[ Star Wars Books ]

[Star Wars Books RSS Feed][Star Wars Books Twitter][Star Wars Books Facebook]

Page updated: 16th April 2015  
[A Guide to using Star Wars Books]
[Articles and Features]
[Release Schedule]
[The Old Republic]
[Rise of the Empire]
[The Clone Wars]
[The Rebellion]
[The New Republic]
[The New Jedi Order]
[The Legacy of the Force]
[Fate of the Jedi]
[Infinities Books]
[Book Reviews]
[Children's Books]
[Audio Books]
[Site Updates]
[Contact Us]
[] Bookmark and Share

[The Dark Times]
Events that occur between 19 and 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[Dark Times Volume 1 - The Path to Nowhere]

Graphic Novel
Published as Dark Times - Volume 1:
The Path to Nowhere.
Check availability & pricing at:


[things from another world]


Omnibus Graphic Novel
This story is included in:

[Dark Times - Omnibus: Volume 1]

Dark Times: Volume 1


[Epic Collection: The Empire: Volume 1]

The Empire: Volume 1

Comic Book series
Published November 2006, January, May,
July and August 2007 as Dark Times #1, 2,
3, 4 & 5 by Dark Horse Comics:

[Dark Times - issue 1][Dark Times - issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[Dark Times - issue 3][Dark Times - issue 4]

Issue #3Issue #4

[Dark Times - issue 5]

Issue #5

e-Comic Book Series
Published 2011 by Dark Horse Digital.

[Dark Times: The Path to Nowhere Gallery Edition]

Gallery Edition Hardback
Check availability & pricing at:




[Forbidden Planet Intenational]

The Path to Nowhere
Welles Hartley et al.
Dark Horse Comics
Story published as:
Comic Book series (2006-2007)
Graphic Novel (2008, 2014, 2015)
e-Comic Book Series (2011)
Galley Edition Hardback (2014)
Alternative language(s):[Also published in French language][Also published in German language]

If you have read this book, please rate it:
Not yet reviewed [Be the first]

On Coruscant, Darth Vader waits for his Master to reveal his vision for the future. But is there a plan beyond obtaining power? On New Plympto, Jedi Master Dass Jennir leads a Nosaurian army in a war they have already lost. Is this what it now means to be a Jedi?
Despite his acceptance of the Sith ways, Darth Vader is shocked to find the Empire and himself complicit in an evil he thought he had put behind him. A Separatist freedom fighter deals with the realization that the sacrifice made by his brothers-in-arms has been for nothing and that their families are paying the price for their resistance. The crew of a smuggler's ship is forced to take sides in a conflict they have sought to avoid and which has already changed the course of all their lives...
Events have led Jedi Dass Jennir and his companion Bomo Greenbark to the planet Orvax, slave marketplace to the galaxy. There they face not only danger from the slavers and the Empire, but they must confront the awful truth that their goal may be beyond their reach.
Meanwhile, Darth Vader must deal with some unpleasant realities and memories of his own. Though he is a Dark Lord of the Sith, even he must bow before the power of the Emperor.
How many bad deeds can be justified by one good deed? In order to help his friend Bomo Greenbark, Jedi Dass Jennir has been forced into a series of questionable actions and none is more potentially destructive than the one he now contemplates.
Or is this the true genius of Palpatine's evil? The Jedi, their status destroyed and their order broken, must now become outlaws and lawbreakers in order to do what was once considered their duty.
The dark times have barely begun, and already Dass Jennir is so engulfed in darkness, he wonders if he will ever find his way back!
It's the end of a quest, but not the end of the road. Yet paths diverge, alliances are split, and doing the right thing has become a betrayal. The chaos of the Clone Wars and the darkness of Palpatine's Empire have allowed a smaller, more personal-but no less deadly-evil to flourish, and confronting it changes everything.
After all he's done, can Dass Jennir still call himself a Jedi? After all that has happened, can Bomo Greenbark find the strength to go on?

This storyline occurs approximately 1 month after Revenge of the Sith (19 years before the Battle of Yavin).

Related Stories (in chronological order):

Read this story? Did you like it or loathe it? What was good? What was bad?
Write a short review (max. 500 words) and Star Wars Books will publish your review.
Click here to send your review.
[ www.swbooks.co.uk ]

Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Contact | Print this page