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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.”

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.

Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets. 

As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
July 23
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

mandalore3 ,

Amazing Book

Awesome...just awesome I hope he writes more, it was everything I expected and more.

Slytinkerbell ,

Zahn Space Opera at it's best.

Just like Zahn's original Star Wars trilogy, I could not put this book down.

Zahn's masterful way of having three or four equally exciting plot lines open and the way he weaves in and out of each of them, leaves you with no time to breathe. He has achieved this with so many of his books and I for one, am thankful and proud that he is getting the recognition that he deserves, for giving us one of the greatest characters that fiction has ever seen, Thrawn.

Without taking away any marks for this book, it must be noted however, that the ONLY thing lacking this time round, was the the nail biting, last chapter ending, that he gave us in the original trilogy. Really though, how could he ever have topped that ending (no spoilers here).

Lynnie9000 ,

This book was so good

I what a 4th book

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