Darth Bombshell wrote:I agree with the above. Anything written by Zahn, Stackpole or Allston is a great way to start reading. However, if you happen to enjoy the movie and those books, I would suggest that you do not read anything that takes place after the New Jedi Order. These novels take everything good about Star Wars and destroy it from the ground up (especially Fate of the Jedi, the very existence of which confuddles me.)
I'd stop after Vision of the Future, myself. I personally avoid anything to do with the Yuuzhan Vong.
Darth Bombshell wrote:Also avoid anything written by Karen Traviss...unless you like stories written by an author with an obvious distain for the franchise she's working in and an inability to work around it.
This. Oh my god This. You can at least explain Lucas doing stuff that doesn't agree with other books, he gets to decide what's canon, after all. Traviss is just a hack. It's like Stephenie Meyer was writing Star Wars.