AlliancesBook - 2018 | First edition.
"I have sensed a disturbance in the Force."
Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root--its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor's favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs--including the Death Star project--the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it's not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there's more behind his royal command than either man suspects.
In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown . . . and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance--neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.
Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged--by a test of their allegiance to the Empire . . . and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.
Praise for Thrawn: Alliances
"It's a science fiction beach read in the best way, brisk and amusing, with some cool additions to the Star Wars galaxy." --Den of Geek
"Like all of Zahn's novels set in a galaxy far, far away, it's an essential read for anyone looking for an artistically done adventure." --CNET
From Library Staff
Grand Admiral Thrawn was one of the most memorable characters to come out of the many books that are now known as Star Wars Legends. Now that Thrawn has been reintroduced to the official canon in 'Star Wars Rebels' learn about his origins here as he rises through the ranks of the Empire in a nov... Read More »
The sequel to Zahn's 'Thrawn'. The Emperor has a mission, and sends two of his best officers, Lord Vader and Grand Admiral Thrawn. Though the two are rivals and adversaries, this is not the first time they have joined forces, and will have to do so again to face these new challenges to the Empi... Read More »
In this sequel to Thrawn, we continue to witness the Grand Admiral's rise to power and his interactions with the infamous Darth Vader.
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VADER: "What are you doing? The emperor's disturbance is elsewhere."
THRAWN: "A moment. Do you see?"
VADER: "I see that you are here while the Emperor's disturbance is not."
"A friend need not be kept either within sight or within reach. A friend must be allowed the freedom to find and follow his own path. If one is fortunate, those paths will for a time join. But if the paths separate, it is comforting to know that a friend still graces the universe with his skills, and his viewpoint, and his presence. For is one is remembered by a friend, one is never truly gone." -Grand Admiral Thrawn
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