Star Wars: Dark Force Rising [NOOK Book]

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The Last Command concludes the adaptation of Timothy Zahn's best-selling Thrawn Trilogy, drawing to a shattering climax the events set into motion in Heir to the Empire and Dark Force Rising. Thrawn is creating an army of genetically engineered shock troops in an effort to overwhelm the forces of the Rebellion. Meanwhile, dark Jedi Master C'baoth plans to kidnap the newborn twins of Princess Leia and raise them as the first of a new legion of dark Jedi!

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Overview

The Last Command concludes the adaptation of Timothy Zahn's best-selling Thrawn Trilogy, drawing to a shattering climax the events set into motion in Heir to the Empire and Dark Force Rising. Thrawn is creating an army of genetically engineered shock troops in an effort to overwhelm the forces of the Rebellion. Meanwhile, dark Jedi Master C'baoth plans to kidnap the newborn twins of Princess Leia and raise them as the first of a new legion of dark Jedi!

The most popular series in movie history--George Lucas's Star Wars trilogy--spawned an enormous audience for the Bantam Star Wars series, as proven by the dazzling success of the 300,000-copy #1 New York Times hardcover bestseller Heir to the Empire. Now Zahn continues the saga of Luke, Hans, and Princess Leia.

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The Empire's still kicking, at least with one leg, when Grand Admiral Thrawn takes what's left of the imperial fleet and sets on a Sherman-like tear-ass. Target: the New Republic. This feeble force seems like a minor threat, but...there's a traitor in the New Republic's midst, which can not only spell catastrophe but also turn Luke and Leia to the Dark Side. (Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Timothy Zahn.)
—Edward Lee
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hugo Award winner Zahn follows up Heir to the Empire with still more adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Hansp ok Solo and their merry band, adroitly juggling an abundance of plot lines to produce skillfully paced entertainment. The citizens of the capital planet of the New Republic believe their battles against the remnants of the Empire are going well. But Grand Admiral Thrawn, the most brilliant of the Emperor's minions, is preparing to crush the New Republic with nefarious schemes involving smugglers, political rivals, a well-placed mole and even a Jedi Master. Can evil genius outflank the Force? Distracted by threats to Leia's unborn twins, domestic infighting and other upheavals orchestrated by Thrawn, the heroes of the New Republic summon up all their resources to fend off galactic disaster. Fans can expect Zahn's lively tale to spill over to the next and final installment of his series. 250,000 first printing. (May)
Library Journal
Political infighting threatens the fragile, victorious Rebel Alliance in its ongoing struggle against the empire in this sequel to Heirs of the Empire (Bantam, 1991). Luke, Leia, and Han face separate challenges from a mad Jedi, an Imperial Grand Admiral, and a smuggler with a dangerous secret, and the fate of the alliance hangs on the outcome of their missions. Zahn's snappy prose and cinematic style capture the feel of the popular Star Wars films as he weaves together a lightweight but exciting tale of high adventure. Expect demand.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621152781
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 2/3/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 202,565
  • File size: 81 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Thrawn rules

    The best post return of the jedi story. With the most compelling villan since vader himself starwars needs more chiss.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2002

    The Thrawn Trilogy is a MUST READ

    What can I say? Timothy Zahn is at it again. The artwork and story is just as good as his other works! I think THE LAST COMMAND is the best. But this and HEIR TO THE EMPIRE is a tie for second. I love the comic book types! You will enjoy this series because I sure did!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2001

    Great Story (not to mention Art Work)

    Timothy Zahn is truly a great storyteller. Add to that fact the great comic art seen in this adaptation of Dark Force Rising. I highly recommend it.

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