Actually, they're not being very helpful in the manual...it's still open to debate. I know Jedi Knight takes place after ROTJ - in the opening text it mentions the destruction of the 2nd Deathstar - and the Behind The Magic
timeline places it 4 years post ANH. So if you assume Kyle's quest takes him up to 1 year to complete, and add the 9 years mentioned in the manual, then Jedi Outcast is approximately 10 years after ROTJ, or 13-14 years post ANH. Novels set 12-13 years post ANH include Children of the Jedi
, Planet of Twilight
and 14 years post ANH...The Crystal Star
Incidentally, MotS takes place 10 years ANH, which is based around 5-6 years after JK, and comes just before
the Jedi Academy
trilogy. Hope that helps.