The embattled Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has marshaled the remnants of the Imperial forces and driven the Rebels back with an abominable technology recovered from the Emperor's secret fortress: clone soldiers. As Thrawn mounts his final siege, Han and Chewbacca struggle to form a coalition of smugglers for a last-ditch attack against the empire, while Leia holds the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins.
Overwhelmed by the ships and clones at Thrawn's command, the Republic has one last hope: sending a small force, led by Luke Skywalker, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines. There a final danger awaits, as the Dark Jedi C'baoth directs the battle against the Rebels and builds his strength to finish what he had already started: the destruction of Luke Skywalker.
©2011 Timothy Zahn (P)2012 Random House
It's a bit of a bummer that the new Star Wars trilogy doesn't follow the story arc. It's a little bit away from the listening. Once I got over that however I really enjoyed the story. I have to say this narrator Mark Thompson is absolutely incredible. I wish he would narrate every book I want to listen to - ability to do voices is incredible
It is not canon anymore, but that is no detraction to this work's excellence and emotional heft. Such a gripping tale, so full of vit and vigor!
It may no longer be canon but the Thrawn trilogy remains one of the best Star Wars stories ever told and this is a performance which does full justice to it
It's been a great Re-read of the trilogy that relaunched Star Wars literature. There are bits and pieces of the themes of these books in the force awakens.
The book is a fun read into the old expanded universe
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