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Follow Thrawn's rise to power, uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey, an imprint of Random House,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780345511270
Branch Call Number: SF SERIES STAR
Characteristics: 427 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Star wars. Thrawn


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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

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.

Nov 07, 2017

An excellent portrayal of the formative years of young adult Mitth'raw'narudo, or Thrawn as he's more popularly known. Timothy Zahn may have created one of the best beloved original Star Wars characters, and his legacy on the brand is profound, but more than that, Zahn just shines as a talented writer who knows how to write characters and breathe life into the unknown.

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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May 16, 2018

FynnN thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

May 03, 2018

blue_ferret_132 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jan 15, 2018

DaBen_ thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 55

Apr 18, 2017

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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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Feb 07, 2018

Coarse Language: Mild Language


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