Thrawn

Thrawn

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

After Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. And just as quickly, Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant, Darth Vader; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated. On missions to rout smugglers, snare spies, and defeat pirates, he triumphs time and again—even as his renegade methods infuriate superiors while inspiring ever greater admiration from the Empire. As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power, he schools his trusted aide, Ensign Eli Vanto, in the arts of combat and leadership, and the secrets of claiming victory. But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield, he has much to learn in the arena of politics, where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemy.

All these lessons will be put to the ultimate test when Thrawn rises to admiral and must pit all the knowledge, instincts, and battle forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy—and his own carefully laid plans for future ascendancy.

Title:Thrawn
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781780894843
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    Thrawn Reviews

  • Khurram

    This is a great book. I had very high hopes for this book. All the ingredients seemed to be in place. I remember reading Heir to the Empire trilogy when it first came this ignited my love of reading a...

  • Alejandro

    The great tactician returns to the canon! ONCE GREAT, ALWAYS GREAT Grand Admiral Thrawn was created by Timothy Zahn in his original Thrawn trilogy that it was the cornerstone of the then Star Wars E...

  • Crystal Starr Light

    I don't care to read any "new" Star Wars canon, but anything Zahn writes, I will read....

  • Michael Galdamez

    THIS GUY: AND THIS GUY: Nuff said. ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/05/04/...Unpopular opinion time: I never cared for the Thrawn trilogy. Though to be fair, I was late to the party and only started read...

  • Ben Brown

    Boy, did I want to like this book more than I did. A few quick background details: prior to his appearing on Star Wars: Rebels last fall, I had close to zero prior experience with the character of Gra...

  • Rob

    Executive Summary: After a slow start, I really enjoyed this book a lot. But I spent the whole book rooting for a member of the Empire, and I feel dirty for it.Audiobook: Marc Thompson is so good, tha...

  • Bradley

    A long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away, I was once absolutely amazed and thrilled when a certain Timothy Zahn revitalized the whole Star Wars franchise by picking up a few decades after the events...

  • Sr3yas

    Say goodbye to Sun Tzu's Art of War. Behold Thrawn's Art of War!*Cue epic war drums* Leadership and obedience are the two legs on which a warriors life is balanced. Without both, victory cannot be ac...

  • Chad

    I have to say I was a little disappointed because the other Timothy Zahn penned Star Wars books are SOOO good. This isn't so much the secret origin of Admiral Thrawn as it is just little snippets of h...