Miller

Not to be confused with Rebel Dawn (L), by A.C. Crispin

Here is the explosive conclusion of the blockbuster trilogy that chroniclesthe never-before-told story of the young Han Solo. Set before the Star Wars(r)movie adventures, these books chronicle the coming-of-age of the galaxy's mostfamous con man, smuggler, and thief.    The Millennium Falcon is "the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy." So when HanSolo wins it in a game of sabacc, he and Chewbacca become kings of thesmugglers--uncatchable, unstoppable. But with the Empire clamping down, Hanknows

This isn’t a book, but the recent Bad Batch premiere called “Aftermath” (C)

–not to be confused with the Aftermath trilogy (C) I’ve been reading by Chuck Wendig. The former deals with the aftermath of Order 66, while the latter deals with the aftermath of the Battle of Endor. Just thought I’d clear that up, lol.

I’m sure there’s many more, especially titles with the words “Force,” “Jedi,” and “Empire” in them. It can’t be helped, sometimes.

Are there any you can think of that aren’t on my list? Let me know in the comments, and we’ll talk about it!

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