NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.
One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.
Praise for Thrawn
“The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains . . . a book that fans have wanted for decades.”—The Verge
“A satisfying tale of political intrigue . . . Thrawn’s observations and tactical thinking are utterly captivating.”—New York Daily News
“Quite the page-turner.”—Flickering Myth
Since the finale of Rebels, I became interested in learning more of Thrawn; how he became a Grand Admiral, and how he’s the only non-human in the empire to achieve such a great rank. This book really got me invested and introduced me to more characters I ended up enjoying throughout the story. Really recommend if you’re interested in Thrawn’s past. Because of this book, he is my all time favorite Star Wars character.55
Excellent novel, especially if you’re interested in learning about the beginnings of Grand Admiral Thrawn.55
It was amazing to learn about Thrawn’s beginnings. The book is well written and was exciting. There were days I couldn’t wait to start reading.55
One of the best characters in the Star Wars universe. Can’t wait to see him in a future film or series!! An excellent book that shows how smart and capable the Chiss are.55
Best book i have read since game of thrones. I was always curious about thrawn especially when i was in rebels, but now he will eventually be live action i wanted to know more. If you love Star Wars this book is a must read.55
An enjoyable read that chronicles Thrawn’s journey over several years through the Imperial ranks while simultaneously fleshing out Arihnda Pryce by providing her backstory as well. Loved the growth of both her and Thrawn’s aide, Eli Vanto over the course of the novel.55
I loved this book! I find it challenging to find a book that really keeps me captivated and looking to continue but Thrawn was very entertaining. Strategy and tactically inclined. Of Star Wars, I have read this and Catalyst. Thrawn was memorable and I’m excited to start Book 2!55
This is simply put a dull read. Don’t waste your money.15