Tyrant's Test

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Tyrant's Test
Attribution information

Michael P. Kube-McDowell

Cover artist

Drew Struzan

Publication information

Bantam Spectra

Release date

December 1, 1996

Media type







New Republic era


The Black Fleet Crisis

Preceded by

Shield of Lies

Followed by

The New Rebellion

Tyrant's Test, the third novel in The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, was written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell and published by Bantam Spectra in December 1996. The audio version was narrated by Anthony Heald.

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Publisher's summaryEdit

In the wake of a shattered alliance, the New Republic fights a relentless new enemy in an all-new adventure in the bestselling Star Wars saga…

Faced with an alarming image of Han as a battered hostage of the Yevetha, Chewbacca takes on an urgent mission. Meanwhile, Leia calls upon the Senate to take a stand and eliminate the Yevetha threat—even at the cost of Han's life. As a former Imperial governor takes his battle to the runaway Qella spaceship, Luke's continuing search for his mother brings him dangerously close to Nil Spaar's deadly forces. And as the Yevetha close in on the forces of the New Republic, Luke takes a desperate gamble with an invisible weapon….

Plot summaryEdit

Chewbacca is trying to train his son to be a warrior when the son's test is interrupted by news of Han Solo's capture by the Yevetha. With his son and several other Wookiees, they mount a rescue operation in the Millennium Falcon.

Meanwhile, a petition to recall Princess Leia as president has been issued, causing some issues with the coming war with the Yevetha. Some feel Leia is going to war for selfish reasons (to rescue Han Solo).

Lando Calrissian and the cyborg Lobot learn the truth about the Teljkon Vagabond as it roams the galaxy with a former Imperial governor in Lando's luxury yacht in pursuit.

Luke Skywalker also learns the truth of the Fallanassi and the claims about his mother. The search leads them directly into the coming war with the Yevetha.


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Dramatis personae

On Coruscant, capital of the New Republic

With the Fifth Battle Group of the New Republic Defense Fleet, in Farlax Sector

Aboard the Teljkon Vagabond

Aboard the yacht Lady Luck, in pursuit of the Vagabond

Aboard the Obroan Institute research vessel P Rift, at Maltha Obex

On N'zoth, spawnworld of the Yevetha, in the Koornacht Cluster, Farlax Sector

Aboard the skiff Mud Sloth, en route to J't'p'tan, in the Koornacht Cluster, Farlax Sector

On Kashyyyk, homeworld of the Wookiees

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