Currently in its third and final season, The Bad Batch is an animated sequel to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. If you’re a fan of the show and can’t get enough clone trooper action, here are several other Star Wars stories set during the dark times between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. The further down this list the stories are, the closer they occur to the original Star Wars trilogy.

 

Book Jacket: Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) Dark Lord Of The Sith, Volume 1

star wars: darth vader (2017) dark lord of the sith, volume 1 by Charles Soule

Collecting Darth Vader (2017) #1-6. From acclaimed writer Charles Soule comes a brand-new, exhilarating series exploring Darth Vader's early history. Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader's rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!

Book Jacket: Star Wars

star wars by James Luceno

Book Jacket: Catalyst

catalyst by James Luceno

War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatines top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennics, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key. Galens energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic rescues Galen, his wife, Lyra, and their young daughter, Jyn, from Separatist kidnappers, the Erso family is deeply in Krennics debt. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways, Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality. Trapped in their benefactors tightening grasp, the Ersos must untangle Krennics web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself.

Book Jacket: Ahsoka

ahsoka by E. K. Johnston

"Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance"-- Provided by publisher.

Book Jacket: The Snare

the snare by Disney-Lucasfilm Press

It is a time of darkness. With the end of the Clone Wars, and the destruction of the Jedi Order, the evil Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy unopposed. When the parents of Milo and Lina Graf are abducted by agents of the evil Empire while the family is out on a mission mapping the unknown systems of Wild Space, the children must undertake a perilous journey to rescue them. In the first book of this six book chapter book series, Milo and Lina look for allies on the ancient frontier world of Thune- but must outwit the cruel Imperial officer Captain Korda who has prepared a trap for them!

Book Jacket: The Desperate Mission

the desperate mission by Jude Watson

The Empire has risen. The Jedi Order has been destroyed. As far as the Emperor is concerned, the Jedi are all but extinct. But on the remote planet of Tatooine, one Jedi Master remains: Obi-Wan Kenobi. Devastated by the loss of his fellow Jedi - and th betrayal of his former apprentice Anakin - Obi-Wan has been left with one last task: to watch over and protect a young child named Luke. When Obi-Wan finds out that a former Jedi apprentice has survived, he must make a painful decision: whether to stay on Tatooine or go on one last, desperate mission - right into the heart of the Empire.

Book Jacket: Thrawn

thrawn by Timothy Zahn

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power and infamy. -- Amazon.com

Book Jacket: Lords of the Sith

lords of the sith by Paul S. Kemp

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.

Book Jacket: Star Wars

star wars by James Luceno

Tells the complete tale of Grand Moff Tarkin, who guides the creation of the Death Star and paves the way for the Empire's supremacy--and whom even the dreaded Darth Vader obeys.

Book Jacket: Most Wanted

most wanted by Rae Carson

When a mission for Lady Proxima goes horrible wrong, Han and Qi'ra team with a Rodian scrumrat named Tsulo to escape Lady Proxima's wrath as well as the dangerous Empire.