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.
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THIS book is a great book, and it is really self explanitory so you only really need to read the first book to understand it. And it has all the major themes of action, strategy, and even a little romance!
As with all of Timothy Zahn’s books this one does not disappoint. The return of Eli Vanto and Thrawn’s investigation into the shipping disruption for operation Stardust presents an intriguing and interwoven tail that leaves the reader pummeling through chapters towards the conclusion. Thrawn’s ability to conflate art and warfare to beat his allies and opponents shines not only with political infighting amongst the empire but side by side as the mysterious Grysk continue to encroach further into the heart of the Galactic Empire. The welcome inclusion of Admiral Ar’alani and the Chiss Ascendency are welcome additions to a galaxy on the brink of the unknown regions and the possibilities beyond.
Awesome...just awesome I hope he writes more, it was everything I expected and more.