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Legacy of the Force also known as LOTF, is a 9-book series contained in the Legacy era, set five years after the events of the Dark Nest Crisis. It deals with the fall of Jacen Solo to the dark side of the Force, mentored by the returning villain Lumiya. The backdrop to this story arc is the conflict between Corellia and the Galactic Federation of Free Alliances, which later erupts into a full-scale war. The books are written in a cycle of Aaron Allston, Karen Traviss, Troy Denning repeated three times, with Denning finishing the series with the ninth novel, Invincible. Also, books one, five, and nine are hardcovers, giving each author the opportunity to write a hard-bound book.

Legacy of the Force also saw the return of Boba Fett, Lando Calrissian, Thrackan Sal-Solo, and Natasi Daala, amongst other characters. The new generation was being primed, which in turn lead to speculation that one of the major movie characters (Luke, Leia, Han) would die. Ultimately, however, all three survived to the end of the series.

The novels Crosscurrent, Millennium Falcon, and the 9-book hardcover series Fate of the Jedi will be a follow up to the series, further expanding the Legacy era.



Returning characters

Legacy of the Force has seen the re-emergence of several characters, both from the EU and from the films, who had until the series been untouched by EU literature for some time. Most notably the Dark Lady of the Sith Lumiya made her first appearance in a novel in Betrayal, and Boba Fett, last seen in a cameo role in The Unifying Force, re-entered the galactic scene in Bloodlines. Other characters, such as Thrackan Sal-Solo, Gilad Pellaeon, and Ailyn Vel, as well as Lumiya, had their story-arcs brought to a conclusion.

Character Reappears
Syal Antilles Betrayal
Shalla Nelprin Betrayal
Lumiya Betrayal
Thrackan Sal-Solo Betrayal
Tahiri Veila Betrayal
Boba Fett Bloodlines
Ailyn Vel Bloodlines
Taun We Bloodlines
Jagged Fel Tempest
Alema Rar Tempest
Aurra Sing Tempest
Myri Antilles Exile
Lando Calrissian Exile
Turr Phennir Exile
Booster Terrik Exile
Mirax Terrik Horn Exile
Jaing Skirata Sacrifice
Jae Juun Inferno
Lowbacca Inferno
Lumpawaroo Inferno
Tarfang Inferno
Gavin Darklighter Inferno
Cheriss ke Hanadi Fury
Valin Horn Fury
Jaden Korr Fury
Wes Janson Fury
Lensi Fury
Kral Nevil Fury
Volu Nyth Fury
Tyria Sarkin Tainer Fury
Twool Fury
Natasi Daala Revelation
Sintas Vel Revelation

Character deaths

The series saw a number of major character deaths, more than even the New Jedi Order series, which was longer and itself controversial for the number of deaths in it.


Deaths of major characters introduced in the series

Character Introduction Death
Aidel Saxan Betrayal Betrayal
Nelani Dinn Betrayal Betrayal
Dur Gejjen Bloodlines Sacrifice
Jori Lekauf Bloodlines Sacrifice
Twizzl Tempest Inferno
Thann Mithric Betrayal Fury
Tarla Limpan Betrayal Fury
Sadras Koyan Exile Fury
Patra Tebut Sacrifice Fury
Lon Shevu Bloodlines Invincible

Deaths of pre-existing characters

As in The New Jedi Order, there were several characters whose deaths were mentioned but not depicted, including Lensi, Twool, Liegeus Vorn, the World Brain, which was wounded in Tempest and who is mentioned as dead, and Reh'mwa, who never made an appearance in a novel but is mentioned previously and is mentioned as dying in the series.

Character Introduction Death
Ailyn Vel Outbid But Never Outgunned Bloodlines
Thrackan Sal-Solo Ambush at Corellia Bloodlines
World Brain Traitor Tempest
Reh'mwa Dark Nest I: The Joiner King Tempest
Tresina Lobi Balance Point Tempest
Cakhmaim The Last Command Tempest
Meewahl Edge of Victory II: Rebirth Tempest
Mara Jade Skywalker Heir to the Empire Sacrifice
Lumiya Star Wars 56: Coffin in the Clouds Sacrifice
Cal Omas Vector Prime Inferno
Alema Rar Star by Star Fury
Twool Dark Nest I: The Joiner King Fury
Lensi Edge of Victory II: Rebirth Fury
Liegeus Vorn Planet of Twilight Revelation
Gilad Pellaeon Heir to the Empire Revelation
Isolder The Courtship of Princess Leia Invincible
Jacen Solo The Last Command Invincible

Unresolved issues

As the series concluded many issues were yet to be resolved, and many questions unanswered although it is likely that these issues will be resolved in the Fate of the Jedi series.

  • The transition from the current government to that found in Star Wars: Legacy.
  • Vergere's true plans for Jacen have still not been brought into the light. But what may be a retcon, Vergere was indeed a Sith trained under Palpatine.





Behind the scenes

When a nine-book series was first proposed in 2004, it was originally slated to be set in the Sith Era.[1] It is unknown when in the era the series would have taken place, but Sue Rostoni said the following on the forums at

"Shelly and I, and the authors, will be reading through all the comics and other material to decide where in time to set the series and what, if any, existing characters we want to use."
― Eeusu Estornii

About a month later, Rostoni posted the following information in the thread:

"Hi -- I haven't read all the pages of posts, but there's been a change.... We've reconsidered where to set this 9-book series and have decided that the old Old Republic era may not be the best place. We're now seriously considering post-NJO, something like 35 years after A New Hope. The thinking is that there is more opportunity here for substantial storylines using characters that people already have feelings about, and the outcome wouldn't be known at the start of things. We still want to play in the Old Old Republic time frame, and will try to get a trilogy there. I hope you all aren't disappointed - I'm trying to gauge whether it's best to give you NO information at all, or information (like this) that's subject to change."
― Eeusu Estornii

Notes and references

  1. Legacy of the Force series speculation (possible SPOILERS), forums, posted by Eeusu Estornii, May 21, 2004 09:47 AM

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