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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

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.

Praise for Thrawn

“The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains . . . a book that fans have wanted for decades.”—The Verge

“A satisfying tale of political intrigue . . . Thrawn’s observations and tactical thinking are utterly captivating.”—New York Daily News

“Quite the page-turner.”—Flickering Myth

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
April 11
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

Padnarok ,

Couldn’t put it down

I finished this book rather quickly, as I read it every conceivable moment that I could. I loved Thrawn in what is now the “Legends” brand, and was overjoyed to see him reintroduced in the Star Wars Rebels TV series. So getting to know more about his reincarnation into canon once more was everything I expected it to be, and then more!

I loved that they allowed Timothy Zahn back to do this book, and I’m looking forward to reading the following book involving Thrawn as well!

Joker2111 ,

Zahn is simply the best Star Wars author

Even though his previous Star Wars books are now "Legend", Zahn's writing style and obvious love for his topic shine through in this new "canon" story. You won't regret reading anything he pens. His earlier works are long considered the best of the Expanded Universe (besides the X-Wing series) and this one will stand amongst them as the best of the New universe.

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