The Sith, an order of users of the dark side of the Force, was formed by fallen members of the Jedi Order after a war called the Hundred-Year Darkness. Eventually, after many wars, the Jedi defeated and seemingly destroyed the Sith in the final, decisive conflict. However, one Sith Lord survived: Darth Bane. Believing that the Sith's infighting had caused their downfall, Bane created a tradition called the Rule of Two where he chose to pass his knowledge on to only one Sith apprentice, who was required to kill their Sith Master in order to succeed them.
In the first draft of of Revenge of the Sith, dated to April 13, 2003, the number of Jedi Knights who were killed was "more extensive" than the ones seen in the finished version of the film, though some animatics for these versions were made. The following order in this early draft was taken from the book The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith:
If these are the questions you are asking yourself, you have come to the right place. We love Star Wars books so much that we have put together all the resources that might be of help to you. We will also clear the common confusion between the canon and the legends to make it fun and easy to navigate Star Wars books in order.
The best way to read the Star Wars books in order is by following the chronological order. The story starts all the way back more than 20,000 years before A New Hope, although there are books that exist that are written more than a few hundred years in the past.
In our bones, we knew the war was almost over. The Galaxy held its breath, waiting to see which side would make the final daring move. As fortune would have it, the Republic moved first. After the Chancellor informed the Jedi Council that General Grievous and the Sep leaders were hiding on Utapau, General Kenobi gathered an army large enough to capture three star systems. When the orders reached the 501st, our morale soared. For better or worse, this would be the beginning of the end.
If you have questions about Ahsoka and Admiral Thrawn, you can find out more about these characters, too. If you were first introduced to them by watching The Mandalorian, you might want to start all the way back at the movie Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008), then watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars (seasons 1-5). If you are all caught up with those, the books with more backstory are Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston and Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. 2b1af7f3a8