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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,189 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy Zahn Narrator: Anthony Daniels Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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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 New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away by the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule throughout the galaxy.

Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republic Council, only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies.

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. The Dark Jedi schemes to use his awesome mastery of the Force to summon young Skywalker, allay his misgivings, cunningly enthrall him, and ultimately corrupt him to the Dark Side.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 2/20/2014

    " Luke is still not finished with the crazy people from the first book, and tries to find ways to deal with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/19/2014

    " A solid second installment in The Thrawn Trilogy. I look forward to reading the conclusion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy Butler | 2/18/2014

    " Really good stuff, definitely enjoying this trilogy so far. I'd heard a lot of praise for the series, I'm glad I swallowed my pride and decided to read it. Looking forward to the conclusion, hopefully Zahn stuck the landing back in '93. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/13/2014

    " Good book, but not great. It has a cliffhanger like Empire Strikes Back...but its not really that interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dakota | 1/28/2014

    " See my review of Heir to The Empire "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Armstrong | 1/9/2014

    " Like the others in the series, sometimes boring, sometimes great fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liston Morris | 11/13/2013

    " Very few of the books written about STAR WARS (post movie story line) were any good. Most of them were written by Timothy Zahn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Petree | 10/9/2013

    " The second book to the Thrawn Trilogy continues the amazing trend that the first book started. An absolute must read. There are very few if any books that I reread, but this one (along with the rest of the Thrawn trilogy) will probably be one of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott W. | 9/21/2013

    " Another great Star Wars novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 9/13/2013

    " A great continuation, putting a lie to the "#2 is always the weakest in a trilogy" prediction. Zahn's plotting speed is just right to keep the story moving and keep the reader hungering for the trilogy's finale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 8/23/2013

    " 4.5 stars. The Thrawn Trilogy, of which this is the second book, set the standard for "non-canon" star wars books and is still among the best in that group. This is a great universe (i.e., star wars) written by an excellent author (i.e., Zahn). The result is a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hal | 6/25/2013

    " Wow, the stone-cold logic of Thrawn is astounding in this Zahn-created world. One of my favorite characters in fiction writing...ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Harris | 2/5/2013

    " Solid sequel to Heir to the Empire. This is the second time I've read it, and I'm sure I enjoyed it more now than I did when I first read it (shortly after it was originally published). Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 2/1/2013

    " A very good Star Wars book (and I've read some bad ones). There were some genuinely unexpected twists and the story was generally engaging. Looking forward to book #3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leland | 1/22/2013

    " Not as good as the first in the series but still I didn't think it was as bad as everyone else that is giving it one star... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 1/22/2013

    " Very much the middle of a trilogy book, but still lots of intrigue and adventure and Zahn does a nice job of giving everybody something to do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Peters | 10/11/2012

    " A little slow, but picks up near the end. I'm excited to read the final book of the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coryke | 7/17/2012

    " Very nice follow-up to Heir to the Empire. I quite liked it. Look, this is isn't brilliant lit-er-a-ture. It is fun, fast, well written material featuring our old favorite heroes, and introducing some new ones. Quite well done!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 City_of_lud Millington | 12/9/2011

    " One of the nerdiest series I have read for sure, but still pretty solid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Micah Kozar | 10/20/2011

    " It was fun to follow the main cast of characters as they continue their adventures after the Star Wars movies. Eventually, there got to be enough Star Wars books that it was too overwhelming to read them all, and I gave up, but this trilogy was the first I read and was definitely my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Sinclair Author of Five Days Notice | 5/22/2011

    " This was the first starwars book I ever read and I loved this book. I think out of all the starwars books that I have read, The Thrawn Trilogy, is perhaps some of the best books. I think each both actually gets better than the last and I highly recommend these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Swingcorey | 5/3/2011

    " I read this while in college, so I'm unsure whether I liked this book because it continued the Star Wars saga (long before the prequels nearly killed my love for Star Wars), or if it is actually good. I will leave my rating as a 3 until I read it again (if ever). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A | 4/30/2011

    " It was good read. I think Zahn did a really good job with the characters; they seemed like the characters from the movies. I'm excited to read the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/28/2011

    " Surprisingly really enjoyed this book! It really drew me in and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott W. | 4/9/2011

    " Fun book I hadn't read in a long time. Fast-paced, kept my interest. Looking forward to starting the next book in the Thrawn trilogy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neal | 4/8/2011

    " Enjoyable, as are most of Zahn's Star Wars books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 4/7/2011

    " The only Star Wars novels anyone needs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacie | 3/31/2011

    " Star Wars + Timothy Zahn= classic star wars love "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 3/30/2011

    " Where they should have started for the "new" films. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zach | 3/30/2011

    " It was certainly better than the "official" prequels we got. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan | 3/23/2011

    " The Birth of the Modern Star Wars EU "

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About the Author
Author Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn is the award-winning author of more than a dozen original science fiction novels and the bestselling Star Wars Thrawn trilogy, among other works. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.