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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." --Book jacket.
Publisher: New York, New York : Del Rey, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781984820983
Characteristics: 333 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Treason


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Jan 10, 2020

Least violent of the series, or no flesh & blood casualties felt from TIE fighters, space shuttles, Grysk warships and captives. More suspenseful, esp on Eli's mission with Ronan and death troupers surrounded by pirates...that Mole committing the most graphic violence was masterful!
Like a player having fun on a chessboard, while I was feeling game time peaked, Ronan's role was being manipulated by Thrawn (again) in an unexpected way, I wonder if I shall continue when the next installment is out.

JessicaGma Oct 25, 2019

Thrawn remains one of the best characters in the Star Wars universe, so I was pleased to hear there will be EVEN MORE books, some to find out why he ended up working for the Empire, and some others to suss out what's going on with the Chiss Ascendancy. This book finishes off the trilogy of events just prior to Rebels, and shows Thrawn doing a very elaborate scheme to keep both of his masters happy....I'll take more Thrawn adventures anyday

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