RATING: no strong language, but adult books with adult themes – violence and harrowing topics.
Please note that I'm not writing any more Star Wars novels. Imperial Commando 501st was my last, so much as I appreciate the mail, please don't ask me to reconsider. I can't. This FAQ explains. It's endex. Over. I'm not going to be writing it again, and it's years in the past, so let it rest in peace.
Parents: my Star Wars novels are aimed squarely at 18-plus, although there's no bad language in them. They contain adult themes that are harrowing and challenging, which can be good ways to introduce a child to moral and political debates, but they also contain a lot of violence dealt with honestly. I realise that kids read my books, so on balance I believe that showing violence and warfare for the ugly, terrible things that they are does children more good than feeding them sanitised and frankly dangerous notions that decapitating someone with a lightsaber doesn't hurt and is okay because the "good guys" do it. In fact, If I had kids that age, I'd rather they read my Gears of War books, because for all the violence and strong language, the themes are brotherhood and sacrifice – far healthier concepts to take away with them.
So please don't assume a book is okay for your kids unless you've checked it out yourself. Many parents mail me for guidance about what's actually in my books, and I'm always happy to answer those questions. But in the end, I'd ask you to exercise parental responsibility and maybe read them for yourselves first, because only you know what your child can handle.
REPUBLIC COMMANDO: HARD CONTACT October 2004 (Book 1 of the Commando series.) USA Today bestseller.
TRIPLE ZERO March 2006 Book 2 in the Commando series. USA Today bestseller. (Contains the short story TARGETS.)
TRUE COLORS Book 3 in the Commando series, October 2007. New York Times bestseller (Contains the short story ODDS.)
ORDER 66 September 2008, book 4 of the Republic Commando series. New York Times bestseller.
IMPERIAL COMMANDO: 501st November 2009, book five of the Commando series. New York Times bestseller.
CLONE WARS Despite the cover and the movie, adult novel based on the CLONE WARS animation. July 2008, hard cover. New York Times bestseller.
CLONE WARS: NO PRISONERS May 2009 (adult novel despite the cover.)
LEGACY OF THE FORCE: BLOODLINES September 2006 Book two of the Legacy of the Force series. New York Times bestseller.
LEGACY OF THE FORCE: SACRIFICE June 2007, book five of the Legacy of the Force series New York Times bestseller.
LEGACY OF THE FORCE: REVELATION February 2008, book eight of the Legacy of the Force series. New York Times bestseller.
A PRACTICAL MAN E-book, August 2006 Boba Fett e-novella also available as a bonus story in the paperback edition of SACRIFICE.