The Crystal Star

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The Crystal Star
Author Vonda McIntyre
Cover artist Drew Struzan
Country United States
Language English
Series Canon C
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science Fiction
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Publication date
December 1, 1994
December 1, 1995
Media type Hardcover & Paperback
Pages Hardcover: 309
Paperback: 313
ISBN 0-553-57174-5
Preceded by Starfighters of Adumar
Followed by Before the Storm

The Crystal Star is a bestselling 1994 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 and Jaina Solo are now five years old, and their brother Anakin is three, all at an age where they are easily manipulated.


On Munto Codro, Jacen, Jaina and Anakin are kidnapped by a man named Hethrir. Their mother Leia Organa Solo immediately dispatches a rescue operation. Meanwhile, Leia's husband Han Solo and brother 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.[1]



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