|Cover artist||Drew Struzan|
December 1, 1994
December 1, 1995
|Media type||Hardcover & Paperback|
|Pages|| Hardcover: 309|
|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.
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Bantam Spectra is the science fiction division of American publishing company Bantam Books, which is owned by Random House.
Jacen and Jaina Solo are now five years old, and their brother Anakin is three, all at an age where they are easily manipulated.
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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.
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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.
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