PETIK.NET - In a galaxy filled with lightsabers, blasters, and epic battles between the forces of good and evil, Star Wars has captured the hearts of millions.
While the films are undoubtedly the backbone of this expansive franchise, the world of Star Wars novels offers fans an opportunity to dive deeper into the lore, characters, and untold stories of this beloved universe.
The Expanded Universe and Its Legacy
Before we venture further, it is essential to understand the concept of the Expanded Universe (EU).
The EU comprises an extensive collection of books, comics, and other media that expand upon the Star Wars universe beyond what is shown in the films.
Initially, the EU provided an outlet for fans to continue their exploration of the Star Wars universe after the release of the original trilogy.
These novels added depth and complexity to beloved characters while introducing new ones, all within the established Star Wars canon.
Legends vs. Canon
In 2014, Lucasfilm announced a significant shift in the Star Wars canon, distinguishing the previously established Expanded Universe as “Legends.”
This decision allowed for a fresh start and cohesive storytelling across all media platforms.
The new canon encompasses the films, animated series, and a carefully curated selection of novels that contribute to the official Star Wars narrative.
While Legends stories may not be considered official canon, they still hold immense value and continue to captivate readers.