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Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
Attribution
Author(s)

William C. Dietz

Editor(s)

Lynn Adair, Ginjer Buchanan, Allan Kausch

Cover artist(s)

Dean Williams

Illustrator(s)

Dean Williams

Penciller(s)

Dean Williams

Inker(s)

Dean Williams

Letterer(s)

Arthur Baker

Colorist(s)

Dean Williams

Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics, Boulevard

Released

February 15, 1997

Type

Hardcover

Pages

127

ISBN

0-399-14198-7

General information
Issue number(s)

1

Canon

C

Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

1 BBY[1]

Series

Dark Forces

Preceded by

Shinbone Showdown

Followed by

Death Troopers

Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire was the first volume in the Dark Forces trilogy of novellas written by William C. Dietz. It was originally released on February 1, 1997 by Dark Horse Comics and Boulevard, and both the hardcover and trade paperback contain twenty-five full-color illustrations by Dean Williams.

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EditionsEdit

Publisher's summaryEdit

HardcoverEdit

Back coverEdit

Kyle Katarn is a decorated graduate from the Imperial Military Academy who would forfeit his very life for the Empire. But he wouldn't forfeit his father's life, and that's what the Empire has taken. Kyle is willing to do anything to avenge his father's death which is what the Rebel Alliance is counting on. Join Kyle Katarn in this brand-new, fast-paced tale of adventure and suspense.

Based on the popular Star Wars: DARK FORCES and Star Wars: JEDI KNIGHT interactive games, this novella-length prose-story is written by acclaimed author William C. Dietz (The Final Battle) and illustrated by award-winning artist Dean Williams (Tarzan: The Lost Adventure).

Inside flapEdit

Kyle Katarn has just graduated from the Imperial Military Academy on Carida when he learns of his father's untimely death and departs for home. During the trip, Kyle cements a friendship with a Rebel agent, learns the ugly truth about the way his father died, and swears revenge on the Empire. His opportunity comes when the Alliance offers him a nearly suicidal mission: break into the Imperial Research Facility on Danuta, find the Death Star plans, and bring them out.

This brand-new adventure provides background to, and incorporates elements of, the LucasArts DARK FORCES and JEDI KNIGHT interactive games and prepares the way for books two and three: Dark Forces—Rebel Agent and Dark Forces—Jedi Knight.

Trade paperbackEdit

Kyle Katarn is a decorated graduate from the Imperial Military Academy who would forfeit his life for the Empire. But when he learns of his father's untimely death—and the devastating way in which he was killed—Kyle swears revenge against the very Imperial forces he was about to join.

His opportunity comes when the Rebel Alliance offers him a special mission: break into the Imperial Research Facility on Danuta, find the Death Star plans, and bring them out.

Any sensible person would call it suicide. Kyle calls it vengeance.

Providing background to, and incorporating elements of, the #1 bestselling Star Wars: Dark Forces and Jedi Knight interactive games, this novella-length prose story is written by acclaimed author William C. Dietz (Steelheart) and stunningly illustrated by award-winning artist Dean Williams (Tarzan: The Lost Adventure).

"A lush and gorgeous book, Soldier for the Empire captures all the color, wonder, and excitement of a true Star Wars tale. William C. Dietz and Dean Williams collaborate in a new format for a new perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told."
Kevin J. Anderson[src]

AppearancesEdit

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Characters

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


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External linksEdit


Dark Forces saga
Video games
Dark Forces · Jedi Knight · Mysteries of the Sith · Jedi Outcast demo · Jedi Outcast · Jedi Academy
Strategy guides
Dark Forces Manual: Coded Transmissions · Dark Forces: Official Player's Guide · Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II: The Official Strategy Guide
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast: Official Perfect Guide · Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Novellas
Soldier for the Empire · Rebel Agent · Jedi Knight
Audio dramas
Soldier for the Empire · Rebel Agent · Jedi Knight · The Collector's Trilogy
Comics
Sand Blasted · Equals & Opposites · Jedi vs. Sith
Websites
N.R.I. Reports · The Dark Forces Saga · Kyle Katarn's Tale
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