Thrawn: Treason (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Star Wars)

Thrawn: Treason (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Star Wars)

by Timothy Zahn

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Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.” 

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.

Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets. 

As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984800954
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/23/2019
Series: Star Wars: Thrawn Series , #3
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 7,008
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novellas, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for Best Novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, Survivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, Choices of One, and Scoundrels), with more than four million copies of his books in print. Other books include the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. Zahn has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. from the University of Illinois. He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.

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Stream Title 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Great book, was fun to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Continued to drive my interest in where the new storyline is moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A typically awesome Thrawn story from the BEST Star Wars writer. Praying for another book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
best yet
Jonathan Koan More than 1 year ago
In the lead up to Thrawn Treason, I had heard tid-bits and read some reviews from people I usually agree with that said that Thrawn Treason was a mediocre book and probably the worst of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn related books. That, for me at least, was definitely not the case. Thrawn Treason is a fun, intriguing novel. By the end, I felt as if Timothy Zahn had created a book that combined the concepts of George Lucas and Agatha Christie. The language and word choice used feels just exactly like what I've come to expect with Star Wars novels, as well as the pacing and the action and the characters, but had just enough mystery to keep me guessing throughout. Two characters returned and I was really excited for their return. Eli Vanto and Admiral Ar'alani, who were each prominent in Thrawn and Outbound Flight respectively. I felt that I connect to Eli Vanto better than just about any canon character and even most legends characters. Thrawn's writing of his inner dialogue and his conflicing loyalties were fascinating. Ar'alani was intriguing because of her leadership abilities and the natural mystery that surrounds her and the rest of the Chiss. Even though I knew a lot of her original legends backstory, I felt Zahn made her character fresh and new. The character who in my opinion is the standout of the novel is Commodore Faro. I was so intrigued by Faro's role as the "Watson" to Thrawn's "Holmes". This role was not as utilized as when Thrawn interacted with Eli Vanto in the first Thrawn novel, but I believe is actually used as well if not better here. The common theme through this entire book, however, is loyalties. When it was marketed beforehand, the whole concept behind Thrawn Treason was that Thrawn's loyalties would be tested. While I do think that that is the case, I believe that the words "treason" and "loyalties" can describe the character arcs of all the people surrounding Thrawn as much as they pertain to Thrawn himself. In regards to criticisms, which I believe can be found in every book, this book has few. I think that Zahn was hindered and like Thrawn in the book, he only had 1 week's worth of storyline that he was able to cover. As a result, everything seems to be happening all at the same time. Perhaps if he had had more opportunity to spread the events over time it would have worked slightly better. Also, there were several moments where Zahn would reference his other projects or Rebels, but rarely could I find any references to other author's works. Most Star Wars novels, particularly those of James Luceno, Alexander Freed, and Christie Golden(to name a few) include a boatload of references, but that is more of a personal preference than a legitimate gripe. Overall, great, fantastic novel. I thought starting it and based off of other reviews it was going to be a paint by numbers Zahn novel, but the character development of the second act and the incredible vision of the third act is utterly wonderful and brilliant. 9.0 out of 10! Great job Zahn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novel more than even the original "Heir" trilogy. This is, simply, Zahn at his best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked Thrawn's origin story, but this is not the same Thrawn from the first Thrawn Trilogy, or from the "Rebels" cartoon. He is not ruthless or deadly. He is a protagonist and is nice to everyone. He is not as interesting, or as intriguing as the old Grand Admiral.
RSSatish More than 1 year ago
SQASRS- BN Internal Prod Validation.