The Crystal Star

The Crystal Star

Infobox SW Books
name = The Crystal Star
orig title =
translator =

author = Vonda McIntyre
cover_artist = Drew Struzan
editor =
country = U.S.
language = English
era = New Republic
series =
galactic_year = 14 ABY
canon = C
subject = Star Wars
genre = Science Fiction
publisher = Bantam Spectra
release_date = Hardcover:
1 December 1994
1 December 1995
media_type = Hardcover & Paperback
pages = Hardcover: 309
Paperback: 313
size_weight = Hardcover:
1.2 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
1.2 pounds
6.9 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
7.2 ounces
isbn = Hardcover:
ISBN 0-553-08929-3
ISBN 0-553-57174-5
preceded_by = Starfighters of Adumar
followed_by = Before the Storm

"The Crystal Star" is a 1994 bestselling fictional "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.



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


On Munto Cudro, Jacen and Jaina are kidnapped by a man named Hethrir. Their mother, Leia Organa Solo, immediately dispatches a rescue operation. Meanwhile, Han Solo and 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.

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.


"The Crystal Star" was a New York Times Bestseller, and the sixth consecutive "Star Wars" novel to reach the bestseller list.ref|bestseller1


* [ Blindreaders: Star Wars] . URL accessed on March 5, 2006.


* "The Crystal Star", 1st hardcover, 1994. Vonda McIntyre, ISBN 0-553-57174-5

ee also

* Double star
* Hethrir
* Imperial dungeon ship

External links

*sww|The Crystal Star

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