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Encyclopedia > The New Jedi Order
The characters from The New Jedi Order series, based on NJO book covers.
The characters from The New Jedi Order series, based on NJO book covers.

The New Jedi Order (or New Jedi Order or NJO) is a series of 27 science fiction stories, published from 1999 to 2003, set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The series revolves around the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy 21-26 years after the events depicted in Return of the Jedi. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 122 KB) Summary Collage image of The New Jedi Order characters. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 122 KB) Summary Collage image of The New Jedi Order characters. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Star Wars is an epic space opera saga and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This image is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ...

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Plot synopsis

The series begins 21 years after the Rebel Alliance destroyed the second Death Star. The New Republic is facing internal conflict while trying to maintain peace. A new, powerful enemy, known as the Yuuzhan Vong, emerges from the outer galaxy, beginning what will be known as the Yuuzhan Vong invasion. The Jedi, along with the New Republic, struggle to resist this new alien race while it steadily pushes forward, annihilating or occupying different parts of the galaxy. In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Rebel Alliance, or more formally, the Alliance to Restore the Republic, is an interstellar terrorist force formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. ... The Death Star is a fictional planet-destroying superweapon as well as an enormous mobile military garrison in the Star Wars universe. ... The New Republic (officially The New Galactic Republic) is a fictional government in Star Wars. ... Combatants New Republic/Galactic Alliance The New Jedi Order Imperial Remnant Chiss Asendancy Hapes Consortium Mandalorian Protectors Hutts Yuuzhan Vong Peace Brigade Red Knights of Life Commanders Luke Skywalker Leia Organa Solo Han Solo Borsk Feylya† Cal Omas Wedge Antilles Admiral Ackbar† Traest Krefey Gilad Pellaeon Boba Fett... Jedi Knights and Jedi Knight redirect here. ...


Character arcs

As the longest continuous series of novels in the EU, the NJO was able to establish several long-term character arcs. Many new or previously underused characters were put into the spotlight and were developed extensively over the course of the series. Among the most prominent character arcs:

  • Ganner Rhysode: Rhysode began the series as an arrogant young Jedi, a trait best shown when, on assignment with Corran Horn, he mocked Horn's inability to use telekinesis, claiming that this made him a lesser Jedi. Rhysode gradually became more humble over the course of the series, especially after watching many of his friends die on the mission to Myrkr. After Jacen Solo was captured during this mission, Rhysode went searching for him, even though, in Jacen's words, "we weren't even friends"; Rhysode died fighting thousands of Yuuzhan Vong warriors so that Jacen and Vergere could escape. It was foreseen that in the future, the Yuuzhan Vong would eventually worship a new god called "the Ganner", referring almost admiringly, to Rhysode's last stand.
  • Tahiri Veila: Not fully developed in her original role- Anakin's friend from Junior Jedi Knights- Tahiri was pushed to a starring role in the NJO. When the Yuuzhan Vong captured Yavin 4, she was taken prisoner and subjected to experiments designed to create a Vong-human hybrid. Anakin eventually rescued her, which stirred the romantic feelings they had had for years; when Anakin died above Myrkr, Tahiri was devastated. At this time, the Yuuzhan Vong personality implanted in her began to periodically take control, and Tahiri would wrestle with this for the duration of the series. Unlike most of the other Jedi, she had a peculiar empathy with the Yuuzhan Vong; at the end of the series, she chose to stay on Zonoma Sekot in order to continue learning about the Yuuzhan Vong and to help them build a better society.
  • Jacen Solo: Jacen underwent perhaps the most complete and controversial arc of the NJO. He began the series as someone who actively questioned whether it was right to use the Force as a weapon. After being captured by the Yuuzhan Vong he withstood weeks of torture at the hands of Vergere, an Old Republic Jedi and Vong familiar. He emerged with a new view of the Force, including a willingness to use it offensively. During the battle to retake Coruscant, Jacen achieved a state of oneness with the Force that gave him a 'perfect mastery'.

Ganner Rhysode (—28 ABY) is a character in the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Corran Horn (b. ... Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ... Myrkr is a fictional planet in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Jacen Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... // Xiaan Amersu was once the apprentice of Anx Jedi Master, JMikel. ... —Tahiri Veila Tahiri Veila (b. ... Anakin Solo (10 ABY – 27 ABY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the youngest child born to Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo, and the brother to elder twin siblings, Jaina, and Jacen. ... This is a list of Star Wars books. ... Yavin 4 is one of the many moons of the gas planet Yavin in the Star Wars universe. ... // Wayland first appeared in Timothy Zahns Heir to the Empire novel. ... Jacen Solo is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Torture, according to international law, is any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has... Coruscant Coruscant (pronounced //) is a fictional planet in the Star Wars universe. ...

The New Order vs. the Old Order

The Order itself is philosophically distinct from the Jedi Order of the Old Republic (thus the Old Jedi Order) by a new Jedi Code and broadened view of the Force. The Order's titular head is Luke Skywalker, but other senior Jedi such as Kyle Katarn, Mara Jade and Kyp Durron have significant say in the Order's activities. The Order during the Yuuzhan Vong incursion polarizes into two major factions: that of Luke Skywalker, who feels that the Force should be used peacefully, like the Old Republic-era Jedi; and the faction of Kyp Durron, who holds that the Jedi should take a proactive, aggressive stance against enemies, hoping that in that way to live up to the Jedi's roles as "protectors" of the galaxy. Image File history File links Information. ... Map of the Star Wars galaxy released by Star Wars Insider The fictional galaxy where the setting of the Star Wars saga occurs is known simply as the Star Wars galaxy while in the canon it is referred as the Galaxy or the Known Galaxy. ... Form of Government Federal Republic--Unicameral--Parliamentary Official language Basic Capital Coruscant Judicial Branch Supreme Court Legislative and Executive Branch Galactic Senate Senate Chair and Head of State Supreme Chancellor Assistant Senate Head Vice Chair Establishment 25,000 BBY Reorganization into the Galactic Empire 19 BBY Re-establishment 5 ABY... In the Star Wars universe, the Jedi follow a strict set of rules which exemplify their ideals. ... The Force is a binding, ubiquitous power that is the object of the Jedi and Sith monastic orders in the Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... Kyle Katarn is a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, the protagonist of the video game Star Wars: Dark Forces and its sequels. ... Mara Jade Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Kyp (Zeth) Durron is a fictional character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ...


Character deaths

Many major characters, including Chewbacca, die within the New Jedi Order series, an unusual departure from typical Star Wars stories. In a number of New Jedi Order books the characters who die seemed to be of key importance in the novels. The books also revealed the death of some major characters in the Star Wars universe that were not introduced in the movie trilogies, including Anakin Solo, the youngest son of Han and Leia. There was much criticism from fans about this, many believing there was no reason to kill off any major characters and the writers did this as an attempt to boost the sale of the novels and gain publicity for themselves because of the controversial nature of the books. Chewbacca (or Chewie) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ...


Media

In 1999, Mark Hamill reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in a brief speaking role for the series. Hamill spoke as Luke in a TV commercial for the first novel in the series, Vector Prime. In the commercial, Luke recalls the state that the galaxy is in at the present, compared to the times of the Empire. Mark Richard Hamill (born September 25, 1951) is an American actor and voice actor. ...


Entries

The series, published from 1999-2003, was a collaboration among Aaron Allston, Elaine Cunningham, Troy Denning, Shane Dix, Greg Keyes, James Luceno, R. A. Salvatore, Michael A. Stackpole, Matthew Stover, Kathy Tyers, Sean Williams, and Walter Jon Williams. Various parts of the series were published in novel, magazine, and e-book format. Aaron Allston Aaron Allston (born 1960 in Corsicana, Texas) is an American novelist of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels. ... Elaine Cunningham (born August 12, 1957) is an American fantasy and science-fiction author, especially known for her almost poetic literary style and her contributions to the Forgotten Realms campaign world, including the realms of Evermeet, Halruaa, Ruathym and Waterdeep. ... Troy Denning (b. ... Shane Dix is a science fiction author and is best known for his coloberative work with Sean Williams in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series. ... Gregory Keyes is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. ... James Luceno (born in 1947) is the New York Times bestselling author of three Star Wars: The New Jedi Order novels, Agents of Chaos: Heros Trial, Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse and The Unifying Force. ... Robert Anthony Salvatore (b. ... Michael A. Stackpole Michael A. Stackpole (born 1957) is a science fiction and fantasy author best known for his Star Wars and Battletech books. ... For the football player, see Matt Stover Matthew Woodring Stover (born 1962) is an American fantasy novelist. ... Kathy Tyers was born on July 21, 1952 in Long Beach, California. ... Sean Llewellyn Williams (born 1967) is a New York Times best selling science fiction author who lives in Adelaide, Australia. ... Walter Jon Williams (born 15 October 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative, typically in prose. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A user viewing an electronic page on an eBook reading device In computing, an e-book (for electronic book: also eBook, ebook) is the digital media equivalent of a conventional printed book. ...

Year Name Author Notes
1999 Vector Prime R.A. Salvatore
2006 Boba Fett: A Practical Man Karen Traviss e-book novella
2000 Dark Tide I: Onslaught Michael Stackpole
Dark Tide: Siege Michael Stackpole canceled
2000 Dark Tide II: Ruin Michael Stackpole
2000 Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial James Luceno
2000 Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse James Luceno
2000 Balance Point Kathy Tyers
2002 "Emissary of the Void" Greg Keyes short story
Knightfall I: Jedi Storm Michael Jan Friedman canceled
Knightfall II: Jedi Blood Michael Jan Friedman canceled
Knightfall III: Jedi Fire Michael Jan Friedman canceled
2001 "Recovery" (set during Edge of Victory I: Conquest) Troy Denning e-book novella
2001 Edge of Victory I: Conquest Greg Keyes
2001 Edge of Victory II: Rebirth Greg Keyes
2001 Star by Star Troy Denning
2002 "Dark Journey Elaine Cunningham
2002 "The Apprentice" (set during Dark Journey) Elaine Cunningham short story
2002 Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream Aaron Allston
2002 Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand Aaron Allston
2002 Traitor Matthew Stover
2002 Destiny's Way Walter Jon Williams
2002 "Ylesia" (set during Destiny's Way) Walter Jon Williams e-book novella
2003 Force Heretic I: Remnant Sean Williams & Shane Dix
2004 "Equals and Opposites" Nathan Butler comic book
2003 Force Heretic II: Refugee Sean Williams & Shane Dix
2003 "Or Die Trying" Sean Williams & Shane Dix short story
2003 Force Heretic III: Reunion Sean Williams & Shane Dix
2003 The Final Prophecy Greg Keyes
2003 The Unifying Force James Luceno

Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Vector Prime is the first installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. ... R. A. Salvatore is a science-fiction and fantasy author best known for his Star Wars and Forgotten Realms novels. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Karen Traviss is a science fiction author and full-time novelist from Wiltshire, England. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dark Tide: Onslaught (also released as Dark Tide I: Onslaught) is the first novel in a two-part story by Michael A. Stackpole. ... Michael Stackpole (born 1957) is, among other things, a science-fiction author best known for his Star Wars and Battletech books. ... Dark Tide: Ruin (also released as Dark Tide II: Ruin) is the second novel in a two-part story by Michael A. Stackpole. ... James Luceno (born in 1947) is the New York Times bestselling author of three Star Wars: The New Jedi Order novels, Agents of Chaos: Heros Trial, Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse and The Unifying Force. ... Agents of Chaos: Jedi Eclipse (also released as Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse) is the second novel in a two-part story by James Luceno. ... Balance Point is the sixth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. ... Kathy Tyers was born on July 21, 1952 in Long Beach, California. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Emissaries of the Void is the tenth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... Gregory Keyes is a writer of science fiction and fantasy. ... The Knightfall Trilogy was to a trilogy of novels, set in the Star Wars galaxy, and a part of the New Jedi Order series. ... Michael Jan Friedman Michael Jan Friedman is a New York Times bestselling author, Michael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which bear are in the Star Trek universe. ... The Knightfall Trilogy was to a trilogy of novels, set in the Star Wars galaxy, and a part of the New Jedi Order series. ... The Knightfall Trilogy was to a trilogy of novels, set in the Star Wars galaxy, and a part of the New Jedi Order series. ... Troy Denning (b. ... Edge of Victory: Conquest (also released as Edge of Victory I: Conquest) is the first novel in a two-part story by Greg Keyes. ... Edge of Victory: Rebirth (also released as Edge of Victory II: Rebirth) is the second novel in a two-part story by Greg Keyes. ... Summary Spoiler warning: Star by Star is the eleventh installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. ... Dark Journey is the twelfth installment of the New Jedi Order series set in the Star Wars universe. ... Elaine Cunningham (born August 12, 1957) is an American fantasy and science-fiction author, especially known for her almost poetic literary style and her contributions to the Forgotten Realms campaign world, including the realms of Evermeet, Halruaa, Ruathym and Waterdeep. ... Enemy Lines: Rebel Dream (also released as Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dream) is the first novel in a two-part story by Aaron Allston. ... Aaron Allston Aaron Allston (born 1960 in Corsicana, Texas) is an American novelist of many science fiction books, notably Star Wars novels. ... Enemy Lines: Rebel Stand (also released as Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand) is the second novel in a two-part story by Aaron Allston. ... For the football player, see Matt Stover Matthew Woodring Stover (born 1962) is an American fantasy novelist. ... Destinys Way is the seventeenth installment of the New Jedi Order series of Star Wars novels. ... Walter Jon Williams (born 15 October 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Force Heretic: Remnant (also released as Force Heretic I: Remnant) is the first novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. ... Sean Llewellyn Williams (born 1967) is a New York Times best selling science fiction author who lives in Adelaide, Australia. ... Shane Dix is a science fiction author and is best known for his coloberative work with Sean Williams in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nathan Patrick Butler (b. ... Force Heretic: Refugee (also released as Force Heretic II: Refugee) is the second novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. ... Or Die Trying is a short story set in the Star Wars galaxy. ... Force Heretic: Reunion (also released as Force Heretic III: Reunion) is the third novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix. ... The Second to Last Book in the New Jedi Order Series, The Final Prophecy The Final Prophecy is a New Jedi Order novel written by Greg Keyes. ... The last book in the New Jedi Order series, The Unifying Force The Unifying Force is the final chapter of the New Jedi Order series of books in the fictional Star Wars universe, and was written by James Luceno. ...

External links

  • The New Jedi Order books at Random House
  • New Jedi Order Encyclopedia
  • The Unofficial New Jedi Order Homepage
  • Link to view the Vector Prime commercial on the Official Star Wars site.

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