One of the first things fans of the classic Star Wars Extended Universe, now called the “Legacy” series, will tell you to read is the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. These were among the first books to come out back of the EU, and directly follow the events of Return of the Jedi. In fact, some fans will tell you these are the only books in the EU worth reading. I don’t know if I agree with that assessment, but they are certainly a lot of fun. The Rebellion has won the war and begun to reorganize into the New Republic, but the Empire isn’t ready to let go of power, and without their old enemies to unite against anymore, some of the alliances they created during the war aren’t as solid as our heroes would have thought.
Check out The Last Command in the library’s OverDrive collection.