At the end of TTT Luke and Mara are on the roof of the Palace at Imperial City. A year later comes Dark Empire. The start of of the book it makes it sound like the NR is trying to gain control of Imperial City. It said "A recent raid on the city-world by the forces of the New Republic has ended in disaster." But Wookieepedia says the NR was defending at that time and eventually evacuated the Planet. Did Dark Empire happen after the NR evacuated. To be honest it almost sounds like the Dark Empire people didn't read TTT and didn't know Coruscant was in NR control. I am writing a fic happening right between 9 and 10 ABY and I am confused. Edited to clarify question. Mav Edit: Since the question has been fully answered I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread.