New Jedi Order

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The New Jedi Order, also known as New Jedi Order or by its acronym, NJO, is a series of science fiction novels set in the Star Wars universe 25-30 years ABY. Its primary plotline involves an invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by the Yuuzhan Vong, but over the series a great many changes occur in the lives of characters on both sides of the conflict.

The order itself is set apart from the Jedi order of the Old Republic by a new code and broadened view of the Force. The Order's titular head is Luke Skywalker, but other senior Jedi such as Mara Jade and Kyp Durron have significant say in the Order's activities.

The series, published from 1999-2003, is a collaboration by the following authors: R. A. Salvatore, Michael A. Stackpole, James Luceno, Kathy Tyers, Troy Denning, Greg Keyes, Elaine Cunningham, Aaron Allston, Matthew Stover, Walter Jon Williams, Shane Dix, and Sean Williams. Various parts of the series have been published in novel, magazine, and e-book format.

New Jedi Order entries

Character Deaths

Many characters die within the New Jedi Order, setting it distinctly apart from typical Star Wars stories. In most New Jedi Order books a character dies, and several of those who die are of key importance to the series. It should also be noted that this is the one of the few Star Wars series in which characters not introduced in that series are killed off. This is only a partial list.

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