The Dark Nest trilogy is a series of novels written by Troy Denning. They take place from 35-36 ABY. The novels detail how Luke Skywalker and his New Jedi Order confront the mysterious insectoid Killiks, who are a hive-minded species intent on conquering the galaxy. One sub-plot is the Skywalker family finding information on their ancestor, Padmé Amidala. Another sub-plot is the capture of Jaina Solo and Zekk and also features the birth of Allana, the daughter of Jacen Solo and Tenel Ka. It also shows Jacen's first abuses of power, that would later form the basis of the Legacy of the Force series.
Despite being a trilogy, the Dark Nest series followed the trend set in the New Jedi Order by having several character deaths in just three books, these included Lomi Plo and Welk, who featured in Star by Star, and Sien Sovv, who figured strongly in the New Jedi Order series. As well as this, the story arc of Ta'a Chume, the Hapan Queen Mother was brought to an end when Jacen Solo gave her a brain hemorrhage after she attempted to kill her granddaughter and newborn great-granddaughter.
The Science Fiction book club released an edition of the Dark Nest trilogy in omnibus hardcover.