It was Alan Dean Foster and George Lucas that started the Star Wars book tie trend when they released the novelization of A New Hope. An instant success, it was the first in a long line of Star Wars novels, many of them massive sellers.
Here's the 6 most popular selling Star Wars novels selling on Amazon right now.
Following the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars story, it's no surprise that the most popular books are the novel of the film and the prequel to the movie:
Heir to the Empire
Coming it at number 7 is a blast from the past, part of the now so called Star Wars Legends series of novels, Heir to the Empire.
The first of a extremely popular trilogy by Timothy Zahn, it is considered the book that revitalized the Star Wars franchise in the early 1990s which set the path for Lucas to begin making the prequel movies.
No longer considered formal canon, it is a wonderful story featuring fan favourite Grand Admiral Thrawn.
'It’s five years after the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and drove the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.
But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build.'