Star Wars Outbound Flight

Star Wars Outbound Flight

by Timothy Zahn
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Star Wars Outbound Flight 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 78 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is some of timothy zahn's best writing its chilling and exciting really loved it also please pick up darth bane path of destruction  im telling you well love Drew Karpyshyn he made good star wars books to also for classics: splinter of the mind's eye is a classic good  book
AdamBourke More than 1 year ago
Outbound Flight is a mission to explore the galaxies beyond the one Star wars is set in. It's the first book in the Star Wars chronology to include Thrawn - one of the most famous characters in the Extended Universe, and it's for this reason that I chose to read it. And it was a good decision. The characters were generally done well. I liked Jorus C'Baoth's Apprentice, Lorana, and Thrawn's guest Car'das quite a lot. Then there was the Chancellor. Palpatine is an incredibly complex character, and a very important one. And I've never seen him portrayed better. But there was also the two main players in the book. Thrawn and C'Baoth. I wasn't amazed by C'Baoth, but I think that's more because I didn't like him as a person, than didn't like how he was written. But Thrawn I did like. I haven't actually read the trilogy he was first written about in, but after reading this book I will be. He's a fascinating character, and I found myself looking forwards to those chapters about his storyline. The only thing he didn't have was any flaws. He was a little too perfect. But that didn't mean I didn't enjoy reading about him. He was extremely well written. I felt that the inclusion of Anakin and Obi-Wan was rather unneccesary. I felt like it was done just because they were famous characters, rather than because they would add anything to the story. They weren't major characters, didn't do an awful lot, but hung around where all the important stuff things happened, disagreeing and agreeing with C'Baoth respectively. I didn't really understand what they were there for. But it was an excellent story otherwise, two main storylines that merge towards the end of the book, but full of moments that make you think "that was clever". The two masterminds of the book are facinating to read about, and some of the tactics and technology of the various groups was extremely interesting. Especially the methods of the Vagaari, which were brutal, but again were a clever idea. And it manages to link into much of the other stories in the star wars universe. It has ties to the previous books, "The Phantom Menace" and "Rogue Planet". It also links into the Thrawn books, by the same author, by introducing their eponymous character. and then it hints at the events in the New Jedi Order, which is set over fifty years later. There was one thing that I felt the story could have done with, was a small bit of back story about Vergere, a missing Jedi. It wasn't an important plot point, just mentioned a couple of times as an indirect mission of Outbound flight. It could be picked up by the end of the book that she had gone missing, and where, but it would have been handy if there had been a brief paragraph about what she was doing when she went missing, or perhaps a bigger mention of Obi-Wan's search for her (This is the subject of the book set before outbound flight, "Rogue Planet"). From a technical point of view, I couldn't see anything wrong with the writing at all. No typos, no weird formatting. Not even any badly worded sentences. Zahn is a brilliant writer, and this work reflects that. Although reading Rogue Planet before hand might be useful for that one thing, this is a really good entry to the Star Wars saga and a highly interesting read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book describes the events of the Outbound Flight, and event much alluded to in Zahn's other Star Wars books. The book does a great job of also including aspects of the tension just prior to the Clone Wars, as well as early hints of the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion, decades before it began in earnest. I don't see why Obi-Wan or Anakin had to be in this book. Their inclusion seemed forced. I also wished there would have been some lightsaber action. This book will change the way people see Thrawn. He seems much less evil. A good read. I'd highly recommend also reading Survivor's Quest, which covers what happened to the crew of Outbound Flight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is pre-Clone Wars. Zahn's first, and most greatly known, Star Wars books are the Thrawn Trilogy (Heir To The Empire, Dark Force Rising & The Last Command). Outbound Flight is a prequel to the Thrawn Trilogy. In Outbound Flight you get to know many of the characters of the Thrawn Trilogy and what they were doing about three decades earlier. It is excellently written book, the plot and characters are so well developed. I even loved Thrawn, who is a villian in the later trilogy. It also made me realize that C'Baoth was himself insane, not just his clone in the later trilogy. The plot has tons of twists and turns, so hang on...you will enjoy this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, the story of Thrawn before he was exiled from the Chiss. First off, this is a book about the Expanded universe characters. If you haven't read many of the other SW books, you might not want to read this one. The only 'movie characters' who appear are Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Palpatine/Sidious, and it isn't really about any of them. On the other hand, if you enjoy the EU stuff, you'll love this one. The book is really about everyone's favorite Art-loving tactical genius, Thrawn, and the crazy Jedi master, C'Boath. (And, of course, the Outbound Flight project) The book is full of short bits reflecting what is to come for the characters. For example Thrawn describes something as having been 'done so artfully,' (also his last words when Rukh assainates him in The Last Command,) and the Yuzhaan Vong are briefly mentioned, as a threat slowly approaching the galaxy. The book never tells how C'Boath was cloned, but it does show his transition from simply a Jedi with a big ego to the crazed force-wielding control freak in Heir to the Empire. The best part of the book, is that it tells the story of Thrawn before he joined the Empire, without ruining his character in the process, by telling the entire 'Thrawn' portion of the story from Car'das' point of view. We see the young Commander Thrawn as he struggles with his ideals and rest of the Chiss race. The reason it only got four stars was the appearance of Obi-Wan and Anakin. It seemed almost as if Zahn had written them into the story because someone was requiring him to. Their characters seemed, well, shallow compared to the others. I strongly reccommend this book. I got it as a gift, and finished it the next day.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Jedi Master Jorus C¿baoth argues with the Appropriation Senate to support his project to send fifty thousand colonists to another galaxy accompanied by Six Jedi Masters and twelve Jedi Knights along with the crew for six Dreadnaught vessels tied together around a central core. Just as it looks like his project will not go forth, Jorus stops a deadly conspiracy that he finds too convenient and lucky to occur at this moment he wonders who, perhaps evil Sith Lord Darth Sidious or even manipulative Palpatine, orchestrated the potentially lethal incident but also ponders why. Still Jorus gains supporters in influential circles and the mission is on. --- When the Outbound Flight reaches the edge of Unknown Space, the alien Chiss Ascendancy attacks the ship wanting to repel the ¿invaders¿. Meanwhile brilliant strategist Thrawn has his own agenda that could include destroying the mission or worse. Thus instead of the peaceful first contact with alien races and colonization of unknown worlds that Jorus envisioned, the Outbound Flight project members face hostilities and all out war with survival in question. --- This is an exciting tale that brings to life one of the most legendary sidebars in the Star Wars mythos. The action-packed story line showcases Timothy Zahn at his best as the readers will see glimpses of the varying personalities in the early days of power struggles that make up the latter years conflict. Though the inclusions of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker on the flight itself even if they depart before the non political challenges arise seems an unnecessary pampering sidebar to garner readers this is one escapade that does not need extraneous albeit short force as fans will appreciate Mr. Zhan providing the rest of the story. --- Harriet Klausner
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I really enjoyed this book. Don't skip it. Introduction book to Grand admiral thrawn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book with a look back into the Star Wars universe. A unique story written by Timothy Zahn. All of his novels are a great read. Always moving and never slow.
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Though there were some unecessary characters, it was overall a good book. What I really liked was that it gave a good backstory in Thrawn.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outbound flight is a very good story, but is conflicting to other. Books such as the Thrawn Triligy. Please excuse any spelling error.
ryan1234500 More than 1 year ago
Having not read the Thrawn books I think I was missing alot, but this was a pretty good book anyway. I loved how Palpatine used his mechanations to keep Anakin safe for his future plans by getting him off the Outbound Flight. The story overall was very intersting and different than alot of Star Wars books. I loved Thrawn and look forward to getting around to the other novels he is in. Maube then this story will mean more to me.
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JDDavis More than 1 year ago
If you want to know more about Thrawn and what happened to Outbound Flight, then this is the book to read. Timothy Zahn is an excellent author. I would recommend his earlier Star Wars books and especially Star Wars: Survivor's Quest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, especially if you've just finished the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. If you haven't read the Thrawn Trilogy, I recommend that series as well. This book tells you about the past of the great Grand Admiral, and more in the famous galaxy far, far away...
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ALewis More than 1 year ago
Very good book! Timothy Zahn is a very good writer. Kept me on edge of seat through much of the story. Am loving the Star Wars books.
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