Title: Interregnum Author(s): Bel505 (Admiral Byzantium) Timeframe: One year after The Last Command, a few months after Isard's Revenge Characters: Mara Jade, Luke Skywalker, Fliry Vorru, Wedge Antilles, Iella Wessiri Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance Keywords: Luke/Mara, Rogue Squadron, Black Sun Summary: See below Notes: This is a novel-length fanfiction which is now fully written! It is 36 chapters long and comes in at 195,000 words total. It represents my attempt to write a Zahn-style continuation of his original trilogy, borrowing from material from the X-wing novels and comics (as well as the broader Legends continuity) to help flesh out plots; the basic plot has been percolating for a long time (probably close to twenty years now). You can expect one chapter posted each week, with updates on Monday and Friday, with occasionally updates on Wednesday as well if chapters are better split into three pieces. The full story will be up by the end of April / beginning of May. If you're really eager and promise to give feedback, the entire novel might be available early for those who ask.... Enjoy! Summary The tide has turned! With the death of GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN, COUNCILOR LEIA ORGANA SOLO guides the diplomacy of the battle-tested and confident NEW REPUBLIC as it takes the offensive. The EMPIRE, beset by corruption and divided amongst quarrelsome warlords, tries frantically to hold on to its remaining territory, while the FRINGE elements of the galaxy take stock of the new reality. Some have sided with the New Republic, forming the SMUGGLERS’ ALLIANCE, while others plot to gain power by exploiting the tattered vestiges of Imperial might. On Coruscant, the capital of the New Republic, LUKE SKYWALKER, the galaxy’s only Jedi Knight, and MARA JADE, a former Imperial agent with a troubled past, reunite while subtle foes plot from the safety of the shadows... Thanks My sincerest gratitude goes to DrMckay [https://archiveofourown.org/users/DrMckay/pseuds/DrMckay], who has given so much of his time to editing this, and who is responsible for coming up with many of the best lines in this story. He's helped me figure out how to maneuver it through the upcoming twists and turns. Without him, this would be so much more of an erratic mess. I also owe thanks to Michael Stackpole, Aaron Allston, Kevin J. Anderson, and especially Timothy Zahn. You four authors are the primary inspiration of this story, and almost all of the characters in it belong to one of you. To me, the Zahn Trilogy is more vital to Star Wars as a franchise than the Prequel Trilogy; Star Wars is as defined by Zahn as it is by Lucas. Thank you all.