Luke's character also goes through some significant development, which I felt was handled well. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. . But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. But the execution is a tiny bit hamfisted. I frequently felt like I lacked the background to understand all the nuances of Disappointing.
They have a son, Corwin Zahn. I just couldn't put this book down. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. Having Leia, who negotiated a cease-fire with the Bakurans, and Pellaeon , who was a staunch Imperial of a new, more benign order, both sit down and talk peace was brilliant and poignant.
I got this around a third of the way through, but kept going hoping it'll get better. Hard enough to do multiple characters, but when you have to make them sound alien as well. He is is still a child, but he is now a child with a purpose. Caamas was a world destroyed by the Empire shortly after the , and it is revealed in the book that this was made possible by sabotage of that planet's planetary shield. As for what isn't so great about it is how it a little to fractured for my total liking and the end seemed rushed.
It includes the events of the Galactic Civil War after Palpatine's death at Endor, up until the signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom treaty. Most of what I have to say about it would reiterate what I said about Specter of the Past; Zahn's strengths are characterization and plotting though this particular book suffers a tiny bit from Loads and Loads of Characters and approaches a Thirty Xanatos Pileup toward the end. To prevent inevitable disaster, Luke, Leia, Han, and their friends must prove the Bothans innocent and reveal the Empire's treachery. Is the New Republic going to enter a civil war over the atrocities some Bothans helped commit? First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. According to rumor, the legendary Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead to lead the Empire's troops once again. All in all I'd say that you can't go wrong with a Zahn Star Wars book but I would definitely start with his Thrawn trilogy starting with or. Several of this book's plotlines revolve around major characters seeking an unaltered copy of the Camaas Document, in an attempt to settle the issue. Label this one 'not just for Star Wars fans'--for sure! Despite being the newcomer, she ends up making a pivotal choice that affects the entire galaxy.
It's sad to see his struggle and you can't help but feel for the guy. Vision is the payoff, seeing one plot thread after the other, how they intertwine, how they accomplish the final outcome; Luke is here, Leia is here, Han is here. They escape and at the end of the novel, a peace treaty is signed by Admiral Pellaeon and New Republic president Ponc Gavrisom. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years! It is the longest Star Wars novel as far as I know, and for a good reason. She believes that doing so will result in the loss of her own dark side, which she feels gives her an inner strength. This was a thrilling ride, and, as I suspected, Zahn is the sort that truly shines in the sequel. It must be hard to write a book in which none of the main characters can have much happen to them.
It has still left me on the fence with Star Wars books though, I can quite easily take em or leave em. The first one is that the Empire, lead by Admiral Gilad Pellaeon comes to the conclusion that they are fighting a losing battle. Even the great unveiling of the enemy in the Empire seemed forced and anticlimactic. Independent, smart, and not some sexy, young thang. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn.
But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn. Thimothy Zahn has proven his great talent once again. Few characters there are in the literary universe that match Karrde and Mara Jade. I can't recomm On the 5th book of the series, a long way from Thrawn and an even longer way from the original movies, Timothy Zahn's crappy writing has finally gotten in the way of awesome Star Wars action. I enjoyed Leia's growth, too, and Karrde and even Lando. Thrawn's Revenge is a large-scale mod for Empire at War: Forces of Corruption.
Many secrets are revealed there, including mention of an expedition by Thrawn to the galaxy's Unknown Regions. There are so many aspects to love about this book, let me make a list of my highlights of the book: 1. But time is running out. He seems to have run out of tricks. The first book is more or less just groundwork, this one is where things truly happened. Some may even be in the running to be playable under the right circumstances. Label this one 'not just for Star Wars fans'--for sure! However, several Imperial officials are vehemently anti-surrender, the most notable being.