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Five years after the Return of the Jedi, the fragile Republic that was born with the defeat of Darth Vader, the Emperor and the infamous Death Star stands threatened from within and without. The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons Thrawn plans to overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule throughout the Galaxy.
Meanwhile, dissension and personal ambition threaten to tear the Republic apart. As Princess Leia - pregnant with Jedi twins - risks her life to bring a proud and lethal alien race into alliance with the Republic, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council.
But most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness, and thoroughly, utterly insane...
Jolly good show! Mith'raw'nuruodo I. E. Thrawn is an awesome bad guy...you read about him winning battles weapons moves described in detail.Published 2 months ago by Mum
Classic continuation of the original Star Wars saga, it's a real shame now that Disney have got hold of it this is no longer canon but it's still a great story following the heroes... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mr. craiders
This is what I expected, even If Luke is so tearful and naive. Anyway it is a good story not for SW maniacs only.Published 17 months ago by Jacek Michalczyk
This trilogy rivals the original 3 movies, and destroys completely the last 3 ones.
I kid you not! Read more
Great second book in the series, cant wait to read the third book. I have read most of the star wars books before this one and thought this was well written by timothy zahnPublished on 6 Sept. 2011 by Chodge
The second installment in the Thrawn Trilogy definitely makes for a good read, Thrawn is as clever as ever and the New Republic are having to play catch-up as he sends all their... Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2010 by Zakalwe
Slightly weaker in areas than Heir to the Empire, it's still a great read. Thrawn and his relationship with Captain Pellaeon develop excellently, although sometimes you wonder how... Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2000