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.
- ISBN 055357275X; December 1996, Bantam Spectra, 366-page paperback
- ISBN 055357275X; January 1997, Bantam Spectra, 366-page paperback
- ISBN 3802524918; Heyne-Verlag, German hardcover (Die Schwarze Flotte, Bd.3, Entscheidung bei Koornacht)
- ISBN 3453147219; 1999, Heyne-Verlag, German paperback
- ISBN 837245146X; September 1999, Amber, 352-page Polish book (Kryzys Czarnej Floty, Tom III - Próba Tyrana)
- Spanish (La Flota Negra 3: La Prueba del Tirano)
- ISBN 9545285869; Trud, 2006, 304-page Bulgarian paperback ( Изпитанието на тиранина)
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….
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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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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This is a gallery of the different cover variations of Tyrant's Test.