Heir to the Empire
by Timothy Zahn
The novel that started the Star Wars revival in 1991. While I did not read this until about 3-4 later, it re-invigorated my love of Star Wars that had started since as long back as I can remember. Coupled with playing the X-Wing and TIE Fighters games at the time, this novel became a true gem in my collection. From the first sentence, Timothy Zahn weaves a story and setting that places you right back in the action of the Star Wars galaxy and introduces us to new characters – friend and foe alike. His insight into the Star Wars lore is legendary and helps in making sense in some unanswered questions from the original trilogy and leaves room to explore more of this fascinating galaxy.