Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn Duology - Legends

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Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn, Book 1: Specter of the Past Publisher's Summary

Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn made his triumphant return to the Star Wars universe in this first of an epic two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet: a dead Imperial warlord.

The forces of the Empire stand at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn, the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history, has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats: one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones.

Yet perhaps most dangerous of all are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings.

(P)1997 Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM.
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  • Book 1

    • Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn, Book 1: Specter of the Past

    • By: Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    The forces of the Empire stand at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn, the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history, has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • DON'T DO IT! Get the full unabridged version!!!

    • By A. Prime Lover on 01-20-14

    Regular price: $15.93

  • Book 2

    • Star Wars: Hand of Thrawn, Book 2: Vision of the Future

    • By: Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    For a beleaguered Empire, desperate times call for desperate measures. Sowing discord among the fragile coalition of the New Republic, remnants of the once powerful Empire make one last play for victory. Having implicated the Bothans in the genocide of the Caamas, they now plan an attack on Han and Leia that is also to be blamed on the Bothans. If they are successful, the New Republic will be torn asunder.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too Much Left Out

    • By David on 03-05-07

    Regular price: $15.93