Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy - Legends

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Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1 Publisher's Summary

Here is a special edition 20th anniversary release of the number-one New York Times best-selling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon - unabridged for the first time. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.

Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights.

But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create.

The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale - in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars.

©1991 Timothy Zahn (P)2011 Random House Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (20th Anniversary Edition), The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 1

    • By: Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14,524
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13,445
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,424

    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords - the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At last!

    • By Jt on 10-25-11

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 2

    • Star Wars: Dark Force Rising: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,244
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,474
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,466

    The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • UNABRIDGED!!

    • By Ron on 07-10-12

    Regular price: $33.60

  • Book 3

    • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 3: The Last Command

    • By: Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10,058
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9,332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,314

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Exhilarating, Excellent Book-Loved it!

    • By Dr. Joe on 08-31-16

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes - an Expanded Universe Is Born

    • Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy - Legends
    • By: Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell (editor)
    • Narrated by: Timothy Zahn, Betsy Mitchell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: Behind the Scenes is a special recording that features new commentary by author Timothy Zahn and editor Betsy Mitchell, written for the 20th anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, read by Zahn and Mitchell. Included here is audio from the that new unabridged recording to enhance their comments.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Takes a little time to get used to

    • By Steven on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $21.00