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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 LLC

Customer Reviews

Cody & Kristy ,


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!

MaddieHill12345 ,

So excited!

I'm soooooo excited for this book!!!!)😀😀😀

Melcock ,

For the Star Wars nerd within you.

As a fan of Star Wars since 8, this brought a whole new character to me. I didn’t get that much into the EU but I dabbled but I never came across Thrawn until Rebels.

This book has 2 great stories from 2 different people wanting to achieve power in different branches. It has great tips on war in the beginning of each chapter that helps you to understand why both Thrawn and Pryce do certain actions.

I loved this book and would highly recommend it.

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