The History of Anakin Skywalker`s lightsaber

All the way back in 1977, was the first time we ever set our eyes on the galaxy’s most famous weapon. Obi-Wan Kenobi handed Luke Skywalker his father’s blue-bladed  jedi lightsaber. Obi-Wan tells Luke that a lightsaber is a “more elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”

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The Episode Seven That Once Was

Back in 1991, Star Wars was essentially dead. It had been 8 years since the release of Return of the Jedi and the only real content since then had been the Droids and Ewoks cartoons. So I was surprised when I walked into a Waldenbooks that year and saw a new Star Wars hardcover called Heir to the Empire displayed at the front of the store. This was the beginnings of Star Wars’ return.

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Up to this point there had only been seven Star Wars novels to be published that were considered “expanded universe” (or EU) material. Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, a trilogy of Han Solo adventures, and a trilogy of Lando adventures. All of which took place before or directly after A New Hope. Heir to the Empire’s story took place 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and until December of 2015, this book was our Episode 7. Continue reading