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Rise of the First Order (28 ABY - 35 ABY)



28 ABY

This is an excellent book that does a great job setting the stage for the Sequel Trilogy.  

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The Rise of Kylo Ren

Age of Resistance

28-34 ABY

Start reading all four books of The Rise of Kylo Ren after you finish Bloodline.  You can skip over pages 8-21 in Book #2 as we covered that flashback earlier.


For the Age of Resistance Series, be sure to read the comics in this order: 

  • Supreme Leader Snoke

  • Poe Dameron

  • Rose Tico

  • Finn

  • Captain Phasma

  • General Hux

  • Kylo Ren

These comics can be read concurrently with the Resistance series and the present-day story-line of Phasma listed below.  





Season 1; Chapters 1-19

34 ABY

This season will take you right up and through The Force Awakens. For right now, watch episodes 1-19 concurrently with Phasma, Force Collector, and Battlefront II as detailed below. You can also just watch episodes 1, 2, and 17-19 as I find them the most interesting and relevant to the movies.  



34 ABY

We covered the flashback chapters earlier so now we just stick to the present day story where Vi Moradi is captured and forced to tell Phasma's origin story. Those Chapters are as follows: 1-3, 5, 7, 9, 11-13, 20, 29, 31-35, 37-43

Listen to concurrently with Resistance Season 1. Start this book any time during the season but make sure you finish before you get to the last two episodes and The Force Awakens. 

NOTE: The red-armored character in Resistance is Major Elrik Vonreg and NOT Cardinal, a.k.a. "Emergency Brake," from this book. So there are no continuity issues here.  


Force Collector

34 ABY

This book should also be completed concurrently with Resistance Season 1. It doesn't matter whether you start this or Phasma first. Dealer's choice! Although, I prefer Phasma first because it keeps the present day story closer to Phasma's flashback/origin story and thus keeps it fresher in the mind.  

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Battlefront II: Campaign Mode
Main Story: Discoveries
34 ABY

Play the last mission from the Main Story: Discoveries concurrent with Resistance Season 1, Episodes 17-18.  

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Forces of Destiny

S1 E17: The Happabore Hazard

S2E5: Run Rey Run

34 ABY

Watch The Happabore Hazard and Run Rey Run concurrent with Episodes 16-17 of Resistance. 

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The Force Awakens

Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

Battlefront II: Campaign Mode

34 ABY

Watch The Force Awakens concurrently with Black SpireBattlefront 2 and a few episodes of Forces of Destiny as detailed below:   

  • Watch The Force Awakens until Kylo says "I leave that to you." (18:02)

  • Watch Forces of Destiny S1 E1: Sands of Jakku and S1 E2: BB-8 Bandits

  • Watch The Force Awakens until Snoke says to Kylo "We will see." (51:17)

  • Watch Forces of Destiny S1 E11: Tracker Trouble

  • Watch The Force Awakens until Finn asks "Where's Rey?" (1:1105)

  • Listen to Black Spire Chapters 1 & 2

  • Play Battlefront 2 missions "Project: Resurrection" and "Ashes of the Empire."

  • Watch The Force Awakens through the end of the movie.  

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S1 E20 & 21; S2 E1
34 ABY

Watch Season 1, Episodes 20 and 21 along with Season 2, Episode 1 in between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

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Captain Phasma

Age of Resistance: Rey

34 ABY

Read these comics concurrent with Resistance Episodes above and the Battlefront missions below.  

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Battlefront II: Campaign Mode


34 ABY


Play Inferno, the last mission from the Resurrection Campaign Mode, in between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. 


The Last Jedi

34 ABY

Watch concurrently with Forces of Destiny episodes as detailed below.

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Forces of Destiny

S2 E3: Shuttle Shock

S2 E8: Porg Problems

S2 E12: Porgs!

Watch these episodes by clicking the links above.  The first one, Shuttle Shock, can be watch anytime after Finn and Rose leave for Canto Bight but before they arrive. Porg Problems and Porgs! can be watched anytime after Luke begins training Rey but before she leaves Ahch-To.  



34-35 ABY


We covered Episode 1 of this season earlier, so at this point, after The Last Jedi, watch the rest of the season concurrently with the Resistance Reborn and Black Spire entries below. 


Resistance Reborn

34-35 ABY

You can start this book immediately after The Last Jedi and it is not just an amazing follow up to that movie, but it does such a great job tying together previous canon novels.  Great stuff! 


Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire

Chapters 3-Epilogue
34-35 ABY

We covered chapters 1-2 of this book earlier.  At this point, pick up at chapter 3 and listen through the end of the book. An honorable mention goes to A Crash of Fate, which is another Galaxy's Edge novel that takes place contemporaneously with this part of Black Spire.  A Crash of Fate has very little to do with the Skywalker Saga so it is not essential for this marathon. But its a fun story and good prep for the theme parks.  

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The Rise of Skywalker

35 ABY


No special instructions for the moment.  Enjoy the movie.  

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Holiday Special 

35 ABY

This is our only glimpse at the post-Saga galaxy... for now.  Its a fun & silly ride and a great way to finish the marathon.  

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