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
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Timothy Zahn hasn't skipped a beat. If you are a fan of the Thrawn trilogy, you will love this! This is Thrawn's book and I can't say enough about it!
I'm a pretty new Star Wars fan, so I never read into any of the legends stories, which also means I'm new to Thrawn. I have watched the entire season 3 of Star Wars Rebels. This book is so amazing that I cannot even describe how good it is! Marc Thompson has an amazing voice talent and his voice of Thrawn almost perfectly matches that of Lars Mikkelsen's on Star Wars Rebels. At this point, I'm only around halfway through the book but it is enough for me to give my full opinion on it. Thrawn is truly one of the most brilliant and unique Star Wars villains ever. I also enjoyed learning more of Governor Pryce's backstory from Rebels. This is one of the best stories so far in the new Star Wars Canon! I totally recommend it!
This is what Thrawn is meant to be
I bought this back in 2017 when it first came out, and I have yet to find an audiobook that makes you think more and enjoy the journey more than this book. This is why I said if Thrawn were to go up against people from other Star Wars eras he would win due to the genius he embodies and the talent he shows. Thrawn is one of, if not the, Timothy Z.’s best works