Star Wars: Trials of War
Publication information
Release date

To be announced


Fan fiction[1]


Rise of the Empire era[1]


22 BBY19 BBY[1]


Alternative Star Wars Saga

Preceded by

Star Wars: Episode I -
The Chosen One

Followed by

Star Wars: Episode II -
Dawn of an Empire

Star Wars: Trials of War is a novel series, part of the Alternative Star Wars Saga, conceived and written by authors Edward Oliver and Brandon Rhea; Oliver is scheduled to write the bulk of the series, with Rhea writing at least two novels. The series is set between the novels Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One and Star Wars: Episode II - Dawn of an Empire, telling the story of the Clone Wars which begin in The Chosen One.

Plot summaryEdit

Trials of War tells the story of the Clone Wars, a devastating galactic conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian Clans that began at the end of Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One. The series places a heavy focus on the main characters, such as Annikin Skywalker, Padmé Naberrie, Crispin Hadaack, Dormé Parricida, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windy, and Yoda. Ussej Padric Bac will also make a number of appearances as the Shaman of the Whills. Additionally, a sub-story involving a secret Jedi organization called the Order of Veritas will be explored. All of these stories will lead directly into Star Wars: Episode II - Dawn of an Empire.[1]


The number of novels in the series has yet to be determined. Three novels, however, have been named, though it has not been announced if they are back to back.


Behind the scenesEdit

Trials of War was first announced on May 18, 2008 as a Clone Wars series that would be written by author Edward Oliver, who was developing the series alongside Alternative Saga co-founder Brandon Rhea.[3] It was decided by the two that Oliver would write the majority of the novels in the series, though Rhea would write at least two; Rhea is scheduled to write Angels With Silver Wings and Stranger in a Strange Land. The first novel, Shadows of Utapau, is scheduled to be released upon the completion of Star Wars: Episode I - The Chosen One.[1]

Notes and referencesEdit

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