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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Fan Fics set in the galaxy far, far away, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be blasted. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.


Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

Many of these fics involve not only the film series, but also the extensive Star Wars Expanded Universe / Star Wars Legends. A related page is Knights of the Old Republic.

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     Authors and Websites

  • Recommended by Decaf Grub 47393
  • This site is famous for the fanmade restoration of the Original Trilogy from actual 35mm prints, and that is just the beginning. They've also restored the 97SE, Phantom Menace and even non-Star Wars media such as Song of the South and Godzilla1985. Not only do this site do stunning 4K restorations, it's userbase also made a wide variety of Star Wars fanworks of all types including fanedits.

Ash Darklighter

  • Recommended by: Falcon Arrow
  • If it's written by Ash Darklighter and it's Star Wars, it goes here. Seriously. Out of the Shadows is this troper's first recommendation, as it requires almost no Expanded Universe knowledge to get started and the only AU element is that Yoda didn't die. (The opening scene is immediately after a novel set right after Return of the Jedi, but isn't consequential and is eventually explained later.) After deciding that he's only half-trained and that the Jedi will need him full time in order to return, Luke disappears from the Galaxy... three years later, Force sensitives are beginning to emerge from the shadows, but what's become of the last Jedi Knight? The other Ash Darklighter recommendations are The Emerald Price (note that chapters 31 onward in this entry) and Spirit of the Shifting Sands. The former recommendation is for when it's revealed just how far Luke will go for someone he cares about... and the latter for a rather nasty revelation about what part of the New Republic hierarchy thinks of Luke Skywalker's desire to truly fight for peace and justice instead of being a "tame Jedi" at their beck and call, a common theme in Darklighter's work... they gave the Imperial Remnant personal data on the Rebellion's war hero and permission to take him down.

Bast Castle

  • Recommended by: lalalei2001
  • A website focusing on Darth Vader-centered stories, as well as his family and associates. It's been around for a very long time on the internet and is still going strong with 2017 updates!

The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster

From the Top Shelf

  • Recommended: by Much Ado About Nonny
  • This is a collection of the best fanfics of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars section. No, that's not exaggeration; the gal who runs this site is one of the best writers in the fandom, and she knows what she's looking for when it comes to good fanfiction. This community is great, because it's basically one-stop shopping. You'll find quite a diverse sampling of everything the TCW fandom has to offer (not including instances of the Anakin/Ahsoka pairing, though this is probably subject to change), so there's something for almost everybody.


  • Recommended by: Progeny Ex Machina, janeseternity
  • Kelaria's fics masterfully blend humor and drama while seamlessly working in the most ridiculous concepts. You may recognize her former username from one of the recs listed below, Bad Boys: JEDI Style, but her other works deserve mentioning as well. She focuses mostly on the time periods and events shown in the movies and doesn't delve too deeply into the EU, but instead crafts her own visions of what happens offscreen, which are engaging without carrying the risk of Continuity Lockout. Whether you're into AU or canon, fluffy or intense fics, doorstoppers or shorter works, Kelaria has something for you in everything she writes.


  • Recommended by: ayy, Fiwen 9430
  • I've cried at a couple of these fics.
    • Fiwen: All her fics are wonderful, but special mention goes to Equally Cursed and Blessed, an OT AU novella which starts just after Bespin when Luke is captured on a mission. It is described as "shameless Luke & Vader", but a lot of other characters have decent sized roles.

Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans

ruth baulding

  • Recommended by: derry667
  • If you are not a fan of Obi-Wan Kenobi as a character, then these are definitely not the fics you're looking for. Move along. Move along.
    • On the other hand, if you view him as the true hero of the Star Wars saga, then this amazingly prolific author probably has a few in her catalogue that you'll enjoy. First appearing on in October 2011, she produced more than 50 fics in the following year (including one-shots and multi-chapter epics) and appears to be still going at the same frenetic pace and the fics are all well written (a few typos probably due to the rapid output notwithstanding). One fic is actually labelled "shameless immoderate h/c", but the author would probably admit that h/c and angst are pretty much her stock-in-trade and the writing style does involve quite a bit of florid prose, quite similar to the Matt Stover novelisation of Revenge of the Sith - but the many fics are still quite varied in style and chronicle Obi-Wan's life from early childhood to the desert on Tatooine a few years after Order 66. His dry and slightly dark sense of humour is well captured. The Snark-to-Snark Combat with Anakin (and others) is hilarious. Action scenes flow easily. The narration is unashamedly biased towards the author's favourite character, but enjoyably savvy and she seems to like toying with various Tropes, and deftly blends Foreshadowing and Dramatic Irony with often heartbreaking effects. But I reiterate, only suitable for pro-Kenobi readers. If you don't sympathise with the character, then the shameless lauding of his many virtues will probably annoy you.
    • May or may not actually be Karen Miller.
    • Seconded! Rb's fanfics are amazingly written, and some of the best Star Wars fics this troper has ever read. Definitely worth a read. However, she sadly seems to have disappeared from; regardless, there are almost 100 stories to choose from, all but two completed.
    • Her main series now has a tropes page in need of work here.

The Vast Empire

  • Recommended by: Ugolino
  • A forum focused on fiction about the Empire. More specifically, writers compose "posts" that make up group stories about stormtroopers, fighter pilots,and smugglers affiliated with an Imperial Remnant group called the "Vast Empire". The setting's currently in the last days of the Thrawn era, with the Vast Empire plotting to retake Coruscant. Some of the longer stories can be quite good, especially the "HSC" group stories. Stories are here, and there's a chat and in-universe newspaper.


  • Recommended by: MasterGhandalf
  • All of YodaKenobi's stuff is great, but his main storyline starts with a trilogy that serves as an alternate ending for the New Jedi Order in which Anakin Solo is revealed to be alive, and continues with the bridge epic Empire of the Hand and the currently ongoing Legacy Of The Sith four-fic arc. In this series, the Galactic Alliance is threatened by a new race of alien invaders several years after the Vong War ends, only to be rescued by the forces of a mysterious empire from the Unknown Regions. But nothing is as it seems, and a new Sith Lord plans to somehow use the descendants of Anakin Skywalker to change the very nature of the Force itself. The above summary only gives you a rough idea — this series embodies the best of Star Wars, with action, humor, mysterious revelations, Force philosophy, and an awesome Big Bad Magnificent Bastard in the form of Darth Malig. I really can't recommend this enough — if you're dissatisfied with the current EU and are in desperate need of some quality Star Wars, look no further than YodaKenobi.


Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

     Prequel Trilogy 

The Anakin and Palpatine Letters by Arwen MUC

  • Recommened by: LL
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: You guessed it, Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Epistolary recounting of the events of the prequels, from the end of The Phantom Menace through the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.
  • Comments: Each chapter is a separate letter, on the order of Anakin writing one and Palpatine's response. Some of the details are fudged (Anakin mentioning that Obi-Wan gave him some time off to go free his mother, in what would have been about four years before Attack of the Clones, but it works nonetheless. The author does a superb job of capturing Anakin's essential naivete (and essential anger) immediately following the Battle of Naboo, as well as Palpatine's essential creepiness; he has all the false-bravado of a politician (not to mention the whole Sith Lord thing). It so borders on the verge of Ho Yay/statutory weirdness, and this author bets you one US dollar that your flesh won't crawl after reading at least three of Palpatine's letters. Yet, sort of like a movie about the Hindenburg we know it doesn't end well, but damn is it fun seeing another spin on the subject.

Attack of the Clones the Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform

  • Recommended by: Sepirahkt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The sequel to Veriform's first Unauthorized Rewrite, and things get considerably darker. The galaxy is embroiled in a bitter, no-holds-barred military conflict as Anakin, hero of prophecy, is drawn deeper into a web of deception and danger. Aot C deviates far more significantly from its source material than PM, and also wisely incorporates some elements of Tartakovsky's Clone Wars miniseries. A worthy successor to the first installment. Complete.

Before the Dark Times by Phillipe363

  • Recommended by: Tropeaddict
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:Anakin Skywalker rescued from slavery becomes a Jedi Knight and does his best to protect the galaxy alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi, a fellow Jedi Knight. Anakin and Obi-Wan are hardly ever apart, they are as close as brothers. Then Senator Amidala gets attacked, the Clone Wars start and everything changes. War sends the Jedi down a path of darkness, a Chancellor is gaining more power and an interest in Anakin who is struggling now more than ever. One shall fall, one shall survive and one shall be broken. An Empire shall rise and a Dark Lord of the Sith shall be born.

  • Comments: This is a fix it fic for the prequels and it is done well. There are few head scratching moments and such like you would find anywhere else. But the story is solid,we actually get to see Anakin and Obi-Wan being friends and Anakin/Padme doesn't have the creepy factor from the films. This sets up the OT films, leaving almost nothing out and then some but with not over doing it on characters the story doesn't need. Fair warning, you might need a tissue box to.
  • Tags: Fix it fic, Deconstructing fic

Back From the Future: Episode VI The Clone Wars by Ariel_Sojourner

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader travel back in time together to the Clone Wars era, have amazing adventures, and save the galaxy.
  • Tags: Time Travel

The Beginning After the End by notbecauseofvictories

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Padmé Amidala lives.
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

The Blackened Mantle by Griffin Law

  • Recommended by: Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. A Prequel edit that leaves Revenge of the Sith mostly intact, while the other 2 prequels are told as flashbacks. The English subtitles and Japanese audio work together to completely overhaul the dialogue, thus making everyone more likeable.

Chosen by Fialleril

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper, Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Shmi Skywalker was thirty seven years old, she went out into the desert... Pre-TPM, the story of Anakin's conception and birth in a Tatooine context.
  • Comments: I like! It makes sense that the slaves on Tatooine have a spiritual bent... It also casts Sandstorm, a comic in which a young Luke is lost in the desert and aided by a vision of his father as a child, in a different light.
    • Seconded, it's a great introduction to Fia's Tatooine Slave Culture headcanons, and an enjoyable read all on it's own.

Cloak of Deception, The Approaching Storm and Labyrinth of Evil by HAL 9000.

  • Recommended by: Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This trilogy delivers a re-crafted perspective of the Prequels in keeping with the drive of the original trilogy of films. Unnecessary 'galaxy shrinking' cameos from classic characters have been cut down or removed.
  • Comments: Another notable prequel Fix Fic, this fanedited trilogy stays true to canon with the exception of Padme surviving, but even then that's done for consistency with the Original Trilogy.

Clone Wars Movie Saga by Smudger9

  • Recommended by: Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: In Progress (Episodes I through IV are complete)
  • Synopsis: The Clone Wars movie and TV series was a great addition to Star Wars canon. However, it had a lot of filler, was often very child-orientated and had villains that were less than threatening. I wanted to create a movie series that stuck to the Star Wars movie structure while also stripping out the filler, removing the childish elements and creating threatening villains.
  • Comments: While this saga is far from finished, this is a great companion piece to HAL's Prequel Trilogy.

Coalesced Matter by Mirror and Image

  • Recommended by: janeseternity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jedi Master Dooku is in a long-term undercover assignment with slow but steady progress. But he gets a distress call from this Knight Kenobi with a Padawan Skywalker and things just start to go crazy.
  • Comments: This story really does a great job of looking at Dooku as a Jedi and examining how it was he could have fallen. It also has a really great sort of ‘outsider’s perspective’ on Anakin and Obi-Wan. The writing is really clear and easy to read, and the story itself is fairly short, only seven chapters, so you don’t have to feel like your dedicating way too much of your life to reading it. The plot itself is also fun and very well done, even though I feel like the main focus is the characters, which I enjoyed.

Dragonslayer, by Fern Withy

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Luke Skywalker comes face to face with a krayt dragon.
  • Comments: This was written before Revenge of the Sith and does go with the general assumption that Padme didn't die immediately after giving birth. But it does stay vague about that. Krayt dragons here seem significantly less formidable than in other interpretations. In this fic, Luke has a sheer messianic level of compassion that's rather sweet.

Embers Burn Long by ina_meishou

  • Status: Ongoing; has an older, less detailed and abandoned version.
  • Recommended by Strika Amaru
  • Synopsis (unofficial): One of the many good Self-Insert fics on, this one follows the titular Ember, or Dzwol if you happen to speak Sith, in his journey to use the Dark Side without going bonkers, allying with a Jedi without getting lightsabered, living within Imperial territory without getting shanghaied and/or killed, and, after his precognition foretells of death on a truly massive scale in a coupla decades, try to figure out if the damn Vong are actually a thing, and how to best save the Galaxy.
  • Comments: A very immersive, very well written fic. It doesn't try to sugar-coat the Dark Side and the Sith, and the protagonist is a clear anti-villain. Obi-Wan Kenobi and a 15-ish-year-old Luke Skywalker join the club for a few months, and the plot of the OT gets subtly but definitely derailed. Can't say anything about the possible Vong arc, as it's just started. Oh, and if you're put off by the protagonist being a SI, don't worry."

Empty by Darth Ishtar

  • Recc'd by: Joysweeper and RK Striker JK 5
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Inspired by the ending scenes of ROTS, this is the story of why Bail and his Queen "always talked about adopting a baby girl."
  • Comments: It's so sad and sweet. Never really answers the Fridge Logic of why, in a galaxy where there are several different ways to make a clone, they can't get around infertility, but if you suspend disbelief it's just a little bit heartbreaking.

Fallen Legends by Grey Silhouette

  • Recommended by: World 1000
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: *Warning: spoilers for the season 5 finale.* When Anakin doesn't find Ventress and Ahsoka is sentenced to death, Obi-Wan breaks her out, unable to let a travesty of justice take place. The Council complicates matters by jumping to conclusions, and while Obi-wan and Ahsoka try to find the truth about what happened, Barriss is planning to set off another bomb...
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Tags: This fanfic is amazing. I used to wait every other day restlessly for each chapter. Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Ventress are in-character, the author shows the Council as flawed, but not going overboard, and the action scenes are fast and furious. Read it. You won't ever regret it.

Fall of the Sith by Souderwan

  • Recommended by Vulcan Trekkie 45
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mace Windu makes a critical decision that changes the outcome of the entire SW saga.
  • Comments: A fantastic job of exploring the consequences of Anakin remaining on the side of good while still doing justice to all the characters involved. Definitely worth the read.

the family amidala by dirgewithoutmusic

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Padme lives. She runs.
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

''Fate Denied: A Star Wars SI by Saphrith

  • Recommended by: Kalvan
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The tale of Jedi Viera Sarat, a Miraluka Youngling in the Jedi Temple, as she rises to Padawan, Jedi Knight and (presumably) Jedi Master over the course of the events of the prequel trilogy. Viera holds a remarkable secret: in her previous life, she was a big Star Wars fan.
  • Pairings: None yet, but lots of Ship Tease
  • While this troper has seen other fics with a similar premise, this is probably the best one he has seen so far. The main character isn't a Mary Sue and her flaws often cause understandable friction with the Jedi Council.

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Forcestone: Guardian of Light by Force For Good

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The stone Qui-Gon found in the River of Light is as extraordinary as the men and women destined to bear it. See the events following Ep. 1 through the eyes of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in this AU in which Qui-Gon survives to train Anakin. Obi-centric novel-length story featuring Ani, Qui, Siri, Padme, Shmi, OC.
  • Comments: Very well written. The author's goal in writing this story is to, in their words, 'correct inconsistencies in the characters in Star Wars, while preserving everything that makes Star Wars so great'.

For The Right Price by ShaeTiann

  • Recommended by Ravaelt
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: During the Battle of Naboo, Obi-Wan Kenobi fell, reaching for the Dark Side to defeat Darth Maul; his actions saved the life of Qui-Gon Jinn, but he was ultimately cast from the Jedi Order for his failure. Twelve years later, Anakin Skywalker and Rex encounter a familiar face while seeking aid behind enemy lines.
  • Comments: Wonderful characterization that blends aspects of the new Canon and the Legends EU, detailed world-building and avoids all bashing normally found in Dark Side fics. Definitely well worth a read.

Here I Go Again by Above the Winter Moonlight

  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: COMPLETE AU. The Force has decided to take matters into its own hands by sending Obi-Wan Kenobi back to the past following his death. Many things will change but only time will tell if these changes are enough to stop the rising darkness. Siriwan and Anidala. Now with Trope Page in desperate need of work.
  • Comments: This is an awesome take of Attack of the Clones, The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith if Obi had the knowledge of the original series. Characterizations are good and neat to compare to the original. A lot of scenes and dialogue are taken from the original movies and episodes, but there's enough original dialogue that it works out well. Also, the author's notes are very hilarious from chapter 4 onward.
  • It most certainly is an interesting story. Very rough around the edges, but manages quite well. The justification of why Obi-Wan can't change everything (he is just one person and was only sent back to save Anakin ultimately) is brought up repeatedly (almost annoyingly so) though it's a good idea. Some of the things are handled poorly, but it is still enjoyable nonetheless.

Heretic Pride by Fialleril (link)

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Like most Republic citizens, the Naberries have never spent much time thinking about the Jedi. But that changes with the birth of their daughter Ilaré. (Or, the AU where the third Naberrie daughter is a Jedi, Padmé offers Naboo as a sanctuary for runaway slaves, Shmi is a conductor on the Tatooine freedom trail, and Anakin jump starts a reformation. Or maybe a heresy. It all depends on your point of view.)
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

Hindsight Is Not Perfect, The Dangers of Foresight, and The Inevitability of Oversight'' by Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet

  • Status: Complete, Complete, Ongoing
  • Recommended by pisoprano, Kthe Cloud
  • Synopsis: It has been said that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions and the road back a difficult, slippery slope. Now Anakin has to face himself and his choices, avoid the suspicion of everyone from the Jedi Council to Palpatine and try to prevent the future from turning out as badly as it did before all while somehow finding a way to balance the Force...again. Time Travel.
  • Comments: This series is simply awesome. It delves into the psyche of Anakin and shows how hard it really is for him to resist the Dark Side after being swamped in it for so long. And it isn't just Anakin that gets the psychoanalysis: because he isn't the 9-year-old of the previous timeline, most of the other characters have to examine their own beliefs as well. The series tends to be lighter on the action scenes, but there is plenty of wonderful character development to make up for that.
    • I'm surprised that the words "slow burn" have not been mentioned yet. At one point, I skipped ahead five or six chapters in the sequel to read the author's note (not because I was bored, because I wanted to see if there was a listed reason for not updating in a few months). A plot summary was listed. Nothing consequential happened to change the plot in those few chapters. That said, this is hardly an issue. There is a very slow burn indeed, but it's because of how much Anakin has on his plate. No scene feels skippable, and a timeskip would, at this point in the story, feel like a cop-out. It is extremely well-written and well-researched. (I especially like the focus brought to the seven forms of saber fighting.) The author is clearly very well-versed in the Star Wars expanded universe, which makes the fic very easy to delve into. The slow plot does not mean there is none. What is there is very realistic. Most of the focus is spent delving into characterization, and it is very well done. 5/5

The House of Bacaard by Jedi Trace

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mara Jade, Emperor's Hand, is on an undercover mission to neutralize a traitor to the Empire and makes an unexpected friend.
  • Comments: I always enjoy Mara-the-Hand stories. This was on the short side, but I enjoyed reading it. I liked the Vader cameo, too.

Inheritence and ''Boundary, by Lisse

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Leia is nothing like her mother, no one at all whispers. Owen and names.
  • Comments: In all honesty, I really love when people pick up on the ways Leia takes after her father, and how Luke takes after his mother. Or grandmother, in this case. Both are pretty short.

It Will Be Done, My Lord by Qoheleth

  • Recommended by Lady Of Procrastination
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A poem giving a clone's-eye view of Order 66.
  • Comments: Very short, very good. Perfect from a technical and stylistic point of view, and truly excellent, content-wise. It gave me chills.

I've Always Wanted to Own the Galaxy by Teron

  • Recomended by force200
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A RP-Quest documenting the rise of crimelady Ciaran. Takes place during the prequel trilogy.

Phantom Menace: The Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform.

  • Recommended by: Sepirahkt
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A recent take on the Phantom Menace according to the writer's disdain for midichlorians, Jar-Jar Binks, 14-year-old elected Queens and a universe in which Palpatine succeeds in his endeavors by virtue of being a moderately intelligent man surrounded by idiots. Senator Padme and Queen Amidala are separate characters, Anakin is a bit older and Dooku and Grievous get to share the limelight with the film's heroes. Complete.
  • Comments: Anyone wanting to get a look at a better thought-out version of events presented in the prequels should really check this one out. It starts out adhering fairly closely to the script, and then all hell gradually breaks loose. The plotline concerning Qymaen jai Shaleel's transformation into General Grievous is a particularly enjoyable addition, and Darth Maul's brief perspective chapters are chillingly deranged.
    • This troper tried liking it, but there are too many breaking factors that keep it from being likable. It jumps all over the place in too little time, is Darker and Edgier and Bloodier and Gorier for the sake of being so rather than adding realism, is far too short compared to the movie, and feels more like it was written by a sore, anti-Prequel fan than someone who actually has the series' interest at heart. It, as well as the other two later rewrites (which are arguably worse), simply does not feel like a Star Wars story in any way, shape or form and is not for everyone, especially if you even remotely liked the Prequels.
      • It's now collected (with some pretty big edits) on Archive of Our Own as Veriform's 'Star Wars' and the author is writing the original trilogy, too.

Pity by mylordshesacactus.

  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by Kablob
  • Synopsis: A series of visits made by Luminara Unduli to her former apprentice's prison cell.
  • Comments: This fic is one of the best interpretations of Barriss and Luminara's characters and relationship out there. A must-read for fans of either character. Post-The Wrong Jedi.

Probability Matrices by tanarill

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2017
  • Synopsis: The Sith Lord Darth Vader lived his life. He probably didn't live it well, but he lived it as well as he knew how. At the end there, he'd even managed to woman up and kill Sidious. But he was dying, and at peace with the past. The past wasn't at peace with him.
  • Tags: Peggy Sue

A Quiet Conscience Sleeps in Thunder

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: two brief scenes, one between Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon and the second between Obi-Wan and Anakin and their reactions to a thunderstorm.
  • Comments: I felt as if I was punched in the gut. It's amazing how big of a role those little scenes play.

The Reason (AU Episode 3) by Jedi Knight Cara D

  • Recommended by: KJ Shea
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Yes, I know it's been done to death...but what if Anakin didn't turn to the Dark Side? Trying to make this a serious character study instead of 'they lived happily ever after'. Title inspired by Hoobastank song of the same name. T for safety.
  • Comments: Despite the stories summary, it comes across as more of a reconstruction than a deconstruction of an "Anakin does not fall to the darkside". It also has a sequel to called: ComeBackRunningAUSequeltoTheReason.

Reforging by mylordshesacactus

  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by Kablob
  • Synopsis: Luminara Unduli is interrogated by the Empire's newest Inquisitor. Some time earlier, Barriss Offee wakes up in the dark.
  • Comments: The sequel to Pity. Incredibly painful, but such an amazing fic. Warning: there's quite a lot of torture.

Resist Order 66 by angelrider13

  • Recommended by TheSinful, Robinton
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Order 66 was more than an order. It was a switch. And when it's flipped and they are told to kill, the clones fight back. AU in which 66 is treated a lot more like the brainwashing it is and the clones are absolutely not okay with it.
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The thoughts of both the clones and the Jedi as Order 66 is implemented and their efforts to fight it. Some are successful, some aren't. Either way, the sheer emotion in each chapter requires you have tissues handy.

Revenge of the Sith the Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform

  • Recommended by: MelmothTheWanderer
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A dark and bloody overhaul of the third prequel. This one deviates more substantially from established canon, but that really just helps it stand out on its own. It's raw, upsetting, and surprisingly hilarious. The focus on minor characters like Jango Fett and Rune Haako helps to ground the sometimes crushingly tragic epic-ness. COMPLETED.

Shadows of the Future by StormQueen

  • Recommended by Fax Modem 1, Mandichaos, keen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi, after being killed by Anakin on Mustafar, is leapt from his body into his body as a padawan during The Phantom Menace.
  • Comments: A nice fic in which we see how Anakin would have turned out if Obi-Wan Kenobi was more of a parent and brother to him, while at the same time exploring the canon relationship between the two.

Smile Once More by Quiller

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A year after ROTS, a chance meeting forces Obi-Wan to come to terms with a moment he'd rather forget.
  • Comments: I like this one. The whole thing about how long ago his last genuine smile was, Obi-Wan's attempts to stay aloof from Beru and Luke, the idea that Obi-Wan not simply killing Anakin on Mustafar was in itself a grief-fueled slippage to the Dark Side...

Star Wars: Point of Divergence by DJC (login required to read the story)

  • Recommended by Tropers/Milarqui
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi does not manage to grab the cliff's edge while in his fight against Grievous on Utapau, and falls to a sinkhole. This prevents him from telling Mace Windu about the events in the planet, so when he makes the call it is Anakin who receives it (as Windu has left to arrest Palpatine). After Obi-Wan manages to set Anakin straight on the Palpatine issue, Anakin manages to save Windu from being killed by the Emperor and between both of them they kick the Emperor out of the window. This radically changes the course of the war, as the Republic has to face the problems that come from the fact that their leader was also behind the Separatists' rebellion...
  • Comments: very good story, which manages to give a happy ending but without it feeling forced, as well as producing interesting parallels with the Original Trilogy.

Star Wars: Rebellion by Voikirium

  • Status: First part complete, Second part Ongoing.
  • Recommended by Sol Mark-1
  • Synopsis: Twenty-five thousand years of history, of culture, of thought. Millions of lives. Trillions of credits, wasted on vanity projects. This is what Palpatine has taken from the galaxy, in only a few years of rule. You cannot, you will not, accept such a thing, not while your heart still beats, while your lungs yet draw breath. Which is why you are going to do something incredibly dangerous: Rebel. Violently.
  • Comments: First of all this is quest, and a very good one the Author uses a lot of elements from the Expanded Universe of Star Wars.
  • Has a Trope page under construction StarWarsRebellion

To Save the Queen by Away O Human Child

  • Recommended by: janeseternity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sabé is an ordinary girl whose dream has just come true: She has been chosen as one of Queen Amidala's handmaidens. However, she quickly discovers that being a handmaiden is harder than she thought with headstrong Queens, suspicious Jedi, and an invasion to deal with.
  • Comments: This story is told from the point of view of Sabe, Padme’s decoy, and follows her (mis)adventures as she tries to deal with the events of the Phantom Menace. Sabe comes across as very funny and very human. The story also doesn’t feel a retread of the movie, because while the main plot points are the same, Sabe’s focus is different. The author says it’s an AU, but it’s not, really. There are also several chapters in the story where the comma usage is completely wrong. But if you can ignore that, it’s a fun story that expands on minor characters really well.
    • Seconded! The fic can meander at times but overall it's a fun story. The author does an excellent job of taking the handmaidens and making them all have different personalities. The story has two sequels, which cover Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and they are pretty good too.

To Turn To the Dark Side, Press Three by frodogenic

  • Rec'd by Fuzzy Boots.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You thought that Anakin's turn to the dark side was implausible? A much better explanation is crafted here in Anakin's battle with medical insurance over his prosthetic hand.

turn my sorrow into treasured gold by cosmicocean

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Padmé survives childbirth, dies as far as the rest of the galaxy is concerned, takes her children with Obi-Wan, and runs.
  • Notes: Has a Leia-centric sequel, you're gonna wish you never had met me.
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

Unexpected Awakening by Rhiw

  • Recommended by Magic Kirby, janeseternity
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: AU. The life of General Kenobi is cut short at the hands of his Padawan, but the sight that greets his eyes upon awakening is not that of blinding light of the Force, but the Jedi Temple he knew when he was still a youth. Slow updates - no joke.
  • Comments: As far as I can tell this is the only Star Wars time travel fic out there. Basically time travel done right, none of that "travel back in time and fix everything" fics. Obi-Wan is pretty much a mess after being killed and finding himself alive, he makes mistakes and pays for them. And no, the author isn't kidding about slow updates.

An (Un)fortunate Haunting by Kooriicolada & scarletjedi

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In which even Anakin is done with Anakin's shit.
  • Tags: Time Travel

Unite Descent: A Siri Tachi Tale by Wavesblade

  • Recommended by Nerdman3000
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: 39 BBY, Darth Sidious discovers a Jedi mission to protect a young genius, Talesan Fry. After receiving a vision of a new, stronger apprentice, he sends young Maul after the boy. Watching from the shadows, he saw his apprentice kill a Jedi Master, and a padawan fall and kill his apprentice. Taking in the fallen Jedi, he begins to mold her in his image... (Dark/Sith Siri Tachi AU)
  • Comments: In what has quickly become one of my favorite AU’s of the Star Wars fandom, this story does an amazing job in exploring Sith and the dark side training though the eyes of Legends character Siri Tachi (Who for those of you aren’t aware, she was a fellow Jedi who was Obi-Wan’s major love interest in the Legends continuity before Satine got introduced in the Clone Wars show), diverging from canon during the events of the Jude Watson’s 2005 novel Secrets of the Jedi.

Un Nouvel Éspoir by Kaasknot.

  • Recommended by: Wintercyan
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Being an account, in pastiche style, of a boy whose story may or may not be the embodiment of the hero’s journey, and who therefore encounters a call to adventure, a wise advisor, a mystical weapon, a road of trials, a rogue, a princess, and a villain (in that order); and who, over the course of fighting an evil empire, finds himself attaining his goals, both symbolic and literal. In space.
  • Comments: Star Wars as written by Victor Hugo. A Les Mis pastiche set in a Galaxy Far Far Away, this is a work of pure genius with an amazing attention to details and characterizations. A 'must read' for all Star Wars (and Les Mis) fans!

Wake the Storm by bedlamsbard

  • Recommended by Mandichaos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Considering that he had picked up what was probably a Sith artifact, promptly passed out in the middle of a war zone, and apparently woken up twenty years in the future with Obi-Wan having taken up residence in his head, Anakin thought he was entitled to have a few questions. (Time travel, alternate universe, and then parallel universes.)
  • Comments: A different twist on the "Somebody goes back in time from the original movie timeline to the prequel timeline and creates an AU" premise. (To expand on the twist further would spoil it.) Suffice to say, instead of glossing over or lampshading the potential for chaos that this sort of time travel could potentially cause, this fic is all about the chaos. It doesn't have a happy ending, but despite my preference for happy endings, that's one of the reasons I liked it so much. Part one of a series of stories (the second story, Queen's Gambit, is still in progress), but it can be read on its own.
    • Wake The Storm is the first of the Ouroboros series, which now has its own trope page.

What if the Star Wars Prequels Were Good? — Episode I, Episode II & Episode III by Belated Media

  • Recommended by Adept
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Michael Barryte proposes a series of What If..? alternate scripts to the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Touches most of The Stations of the Canon, despite the major changes he made to the focus, setting, character relationships, etc.
  • Comments: There's still plenty of plot details that needs to be smoothed out, and the delivery can admittedly be pretty narm-y at times, but the ideas presented are pretty solid. If Disney decided to remake the prequels at some point, this could be a good place to start.

When the Force Chooses to Meddle by ilyena_sylph & Merfilly

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke is exploring, seeking more knowledge to better teach his students. Maybe he should have coaxed the artifact on Dantooine to be more specific about what kind of help it could offer. Then again, look at the chance he now had.
  • Tags: Time Travel

The Erosion of the Spirit by 425599167

  • Recommended by The Witchfinder
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: With the Jedi Order destroyed at the end of the Clone Wars and the Republic swept away, Ahsoka and Barriss must work together to survive and fight back in a galaxy under the Empire.
  • Comments: Out of many fics that explore the lives of Ahsoka and Barriss after the bombing and after the rise of the Empire, this is probably this troper's favorite. It's less about adventure and more about the healing that takes place between them and within themselves.
  • Note: Slight crossover with Knights of the Old Republic.

Across The Frozen Sea by {{ArtyArtillery}}

  • Recommended by The Witchfinder
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: Ahsoka, Barriss, and Riyo find themselves stranded in the Pantoran Taiga. They must get back to civilization, but the wilds are more dangerous than they realize. If the cold doesn’t get them, the locals will.
  • Comments: Talk about underrated; only 50+ kudos after completion for one of the more riveting stories this troper has read in a while. Sometimes it's just nice to put the main plots on pause and experience some good old-fashioned adventure and world-building.

Stand The Hazard of the Die series by KeelieThompson1

  • Recommended by Windona
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: From Stand The Hazard: A plot from the future to save the past effectively ends Anakin Skywalker's career as a Jedi knight.
  • Comments: A time travel fic with a seven year old Luke from a timeline that diverges post ROTS. It's a great look at the Skywalker family, where the time traveler isn't running around to fix things but their presense changes everything.

     Original Trilogy 

Between Flight and Longing by Sheila Snow (Also archived at AO3)

  • Recommended by Elenor, Mandichaos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Lord Vader, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker find themselves on an impromptu camping trip after crashing landing together, much to their own displeasure. Vader and Han take every opportunity to dig at each other, while Luke is dying of a mysterious disease.
  • Comments: The best part of this is the humor, especially as Han and Vader play off each other. And the ending is absolutely perfect.

By the Grace of Lady Vader and sequel The Ascension of the Queen by Fernwithy, Ami-padme and Aeryn

  • Rec'd by Kateydidnt, Mandichaos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Amidala survived! But that might not actually be a good thing... Phenomenal story. I rarely cry reading fanfic, but the final bits of The Ascension of the Queen where Padme is confronted with her own actions and is forced to finally see what a monster she had become and then sacrifices herself had me bawling.

Consequences by Treenahasthaal

  • Recc'd by ayy
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: What if Luke hadn't made it off the Death Star following Kenobi's death?
  • Comments: What can I say? Well, Treenahasthaal writes both Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett very well. It's—I can't really describe it. It just radiates the aura of being a good story. It is rated M for a couple torture scenes.

Crack Shots by yonwords

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Hoth, Wes sees that Wedge always holds himself aloof and doesn't really make friends. His solution? Try and get Wedge drunk.
  • Comments: A first-person-perspective where the ever-impulsive Wes tries a very simple prank, hoping to make Wedge lose his dignity and learn that he didn't really believe in his entirely-detached perspective. This backfires catastrophically on one front and succeeds on the other. It's quite true to Aaron Allston's style and characterization of these two pilots. And it features one of my favorite Spoof Aesops of all time, and this exchange.
    "Right. So I'm being forced by you to drink my weight in whiskey in order to prove wrong a perception of me that you yourself created."
    I thought about that for a moment. "Yes."
    Wedge closed his eyes and sighed, then swallowed the contents of his glass in one go.

Deep As You Go by Meredith Bronwen Mallory

  • Recc'd by Kittenmommy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Darth Vader has utilized the cloning facilities at Kamino to clone his late wife Padmé. This goes about as well as one would expect.
    "Are you an angel?" his voice is the sound of leaves brushing over a tombstone. This the awful question, because if he hadn't asked it, he would still love her. His eyes are so blue, so strange set into the roped scars on his head.
    "I don't know," she says, and as soon as her voice sounds, she knows it is the wrong answer. The first time he asked, when she was five, she said she was whatever he wanted her to be. Her left arm had never mended right.
  • Comments: A quite disturbing take on Vader's obsessive love for Padmé, and on how far he might be willing to go to get her back.

Dissociative Identity Disorder by T.Alana M

  • Recommended by Allie Montgomery
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: DID: a condition wherein a person's identity is fragmented into two or more distinct personalities. Or, where Anakin Skywalker makes it his life's goal to drive Darth Vader to the brink of insanity. His four-year-old son spectates.
  • Comments: An interesting, if slow-moving, story. It humorously explores the personas of Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader, and the effect they have on Luke's upbringing(and maybe on Leia as well).

Double Agent Vader by Fialleril (link)

  • Recommended by: angelrin89, Love Psycho, janeseternity, Robinton, Alyssa Macki, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2017
  • Synopsis: A series of one-shots set in a universe where Vader turned double agent for the Rebellion about three years after ROTS, and Leia is now his primary contact with the Rebellion.
  • Comments: This is an amazing series. Manages to work things into canon superbly to the point it doesn't toss out canon completely out the window. At least, not yet, as the author has admitted to plans to change things ultimately around the point of ESB. There is also a tag of Double Agent Vader musings on Fialleril's tumblr that's worth checking out.
    • I second this recommendation, it is such a great series, though I think my favorite parts are the ones involving the Tatooine slave culture, which Fia has and still is crafting beautifully.

Edges of the World by glompcat

  • Recommended by Nerdman 3000
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Leia Organa finds herself forced to take a highly unplanned break when she ends up stuck in a strange alternate/parallel universe where the Empire never came to exist. Meanwhile, trying to navigate a galaxy ruled by the Sith weren’t exactly the Jedi Trials Leia Skywalker had been brought up to expect.
  • Comments: A great Leia-centric story based on the new Star Wars canon, featuring Canon!Leia from between a New Hope and Empire Strikes Back finding herself having switched places with an alternate Leia from a world in which Anakin Skywalker never turned to the darkside, and all the craziness that ensues from that. Very well written, with a great contrast between the two Leia's, who have lived different lives and are not entirely alike.

Educating Luke by squelchything

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly after ANH, the gang have some downtime, and Luke makes the acquaintance of large quantities of a certain element.
  • Comments: A naive young Luke and water. It's cute.

The Father by frodogenic

  • Recommended by sukiyaki399, RoryOkane
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ten years after ROTS, tormenting nightmares of his unborn child drive Darth Vader to extraordinary measures with unexpectedly drastic consequences. Clearly, experience has taught Darth Vader nothing... AU.
  • Comments: One of the best epic-length AU fanfiction that I have read on Star Wars. The characters remain endearingly true to the source material, changes can be explained away due to the point in the timeline. Complete at 64 chapters.

First Command by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke's first mission as an officer has unexpected obstacles.
  • Comments: His dismay at encountering a lake he has to swim across... Heh. It also brings up how the dianoga on the Death Star nearly drowned him.

The Hero With No Fear by Roxie Flash

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: They finally begin to remember. Gen fic, Luke/Anakin comparison.
  • Comments: It's clearly inspired by those occasional tiny chapters in the Revenge of the Sith novelization which step back and say This is what it's like to be Anakin Skywalker, right now. I liked it.

His Imperial Highness Luke Amidala by Sassaphrass

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Darth Vader discovers a boy in the deserts of Tatooine while hunting down Obi-Wan Kenobi. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Luke Skywalker is his son. Luke grows up under the obsessive over-protection of his Father and it changes everything.
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail

Ignite the Stars by Jedi Trace and rhonderoo

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An introspective piece interpreting the relationship between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker in the Original Trilogy, in light of Revenge of the Sith.
  • Comments: The best exploration of how Luke came to believe that there is still good in his father that I've ever seen. Involves a little of Shadows of the Empire. The fic name comes from a line in the RoTS novelization - "The dark is generous, and it is patient and it always wins; but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back. Love is more than a candle. Love can ignite the stars." I do think it falters a little at the end, but I enjoyed it all the same.

In Loco Pirates by izzythehutt

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck Hondo Ohnaka manages to capture the unicorn of all bounties—Luke Skywalker, which sends Darth Vader, Lord of the Sith, on a painfully familiar trip to the planet Florrum to collect his prize. The failed negotiations leave Vader in the awkward position of being stuck in a besieged pirate bunker, trying to balance keeping his wayward child safe (and in his custody) with controlling the tongue of a loose-lipped pirate who—to the surprise of no one—has a bad habit of telling 'amusing' anecdotes from the Clone Wars.
  • Comments: Not only is the premise just as hilarious and awesome as it sounds, we have some great interactions between Luke and Vader, as well as great interactions between both Luke and Vader with Hondo. And not only do we get some nice continuity nods to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but this fanfic also brings in a character from the new rebooted Disney-canon universe from the 2015 comics, Doctor Aphra. Everyone is delightfully in character, and the story feels like it came straight out of one of the comics or tv shows.

In the Empire's Shadow by Lieutenant Dan

  • Recc'd by Candelabra
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post ESB: Vader searches the galaxy for answers about his family. Luke leads the Rogues and tries to avoid his questions. Lando pursues the frozen Han, but Boba Fett viciously protects his bounty. And Mara Jade is hunting Skywalker.
  • Comments: A nice inter-movie fanfic that could almost believably fit into canon, taking the place of the Expanded Universe novel "Shadows of the Empire".

Innocence by Kenya Starflight (AU)

  • Recommended by Twigy 13, Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An AU story where, instead of safely flying off in his TIE fighter after the destruction of the Death Star, Darth Vader crashes not far from rebel base. The catch? He has total amnesia.
  • Comments: This is definitely one of the best fanfictions I've ever read.
    • I wouldn't go that far, but ... it was interesting. I do think just about everyone came to trust Vader too quickly, even if he was totally amnesiac - even the ones who started off suspicious changed their minds abruptly when the time came. There was no reason whatsoever for the traitor to use a scarf with the Imperial insignia. There was no reason for the traitor to be revealed to be an admiral; a mere agent would have been plenty. Finding an N-1 starfighter just as two characters were talking about how incredibly rare those were was gratuitous. Boba Fett as the Emperor's replacement apprentice struck me as rather stupid. This was written before Episode Three, so it's reasonable that Vader's not quite as cybernetic, but the reasoning for why they couldn't change his faceplate was flawed. ...Still, still, it's not bad at all. I really liked the medic, and Luke was good.

just try not to worry by irnan

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Snopsis: This is the last day of Leia Organa's life. From a certain point of view.
  • Comments: The meaning of that is the moment when she stops being the Princess, the daughter of a pacifistic diplomat, and really is the child of her blood parents. There are three of these - one ten years after Endor, when she has forgiven her father and she and Luke visit the world, and she states that she wants to train as a Jedi. One's the night the Death Star exploded, when he shows her what it means to be a Skywalker - to let the Force guide her. The last, the earliest-set, is when she's training with blasters on Alderaan and demands that her teacher - one of Padme's handmaidens - tell her if her parents were good shots.
    Sabé sighs. "Your mother was an excellent shot," she says. "Never missed. Your father... used another weapon. But he was a fighter pilot, so yes, I assume his aim was excellent too."
    Leia's thin fingers tighten a little on her blaster. "My parents were excellent shots," she murmurs. Her mother was a quick study, a natural with languages, kind, compassionate, always believing the best of people –
    They all say Leia's like her, but they're wrong. She's not kind. She's not endlessly patient and compassionate. She certainly doesn't believe the best of people.
    But she is an excellent shot.
    It's not much, as being like your dead parents goes.
    It's enough for now.

Legacy of Darkness by Evergreen98

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Luke was raised to be a Sith, like his father. He is loyal to the Empire, and the dark side is his strength. However, when a chance encounter with a certain princess causes him to rethink his beliefs, he will embark on an adventure that will put into question all he has learned. Will Luke continue on in the steps of his father, or will he leave this legacy of darkness behind?
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Light of Liberty by Lady Dae

  • Recommended by Cheesetothepower
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. Leia was kidnapped and sold into slavery, she meets Luke Skywalker on Tatooine and they become friends. But three years after they meet, they're forced to become fugitives after Luke saves her and kills her master.
    • There is a sequel (Complete) and the author has plans to write a third part.

A Matter of Time'' by His Majesty the Emperor

  • Recommended by Krspace T
  • Status: Complete
  • synopsis: "This Republic is failing. It is only a matter of time." In the aftermath of The Wrong Jedi hero and villain alike deal with the fallout and wonder what the future has in store
  • comments: Nine characters' POV's of the events of Season 5's finale are delved into, each in a way that is perfectly in character. Even Palpatine, who the author writes too well.

A Matter of Time by JediKnightCaraD

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Luke had delayed just a little longer on Dagobah? Would things have turned out the same? Differently? This is my take on what might have happened.
  • Comments: If you love stories about Luke and Vader, chances are you'll really like this one (also it has a sequel that is just as good).

The Trial of Darth Vader by JediKnightCaraD

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Three months after the destruction of the second Death Star, the Rebellion is gaining ground and Palpatine is on the run. Anakin Skywalker, no longer steeped in the Dark Side, has adapted well to his new situation. But the rest of the galaxy is not as forgiving as his son. Meanwhile, Leia's fear and anger puts her in danger from the Dark Side. AU. Sequel to 'A Matter of Time'.
  • Comments: A great sequel that picks up where "A Matter of Time" left off, some great Han/Leia bits, some great sibling moments from the Twins, and of course-great Skywalker Family bits as well. And one satisfying conclusion.

Misguided Destiny by Evergreen98

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Fifteen year old Anakin Skywalker has always been called reckless. Whatever will the Rebel Alliance, many years in the future, do. . .when they are suddenly faced with two "Vaders"? How will Luke react to learning that the young boy he rescued in the desert. . .is actually his father, from a time long past? And, what will young Anakin do. . .when he sees the monster he has become?
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A New Hope: The Unauthorized Rewrite by Veriform

  • Recommended by Mazel Tov Cocktail
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The lady who wrote those really, really dark rewrites of the prequels with all the philosophy and zen stuff is doing an alternate universe take on the original films building off of her own earlier stuff. Luke, Leia, Mara Jade; so far violent, gorgeous, absolutely nuts.

A New Sith or Revenge of the Hope by Keith Martin (mirror, original no longer online)

  • Recommended by SAMAS, Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: More of an essay than anything else, this re-writes the story of Episode 4, in light of the information shown in Episode 6, while not changing a single scene or line of dialogue. All the changes are in background or the thoughts of characters.
  • Comments: And it makes perfect sense.
    • It does make sense, and without totally throwing out the Expanded Universe! I was surprised by that. And it is a speculative essay, not a story. Canon holds that Leia had to lead everyone out of the grand hall and stand on a table to give Chewbacca his medal, but really, couldn't he have leaned down? Unfortunately this doesn't explain why Wedge wasn't up there too.

Of Queens, Knights, and Pawns by Chancecraz

  • Recommended by Jackjackjacques
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The day after the events of The Force Awakens, Leia wakes up in her own body in a prison cell on the Death Star, at the beginning of A New Hope. Still reeling from Han's death, she suddenly has her family back, and her planet, and a Luke and Han who have no idea who she is. Leia tries to live history better this time, despite worried parents, suspicious Rebellion members, a newly-fascinated Darth Vader, and her own nature.
  • Comments: Unlike some Peggy Sue fics, Leia isn't suddenly a superhero because she's older than she looks - she's just Leia, only fifty six and with some regrets. She doesn't necessarily know all the answers, but she's Leia, she's a survivor, and she's powerfully motivated to Set Right What Once Went Wrong. (Yes, that thing. And the other thing. And... okay pretty much everything traumatic that happened after the opening credits of A New Hope.) Probably the most important thing she's brought back from the future (aside from some military know-how) is the memory of losing almost everything, and she tries to make the most of her time with Luke, Han and her parents, which is much harder work than it sounds. A rare time travel fic that really makes you feel the pains and joys of seeing everyone all over again, with a riveting plot.

Please Pass The Salt, by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke discovers he can learn valuable truths on Dagobah even when Master Yoda is not riding on his back.
  • Comments: Young Luke is well meaning but impulsive and highly inept. Older Luke is also well meaning, but calmer and more melancholy. This is one of the first fics I've seen to feature him somewhere between the two, and I liked it.

Quagmire by Kataja

  • Recc'd by Nerdman 3000
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: As the Battle of Endor approaches a Jedi and a spy find themselves on common, boggy ground.
  • Comments: A very good and excellently written what if story about what would have happened if Mara Jade's mission to kill Luke Skywalker in Jabba the Hutt's palace happened differently, and Mara was forced to infiltrate the Rebellion. It's an interesting alternative tale that takes place around the events of Return of the Jedi.

The Shadow by Neko-Kanojo

  • Recc'd by Candelabra
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Luke meets Vader on the Death Star. As he slowly falls within the grip of the dark side he realizes what he must do, but success will depend on how much he is willing to sacrifice for his father, and how far he is willing to go to achieve his dreams.
  • Comments: The summary is a little misleading - the fic is basically canon until the end of Empire Strikes Back, except that Luke and Vader meet on the Death Star and are made aware of their relation to one another. But that brief meeting changes a lot of things. Luke's descent into darkness and his relationship with Vader are both fairly well handled.

Shattered by CW Basset

  • recc'd by Krsspace T
  • Status: Dormant
  • synopsis: The New Republic is on the brink of collapse, the Sith have reemerged, war is on the horizon—yet everything that is happening feels wrong...So when Luke Skywalker receives an offer to go back in time to change the galaxy's destiny, can he refuse?
  • comments: This fic, while starting off in the EU around the time of Jacen Solo's Caedus days, is a time travel fic where Luke goes back in time to try and save his father from the dark side. Its well written, and explores the good and ill of Anakin Skywalker and the flaws of the Jedi in the Prequels. Its funny, tear jerkish, awesome and well written. Its one flaw; it hasn't been updated in about two-three years, though the chapters that are up have been edited recently, so it's not abandoned quite yet.

The Sith Who Brought Life Day by ophelia_interrupted

  • Recommended by Lalalei2001, Joysweeper, pisoprano, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly after Yavin, an officer loses a bet and has to give Lord Vader a Life Day present. Starts as humor. Becomes serious.
  • Comments: Joysweeper-At this point in canon, the Empire desperately wants to know who this "Luke" is who destroyed the Death Star. Our bet-losing officer stumbles upon a lead and follows it, finding Luke's terribly unprofessional recorded request for admissions and matching it to the one confirmed voiceprint they had of him. The story of how Lord Vader learned exactly who destroyed the Death Star has been told several times in canon, but they're all minor stories that tend to contradict each other. The officer constantly calls the capital world Coruscant when at this point in time Imperials should be calling it Imperial Center, but that's a minor thing. You can really feel the officer's stark terror as he presents his findings. Knowing what we know about Anakin, it's easy to see why he was as interested in the recorded request as he was - Luke babbles about his ability to fly just about anything, talks about flying through Tatooine landmarks, and longs to be a pilot.
    • Lalalei 2001-Maybe I'm biased cause I submitted the story idea to the plot bunny thread, but I had NO idea how well-written this fic would turn out to be. The main character is likable and yet steadfastly Imperial, and even as you groan at his acceptance of the Emperor's policies, you feel pity for his situation and want him to be safe. Vader is in-character too, his presence looming over the story though he only shows up at the end. And bonus points for Luke's hilarious application to the Imperial Academy.

skywalker and sky-walker by dirgewithoutmusic

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Luke and Leia were "switched at birth"? Prince Luke Organa? Leia Skywalker?
  • Tags: What If?

Son Of Suns Trilogy by blank101

  • Recommended by: Gelious, Herodity, USA Bobcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is an AU trilogy which starts at the end of The Empire Strikes Back: it begins when the Millennium Falcon, trying to escape from Bespin (with an injured Luke on-board), is caught by Vader's Star Destroyer and its passengers (including Han who was taken from the Jabba by the Empire) are taken to Coruscant, where the Emperor tries to convert Luke to the Dark Side.
  • Comments: It is also a bit EU story because here you will find Mara Jade a.k.a Emperor's Hand and Talon Karrde and few completely new characters. I have just finished reading the whole thing and found it epic and amazing. Also be warned - all together there are 18+35+48= 101 chapters, most of them are pretty long.
    • Seconded by Herodity. The Trilogy is well written with strong characterization and fleshed out ocs. blank101 does a fantastic job building this AU and has also written several one-shots. The author's homepage is here
    • Thirded by USA Bobcat. This story is vast, mindblowing, and straight up awesome. It is similar to Shinjiand Warhammer40k in that the author includes some shout outs, such as Han Solo knocking out a guard to get a jacket which turns out of to be three sizes to small. Ring any bells?

Sun in Chains by sparklight

  • Recommended by angelrin89
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: You know that time when you end up having an unintended and unwanted training session with your father, but neither of you learn what you are technically supposed to? No? This is that time. Or, otherwise; Luke gets stuck on a moon due to a mission gone awry, his father comes calling and then an ancient Sith complex activates. It's one of those days.
  • Comments: Anyone who is a fan of Vader & Luke centric stories must check this story out, it is really well done so far!

Walking the Sky and the sequel Feet on the Ground by Corana

  • Recc'd by Tonnocal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis : Luke is nine when Anakin Skywalker bumps into him in the street, except that Darth Vader is on route to Tatooine chasing a report of a nefarious Jedi.
"Darth Vader hated trying to be subtle.
He just wasn't very good at it."
  • Comments : One of my favorite Star Wars A Us, this can be read as a completed duo, as the third piece was promised in 2006. However, the elliptical plot and strong character building means that at the end of this you are left grinning manically at your screen. There are Jedi, Sith, lightsaber duels and cool force powers. Also, a minor Luke/Mara subplot, but which does not require the reader to have any knowledge of the EU, as the characters are well built within the text provided. The author is witty and ironically sarcastic. Possibly YMMV if you are a hard core Star Wars trivia geek, but a very enjoyable fic all round.

We Happy Few by frodogenic

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper, USA Bobcat. janeseternity
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It isn't all medals and glory after the Battle of Yavin for the two survivors of Red Squadron. Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles get to know each other a bit better.
  • Comments: I love interaction between Wedge and Luke, and this just feels so sad and sweet.
    "I can run you through the battle books, tell you the old stories. Shavit," he whispered, eyes on the empty spaces, "we had such good stories…"

What Choice Remains by Jedi Trace and rhonderoo

  • Status: Complete
  • Rec'd by RookEncounte
  • Synopsis: Original Trilogy. Vader, Mara, Palpatine, Luke. Mara Jade is secretly apprenticed to Darth Vader. Drama, some Angst, Canon for the OT, AU for EU content.
  • Comments: A wonderful piece exploring Mara Jade's apprenticeship before becoming an Emperor's Hand, how Mara Jade went from a scared young girl to the cynically suspicious woman she became, and a wonderful inspection of Vader's emotional turmoil, especially his desire to be a father and the choices that he makes because of that. It gives readers a good look inside both characters' heads, and shows how when people have to make hard choices, there's always consequences.

Circle of Light by Jedi Trace and rhonderoo

  • Rec'd by RookEncounte
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU sequel to What Choice Remains. Anakin Skywalker, Luke, Mara, Solos. 15 years after ROTJ, Anakin has survived to become the patriarch of the Skywalker family and Luke is planning to marry the woman he loves. The woman Vader betrayed.
  • Comments: An intriguing sequel to What Choice Remains that focuses on the father-daughter-like relationship of Mara Jade and Darth Vader (yes, Vader, not Anakin). It does a good job of keeping the story running and expands both into the past and moves events forward. Is a fair bit dark a points, but gets lighter, and Chapter 13 is possibly one of the funniest things in Star Wars fanfiction ever, when a drunk Mara does impressions of the Imperial officers and leaders, including Tarkan, Vader, and the Emperor (Warning: Chocking Hazard). Great fun and spot-on characterization.

     Sequel Trilogy 

can't drown my demons by plinys

  • Recommended by: Light_shade
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Nine-year-old Ben Solo throws a fit right before he has to leave to train with his uncle. His father comforts him.
  • Comments: This is a very sad, poignant fic in light of what's to come. It also provides a Freudian Excuse for all those tantrums Kylo throws as an adult: it stretches back to his childhood and how he copes with stress.

Episode VIII: Echoes of An Empire by monkehh

  • Recommended by: Pistachioinfernal, AlienofDoom
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: After the destruction of Starkiller Base, the First Order has regrouped and retreated back into the shadows of the Unknown Regions. The Republic, without a fleet, can no longer patrol the galaxy.
  • Comments: While only the first six chapters are out, this fic shows a lot of promise. Ties in elements from the EU, and spins a compelling and intriguing tale. Spoiler warning for The Force Awakens.
    • AlienofDoom: I 100% second this. There's not a ton yet, but it's very well written and continues off of TFA in an intriguingly new (yet wholly plausible) direction.

forgotten (the scent of spice) by fearformuninn

  • Recommended by: Weasel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ben Solo grew up with an illusion claiming to be his grandfather. To a lonely boy desperate to be seen, the power he personified was everything. Now Kylo Ren has grown up. He's seen through the illusion. (But it won't stop haunting him.)
  • Comments: This is a really great take on the question everyone seems to be asking: what would happen if Anakin's Force ghost talked to Kylo Ren? This fic is kind of based on Fialleril's fic don't forget (your bones and skin) (which is also definitely worth a read), but it's a great standalone too. The author has a good grasp on Anakin and a phenomenal grasp on Kylo Ren, probably one of the best I've seen anywhere. This is a short oneshot with impressive emotional range, and worth the time it takes to read.

found families by Flora_Obsidian

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2018
  • Synopsis: Family is a concept that extends well beyond the ties of blood. (Rey Skywalker finds hers.)

haunting these halls by QueenWithABeeThrone

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Five people who didn't hear Anakin Skywalker on Starkiller Base and the Finalizer, and one who did.

have you heard by peradi

  • Recommended by: AlienofDoom, Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Have you heard? FN-2187 was a stormtrooper." The story passes from stormtrooper to stormtrooper, even as the First Order's leadership tries to squash the dissension. More and more stormtroopers hear though, and more and more stormtroopers leave. The Resistance can barely keep up with the soldiers that keep unexpectedly showing up and asking to see Finn, who has somehow become the patron saint of revolution.
  • Notes: Part of the once there was series.
  • Comments: This is amazing. It starts out amazing, then just keeps on being amazing. The characters, both OC's and canon, are great. The plot is exciting and makes sense. The style of writing is the real star here though. It's fluid and fairy-tale like, which is really interesting, and it's unlike most anything I've seen before. What was unexpected though was the incredible amount of emotion it has and makes you feel. I literally cried at times while reading this fic. It's not ludicrously long yet (and it seems like it very well won't ever grow to novel-length), so I'd advise everyone to give it a go.

i never liked the quiet before by QueenWithABeeThrone

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Han Solo and Anakin Skywalker, bonding in the afterlife.

leading by example by serenfire

  • Recommended by: Pistachioinfernal
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: High School AU. “There has been an awakening,” Kylo breathes into the PA system, voice smooth and mysterious and not at all cracking on the last word. He holds his breath for a beat. “The Talent Show is coming! Mark your calendars for December 18th. Auditions are the week before, so everyone: get your act together!” The next person over the PA is Rey. “We’re firing Kylo from Student Council,” informs the StuCo President.
  • Comments: Every fandom has high school AUs, but not all of them are GOOD. Or HILARIOUS. Or feature m/m, f/f pairings. If you like all those things, this is the fic for you. And spoilers for The Force Awakens.
    • Seconded. My god, everything was just so funny. And the god, the tweets...also, it's completed now.

Maybe... by White_Rainbow

  • Recommended by: SpukiKitty
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: DJ doesn't care if Rose and Finn get caught. DJ doesn't care if he, himself, gets caught. Roundy, however...
  • Comments: This is an adorable and clever short one-shot fic explaining how BB-8 managed to commandeer that AT-ST later on. It involves the lovable but treasonous hacker, DJ and his budding friendship with the droid (whom he calls 'Roundy') and how the scruffy scoundrel may have a glimmer of gold in his BB-8 and (by extension) Finn & Rose a fighting chance in the inevitable event that he betrays them. It's actually a very cute story.

Never Lonely (But I Wish I Was) by Drag0nst0rm

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke's the only living sentient on that planet until Rey shows up. That's not to say he's alone.

The Right Path by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: It's hard to idolize Darth Vader when his Force ghost tells you how awful his life was. (The one where Anakin's Force ghost keeps Ben on the straight and narrow, and everything works out okay.)
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail, Fix Fic

Ripples In The Force by Loeka

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In which a boy and a girl who saw the first two trilogies, but not the new movies, get reborn into the Star Wars universe. As Ben Solo and Rey. In some ways things remain the same. In other ways things change. A lot.
  • Notes: Alternate links: The Force Has Awakened and The Lost Jedi.
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail, Self-Insert Fic

The Story of Finn by LullabyKnell

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The story they hear is that of FN-2187. He's a defector – a traitor to the First Order. He's not the first, nor will he be the last, and the First Order expects to retrieve him and end him quickly. But that's not what happens. The only thing Stormtroopers own are stories.

This Fierce Machine by Skew

  • Recommended by: Adept
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Life as the First Order's highest-ranking stormtrooper isn't all victory parades and making worlds tremble at your feet. As Captain Phasma quickly finds out on being assigned to the under-construction Starkiller Base, taking over the galaxy involves a lot of mundane maintenance, petty bureaucracy, and learning to deal with some incredibly infuriating - not to mention infuriatingly attractive - co-workers.
  • Comments: It only has four chapters so far, but it's a good start. Seeing the mundane aspects of the life of a First Order officer is both amusing and fascinating.

Triptych by antistar_e (kaikamahine)

  • Recommended by: thebadplace
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kylo Ren and the (very) long road home.

The War at Home by victoria_p

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He's been there for all her other losses, so it feels right for him to be here for this one, too.

watch me stumble over and over by QueenWithABeeThrone

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “You tried,” says Leia, flatly, when Anakin shows up to tell her of his efforts after telling Luke, “to hit my son on the head.” Or: Anakin Skywalker during The Force Awakens, the not-completely-serious edition.

we are here and it is now by victoria_p

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: “So either you're not here or you're not living,” she says. “I'm definitely here,” he replies, and there's amusement in his voice.''

Star Wars: War for the Outer Rim by IgnusDei (SpaceBattles thread)

  • Recommended by: Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Weeks have passed since the destruction of Starkiller Base, but the undaunted First Order presses on with a devastating blitzkrieg against the Outer Rim, taking advantage of the Republic's headlessness, and Rey's journey to persuade Luke to return runs into some snags. In the face of new foes, including the might of the Knights of Ren, salvation might just lie in the hands of old foes and strange new allies. AU of The Last Jedi with Legends and "inspired by" elements.


A Destiny Altered by An Origami Fish

  • Recommended by Draconic, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In corrupting a regret-filled Tahiri, Darth Caedus makes one crucial mistake. It is not he who controls the past, present, or the future, but the Force. How much difference can one kiss make? An AU story on what happens if Anakin survived Myrkr.
  • Comments: This literally monumental undertaking is not only one of the best Star Wars fan fictions, but is likely one of the best fan works on the internet. An Origami Fish starts this story at the end of Star By Star during the scene where Anakin Solo dies. At which point everything gets turned on its head because he survives.
    • It doesn't stop there: The chain reaction continues, changing the rest of the series completely while still staying true to the original plotline. An Origami Fish rewrites the entire series after that. Character behavior is remarkably believable. Characters like Alema Rar, Taryn & Trista Zel, and the kids at the Shelter are developed substantially more than in the original series. The only issue with the story is that Luke, Han, Leia, and the droids aren’t given a lot of spotlight, but Fish takes care to give almost everyone time onscreen, from movie characters like Lando Calrissian to cult favorites Kyle Katarn and Jan Ors. Even Admiral Ackbar gets some screen time. (And let's face it: He's very old at this point in time and in the books it's noted that he passes away in his sleep. He deserves a last hurrah.) He also develops the Yuuzhan Vong 'Shamed Ones' who have defected to the side of the Jedi. They are renamed the “Freed Ones,” and are given some much deserved character development, making the Yuuzhan Vong into an actual race of people rather than being just a horde of evil monsters from the Unknown Regions.
    • The interquel, Caught Between Destiny and Fate is also complete, and is an episodic adventure focusing on a particular group of characters for a single chapter, though it doesn't feature the main characters. The actual sequels are currently in the works. The Dark Nest remake, A Fate Unseen: Swarm War, is into Part 2 of 3, and so far it’s looking like the stories will continue through to the Fate of the Jedi era.
  • Last word: Fans of the Anakin/Tahiri pairing; though this is not a shipping fic, this story is not to be missed.
[Very, very, long story; Needs its own tropes page]

The Emperor's Artwork by Mouse

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short tale set during the rise of the Emperor. A woman's brief encounter with an enigmatic warlord ultimately destroys her.
  • Comments: It's incredibly difficult to find good, in-character Thrawn fic which really captures how Zahn portrayed him. There's a community on called "Artistically Done" which claims to be composed of such stories, but seriously, it's not. This, however, gets a touch of the side of Thrawn that's usually ignored in favor of leatherpantsing. He's enigmatic and ruthless and uses people, and is just a little scary, but fascinating.
    • The viewpoint character parrots her father on how art reflects on the artist and the customer, then has to confess that she's only in the Imperial palace to look pretty.
    "You're a decoration, in other words?" At my abashed nod, he lifted one eyebrow. "Yet you say you're not important. Were we not just discussing the significance of art?"

The Enemy of My Enemy Is? by depizan

  • Recommended by zorc62
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a story of unlikely allies, the Smuggler player character from Star Wars: The Old Republic finds a supposed enemy, the Imperial Agent, while shutting down a Sith's machinations, and takes him prisoner. The agent then tries to talk her into doing his job for him.
  • Comments: Another hilarious fic that subverts expectations for how agents of the evil Sith Empire are supposed to behave. There are additional doses of hilarity and heartwarming from the Smuggler and her crew's distrust being met with polite understanding.

Get Me To The Job On Time by otahyoni

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ton Phanan and Face Loran have been loaned out to the Rogues for a mission, but they're running a little late...
  • Comments: This story really doesn't go anywhere, but it's still fun. In the X-Wing Series proper the cast of the Rogue books never interacts enough with the cast of the Wraith books; here Mirax and her father meet Face and Phanan. Booster and Phanan bond over having a mechanical eye each. I like the little things, like Face's pirate-voice, Phanan's cybernetics angst, and mention of Phanan closing his eye.

The Grey Space, by deaka

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke has doubts in the wake of Byss. Luke and Han friendship vignette.
  • Comments: Again with the melancholy. Plus, it's a fic about the aftermath of Dark Empire, and I have a soft spot for those. Dark Empire was a thousand fascinating missed opportunities, and Luke grappling with himself about his fall is one of them.

A Heart Full of Stars by Corellia's Dream

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Wedge can no longer fly? Set not long before The Thrawn Trilogy
  • Comments: Wedge Antilles comes down with a neurological disease, and recovery is slow and frustrating. I found bedridden, scared-and-bitter Wedge much more fascinating than I would have thought. This fic explores the mindset Wedge has when he's helpless. He gets better.

Legacy of the Force: You Were My Brother by Dash Nolan

  • Recommended by aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After Darth Caedus wins the Battle of Kashyyyk, he now must embrace his new role as the galaxy's leader, all the while fending off those he once held dear.
  • Comments: LOTF AU, revolves around Jacen, but Jaina, Zekk, and many other characters appear. Very action oriented fic.

The Lesson by gemmabraff

  • Recommended by aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jacen introduces Ben to the dark side.
  • Comments: Jacen as a dark mentor, actually teaching.

Lord Vader's Limpet by frodogenic1

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper, Much Ado About Nonny, USA Bobcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: EU; Darth Vader for whatever reason was lost in the Unknown Regions for twenty-five years, in which time he had only one ship and was forced to learn a lot of restraint and become somewhat less evil. He came back to find the Empire a tiny vestige that has made peace with the Rebellion, now the New Republic - and his kids had kids.
  • Comments: It's a humor/fluff piece. The "limpet" in question is Ben Skywalker, who is two years old and adores his grandfather beyond question. Vader is very, very serious and very, very frustrated and actually very in-character with the addition of a lot of restraint(EU novels with his perspective make him dignified, somewhat aloof, prideful, liable to take everything personally, and possessing a sense of dry if dark humor. Nailed it.) I kept wanting to pick something to quote, and could not choose. It's hard to make me laugh, but this fic managed. ...I actually want to make an account there to babble at the writer. Gah!
    • Fans of this story rejoice: there's now a sequel, Driving Lord Vader (Complete). Darth Vader is roped into taking his grandson Anakin to get his pilot's license. Hilarity Ensues.

A Melancholy Happiness by Jedi-2B

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Force directs Luke to a bittersweet discovery.
  • Comments: It seems rare to have a fic which features Artoo-Detoo as a side character and actually makes him seem like a character and not a rolling prop. This is one of them. Luke ends up at Polis Massa and sees a recording of the birth of he and his sister. I like that Bail Organa actually gets a favorable mention. Recently Troy Denning has made a habit about showing Luke and Leia details about their parents, but this predates that.

Presque Vu, by deaka

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Presque vu: [F., nearly seen] a feeling that you are on the edge of grasping something very, very important. Luke, Vader's legacy, and what remains of the Jedi Order.
  • Comments: It's introspective and has a melancholy feel to it that I find very appealing - sad, but not overwhelmingly so.
    He was perhaps the only person in the galaxy who could mourn both the Jedi, collectively and individually, along with the man who had betrayed them.

Rogue Leader, by jaded_reality

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On Hoth, Luke Skywalker - leader of Rogue Squadron - is missing presumed dead, and so Wedge Antilles has to step up.
  • Comments: I like this one for several reasons. One is that it's from an era we don't see much of - Crack Shots was set a while before this, but not a lot of others are from that period. Another is that it's serious without being a Dark Fic. A third is that this is before Wedge, Wes, Hobbie, and Tycho all really trusted each other, and so there's actually some personality conflict.

Rude Awakening (scroll about halfway down), by stoneheart

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: Part of a thread full of vignettes without dialogue, Luke and Wedge prank Wes.
  • Comments: There are so many fics where Wes pwns all with his pranks. People seem to forget that his victims can and do get back at him. And, okay, it's the first halfway decent fic I've seen where Wedge and Luke actually interact, so of course I want to be able to find it again.
  • Dead link

Sick, by deaka

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mara pays a visit to Yavin IV. Nonangst.
  • Comments: Heh. Really, this line sold me on the fic.
    "You know, you're good at this." Mara lifted her hand and opened it, indicating Skywalker, red-eyed under the covers of the bed. "You get yourself severely injured on a regular basis. How anyone can be stupid enough to walk into half the trouble you do… Concussed so many times I'd be surprised if you don't have a permanent dent in your head, not to mention the gangrenous leg from a few years back, and those weird parasite things, and now a virus? Which I've heard was a little more serious than you're claiming, by the way, so don't think I'm fooled by the nothing, I'm fine routine."

Sidereal and Tyranny Reborn by Rigil Kent (AU)

  • Recommended by Falcon Arrow, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sidereal and Tyranny Reborn (continuing where Sidereal left off). TAU after the Thrawn trilogy, where Leia's focus on the New Republic is amped up (compared to Darklighter's version), leading to some... interesting consequences, while Han returns to battle leading a fleet instead of the Falcon, and Luke and Mara Jade end up fighting clones of dead Jedi Knights/Masters, while developing a relationship... of sorts.
  • Comments: Finally, a non-Ash Darklighter recommendation...This troper found Luke crushing his prosthetic right hand to form a lightsaber grip to be awesome, and the scene where Mara Jade suffers information overload from her Force sensitivity, only for Luke to guide her through it in such a way that it pretty much shows their love to anyone in sight... and Artoo falls in love with Jade's ship computer to be one of the most awesome in all fanfic.

A Symbol, Perhaps by obaona

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke and Ben Skywalker have a talk about his grandfather and destiny.
  • Comments: I love Luke and Ben and that bond they develop, frankly. This was written long before the scene in Outcast, in which Luke makes his son promise to kill him if he falls to the Dark Side and can't be stopped any other way, but it has a similar feel.

This Wasn't In The Brochure, also by otahyoni

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Hobbie Klivian and Wes Janson are on vacation. The bad guys aren't. Set one year after the Hand of Thrawn duology.
  • Comments: Here's a story that goes somewhere. Hobbie and Wes are two weeks from retirement and they're at a loss - they've been with the military for their entire adult lives. Surprisingly for a story with Wes as a main character, it's serious despite humor.
    This period, just after Hand of Thrawn, is criminally unexplored in canon. I'm so glad to find at least one good fic set then, with the plausible villains being terrorists who oppose the New Republic/Imperial Remnant truce. And something that uses Karoly! And finally gives Hobbie a love interest! It's good. This and the previous were found on this rec page.

Unwise Career Choices by depizan

  • Recommended by zorc62
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The Imperial Agent from Star Wars: The Old Republic risks his life and career to help people as he pursues his self-assigned mission to protect the Empire from the Sith.
  • Comments: This (very short) fic is hilarious and heartwarming. It shows a few glimpses into the life of a good person caught in a terrible job.

Whole by Mouse

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: At Luke and Mara's wedding, Talon Karrde reflects on the nature of his relationship with the bride. Fluffy vignette.
  • Comments: Sweet little story. Karrde sees Mara Jade Skywalker and thinks back on their decade-long working relationship. He loved her, in an entirely platonic way, and while he's happy to see her happiness and has nothing but goodwill for her and Luke, she'd become a part of him, and it hurts to let her go. Mara's perceptive. It's not goodbye. Never goodbye.

The Will Of The Empire by CzarZelinksy

  • Recommended by Qrow
  • Status: Dormant (last updated November 2017)
  • Synsopsis: Not long after the Battle of Endor, Luke discovers that his father may have gone just a tad overboard in making sure his son, and the galaxy, was provided for in the event of his death. And who says Anakin Skywalker doesn't know how to plan!
  • Comments: Essentialy a What If? story where the night before the Battle of Endor, Vader decides to make Luke the Emperor if him and Palpatine don't make it out. Much more serious than it sounds, and much better. In character, humorous, and well-written, plus the author clearly has an excellent knowledge of Legends lore and ties as much of it in as he possibly can, in very effective and logical ways.

X-Wing: Dissolution by Astronut

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Set directly after Mandatory Retirement, this is a several-chaptered fic that tries to fix the No Ending problem and bridge the year-and-a-half period between the comics and the books.
  • Comments: It's not terrible. I know that's very faint praise, but this isn't good enough to make me gush. Some of the characters seem forced, there are minor grammatical errors, like "quiet" for "quite" and a misspelling of Pellaeon, and things seem to be a bit too convenient and fast moving. The ambitious parts are all in the beginning; it loses something as it goes on. Plus, Hobbie was already a lieutenant and Wedge a Commander by that point, and Plourr was alive at least as of I, Jedi. But even if I don't find it brilliant, it's certainly solid and has pretty good canon knowledge, an interesting first half, and nice details like the hot temper Tycho had in the comics and Thrawn telling Isard that they have a "common failing" in that they aren't human males and the Empire won't rally around either of them.



Bad Boys, JEDI Style by Wawoot (aka Kelaria). (AU)Also on Archive of Our Own: Bad Boys, JEDI Style

  • Recommended by Ryan Lohner
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The six Star Wars films are a semi-improvised TV show in which the Jedi all play themselves to keep up popular support. And outside the shooting of the films themselves, there's a whole other story going on involving the labyrinthine relationships between the characters and a whole lot of romance (I'm not putting it in the shipping section because there's a lot more to the story than that and most of the romances involve OCs).
  • Comments: God, how to describe this one? That synopsis doesn't nearly do it justice. It isn't the broad parody you might expect from the setup, though a lot of it is certainly extremely funny. Rather, it's more of an AU story which treats the Star Wars universe itself seriously while giving sometimes silly and sometimes quite moving reasons for the films' more...eccentric elements. The changes in tone can even be a bit jarring at times, possibly due to the author's bipolar disorder. She permanently retired from fanfic writing in 2007, but she pulled through and finished the story as of 2013.
    • I am definitely backing the recommendation. The "Star Wars movies are a TV show" theory turns all of the plot twists into brilliant Funny Moments. Anakin is endearingly characterized as an artsy, awkward young man who constantly gets hospitalized for ill-timed accidents, and his relationship with Padme is easily one of the best aspects of the fic. Minus the Force and spaceships, this is exactly the kind of messy turmoil that goes on behind the scenes and it's wonderful to see it written so perfectly instead of Played for Drama.
  • The story I read doesn't quite jibe with Sharysa's description. I'm pretty confused, but I can recommend the version I read wholeheartedly. -Errata

"The Boys New Family by Lucillia

  • Recommended by Kthecloud
  • Status: Complete
  • "Synopsis": There is a very good reason that the Jedi Order waits until the age of thirteen before they send unsuitable candidates to Agricorps.
  • Comments: A vignette that is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Short, surprising, and anything else would be spoiling it

Chasing Redemption by Estora

  • Recc'd by Lady Lurker
  • Status: Dea
  • Synopsis: AU. When Anakin dies, Obi-Wan is left to pick up the shattered remains of their lives. The Supreme Chancellor seems to offer escape from the grief and guilt – unfortunately, he's also just decided that Obi-Wan will make a perfect replacement apprentice...
  • Comments: Seriously. You read it right. This story is going to be a dark side Obi-Wan. And the best thing is? It's frightening realistic. Beautifully explores what grief and mourning means, and keeps the reader in suspense. Also, one of the best-written Palpatines this troper has read in a very long time:
    The Darkness bristled in annoyance, but Sidious allowed himself a smile. Patience was his virtue; time, his ally. Galactic domination was going nowhere; that could be achieved with or without Anakin, with or without Dooku, and with or without Kenobi. Nevertheless, he was pleased with the beginnings of his latest masterpiece, and he paused to admire the hand print, red and raw, flourishing on Kenobi's face.
    He'd wanted to do that for a while.
    • Seconded by Polyxena. Again, Estora effortlessly blends angst with humour, managing to explore dark themes with perfectly paced humour to both lighten and bring a new depth to the story. This is all about the Negotiator vs. the Sith Lord...let the mind games begin!
    Palpatine: Those, Master Kenobi, are the words of a Jedi.

The Chosen by NKSCF.

  • Recommended by Blastermaster
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: When newly-promoted Jedi Master Ken Elegin receives a vision of the destruction of the Jedi two years after the end of the Lost Tribe of Sith crisis, and sets out to gather a group of Jedi, traitors, and civilians in order to stop it, while their enemies plot to kill them off one by one.
  • Comments: At first I thought that the author, NKSCF, was an attention-seeker, since the majority of his author's notes in the first few chapters were all about how he lost his ability to see who could see his story and how they could send reviews to him. But when I e-mailed him to call him out on this, I was surprised to find out that there actually is a problem that can appear on, where a story can end up losing the reviews sent to it, which is a crime, because this story is absolutely awesome! In an attempt to make the Marty Stu Ken from the Jedi Prince novels into a real character, while using as many canon characters as possible to show that not everyone needs to appear once and then be forgotten. NKSCF has a great knowledge of Star Wars lore, but he has admitted that he checks his facts and gains new ones by researching on Wookieepedia. The story is on-going, and is now one prologue and nineteen chapters in. The author's profile page says that the story will end up having thirty-three chapters total, and one epilogue.
    • Man, I love how this guy gets his continuity right. He's not afraid to add a little of his own stuff in there, but I can't find anything that directly conflicts with canon. He may rely on using a lot of references to species and planets that the casual reader will be scratching their head at, but it's all good fun, and the story is really intriguing, which is funny, because I always hated Ken as a character until now. Perelandra

Crystallize by Torch.

  • Recc'd by: Joysweeper, who every few months reads a lot of good fic.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A peaceful mission develops some unforeseen complications, and Qui-Gon Jinn learns something new about Obi-Wan Kenobi, and something new about himself.
  • Comments: It sounds like slash. It's on a Jedi slash archive. It hints at slash, and Obi-Wan happens to be bisexual, and this version of the Jedi order allows relationships at any level. It builds up very slowly to a point where slash seems inevitable. It's not slash. Still, not a bad story. Very quiet and comfortable.

Diplomatic Emergency, by bactaqueen

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A slight EU of part of Starfighters Of Adumar; in the novel, Wedge refuses to take Tycho and leave Wes and Hobbie in charge on the ground because he knows they'll fail at diplomacy. This fic imagines what would happen if he'd forgotten about that.
  • Comments: Wes has some spectacular judgment fail. I liked the Indy Ploy nature of the whole thing, and how they almost got away with not letting the two responsible Rogues know what happened, only to be foiled by the smell of wet paint.

Flight School by yonwords.

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper.
  • Status: ?
  • Synopsis: A Choose Your Own Adventure fanfic with Multiple Endings. It's your first day of flight school, taught by Wes Janson and Hobbie Klivian of Rogue Squadron, and it's definitely not what you expected.
  • Comments: It's fun. Each path is fairly short. None of these endings have the nastiness and The Many Deaths of You that usually come with Choose Your Own. The closest it comes to any of that is one ending where you embarrass yourself and are told that a visit to the infirmary might be wise, although fear of expulsion is constant. A few paths have your fellow students speculating that the whole mess is a Secret Test of Character designed to evaluate how well they react to unexpected events. While it may dial up Wes's Crazy Awesome persona even more than in an Aaron Allston novel, that's standard for fics involving him. Again, it's just fun.
    "Can we please teach now?" Klivian asks. "Before they all walk out and we get fired?"
  • Dead link

  • From Grace I Fall, From Darkness I Rise, In Chaos I Thrive, From Flames I Soar by Kurenaino
  • Status: The first three are complete, and the fourth is ongoing.
  • Recommended by Qrow
  • Summary: (From the first story) The bright and shining Jedi career of Obi-Wan Kenobi is cut short when he is plagued by jealousy and is sent down a darker path. Because, what the hell, there isn't enough Sith!Obi around here. Let's change that.
  • An AU of massive proportions, starting off in The Phantom Menace and continuing through the Prequels, The Clone Wars, and Rebels. The series is comprised of several Novel-length stories, the longest of which is complete at over 700,000 words, and Troperiffic enough to make me surprised it doesn't have a Tropes Page yet. I put it under "Other" because it comprises too many parts of the canon to fit under any of the other sections.

From the Ashes, Grow the Roses by Knight Mys Ari

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A Star Wars version of Cinderella, starring Obi-Wan and other familiar characters.

He Believes

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: an AU story where Vader won on Mustafar told from the point of view of Obi-Wan Kenobi. You haven't seen this before, no matter how familiar it sounds.
  • Comments: I personally liked the first chapter better than the second. In all honesty, sometimes it's nicer to live lies, especially when the truth causes so much pain.

Heart of Darkness by Cka3ka

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Dead Fic.
  • Synopsis: An AU universe story in which Vader discovers Leia is his daughter when she is ten years old and takes her to train her, take revenge on Sidious and rule the galaxy. Leia takes his ambitions to heart and meets up with and influences every character and aspect of the original trilogy. Quite realistic with character changes that happen gradually and the characters stay true to themselves even under different circumstances.
  • Comments: Currently incomplete but a brilliant story. At least two other authors have written stories based off her work.
    • USA Bobcat: D4's Code Red protocols.
      Nura: "Condition Red protocol?"
      D4: "Accessing Protocol: Analyze Nura Tamri and Leia Skywalker's emotional patterns during particular days of the month."
      D4: "If mood is equivalent to days of menstruation cycle activate Condition Red."
      D4: "Primary Condition Red Response: Immediately report situation to Wrenga Jixton when Nura Tamri or Leia Skywalker are not present."
      D4: "Secondary Condition Red Response: Activate placating protocol."
      D4: "Immediately agree with anything, regardless on how stupid, that is spoken by Nura Tamri or Leia Skywalker."
      D4: "There are six more protocols. Would you like me to continue?"
    • Comartemis: Six chapters in, barely out of the prologue, and I'm already in love with this one. I've seen fics where Vader finds one of his kids before the movies but I've never seen them executed quite like this. Vader is very much in-character, but his interactions with Leia are amazingly touching, to the point where it's easy to forget that Vader is still Evil with a capital 'E'. Very much looking forward to see where this one goes.
    • Now has a trope page here.

Hull #721 by Eleventh Century Remnant

  • Recommended by Vehrec, USA Bobcat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Early production run Star Destroyer Black Prince is recovering from a battle with the Mon Cal cruiser Mon Evarra, when things get...political. In the wrong place at the wrong time, the crew is caught between the sector government, the Emperor's Privy Council, Black Sun, some local aliens with genocidal tendencies, and the Rebellion. How can they survive? Well, for starters, they're one of the best crews with the best officers on a heavily modified ship that can kill planets in its 'stock' configuration. Add to that the backing of pretty much everyone in the Imperial Navy who wants to actually do their job...
  • Comments: Perhaps the only great Star Wars fic focused on a Capital ship, Hull 721 still has its flaws. The author uses a difficult writing style that has turned off a lot of people to the story but at the same time creates compelling characters, living breathing world they inhabit, and space combat that combines fighter strikes, long range battles of maneuver, expert gunnery and technical prowess and even kamikaze ramming. Synthesizing over 30 years of the movies and the EU into a cohesive doctrine and creating realistic feeling combat in a space opera setting is just the cherry on top. And This Tropper isn't just saying that because he was written into the story, only for the character to be blown up at the end and spend several months in reconstructive surgery in the sequel.
    • USA Bobcat: Hard to get into from the start, but once you do... It's just as well thought out as Dragon Age: The Crown of Thorns, and written in a similar manner, except for the fact that it is slightly harder to read. Crown of Thorns takes it's time to either bring the reader up to the pace, or has a character explain in layman's terms what is happening, and the fic suffers from a lack of that. But despite that, it really does show just how zany and smart the officers of the Imperial Starfleet have to become to be any good at their jobs, and how that technology interacts with the rest of the story. For example, Commander Mirannon once killed three Jedi with a remote control for the Black Prince's compensators. An experienced stormtrooper describes it vividly. It is complete with funny moments, awesome moments, and truly heartwarming moments, even for the Empire. A Rebel Spy turns to the Empire because she is told that the Star Destroyer that killed her parents was destroyed by the Black Prince. It wasn't, but Captain Lennart passes the word to another member of their squadron, which is promptly boarded, and eighty-seven men were found guilty of numerous crimes.

Like Breathing by Penknife

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "the Cup of Compassion is bottomless." Gen(-ish), immediately post-Return of the Jedi. Also seen here.
  • Comments: Luke is a complicated character whose personality, even in canon, varies wildly Depending on the Writer and the situation. Here, just after Return of the Jedi and, apparently, just before The Truce at Bakura, Penknife writes him with a kind of weary, weighted-down characteristic that I find immensely appealing, even if it's short.
    He's not angry; it isn't even a struggle anymore not to be angry, as easy as breathing in and out. Something to do all his life.

Lost and Found by AngelRin89

  • recommended by clockwork11
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Luke is still recovering after the events of Bespin, but after a test flight, he and Leia find themselves thrown into an unusual situation that neither understand. A family that has been separated will soon be rekindled, the Skywalker Twins shall discover the truth of their origins together. Meanwhile Darth Vader senses something is amiss, and he will stop at nothing to find Luke.
  • Comments: The fic has barely begun but already it quickly jumped into something I crave to read more of. It just oozes interesting potential, Luke and Leia are perfectly in character (as are other characters), it starts off with a great premise, it seems to be foreshadowing something you don't often see commonly done in Star Wars time travel type fics, at least it appears it's foreshadowing something you don't often see with the author's comments as well as Vader's appearance in the prologue, I could be wrong at what I'm thinking she is hinting but this author hasn't disappointed me before. the dialogue is pretty spot on, and it immediately sets up an air of mystery from the get go. But again, those Skywalker family bonding stuff doesn't hurt either, which is where the biggest strength of this fic lies so far. I can't wait to see more from it!

Lost Time by sithwitch13

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wedge objects very strongly to Tycho's treatment following his recovery from Imperial custody. Tycho is none too happy with circumstances, either.
  • Comments: I am a sucker for Heterosexual Life-Partners. I love the intense loyalty Wedge has for his friends, and the way Tycho holds up under suspicion. This fic hits all three counts.

Misunderstood by Quill of Molliemon

  • Recommended by Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan trains Vader.
  • Comments: Anakin Skywalker is trained first by the Sith before running away and straight into the arms of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Obi-Wan is tasked by the council to train and protect Vader from the Sith in exchange for information about the servants of the Dark Side. I didn't think it would be nearly as good as it was.

My Father's Eyes by Jedi-Princess-Solo

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: With the birth of her youngest son, Leia finally makes peace with her father's legacy.
  • Comments: I did wonder why Leia chose to name her son after Anakin and not Bail Organa. She spoke with her birth father's spirit in The Truce at Bakura and was not happy to see him. But while this does have a hint of a trope which I despise - that her adoptive father isn't her "real" father, that she's not really Leia Organa - it does have some good reasoning, and I like the sad, contemplative tone. Found thanks to this.
    But my father's legacy is more than just the dread of the darkness, it's hope, as well.

My Mother and its sequel Destiny by EsmeAmelia

  • Recommended by Nightshade 1218
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The dying Padme is frozen in carbonite and discovered by Leia years later.
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin, and it works gloriously. Nice interaction between family, as well as Padme's adjustment to the galaxy that moved on without her. One thing to note, though, is that the author has a confusing use of the Expanded Universe, and the story stops being about Padme about three quarters of the way through (and throughout the sequel), and about an OC. The OC herself is interesting though. It gets really sappy at points, and the dialogue can be pretty wooden at points, but the story is definitely worth the AU read.

New Hope, Indiana by Cicatrick

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: OT: 1950s AU. Han/Leia. On his 24th birthday, a rootless handyman makes an impulsive choice to help a cheerful blond hitchhiker rescue his mouthy cousin. Life in New Hope, Indiana is about to change.

The Path of Rebellion and Burning Bridges by Gold Seven

  • Recommended by Verity
  • Status: Book 1 Complete, Book 2 Dead
  • Synopsis: Half a year before the battle of Yavin, Samica Trey, a female Imperial TIE pilot with some doubts about the orders she's been getting lately, meets Rebel Alliance Intel op Rhun van Leuken when he's captured aboard the Star Destroyer she's stationed on. She makes a spur-of-the-moment decision to defect... and that's only the beginning.
  • Comments: Written up from the author's Star Wars roleplaying campaign, and really, really good. This is as good as or better than some of the official stuff, IMO. The characters are interesting and well-defined. I only wish there was more of it.

Sibling Rivalry by Vader's Fallen Angel.

  • Recommended by Elenor.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Relationships can be grand or small, long-lasting or ephemeral. Family relationships are the longest-lasting, and Anakin and Owen Lars share a relationship nurtured by the woman who birthed one and nurtured the other: Shmi Skywalker. This story compares the overarching relationships of son, husband, father and brother of the two men.
  • Comments: Cleanly and touchingly written, they meet psychically on many levels and just miss on many, as well. As the summary states, "The step-brothers only met once, but they understood sibling rivalry."

Star Wars: Lupus Stellarum

  • Recommended by Typhon Omega
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the distant future, a Sith Lord hunts after an ancient beast. But is he the hunter, or the hunted?
  • Comments: Set one thousand years after the Original Trilogy, this story explores an explanation about Ahsoka Tano's fate after the Season 2 finale of Star Wars: Rebels.

Subtle Designs, by pen_and_umbra

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Captain Pellaeon believed only in himself and the Empire. It took a miracle for him to start trusting legends, too.
  • Comments: "Preslash", but no more intense or explicit than in The Thrawn Trilogy. Ohh, I would read a book about Pellaeon serving as Thrawn's Commander Contrarian...

Tarkin's First by Ashla Ti

  • Recommended by His Majesty the Emperor
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: We are not alone, and neither are they. Empire vs. Earth, prelude to invasion as two societies clash. Multiple POV seriel.
  • Comments: This is without any question one of the finest Star Wars stories that I have ever read. It may start off a little slow for some people, but it builds and builds into an epic that will leave you begging for more. Many people are instantly turned off by OC's, but this author has managed to create such wonderful, three dimensional, diverse and interesting characters that it is never a problem. The story presents a truly fascinating what if scenario when an Imperial fleet finds itself trapped in our solar system, cut off from the rest of the Empire. The story is the first in a planned three part saga. This part is complete, and it's sequel, Tarkin's Fist II, Dirtside is currently in the works. It can be found here [1]. I cannot recommend it highly enough

Walk Like Men by Kenya Starflight

  • Recommended by ctebbel09
  • Status: Complete
  • Summary: "On his way to the Lars homestead, Obi Wan is ambushed and loses baby Luke. Luke is discovered and raised to adulthood... by Sandpeople."
  • Synopsis: Remember the race on Tatooine known as the Tusken Raiders - aka the Sandpeople? (If not, go here) Well, in this "What if?" scenario, Luke Skywalker, instead of being raised by his aunt and uncle, was taken in by the Tuskens. Also, a very creative and in-depth (though not canon) look at the Tusken culture. Despite the major plot twist, stays surprisingly true to the movies.
  • Notes: To avoid some slight confusion, I thought I'd explain that the Tuskens bear two names in their lifetimes- one given to them by their parents, and one they give themselves at their Adulthood Ceremony. The childhood names are always one word, while the adult names contain two words. For example, before her Ceremony, the character Wind-Dancer was called "Cubling". As for which name Luke was given... I'll let you figure that out for yourself.

Yoda's Shadow and Shadows of the Sith, V2 by amthyst-fire

  • Recommended by: Krisnack, Somariel
  • Status: Book 1 Complete, Book 2 Dormant
  • Synopsis: Via an act of the Force, Luke, Leia and, a redeemed Vader are transported back in time just before the events of The Phantom Menace. Palpatine's plans are about to hit a very big roadblock.
  • Comments: It gets off to a rocky start, but the writing quality quickly improves. Among the highlights are Yoda and Mace Windu discussing plans to renew the Jedi order, Luke getting slapped by Padme after he reveals that she's his mother, and Obi-Wan catching Darth Maul's severed arm and realizing that it was little Anakin who cut it off.
    • 'Quickly'? This troper got nine chapters in and gave up. The writing is choppy and tends towards a lot of As You Know in both dialogue and the narrative, and the character interactions feel horribly rushed and unrealistic. Maybe it hits its stride once they get to Naboo, but everything so far has been head/desk worthy.
    • I read it and found it meh. It had a good idea, but, like it's sequel, it could have been so much more.
    • Yoda's Shadow is somewhat meh, and the original version of the sequel is just as much so, but Shadows of the Sith, V2 (now linked in the heading) is outstanding.

you knock me out, i fall apart by blackalien

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The one where Anakin was a Sith Lord for literally an hour, everyone is alive, and they're actually happy. Non-linear moments in the lives of the Skywalker clan.
  • Tags: For Want of a Nail, Everybody Lives

    Crack & Humor 

101 Ways to Kill Jar Jar Binks by Ohfortheloveofpete

  • Recommended by Decaf Grub 47393
  • Status: Complete
  • Warning: The deaths are described in huge detail, and often contain gore.
  • Synopsis: Anakin murders Jar Jar Binks over and over again, with help from Obi-Wan, Padme, Qui-Gon, C-3PO, R2-D2 and characters from other fictional universes.
  • Comments: The killing of Jar Jar is very hilarious and satisfying to read, especially for those that hate the prequels.

Captives of a Strange and Cruel Mind by Aayla Kitof Niflheim

  • Recommended by ayy
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: A new fanfiction author throws her favorite characters into cells in an attempt to get a story idea. Will they escape...? Or will they remain ensnared in her evil plot?
  • Comments: It has an OC in it, but she's only in there for humor. The best part IS the OC—she's clearly so full of herself and doesn't understand why none of the characters like her.

The_Driving_Menace by Lady Alyssa

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anakin and Obi-Wan give Yoda a lift, to everyone's regret.
  • Comments: A simply hilarious one-shot. Highly recommended.
    • Disagree. Not everyone's sense of humor.

A_Fanficcer's_Poem by Angela Jade

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A response to the overuse of the term 'R & R' on
  • Comments: This short, classic poem really says it all.

Have a Nice Trip

  • Recommended by lalalei2001
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The most unlikely hero imaginable inadvertently saves the galaxy from evil dominion and oppression. And Luke thought it had to be hard... ROTJ ends just a bit differently.
  • Comments: Short, to the point, and utterly hilarious. Who'd have thought the binders the Emperor carelessly left on the floor could be so pivotal to saving the Galaxy?

I Could Teach You (But I'd Have to Charge) by blackalien

  • Recommended by:stydiabromance13
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis:There’s a reason Dooku starts his mornings off with four aspirin and a shot of rum. (aka: that high school teachers au that literally no one was going to ask for, but needed to be done. featuring: Anakin and Ahsoka terrorizing the entire school, the clones as secretaries, and Obi-Wan, who definitely deserves a raise. Let's not even talk about dooku.)
  • Comments: A great read if your into cracky stories and memes.

I_Feel_Pretty by kasey8473

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Anakin dons a frilly ballgown as a disguise on assignment. The usual sort of mishaps occur.
  • Comments: For people who think men in dresses is still funny. When stories are this amusing, I certainly do.

Idiot's Array by Fettkat

  • Recommended by aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jag gets invited to an "all-Corellian evening of Sabacc." Only, he doesn't play Sabacc. Luckily his wife's trusty cousin has a plan.

Kylo Ren needs to Chill (aka my shitty star wars au) by blackalien

  • Recommended by: Madame_Newbie
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2017
  • Synopsis: Kylo Ren keeps drunk-dialing Rey. With the Force. She's getting kinda sick of it.
  • Comments: After The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren keeps drunk dialling Rey via the Force. Absolute crack but has surprising depth. Luke is basically a new-age hermit, Rey struggles to become a Jedi, despite Kylo's many interruptions, Finn and Dameron are together, while Ghost Anakin and Obi-Wan watches over them.

Men Will Be Boys by Jedi Trace

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke plans a surprise Life Day party for Ben.
  • Comments: Action figures.

OB1-KN0B by Chaos Carlos

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: AU. When the Council notices that they must replace some old broken down droids, they make the mistake of asking the Skywalkers for help.
  • Comments: A funny little one-shot that's will probably make you chuckle.

An Open Secret by Andrew Talon

  • Recommended by: Miri Ohki
  • Status: Dormant (last updated October 2017)
  • Synopsis: Really, it's a wonder they weren't found out immediately. So what if they were?
  • Comments: Anakin and Padme did their best to hide their relationship and her pregnancy. So they were rather surprised when Master Shaak-Ti comes to them to give them a present and congratulate them. How many of the Jedi already knew? And more amusingly, how few didn't? Anakin and Sidious both end up finding how really stringent to the Code the Order actually is as weirdness ensues.

Chancellor, Emperor, Sith Lord, A Life of Deception. bykalvasflam

Quintessence by Mathematica

  • Recommended by: Chien
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Well, Master, I think I've found the one positive aspect of this situation." "Which is?" "The Temple won't have to pay the costs for our funeral pyres."
  • Comments: Anakin and Obi-Wan manage to screw up their straightforward mission on a backwater planet in the most hilarious ways possible.

Really Bad Art by Fialleril

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Or, The Tragedy of Darth Sidious the Art Collector. Anakin objects violently to Palpatine's choice of art. ROTS AU, and very cracky.
  • Comments: One of the better and funnier Crack Fics out there.

The Scavenger and the Monster Strike up a Romance by mos

  • Recommended by Apocrypha
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Rey and Kylo Ren fall in love, and everyone else is kinda... perplexed.
  • Pairing: Kylo Ren/Rey, Finn/Poe, Hux/Phasma
  • Comment: AU Crack Fic after The Force Awakens, where everyone watches Kylo and Rey fall in love and are utterly baffled by it. Very funny, with enough memes to be delightful but not groan-inducing, a few sweet moments, and an awesomely sassy and vengeful Leia.

"A Semi-Unwilling Accomplice in Sort Of Everything" by VelvetyNightSky

  • Recommended by cyber-inkblot, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: AU. In which Luke Skywalker, an almost-fifteen year old slightly amnesiac galaxy-feared thief, ends up becoming a Jedi. How, he's still not sure. However, Luke does know that Master Anakin is a little weird, Princess Leia Organa is annoying as ever, and Supreme Chancellor Amidala is even freakier than Master Anakin. Oh, and there's that old Emperor guy still trying to kill him...
  • Comments: A hilarious story, that is just as weird as it sounds, while still managing to be heartbreaking at points.

Seriously? by jedikhaleesi

  • Recommended by: Time Lord Victorious
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Characters question the twists in the Star Wars saga (eg Padme about her death, Luke and Leia about their kiss in ESB).
  • Comments: The Star Wars characters nitpick the flaws and weirder elements of the movies and Clone Wars show. Hilarity Ensues.

"Shoulda Kept the Manual" by Lucillia

  • Recommended by Kthecloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In one universe, Chancellor Palpatine boned up on the GAR Contingency Orders. In another, he wasn't nearly so studious despite the fact that they were - or rather one of them was - vital to his plans.

Sibling Revelry by frodogenic

  • Recommended by Fiwen9430, Errata, Maymei
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Some time after Bespin and before Endor, Vader discovers that Luke and Leia are twins. But what really shocks him is the latest Imperial Intelligence report on the nature of the relationship between Skywalker and Organa…
  • Comments: A hilarious AU in which Vader gets the idea that Luke and Leia are still romantically involved and sets out to do everything in his power to split them up. Frodogenic's fics are always great, and this one is no exception.
    • Seconded heartily. This had me laughing from the first paragraph, and I'm not easy to please when it comes to fan fiction. The whole thing was well written, funny, and very logical. Probably the first fan fiction I've read (admittedly, I haven't read very many) which I have absolutely no qualms about recommending.
    • Also thirded. The basic idea of the whole fic was already funny enough but through the writing, it turned up to a whole new level, especially the author's habit of offhandedly mention how the main character's action led to some of the bigger, off-scene change of lives of many others (like how Darth Vader had indirectly created a charitable organization despite, you know, being evil).

Sith Academy by Siubhan, Katherine the Art Chick, The Plaid Adder, et. al.:

  • Recommended by Schol-R-LEA
  • Status: Complete
  • Rating: generally R, but individual stories can range anywhere from PG to NC-17. Not Safe for Work stories are marked as such, and are mostly kept in a separate section.
  • Pairings: Just about everbody with everybody else (except Maul with Cyn), but the main focus is on Obi-Wan/Darth Maul. Much to Maul's dismay.
  • Specific Recommended Stories: Any of the 'Life Lessons at the Sith Academy' entries, 'Getting Physical', 'Darth Maul Mows the Lawn', 'Nocturnal Admissions', 'Darth Maul Versus the Kittens', 'How Maul Spent Winter Break', 'Maul Makes Peace (and a Chocolate Souffle)', 'Dark Side Living with Dartha Stewart', 'Home for the Holidays with Dartha Stewart', 'Kenobispotting', 'Religious Experiences', 'Shiny Happy People', 'The Thirteenth Mary Sue', and 'The Sphere of Alterations'.
  • Synopsis: From the site's tagline: "A Sith, his Master, and a bunch of menial crap." Darth Maul endures Training from Hell in the form of Wax On, Wax Off exercises that are really just Sidious's chores, all in the name of 'honing his rage'. Throw in several Crack Pairings, a slew of RunningGags, and some outrageous Take Thats aimed at everything under the Coruscant sun, and you have one of the best Parody Fic sites ever to hit the web.
  • Comments: Now long finished, but still funny, even if much of the humor is dated. Maintained a high quality level by Fan Fic standards through site maintainer Siubhan's careful editorial policy, though she eventually was unable to stem the tide of W.A.F.F. so she wrapped things up after only a year and a half.
  • Tags: Big "NO!", Comedic Sociopathy, Crack Pairing, Foe Yay, Ho Yay, Parody Sue, Villain Protagonist, W.A.F.F.

"Taking the Long View" by Lucillia

  • Recommended by Kthe Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:"What if Palpatine had been given much stronger precognitive abilities back when he was young, back in the days when all he cared about were racing and pissing off his father? If he'd known how much work becoming Supreme Ruler of the Galaxy would be back during his teenage years, would he have even bothered?"
  • Comments: An interesting and fairly funny story where Palpatine takes a different path in life, and the galaxy moves with it.

These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For by Kelaria

  • Recommended by D As Obi Quiet, pisoprano, Kthe Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A bumbling Stormtrooper, a passive-aggressive Sith Lord, and a mysterious Nerf herder save the galaxy from the forces of evil!
  • Comments: A little rough around the edges, but by the time I figured out what was going on (around chapter 5 or 6) I couldn't stop laughing for several minutes straight.

Vader’s diary” originally by Shadaloo Soldier on Gamefaqs and put on fanfiction by raveen92

  • Recommended by Kthe Cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Vaders diary from early Death Star construction to after the end of his life. His thoughts on it all are quite amusing.

The Vader Monologues by Blind Man

  • Recommended by Ninja Naco, Mc Nickel
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Internal discussion between Anakin/Vader's two (later three) conflicting sides throughout the movies.
  • Comments: Utterly hilarious. Sadly, Blind Man seems to have stopped writing fics (due to medical reasons, it seems), but six years worth of excellent humorous dialogue between the two halves of the Chosen One are not to be missed. Complete.
    • Mcnickel: Totally seconded. From Vader complaining about being middle management to Anakin telling him to get a weiner dog, the whole thread is a barrel of laughs.

when love explodes by QueenWithABeeThrone

  • Recommended by: Dame-Amaryllis
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a post-ROTJ AU where Anakin lived and managed to get better medical treatment and reconstructive surgeries, the former Rebel Alliance is hit with the realization that, oh, shit, Darth Vader is a babe. Luke is the poor unfortunate who has to deal with this.

Wrong Number by Siamesa

  • Recommended by: janeseternity, Chien
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In hiding on Dagobah, the Lars family acquires a holocom. There are unintended consequences. AU oneshot. Humor.
  • Comments: It’s exactly what it says in the summary and to say more would be ruin it. Just know that it’s hilarious.
    • Seconded. It was a great and fun read that did all of the characters justice.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.


Ahsoka and Barriss Full Circle by Crossoverpairing Lover.

  • Recommended by Krspace T
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing Ahsoka/Barriss Ahsoka/Lux, hints of Ahsoka/Rex and no sided Anakin/Ahsoka
  • Synopsis Oneshot: The story of Ahsoka and Barriss; a brief look into how they met as Jedi, how they came to be enemies, then reluctant allies, then friends again, then lovers, then mothers, then Jedi once again. M ish for themes but not actual scenes, more to be safe. Barrisoka
  • Comments: One of the few decent fics that develops the post Season 5 Barrisoka pairing, as well as how Ahsoka might survive Order 66.

all that you love will be carried away by coldhope

  • Recommended by Light_shade
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Kylo/Hux
  • Synopsis: A hurt/comfort slow-burning fic that is set in the aftermath of the movie. Hux and Kylo slowly learn to tolerate each other and then something more begins to blossom between the two of them as Snoke demotes them and gives them a smaller ship. Also, Kylo ends up sleeping in Hux's coat.
  • Comments: The first of a brilliantly done multi-part series of fics which explores the softer side of a relationship between the two of them without turning either into an OOC mess. Hux comforting Kylo after he's just destroyed a bacta tank in a panic and Kylo carrying Hux suffering from hypothermia in the snow are especially well-done chapters.

Anabasis by Fialleril

  • Recommended by Battle Hamster
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Anakin/Padme
  • Synopsis: An AU where Vader started out on the Dark Side, and killed Palpatine to save Padme. The twist: it's set after those events, and Anakin is imprisoned by the Jedi, who don't believe it's possible for a Sith to turn good. Padme is working to free him, with help from a certain Jedi Master Yan Dooku.
  • Comments: The characterization is great, and everything fits together so beautifully. (It's kind of hard to explain without going through the whole plot.) It is unfinished, and the writer can be a bit slow to update, but it's a must-read.

The Boy Next Door by shelivesfree

  • Recommended by KJ Shea
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Anakin/Padme, background Obi-Wan/Satine & Ahsoka/Lux
  • Synopsis: When Padme Naberrie returns to her home after 10 years, the last thing she expects to find is her childhood friend, Anakin Skywalker; the boy next door. But 10 years is a long time, and he has changed more than she is prepared for. How will she react when little Ani is now a grown man, impulsive, handsome and completely infatuated with her? Modern AU.
  • Comments: First part of an on-going series. At the time of writing only the sequel is out (although it hasn't been updated since December 2017). Starts out as rated T, but becomes rated M towards the last few chapters.

The Girl From Harvard by shelivesfree

  • Recommended by KJ Shea
  • Status: In progress
  • Pairing: Anakin/Padme, background Obi-Wan/Satine & Ahsoka/Lux
  • Synopsis: Absence makes the heart grow fonder. It also makes it grow more paranoid. Padme is in her last year of Harvard. Anakin has just started at the University of Chicago. Though they won't admit it, their long-distance relationship is taking it's heavy toll. Will their love prevail or will the distance prove too much for both of them? Sequel to The Boy Next Door. Modern AU.
  • Comments: The sequel to The Boy Next Door. Unlike it's prequel this is a rated M story through and through. There are plenty of sex scenes, but also heartfelt moments too. As well as some interesting twists and turns.

Burnout by aslipperysloth

  • Recommended by Light_shade
  • Status: Completed
  • Pairing: Poe/Finn
  • Synopsis: Poe crash-lands and is trapped in his X-wing. Finn won't let him go out alone, of course. Not if he can help it. “Keep listening and talking, you’re doing really good.”
  • Comments: If you're looking for a Stormpilot fic that will feel like a stab in the heart while still keeping you engaged, this is the one. The tension comes from Poe, stuck in his X-wing and possibly dying, while Finn does his best to keep him calm while the rescue team tries to find him.

Empire State of Mind by TeamRedHead

  • Recommended by escapebox
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Kylo/Hux
  • Synopsis: AU about CEO Hux and Reclusive Artist Ben Solo
  • Comments: Brilliantly done, a masterpiece that transcends being a fanfiction. The story can probably stand alone by itself. Showcased mental illness and how it affects people without any glamour. It is written with love, the right amount of pain and fluff to keep you going. You know that there is a lot of care and heart poured into the work as you read along.

From a Certain Point of View

  • Recc'd by Fireangel265
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Han/Leia
  • Synopsis: A look at Han and Leia's relationship from different peoples point of view.
  • Comments: Three very different perspectives for the couple, which include Jabba, Mon Mothma, and General Rieekan
    • Joysweeper: I didn't really like this one. Jabba called Han "my boy" every few lines, and similarly Rieekan constantly called Leia "Little One". Plus, Mon Mothma was shrewish and seemed out of character. I don't think this writer has read the EU much - Han has always been attracted to take-charge women, ever since Bria Tharen; and Mon Mothma might have reasons to disapprove of Han and Leia, but one of them should have been the pain of losing a child in war. I didn't find any of them particularly compelling. But hey, I'm a perfectionist about fics.

The Future Prince byStar Maple

  • Recommended by AlienofDoom
  • Status: Completed
  • Pairing: Finn/Poe
  • Synopsis: Things have calmed down slightly after the destruction of Starkiller, but the Resistance is always in need of allies. Poe and Finn thus set off on a series of diplomatic talks, and along the way they make a stop at a planet which may tell them more about Finn's past. They've gotten lucky as it turns out that Finn is actually their long lost prince!
  • Comments: It's an interesting premise, and the author does a very good job of bringing the story to life. Even better though is the unique world that they've fleshed out and explain in only a couple thousand words. It's detailed and internally consistent and great.

Good Order and Discipline by Succorelle

  • Reccomended by Lantentine
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Captain Rex / Commander Cody
  • Rating: Teen/Mature
  • Synopsis: Nobody but a clone appreciates just how hard it is to be a clone.
  • Comments: Despite the unusual pairing (which might be a bit squick depending upon how you view it), the development of the clones' relationship is well written and convincing. The eye for detail breathes new life into characters that you never thought twice about.

In The Hands of Destiny series by Cognomen and May Glenn

  • Recommended by: Jackjackjacques
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Chirrut Imwe/Baze Malbus
  • Synopsis: Chirrut Imwe is a young, devout Guardian of the Whills - and also, a ridiculous human being who enjoys life immensely. Baze Malbus is a Grand Army of the Republic veteran who has no idea what to do with his life. Despite - on the surface - initially being on opposing sides, Chirrut senses a kindred spirit in Baze, and keeps dragging him into adventurous good deeds. Baze doesn't necessarily mind, but he needs to figure his own life out first. Along the way there's an Imperial occupation, Space Buddhism, mercenaries, a daring escape from slavery, and falling in love.
  • Comments: Vastly satisfying, and deliciously epic in scope even as the stakes are, by Star Wars standards, relatively small. It isn't the fate of galaxies or planets at stake, but rather the people of one small city and the soul of one good but conflicted man. The characterization is excellent, making Chirrut neither a plaster saint or a one-note clown, but instead a complex, caring, occasionally annoying trickster figure, and Baze less a long-suffering sidekick than a complicated but basically decent man living in a terrible and confusing time.
This is not a romance series that focuses on the couple to the exclusion of all else - it's at least as much of a story about life on the planet of Jedha as the Empire begins to encroach and the (Buddhist-inspired) Guardians of the Whills. Over the course of their adventures, Baze not only falls in love with Chirrut, but with the people of the holy city of Jedha and the sense of purpose Chirrut offers. Absolutely top-notch plotting and world-building. The series has a light touch, but doesn't flinch from the darker realities of the Empire or their eventual fates.

Interstellar Transmissions by Lovely Things and ricca riot

  • Recommended by Apocrypha
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Kylo Ren/Rey
  • Rating: Explicit (for graphic descriptions of violence and sex)
  • Synopsis: Rey’s interrogation at the hands of Kylo Ren triggered an awakening in the Force, as well as an unwelcome bond that links them across the galaxy and grows stronger every day. An accidental encounter alerts Supreme Leader Snoke to the existence of this bond and he orders his apprentice to capture the girl and bring her to him. Sometimes it's not the big speeches that redeem people, but the actions you inspire them towards. Former PWP, now full scale adventure.
  • Comments: Interstellar Transmissions explores the repercussions of a Force Bond between two enemies and how it eventually brings them together. It can get dark at times, namely because of Snoke and his attempts to experiment with the Force Bond, but it keeps true to the Star Wars feel and makes sure to have moments of humor, warmth, and hope. While the fic eventually encompasses the whole galaxy, Kylo and Rey's relationship is the focus; it's very much of the "slow burn" type, and the development feels natural and in-character for them both.

Kama Sutra of the Force (the series) by The Pug Addict

  • recommended by The Taylister
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Rey / Kylo Ren
  • Rating: Explicit
  • Synopsis: In a galaxy far away, there was more going on than what meets the eye. On the outside, Kylo Ren was simply known as a traitor to the Jedi, a disloyal son, and an apprentice of the Dark Side. This was nothing compared to what he had done in secret. It was an act that few Sith or Jedi had ever dared to attempt, let alone speak of. And it was all thanks to the powers of two force-sensitive sisters, a gruesome curse haunting the Skywalker bloodline, and an encounter with a pretty young refugee from Jakku. Follow a seductive tale of passion, deception, revenge, and lust, and discover the greatest taboo in the galaxy: an act that might uncover an unfathomable secret about the Force itself.
  • Comments: What was once a short, steamy and sweet little ficlet has now transformed into a full-blown erotic series. What's interesting about this fic is that it delves into Kylo's point of view and what he's thinking nearly all the time, so I kind of started seeing him more as a person instead of a typical villain. The overall story and imagery are very twisted with psychological and sexual thriller elements to it, making it all the more interesting to read, even when there isn't a smut scene.

Lights in the Valley Outshine the Sun by Elizabeth 7

  • Recommended by: Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Vader/Padme
  • Synopsis: We've all seen stories where Padme lives, but rarely done with such insights into the characters and philosophical turns.
  • Comments: What really sets this story apart is the characters. Everyone is portrayed as themselves rather than be romanticized. Particularly clear in the case of Darth Vader as fans of this pairing tend to excuse him and his actions. Not so here. Very refreshing.

Magpie Syndrome by Clayem

  • Recommended by: FerristheWheel
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Kylo Ren has many obsessions. But he would have never guessed that his attraction to shiny things would land him in such a mess.
  • Pairing: Rey/Kylo
  • Comments: This is, in my opinion, the legit BEST Reylo fic currently in Fan Fiction Dot Net. Rey is not a damsel in distress, Kylo is not a creepy rapey-sounding villain, and there are no clichés usually found in these sorts of fics. It's hilarious, has great plot, and it actually has character development. Do keep in mind that the author is French, and English is not her mother language, so there are some typos. Also, mature jokes, but it'll have you laughing your face off.

''Reconcilation by Jedi Senoj 451 (mirror, original went offline)

  • Reccomended by Lady Nomad
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Anakin/Padme
  • Rating: PG
  • Synopsis: Having survived the PT and OT, Padmé and Anakin meet one last time to travel the difficult path to forgiveness.
  • Comments: This is one of those fics that could make you cry and wish for what might have been. The characters have changed only to meet the times and it gave you the closure that you longed for after Revenge of the Sith.

Re-Entry byflamethrower

  • Recommended by Nox Gold
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn
  • Synopsis: Obi-Wan Kenobi, while still a young Padawan, suffers an injury and wakes up with all of the memories, experience, training, and Force-strength of Old Ben Kenobi. It isn't long before the Jedi discover that Anakin Skywalker, a five-year-old slave from the Outer Rim, has undergone the exact same change. Obi-Wan and Anakin bear the scars of harsh lessons learned; those who love them must learn those lessons quickly, before the mistakes of old are repeated.
  • Comments: Re-Entry and it's sequel, Journey of the Whills (Dead; last updated December 2016) is over a million words long and is so detailed, it has it's own wikia. It is a masterpiece of detailed characterization and world-building that sucks you in and refuses to let go.

Theory and Practice by Halrloprillalar

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: ?
  • Pairings: Luke Skywalker / Biggs Darklighter
  • Synopsis: Rated PG-13. Luke kisses a girl and it doesn't go so well. Biggs offers to help him practice.
  • Comments: I just really like the narration. They're such teenagers.
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Three Weeks After The End Of The World (And Counting) by penknife.

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When everything falls apart, you still have to figure out what to do next.
  • Pairings: Han/Leia, some hints of the Leia/Han/Luke threesome
  • Comments: After the End, except it's not quite the end. A few weeks after Return of the Jedi, some horrible plague was unleashed from the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, and the big three and Chewie have been running in the Falcon. Han gets sick, Chewie dies. It's darkfic, but with a distinct note of hope at the end.

The Waters and the Waters by Margo Kim

  • Recommended by A Splashing Koi
  • Status: Completed
  • Pairing: Finn/Rey
  • Synopsis: Rey made a habit of dreaming. Not always while she slept. Sometimes in the evenings when the work was done, at least for today, and the hunger satiated, at least as much as it ever was, she leaned back against the carcass of her home and unfurled her net. Rey dreams of more than just an ocean, and what she dreams she can't explain.
  • Comments: It's a very poignant character study of Rey, and makes great use of poetic imagery in cutting back and forth between her thoughts during parts of the movie and her time on Jakku. Her feelings for Finn and their relationship are handled subtly but sweetly.

When Night Falls by sachariah.

  • Recommended by kablob
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing Rex/Ahsoka, OC/OC
  • Synopsis When Order 66 goes down, Captain Rex saves his Jedi Commander's life. Soon they are forced into an uneasy alliance with a certain bounty hunter, and try to rescue other surviving Jedi. Their feelings about each other soon become very complicated, however.
  • Comments: This was written before season 5, so it assumes Ahsoka was still a Jedi at the time of Revenge of the Sith. It's a long read, but worth it. One of the OC's is, sadly, a bit of a Mary Sue, but she doesn't show up until near the end and the rest of the story is so good that it's worth reading anyway.

Wind Beneath Our Wings by Shadaras

  • recommended by AlienofDoom
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Rey/Finn, Finn/Poe, Rey/Finn/Poe, Jessika Pava/Rey
  • Rating: Teen
  • Synopsis: From the author: Finn loves his friends but doesn't have the words for it yet. Rey cares about her friends but is wary of what that might mean. Poe is perfectly aware of everyone's feelings, thank you very much, and doesn't understand why nobody's kissing yet. (BB-8 just wants to get everyone awesome ships to fly around and show off with.) A story about what it means to love, what it means to be able to love, and (a little bit) piloting a spaceship as a metaphor for love.
  • Comments: It's fairly fluffy at times, but it's a nice comforting read. Especially nice is Rey and Jessika's interactions. They come off as very natural together and their sections really shine.

You Promise Me, My Life by BeautifulLights

  • recommended by morningstar
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Poe / Finn, Rey / Jess
  • Rating: Mature/Explicit
  • Synopsis: Poe is captured and presumed dead until the Resistance receives a transmission of Poe dressed as a TIE-fighter pilot, boasting about having shot down many Resistance fighters. Finn, Rey, Jess, and Kare attempt a rescue mission, but 'home' does not mean 'safe'. Can he be trusted? Can he trust the Resistance again? Will he ever be able to recover?
  • Comments: Breathtaking suspense, emotional depth, original premise. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the story. The love and trust between Poe and Finn, the way Poe breaks down over the course of the story, the ending...well, no spoilers. Highly recommended.

Your Rules and Wisdom Choke You by CyanideBreathmint

  • Recommended by Light_shade
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Kylo/Hux
  • Synopsis: The war is over. The First Order has disintegrated. The former General Hux is being tried for war crimes.
  • Comments: A brilliantly done fic that explores what happens when Reality Ensues at the end of a war and a general who ordered four planets to be destroyed has to deal with the magnitude of his crimes. Warning, this is a depressing, angst-filled fic and has a Tear Jerker of an ending.


She Don't Know She's Beautiful by Jedi Jesi Jiin

  • Rec'd by Tropeaddict
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:Mara Jade is tired of her life being planned out for her. Luke is looking for a chance to spend time with his favorite red-head. Both get their wish when they agree to trade lessons in various subjects, and as they spend time together, their friendship develops into something more. The only problem is, Mara doesn't seem willing to accept it for what it is... but why?

  • Comments: A enjoyable Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade romance fic that explores both their characters. It's a favorite of mine as well. No real massive invasions or planets getting destroyed. Just a look into the characters lives as something semi normal as they are not rushing off to handle some new threat.

Alter of Waru by Jedi-lover

  • Rec'd by Omeganian
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Years after Mara's death, Luke suddenly finds himself at the end of The Crystal Star. Were all the decades since just a dream? There certainly seem to be some differences from what he remembers. Most importantly - Mara.
  • Comments: A nice Luke/Mara fic. Also a Deconstruction Fic.

Drive You Mild by obaona

  • Rec'd by aimsme
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: How do two powerful, individualistic people who were formerly enemies unite? Emperor Luke Skywalker, meet Jedi Knight Mara Jade.
  • Pairings: Luke/Mara
  • Comments: I may just be a sucker for political intrigue and tastefully handled angst, but I've yet to come across a Luke/Mara fic I've liked more. Both are slightly OOC, but no more than you'd expect given the nature of the Alternate Universe, and all in all it's fabulous.

Everything You Touch

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper, who is on a roll.
  • Status: ?
  • Pairings: Jaina/Zekk, Jaina/Jagged (That is, Han and Leia's daughter with an Unlucky Childhood Friend who is a Jedi, and also with the son of Wedge Antilles' sister and the best pilot in the empire. EU's complicated)
  • Synopsis: "Everything You Touch Turns To Ash And Gold." Speculation after the end of one novel that Zekk died. Afterlife speculation. Eventually Jaina moves on.
  • Comments: ...I want to steal that title. From the synopsis it sounds like a case of Her Heart Will Go On and I Want My Beloved to Be Happy, and those tropes are there, but gentler and subtler than usual. So is Dead Guy Junior. It's just altogether heartbreaking and sweet, and I don't even like Zekk.
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Hitchhiker by Shezan (also archived here on the Jedi Council Forums and here on LiveJournal.)

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper, aSpecialSnowflake
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairings: Thrawn/Wynssa Starflare, aka Wedge's big sister.
  • Synopsis: 12y pre-ANH. Lieutenant Thrawn, a rare alien in the Imperial Navy, recently brought back from an empty planet, has to make his way up the ranks and prove himself to the Empire, not to mention First Officer Piett and visiting Holo Net star Wynssa Starflare. Appearances by Sebulba and Darth Vader.
  • Comments: My only real complaint is that the Imperial-class Star Destroyer is called "Empire's Revenge". With all the wonderfully evil names available - Star Destroyers get names like Admonitor, Protector, Reckoning, Immortal, Defiant, Vengeance, and Eviscerator, this one gets Empire's Revenge? This is twelve years before Yavin! If this was post-Palpatine, maybe, but even then, it's a weaker name. There was also a mention of a "laser machine-gun", which seemed weird. And, alas, it's a Dead Fic, not updating since 2003. The author was kind enough to respond when I PM-ed her and did say how it ends, though.
    • That aside, this is an excellent story. Stories involving Thrawn tend to be terrible, but this was well worth the read. The writer, unfortunately, does not keep to the canon standard of never showing Thrawn's thoughts, but this only happens very briefly and doesn't ruin his mystique. Thrawn plays people against each other the way you'd expect him to, so people who aren't immediately repulsed by him quickly come to be on his side. A lot of things happen at the same time and the pace is quick. The romance aspect is part of the story, but not overplayed. This chapter has Thrawn trying to explain how he read something from Duros art, and while every similar explanation that I've ever seen has been one level or another of bullshit, this actually seemed sound.
    "Wynssa Starflare is a stage name. My real name is Syal, Syal Antilles."
    "Syal," he repeated slowly, trying out the long diphthong, like wine in a glass. "I like it. It suits you."

Lines in the Sand, by ladylazarus

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Tycho Celchu/Soontir Fel, implied more than anything. Mention of Tycho/Nyiestra, his canon fiancee, but she's already dead.
  • Synopsis: Alderaan, and Tycho's entire family, is gone, and he is hiding where he's standing on the Despair Event Horizon. Fel worries that his star pupil will switch sides, and goes to talk to him just before Tycho goes on "compassion leave".
  • Comments: Verges on hurt/comfort, but Tycho doesn't let that happen. This is one of those areas of canon that I've been curious about. I love Tycho, and he's good in hinting-at-slash fics.

Love Is Blind by furrylittlebantha

  • Recommended by Joysweeper.
  • Status: ?
  • Pairings: Mara Jade/Wedge Antilles
  • Synopsis: What if events on Niruan had taken a sharp, tragic turn?
  • Comments: The author was inspired by a Crack Pairing challenge, and felt that the only halfway believable scenario Mara and Wedge would be in a serious relationship would involve Luke's death and Iella's too, and not in a Die for Our Ship way. She's living in a dream world, and his is broken. I'm glad I read it. But I don't want to read it again.
  • Warnings: Dark. Very dark. Very very very dark. With a hint of happiness, yes. But dark.
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Man's Best Friend by Varghona; also found here.

  • Recc'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Wedge / Wes, offscreen Wedge/Iella and Wedge/Luke
  • Rating: R
  • Synopsis: "Wes Janson's long dark night of the soul." During Starfighters of Adumar, there's a point where Wedge gets Wes to guard the hallway while he speaks to and hooks back up with Iella, and ends up leaving Wes out there all night. This focuses on what Wes was thinking.
  • Comments: I'm always interested when ficcers write about the different sides of Wedge Antilles, and this one does - the side the public sees, what Starfighter Command sees, what his friends see, and that hidden, weak side. Plus, I'm a sucker for a little heartbreak. It's also nice to see slash that doesn't really bash women.

Perfect Odds by Plaid Butterfly

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper; Elenor
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Luke Skywalker gets help from Anakin's spirit on the battlefield - even against his own wishes.
  • Comments: It's marked as a horror story, and despite not being extremely graphic and not killing/hopelessly ruining any named characters, the label's correct. It touches on something I like the thought of - most of Anakin was redeemed and put at peace, but there was still a part which is decidedly evil.

A Small Change of Plans, by Varghona

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Wedge confronts Luke about his failure to rendezvous after Hoth.
  • Pairings: Luke and Wedge. There is no sex, but the situation's still slash.
  • Comments: It seems utterly realistic that Luke, by haring off to go to Dagobah instead of meeting the Hoth evacuees at the rendezvous as he said he would, would do more than ruffle feathers. If anyone else had done it, they'd be charged with deserting under fire and likely executed. Wedge is furious at him, and Luke is so slow to realize that it's more than personal. I just like that unexplored aspect to it - the fact that this sets Luke up as being outside of the Rebellion's usual structure fascinates me.

Stuff by Gheorghe 2

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One of the seminal Luke/Mara fics, written before the Hand of Thrawn duology. Luke is terribly depressed after Callista's departure, and Han talks Mara into recruiting him to help find out what happened to a lost New Republic Intelligence agent. Vast amounts of sexual tension and anger are exchanged.
  • Pairings: Luke/Mara. Reference to Luke/Callista and Mara/Lando, and Han and Leia are clearly Happily Married.
  • Comments: What can I say? Found it here. I'm actually not sure if I like it - while characters are certainly more recognizable than in some profic, I'm not sure of them. I felt like arguing several times, and when abortion of all things came up I almost quit. The main, non-relationship plot felt a little sketchy, too. But it was engaging, had some clever imagery and turns of phrase, and I don't regret the time I spent reading it.

What Love Is by Corana

  • Rec'd by Joysweeper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A series of not even vignettes about moments of married life.
  • Pairings: Luke/Mara
  • Comments: I just thought it was sweet.

What the Heart Hides by Valairy Scot

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Obi-Wan/Siri
  • Synopsis: Jabiim and Obi-Wan's supposed death there, and how it affects Siri Tachi. Mixing with nongraphic torture in the first half, story evolves into a love story with comedy overtones.
  • Comments: Incredible. Also includes the sequel Truths of the Heart (Complete).


A Wound in Time by Wavesblade

  • Recommended by Nerdman3000
  • Fandoms: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Revan opened up to the Force as a whole to face the Sith Emperor, rather than unleash it, he channeled it. He foresaw many different futures, Scourge betraying them among them. Desperate, he uses the Force to try to spirit them away. But, he did not know the Exile was a Wound in the Force. Her power disrupted him, and they are instead pulled through to a time far far away...
  • Comments: From the same author as Unite Descent: A Siri Tachi Tale (which is also recommended above), comes this gem which features Revan and Meetra Surik, the Jedi Exile, from KOTOR 1 and 2, time traveling forward in time to smack dab on Tatooine, in the middle of the events of Phantom Menace, thereby messing up the events of canon radically enough to the point that Qui-Gon lives and joins Dooku, Meetra trains Anakin and helps him free slaves, Palpatine tries to recruit Obi-Wan, and Darth Plagueis lives and is now in a shadow war with Palpatine. So yeah, if you want a high quality Star Wars AU fanfic, you don't need to look any further than here.

The Avatar Strikes Back by MegaBob452

  • Recommended by: rockysavannah
  • Crossover with: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A contaminated world, a menaced empire, brought together by mutual interference. A year has passed since the saiyans departed, their actions still leaving their mark on the galaxy at large and one little blue marble in particular. Earth is unprepared for the nightmares ahead, while the Empire finds wonders in an unexpected place.

Conquest by Mike Wong (Link)

  • Recommended by Omeganian
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Star Trek.
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: If one prefers Star Trek to Star Wars you might be in for some disappointment.
  • Synopsis: A Federation starship stumbles upon a wormhole between the two galaxies. In the Star Wars Galaxy, the Fate of the Jedi era in canon is replaced by the rising of a new Empire. Being the Empire they promtly invade the Star Trek galaxy. There is quite an intersting twist involving the origins of the Star Wars galaxy.
  • Comments: Though the Star Wars side is vastly superior overall, the Star Trek side is still portrayed quite positively.

The Death and Life of Han Solo by GreatOne

  • Recommended by: RabidRainbow
  • Fandom(s): Star Wars, Indiana Jones
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Han Solo disappears during a test flight, and when Luke and Leia find him, he's in a very unexpected place.
  • Comments: Yes, Han Solo is reborn as Indiana Jones and Luke and Leia (thanks to space shenanigans) travel to 1930s America to get him back. Personally, I thought the ending was a bit weak but overall it's a very fun and well-written little fic; it's humorous and also quite touching in parts.

Do You Want to Dance? by Hundred Sunsets

  • Recc'd by: K
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Star Wars and Carrie
  • Synopsis: Kaeden is only trying to make amends. Or: 'What none of them knew, of course, was that Barriss Offee was Force-sensitive.
  • Comments: An AU inspired by Stephen King's Carrie, imagining Barriss Offee as a quiet, religious girl with a psychic secret, Luminara Unduli as her distant, sometimes frightening adoptive mother, Kaeden Larte as a classmate trying to help Barriss feel part of things, and Ahsoka Tano as the popular girl who takes Barriss to prom — with deadly consequences. The setting is a sort of mid-point between 70s America and the Star Wars galaxy, with the main characters at high school on Coruscant.

Doctor at War: Shatterpoint

  • Recommended by Time Lord Victorious, Paddy Murphy
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Doctor Who
  • Synopsis: The fateful confrontation in Palpatine's office unfolds very differently when a mysterious old man encourages Anakin to think about recent events.
  • Comments: A nice little oneshot featuring Anakin, Mace, Palpatine, and the War Doctor. The War Doctor's portrayal remained relatively true to what we've seen of him, and everything is wrapped up in a way that doesn't feel too forced (pun not intended), and it can be assumed that the War Doctor used time travel to gain knowledge about what has transpired and what could transpire. All of it works for the most part, though YMMV.

The Evil Villain Henchman Exchange Program, by Rhianwen (crossover)

  • Recommended by Renita
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A spoof ROD / Star Wars crossover where Wendy and Darth Vader switch bosses.

Falling to the Dark Side by Sinnatious

  • Recommended by Demonicmonkey 88
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Eyeshield 21.
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Eyeshield 21/Star Wars crossover. Jedi Initiate Kobayakawa Sena's birthday is approaching, but he still doesn't have a Master.
  • Comments: This troper doesn't know much about the Star Wars franchise other than light sabers, etc. However, this story is still a nice read, and the characters are pretty in character too.

Fighting for a Purpose V2 by erttheking

  • Recommended by: drsdino
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover: Star Wars/Halo.
  • Synopsis: While on a deep space mission, a CCS- battlecruiser is shot down by the CIS. The battle fought by the surviors is brutal, but it is only a glimpse of what is to come. Ahsoka/OC AU post Halo 3 pre Revenge of the Sith.
  • Pairing(s): Ahsoka Tano/OC.
  • Comments: An old fic of erttheking, it is set inbetween the events of Halo 3 and Revenge of the Sith, and humanity and the former Covenent races have joined up. (mind you this was BEFORE Halo 4 came out.)

Force Jumper by Lilac Moon

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with Jumper, the film version
  • Synopsis: In another universe, the Jedi reject Anakin for training and he is returned to Tatooine. When slavers kill his mother trying to get to him, he manifests the ability to Jump and is quickly taken under the wing of two grey Jedi who also Jump. As his power grows and he uses it to fight slavery across the galaxy, though, he draws the unwanted attention of a deadly cult secretly led by Mace Windu who seek to exterminate all Jumpers.
  • Comments:

Gods of Dark and Light by Darth Marrs (AU, crossover)

  • Recommended by: SAMAS
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Battle of Endor is indefinitely postponed by the arrival of the Ori. With the Emperor, Death Star, and Coruscant all fallen, Darth Vader must join forces with the rebels and reunite with his children to reestablish the Jedi.

Harry Potter and the Power of the Dark Side by Faykan

  • Recommended by feral
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: Only the strong may rule, this was the way of the Dark Side, and Darth Millennial was about to prove to his master that he was worthy of the title Dark Lord of the Sith, but first a tremor in the Force draws him to the Unknown Regions of space...
  • Comments: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. The adventures of Harry Potter, Sith Lord. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

Harry TanoNow has it's own page.

  • Recommended by HonorableBaldy, Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Completed (57 chapters+)
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: After resigning from the Jedi Order, Ahsoka didn't expect to find herself sent to a new world, especially a world where a young boy needed her help...
  • Comments: Set after the events of Clone Wars season 5, Ahsoka Tano is caught in an explosion due to the implementation of Order 66 and ends up in The Cupboard Under The Stairs with a surprised 4-year old boy.
  • The story contains quite a bit of humour such as Alistair Moody apparently singing the teapot song and changes the timeline in the Potterverse (an AU world where George Lucas made the Flash Gordon films instead). It is worth noting that Lucius Malfoy is far more villainous than in canon while Dumbledore is portrayed as good but old and tired. There is also a good reason given for the canon "Weasleys outside the station portal", it's a voluntary measure to prevent muggleborns getting lost.
  • Very very enjoyable fic, lots of jokes woven into the plot, and honestly, this is my favorite SW/HP fic.

The Havoc side of the Force and its companion fic, The Unsuspecting side of the Force by Tsu Doh Nimh

  • Recommended by mumismatist, Robinton
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Crossover with Harry Potter
  • Synopsis: I have a singularly impressive talent for messing up the plans of very powerful people - both good and evil. Somehow, I'm always just in the right place at exactly the wrong time. What can I say? It's a gift.
  • Comments: Set after the Harry Potter series and during the time period between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, it features a very grey mortality bounty hunter Harry and also a Bellatrix possessed Millicent Bulstrode who wind up in the Star Wars verse after a magical ritual gone wrong. After gaining a sidekick in the form of droid HK-47, leading to an abundance of hilarious snark and black humor, he quickly gains the attention of both Jedi and Sith Lord alike due to his strange abilities and the fact that his use of magic has a very negative impact on the Force. Oh, and he also takes a very young Anakin Skywalker under this wing in the process...

Here be Dragons by Hiver

  • Recommended by Gentlemens Dame 883
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Sword of the Stars
  • Synopsis: A man turned into a Morrigi and thrown into the Star Wars 'verse a hundred years before Yavin finds himself repeatedly getting into unwanted adventure when the only way to afford a starship turns out to be being kept on retainer with the Jedi.

Imperial Eva by The Tower

  • Recommended by Zagreus
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Double crossover with The Dark Tower and Evangelion. In a complicated plan to resurrect the Crimson King, the Man in Black uses Leliel's Dirac Sea to send Shinji and Unit 01 to Hoth duringthe attack on the Rebel base there. Leliel doesn't take too kindly to this, and transports the Rebel ship Occulous to Tokyo-3 in defiance. Shinji is adopted by Darth Vader as his new apprentice, while NERV attempts to deal with a ship of honest-to-God aliens landing in their city. And that's just the beginning.
  • Comments: Normal crossovers are hard enough to pull off, triple crossovers are even harder, but this author makes it seem damn near effortless. The various franchises mesh very well, and the interactions between different characters are very fun to read. Hasn't been updated since 2008, but the author says he's working on it. Time will tell.

Legacy of the Red Sun, The Empire's Revenge, and The Last Son of Krypton by Darth Marrs (AU, crossover, character death)

  • Recommended by: SAMAS, Unclouded_TJ
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A retelling of the original trilogy with a big twist: Luke Skywalker and his family died in a landspeeder accident, but fate has provided the galaxy with a new hero: a child carried in a ship from the doomed planet of Krypton.
  • Comments: A fantastically inventive and impressive For Want of a Nail trilogy. Some events are so out there it takes you a second to adjust to what you've read. What I enjoy the most about these fics is that Superman isn't a Boring Invincible Hero. He's a character where all his faults and weaknesses are displayed and his triumphs are actually earned.
  • Just a note: the trilogy is all contained in one fic, not three separate stories.
  • Now has a trope page.

Legends of Darkover by HRT

  • Recommended by Goodwrench
  • Fandoms(s): Star Wars, Darkover, Star Trek.
  • Status: Complete
  • Warnings: Has slash for the Darkover fandom, though other two fandoms are gen. NC-17
  • Synopsis: The Sith lead Qui-gon and Obi-wan on a chase between galaxies. But why are the Sith so interested in the Federation planet of Darkover? The Jedi realize they need help, and the crew of the Starship Enterprise discover they have been volunteered.
  • Comments: It's a tricky thing to write a believable crossover, much less one with three canons, yet Legends is about as solid a piece of writing as you're going to find. The author does a very good job handling the Sith, who usually end up too stereotypical and cartoony.

Path of the Padawan

  • Recommended by SuperHeroTime27
  • Status: Complete (51 Chapters).
  • Crossover with Young Justice
  • Synopsis: When Ahsoka Tano left the Jedi Order, she disappeared. When she accidentally enters the rip in the universe to Earth-16, she must learn to adjust to a new life with a group of teenage heroes. Will she learn to trust them & start her new life here? Will Anakin be able to find Ahsoka? This is an original idea! Please read and like! Separate from "A New Destiny"! All for Ahsoka Tano!
  • Comments: Another story for Ahsoka after Season 5, only modeled after Logan GC's "A New Destiny" (See A New Destiny). This is all for the glory of Ahsoka Tano. Longest story of the author, SuperHeroTimeFan.

The Saiyan Menace by MegaBob452

  • Recommended by: rockysavannah
  • Crossover with: Dragon Ball
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After learning that Kakarot survived the destruction of Namek, Vegeta travels to the stars in search of a Super Saiyan. His journey takes him beyond the reaches of Frieza's empire, into the domain of another galactic empire. He arrives just in time to witness a turning point in the Empire's history, when Darth Vader pursues the rebels that have stolen the plans to the Death Star.

A Star to Steer By By Dogmatix and Norcumi

  • Recommended By Cindar, Opera Ghost
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Star Wars and Stargate SG-1
  • Synopsis: AU! Jack O'Neill runs into the weirdest snake he's ever met, and that's saying something. Obi-Wan just wants to get his people home.
  • Comments This Troper find that this is a really fun fic, incredibly well written, the authors manage to blend the Stargate universe and Star wars universe quite well.

Starcrossed by Stravo (Link)

  • Recommended by Omeganian
  • Status: Dead
  • Fandoms: Star Wars, Star Trek.
  • Warnings: Anyone Can Die... even gods
  • Synopsis: An Imperial fleet is transported into the Star Trek universe soon after the end of the Dominion War. The fleet, lead by the young Sith Lord Darth Nemesis, does its best to conquer the galaxy. What none of them know, is that this is part of a game between Q and a mysterious opponent. And Q doesn't know that said opponent plays a much vaster game himself...
  • Comments: See its own page.

Tails of the Old Republic by Pyre-Vulpimorph

  • Recommended by AmandaPandaPie1991
  • Fandoms: Knights of the Old Republic and Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Status: In-Progress
  • Synopsis: Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog mysteriously awakens aboard the Republic capital ship, Endar Spire. Stripped of his memory and his possessions, the adolescent Mobian must now come to terms with his new circumstances... and find his way home.
  • Comments: This fic is incredible. Basically, this is an attempt at novelizing the game with Tails inexplicably taking Revan's place. Tails starts out with his many skills and powers, and the author greatly expands on them, too: Tails is in full Badass Bookworm mode here! The author draws a link between The Force and the various “chaos powers” of Sonic ‘verse. It feels like Mobius really could exist somewhere in the GFFA, and it’s left ambiguous whether it is or not. Is Tails actually Revan? How? How did he get there? We don’t know yet. Tails is a studly little teenager now, and while he's more confident (and snarky) now than when he was 8, he's still has trouble socializing. This leads to some great humor! He's still the kind and caring genius fox Sonic fans know, but it definitely shows what an additional 6 years of Sonic's influence can do to a boy! READ IT. — Amanda
  • Warnings: Contains Ship Tease between Tails & Mission.

Time and Faraway Space by Queen

  • Recommended by Emperor Max 2019
  • Status: Dormant (last updated November 2017)
  • Fandoms: Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Doctor Who
  • Pairings: none so far but there are hints of Rex/Ahsoka and Cody/Barriss as the story goes on.
  • Four thousand years ago, a warning was carved in stone and left for a Padawan to find. While Ahsoka works towards deciphering the ancient carvings that bear her name, a mad man with a blue box appears, just as the galaxy begins to fly to pieces...
  • Clone Wars AU during season 5. Most of the season happens normally but the last 4 episodes of the season and everything after never happen. Ahsoka never leaves the Jedi Order and Barris never bombs the temple. Fives doesn't die and the show's major original characters are still alive in time for Revengeof The Sith, and that's where the Doctor comes in.
  • Doctor Who AU post season 4 in the modern series. Takes the place of the specials that occur before 10 regenerates into eleven.

Tomica Hero Rescue Pups

  • Recommended by Bob Riddle
  • Status: In Progress
  • Fandoms: PAW Patrol, Tomica Hero Rescue Force, Bayonetta, and Star Wars
  • Synopsis: After the events of Rescue Force, the Sith lord Darth Longinus leads a Neo Terror remnant, now with Star Wars weaponry, to attack Adventure Bay with super-droids and extreme disasters. The iconic rescue pups of the Paw Patrol fight back with the flair and intensity of Rescue Force and Bayonetta combined, gradually reuniting the disbanded Rescue Force and unlocking their innate Force powers along the way.
  • Comments: Easily the single most over-the-top Paw Patrol fanfiction in existence, and it just ups the ante with each episode.

The Unity Saga by Chuck Sonnenberg. Yeah, that guy.

  • Recommended by Ryan Lohner
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An epic crossover with the Star Trek universe featuring just about every major character from both franchises and doing full justice to every single one.
  • Comments: Talking about it any more than that would be providing unforgivable spoilers, just trust me on that.

Wizards of the Force and its sequel Jedi of Magic by dezagonj

  • Recommended by Milarqui
  • Status: Complete
  • Fandoms: Star Wars, Harry Potter
  • Shipping: Harry/Ginny, Anakin/Padme
  • Synopsis: Harry and Ginny Potter have lived long, fulfilling lives after the death of Lord Voldemort, and they are now ready to join their friends and families in the next Great Adventure. However, Death interferes and offers them a second chance to live in a galaxy far, far away...
  • Comments: It starts really strange, with Harry and Ginny arriving to Naboo in the middle of the invasion by the Trade Federation, but it soon picks up the pace, and builds up very well on all the things the couple's presence causes: on the one side, it helps the Jedis realize the existence of the Sith, but, on the other side, it pushes Palpatine to move his plans a bit forward...

Violence in the Library by ArdentAspen

  • Recommended by Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Dormant; last updated June 2018
  • Fandoms: Star Wars OT, Franchise/Alien
  • Synopsis: Four weeks after Bespin, Luke Skywalker still isn't fully back to active duty yet, and he's getting a little stir crazy. On the advice of his friends, he takes a short trip to the surface of a nearby planet, said to host an extensive library that includes information from the Clone Wars era that managed to escape Imperial censors. On his way, Luke picks up a distress signal and finds several stranded passengers from a malfunctioning craft on the moon's surface. Out of kindness, he agrees to give them a lift to the library. He soon discovers they have picked up a very deadly stowaway.
  • Comments: A very enjoyable fic, based off of a set of pictures and ficlets by the author involving a librarian oc (who may or may not have been a minor self-insert) and Luke hiding from a Xenomorph when Vader shows up to protect his wayward offspring, the fic takes the thread and runs it amazingly. The author has a great grasp on Luke and Vader's characters, and their relationship here is great. (Also, the author's [[ tumblr ]] has many more ficlets and A Us to enjoy.)

The Arda Campaign and its sequel Star Wars: Arda Unleashed by Lord Exar Kun

  • Recommended By: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Complete, sequel ongoing
  • Crossover with: The Lord of the Rings
  • Synopsis: When a Separatist anti-gravity well generator prototype goes haywire, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker find themselves blasted into a strange world called Arda, where they join on a quest to destroy this strange thing called the Ring of Power. However, General Grievous, a mysterious Dark Jedi and a droid army have also landed in the realm of Shadow in Mordor...

The Imperial Invasion of Westeros by Darth Lego Master

  • Recommended by: Silver Wizard
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2018
  • Crossover with: Game of Thrones
  • Synopsis: Winter is coming... And it doesn't come from beyond the Wall, but from beyond the stars. The Galactic Empire has come for Westeros and its people: will they bend the knee or rise up to resist these new players?


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