Set six years after the events in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, the Dark Empire series expands on and continues the saga of the evil galactic Empire and the rebels who oppose them. In this sequel to Dark Empire, the Empire is in retreat, and Luke Skywalker embarks on a quest to rebuild the order of Jedi Knights. But before he can revive the elite corps of protectors, he must first rebuild himself. Having spent time as a thrall of the Emperor, the taint of the Dark Side still tugs at Luke's subconscious. Unless he can resist, and pull the Jedi together, the New Republic will lose the upper hand and the Empire will take root and grow once more!