Believe it or not, there was a book that was meant to be released a few years after the ending of the original Star Wars trilogy. It was meant to show the aftermath of the fall of the Empire after Return of the Jedi. Sadly, due to some backdoor promises, the book was never released, and thus has been lost to time…until it was found and is going to be released online via pods of chapters on StarWarsTimeline.net.
The Heart of the Jedi was written by Kenneth C. Flint, who had this to say about what the book was about, along with how much freedom he was given:
“I was given pretty much free rein on developing my plot, other than that it should take place immediately after the second Death Star is destroyed. I up front figured it would be most logical to deal with a defeated but not destroyed Empire, its military desperately trying to regroup and retaliate against the Alliance, while other elements sought to make peace. Along with this was my assumption that I had to deal with what Luke Skywalker had become, and where he was going as a Jedi.”
The first four chapters can be read via the link above. It’s fascinating to see how it puts a different look on a tale we were once told and are technically about to be retold again. If you check it out, let us know what you think!