The Crystal Star

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The Crystal Star
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Author Vonda McIntyre
Cover artist Drew Struzan
Country United States
Language English
Series Canon C
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science Fiction
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Publication date
Hardcover:
December 1, 1994
Paperback:
December 1, 1995
Media type Hardcover & Paperback
Pages Hardcover: 309
Paperback: 313
ISBN 0-553-57174-5
Preceded by Starfighters of Adumar
Followed by Before the Storm

The Crystal Star is a bestselling 1994 Star Wars novel written by Vonda McIntyre and published by Bantam Spectra. The novel is set ten years after the Battle of Endor in the Star Wars expanded universe.

<i>Star Wars</i> epic science fantasy space opera saga

Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise, created by George Lucas and centered around a film series that began with the eponymous 1977 movie. The saga quickly became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.

Bantam Spectra is the science fiction division of American publishing company Bantam Books, which is owned by Random House.

Contents

Plot

Background

Jacen and Jaina Solo are now five years old, and their brother Anakin is three, all at an age where they are easily manipulated.

Jacen Solo Character in Star Wars

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Summary

On Munto Codro, Jacen, Jaina and Anakin are kidnapped by a man named Hethrir. Their mother Leia Organa Solo immediately dispatches a rescue operation. Meanwhile, Leia's husband Han Solo and brother Luke Skywalker go to Crseih Station on a supposed "vacation", and learn of a secret cult that influences the Crystal Star, which could possibly destroy the very existence of the universe.

Princess Leia character in Star Wars

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Han Solo character from the Star Wars universe

Han Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise, who is a pilot from the planet Corellia. A primary character in the original film trilogy, Han is the captain of the Millennium Falcon, along with his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca, whereby both pilots became involved in the Rebel Alliance's struggle against the Galactic Empire. During the course of the Star Wars narrative, Han becomes a chief figure in the Alliance and the love interest of Princess Leia. In the sequel trilogy, Han is Leia's husband and the father of fallen Jedi, Kylo Ren.

Luke Skywalker character in Star Wars

Luke Skywalker is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the original film trilogy of the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas and portrayed by Mark Hamill. Skywalker first appeared in the original 1977 film and returned in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). Three decades later, he portrayed the character in the Star Wars sequel trilogy beginning with The Force Awakens in 2015 and The Last Jedi in 2017. Hamill is slated to reprise his role in the upcoming Episode IX (2019).

Hethrir continues to manipulate the children for several days, as he leads the Empire Reborn, an organization looking to resurrect the Galactic Empire. Eventually, Leia and Chewbacca manage to rescue the children, but Hethrir is still connected to the events that transpire around the Crystal Star. After an intense series of events, Hethrir is killed, the Crystal Star explodes, Crseih station moves out of the area beforehand, and Luke, Leia, Han and the children are safe.

Galactic Empire (<i>Star Wars</i>) fictional state in the "Star Wars" universe

The Galactic Empire is a fictional autocracy featured in the Star Wars franchise. It was first introduced in the 1977 film Star Wars and also appears in its two sequels: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) and is the main antagonist faction of the original trilogy. By the time of the sequel trilogy, which starts three decades following the events of the original trilogy, the government has since collapsed and has been succeeded by the First Order.

Chewbacca fictional character in the Star Wars franchise

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Sales

The Crystal Star was a New York Times Bestseller, and the sixth consecutive Star Wars novel to reach the bestseller list.

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