The Coruscant Nights
trilogy is a series of three books written by Michael Reaves that follow the same core group of characters in the inter-trilogy era.
The first book, Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
, is set two months after Revenge of the Sith. Two books were released in 2008, and the third was released in late January 2009. A standalone followup novel called The Last Jedi
, a collaboration between Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, was released in February 2013. The Coruscant Nights name was originally attached to it but has since been removed.
Several characters from Reaves' and Steve Perry's Med Star
books re-appear in this series, which follows Jax Pavan (Lorn Pavan's son), the droid I-5YQ, Den Dhur, Laranth Tarak, and Haninum Tyk Rhinann. The three novels have been released by the Science Fiction Book Club as a hardback three-in-one omnibus edition.
The first trilogy contains the following tropes:
The Last Jedi
- Broad Strokes: Where the books sit in continuity.
- Continuity Snarl: Even Piell, Nick Rostu dying, Barriss Offee, and other now-impossible elements show up in this book series.
- Evil Former Friend: Vader to Jax.
- Fanservice: The non-sexual kind. The books are loaded with little-used Star Wars tidbits like the ISB and Inquisition.
- Forgotten Friend, New Foe: A curious example. Jax Pavan is Darth Vader's best friend in the Jedi Order who we never saw interact with him before he became Darth Vader.
- Just a Machine: How Jax initially thinks of I-Five. He eventually realizes he's wrong.
- The Butler Did It: To be exact, the butler droid committed the murder Jax investigates in the second book.
- The Juggernaut: How Darth Vader is depicted.
- Shout-Out: Appearance of a policaman called Pol Haus might be a reference to detective Polhaus from The Maltese Falcon.
- Villain Decay: Averted HARD with Darth Vader. He's depicted as utterly unstoppable.
contains the following tropes: