This is a short list of some of the more recent Star Wars titles that I have enjoyed.
Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn takes us to the time period before Episode III. We finally learn the truth behind the legendary dreadnaughts of Outbound Flight and Jedi Master Jorus C'Baoth from the Heir to the Empire series (1991), which many fans herald as the triumphant return of Star Wars.
Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader by James Luceno takes place immediately after Episode III. It explains the turmoil of the first days after Order 66 and the internal struggle that Anakin faces as he becomes Darth Vader.
Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno ends five minutes before Episode III. We are introduced to General Grievious (much better character in the book) and we discover how close the Jedi Council came to discovering the true identity of Darth Sidious.
I highly recommend these titles to all Star Wars fans...and if you have seen Episodes I through III, you will appreciate the back stories.
Thanks for reading,