Star Wars, Thrawn

Star Wars, Thrawn

eBook - 2017
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Traces the origins of Thrawn, one of the most ruthless warriors in the Galactic Empire, and the events behind his rise in the Imperial ranks.
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345542847
Characteristics: 1 online resource (427 pages)
Alternative Title: Thrawn
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Aug 07, 2018

For some reason, this comment section is the same for Thrawn and Thrawn: Allegiances. I guess I'll review both books here?

Thrawn is a fantastic origin story of one of the most beloved Star Wars villains. Longtime fans will find many similarities and parallels to Legends material, repurposed for a new, official story. It proudly stands aside Zahn's original trilogy.

An excellent book, led by my two favorite Star Wars characters, and written by my favorite Star Wars author; what isn't to love about Thrawn: Alliances? Zahn's sequal is an excellent read and good for a Star Wars book, though I personally prefer his older works.

Jul 29, 2018

Thrawn: Alliances is a good sequel to Thrawn. I actually liked it a lot better than Thrawn.
This book starts a little bit after the third season of Star Wars Rebels. It switches between Darth Vader and Thrawn working together in the present time to find a 'disturbance' in the force to Anakin and Thrawn working together sometimes during the clone wars to find Padmé after she goes missing looking for one of her former handmaids. Though the beginning felt a little rushed, the rest of the book was fun to read, and it was interesting to see how Thrawn and Anakin met.
I thought it was cool that Timothy Zahn included Padmé and that she also got to meet and work with Thrawn. This book is kind of predictable in some ways, but I was surprised to find out what the 'disturbance' in the force was. It was not what I was expecting at all. Thrawn is of course smart, cunning, observant and calm as always, and Anakin and Padmé's characters are for the most part spot on.
I didn't really like when the book changed to the point of views of other characters like the Chimaera crew or the 501st legion (who are usually fun to read), and I also didn't like Thrawn's kind of annoying micro analyzing of everything and everyone. But in all Thrawn: Alliances was good entry into the new canon. My favorite part was when Anakin, Padmé, and Thrawn all had to work together to escape the Separatist factory, and I'd totally be down for an episode of that (the three of them working together) in the new Clone Wars season.

Jun 21, 2018

Im getting it right now ha!

Mar 06, 2018

a great origin story of one of the best star wars villians a must read if you are planning on reading the thrawn series

Feb 05, 2018

This sounds sooooo cool! If you LOVE Star Wars like my family does you will be happy to know that this book is supposed to have Galaxy's Edge Star Wars Land!!

Dec 20, 2017

It's a good book for patient readers who don't mind reading a lot. There is a ton of characters though and it's a hard read.

May 20, 2017

Here, War is a game of skills in art form. Lured by the romanticized galaxy, I don't perceive true evil or good but mistakes and follies.
My admiration for Thrawn (a nonhuman Chiss finally lost mystic luster) was dwindling with Arihnda Pryce growing strong, she is a human who plays politics and won! I'm more disappointed than surprised at the end, and hope the sequel will prove the plot (along with characters' fate) is intricate and smart!
I couldn't say I liked Eli, but he seems to be the most genuine, and is interesting and pivotal. Cygni was a mystery, but he died!
Each chapter has a prelude in italic, which implication and didactic statements made me exhilarated first, then mildly annoyed - paraphrasing "Sun Tzu's Art of War" (perhaps?).

Apr 18, 2017

Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of my favorite villains from the Star Wars universe, and I've enjoyed reading all the books that he's been in, as well as watching him in Star Wars Rebels.
It's no surprise then that I was excited to read this.
I had hoped that Thrawn would be the same character I had enjoyed reading about in the other novels by pulling off genius victories, being admirably calm, and studying art.
After finishing, I can say that I wasn't disappointed.
This book was fun to read, and I liked coming across all the plot twists and surprises toward the end.
While I really didn't like the whole showering of bad words everywhere, I think that Thrawn is another great Timothy Zahn book and I think that all fans of Timothy Zahn novels (or Thrawn) will enjoy it too.


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Jul 29, 2018

VADER: "What are you doing? The emperor's disturbance is elsewhere."
THRAWN: "A moment. Do you see?"
VADER: "I see that you are here while the Emperor's disturbance is not."

Jul 29, 2018

"Just remember that the goal in war is victory, not revenge." -Thrawn

Apr 18, 2017

"A friend need not be kept either within sight or within reach. A friend must be allowed the freedom to find and follow his own path. If one is fortunate, those paths will for a time join. But if the paths separate, it is comforting to know that a friend still graces the universe with his skills, and his viewpoint, and his presence. For is one is remembered by a friend, one is never truly gone." -Grand Admiral Thrawn

Apr 18, 2017

"I am a warrior, Your Majesty. A warrior may retreat. He does not flee. He may lie in ambush. He does not hide. He may experience victory or defeat. He does not cease to serve." -Grand Admiral Thrawn


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Coarse Language: Infrequent Mild Language

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