The Republic is overthrown and the Jedi Order is defeated. Emperor Palpatine rules the galaxy with an iron fist.
Order and security is viciously maintained by Palpatine’s apprentice, the fearsome Darth Vader. Vader’s fall to the dark side and defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi leave him confined to a suit of cybernetic armor to preserve his life. Now, he lives only to serve his master’s Empire.
Chief among Palpatine’s military commanders is the cunning Governor Wilhuff Tarkin, whose ruthless efficiency has secured him a powerful position in the new order….