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Thrawn
Thrawn | Timothy Zahn
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In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawns rise to poweruncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.
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Andrew65
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Started listening to the first book in the Star WarsThrawn Trilogy.

#MarvellousMay

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Super_Jane
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It‘s a great start to a trilogy and I like how it gives more to the mission Thrawn was on in Thrawn: Alliances 5/5 stars. #starwars #thrawn #thrawnascendancy #timothyzahn #chaosrising #skywalker #jedi #chiss #chissascendancy

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Super_Jane
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Just finished the Star Wars: Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. I thought it was brilliant and I‘m now currently reading the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy. I‘m wondering if it‘s worth reading the legends trilogy? 4.5/5 stars. #starwars #thrawn #darthvader. #empire. #rebels #starwarsrebels #timothyzahn #legends #swcanon

RamsFan1963 I recently read the original Thrawn trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command) and enjoyed it very much. I thought the end was a bit abrupt but otherwise a stirring Star Wars adventure. Just makes me wish Mara Jade was part of the current Disney SW continuum. 7mo
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Jgotham
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This book was a very interesting look at how Thrawn became..well Thrawn. A small Easter egg tie-in to Alliances. It was nice to see how he became who he is and the background to the Chiss. I almost forgot he‘s technically a villain cuz I‘m rooting for him. He‘s quickly becoming a favorite character. Recommend.

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rretzler
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A random book from my TBR 📚. Day 6. #tbrpile

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BookwormAHN
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I was really looking forward to diving into the Thrawn trilogy and the first book was really good. I throughly enjoyed it. Thrawn along with his translator Vanto are learning the ins and outs of the Empire's navy and it's politics, while Thrawn has some hidden agenda of his own.

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Slynn71
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cant wait to dive in to this!

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Johanna414
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My husband found a few books for himself too - he's been in a reading slump for a few years, so I'm hopeful this helps pull him out of it!

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book (or series) per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 293

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

TieDyeDude These were good; well, one and three were good, two was okay. 1y
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Twainy
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🎧 ok upon completion ... I loved it!!

I‘m not a huge Star Wars fan. I love movies 4-6 ... mostly 5 ... but I‘m in a popcorny sci-fi kinda mood & I love cartoons ... queue Star Wars Rebels. Great sci-fi cartoon! I‘m almost through season 3 & it hasn‘t let me down. Thrawn shows up in Season 3.

Thrawn is a cold hearted bad guy. The worst. This is his origin story. It‘s good. I enjoyed it!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Twainy
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🎧 I listened to this book for over 2 hours before I thought, uh ... Thrawn might be a bad guy 🥸 yeahp ... I had to go back & start the book over with an entirely different POV! 🤬 😆 I‘m TERRIBLE with names & I didn‘t realize who he was for quite a while! I only have 1 tiny complaint ... the audiobook has an occasional annoying ringing sound in the background & there‘s an alien that‘s voice made my ears bleed. I‘m loving this origin story 👍🏼

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Twainy
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DARNIT Mandalorian! 😫 Now what?! I need more! 😭 I haven‘t listened to a Star Wars book since pre-Audible & I really wasn‘t impressed. Well thank you Libby ... these 2 look interesting ... Star Wars ... we shall see ...

BillBlume THRAWN is excellent and adds some layers to a couple characters from the “Rebels” cartoon. 2y
Twainy @BillBlume welllll now I need to go check out Disney+ and see if they have this cartoon. Thank you 😁 2y
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ssleif
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I'm not sure this one was for me. The Audio Performance was excellent, but I found the writing to be rather weak? Could just be that it's not meant for adults-- this may have played better for me if I was a child or teen, or if I was already invested in the Thrawn character from the Legends series. The thing that made me stick this out was the audio performance, absolutely.

ssleif The pacing is probs part of what didn't hit for me-- specifically, it didn't help me to believe that thrawn was actually clever, rather than just to be told that he was clever, when all I was seeing was the culmination of each of his strategies one after another, where everyone goes "oh no! everything's going to fail!" and then thrawn is calm and then miraculously he had already planned for whatever happened. XD 2y
ssleif Part of what leads me to think that it's an age thing is how unimpressed I was by so many of the "strategies" employed, which varied between stuff that I found to be exceptionally predictable and expected, amd things where the audience couldn't possibly have even suspected it because, in an attempt it seems to make thrawn appear brilliant, there just was too much information that the audience would not have had. Repeated Deus-ex-machina moments. 2y
ssleif I did find interesting here also the intersection between possibly... Not sure how to put this. The female point of view character we get again and again, I had a lot of trouble finding her believable? And I think partly that has to do with either a lack of insight on the part of the writer and editing staff, or the de-sexing required by The Mouse... Or an intersection of the two. 2y
ssleif On multiple occasions, but one occasion in specific, I found her reaction to be very strange and unrealistic, not at all keeping with what we had been told about how smart or worldly she was... Basically someone who was socialized female or other minority in our world would have reacted differently or been differently prepared for the risk of assault in certain situations and dynamics, and the fact that she was not at all... And the txt ignored... 2y
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LMAN8BSA
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Per usual, Timothy Zahn and Thrawn manage to drag me into a story that I cannot draw away from until I‘ve finished it. I absolutely loved the insight into the Chiss Ascendancy through Thrawn, Ar‘alani, Thalias, Che‘ri, and many others. Excited to see where this trilogy goes especially with Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good coming later this year.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 Have you watched the Mandalorian, season two, and caught the reference to Thrawn?! 2y
LMAN8BSA @CrowCAH Thank you! And absolutely! So excited to hopefully see a live action version of Thrawn soon!! (edited) 2y
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TieDyeDude
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I'm conflicted about going back and reading Zahn's original Thrawn trilogy since they are no longer canon, but he is such a compelling character! Marc Thompson does amazing narration. I'm not a fan of the alternating timelines (my big issue with Alliances), but this is a solid start to Thrawn's origins.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Am I staying in bed all day to read a new Star Wars novel?

You bet your best biscuits I am! 😁

Katerina Good choice! Staying in bed to read should be done on a regular basis 👍 2y
TracyReadsBooks Excited to read this. I love the blue pages! 2y
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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s Saturday morning with Thrawn as my son and I continue to read and discuss Star Wars books and comics. Broken record here but I have to say, once again, how much fun it is and how much joy it brings me that my 14 year-old likes to read and talk books with me! It‘s a wonderful thing.

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sarahgreatlove
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I‘m not usually a fan of villain stories, but I was desperately in the mood for a Star Wars audiobook so picked this one. It was fascinating seeing the origins of Thrawn especially if you‘ve read some of the old canon where he‘s such a huge threat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Rob2586
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Absolutely loved Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. I was a fan of his Thrawn trilogy and Hand of Thrawn duology from the early 90s, and this new adaptation of Thrawn certainly doesn‘t disappoint! Thrawn‘s cunning and tactical wit and rise to power are ever present as well as an intriguing support cast of characters like Vanto, Pryce, and, of course, Tarkin. The timeline is set after Revenge of the Sith, which works quite well! Never a dull moment for me!

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Stressonomy
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I loved it! It was more focused on giving insight to the character than it was creating an intriguing plot though. Still a great read.

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Meaw_catlady
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My first Star Wars audiobook and I am in love. The sound effects and music add so much to the story! There was a lot packed into this story but overall it was fun and enjoyable!

IamIamIam If you get a chance, listen to this one! A great story with excellent acting! It was like an old school radio drama! 3y
Meaw_catlady @IamIamIam oooh! Okay I will add it to my list! 🖤 3y
Shasta64 This is one of my favorite books. One because the characters is so great, but also because it just has great advice at the beginning of the chapters. And the audio book has the best effects I have ever heard on an audiobook. Great choice! 3y
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TieDyeDude
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A very good prequel Star Wars Rebels, and an excellent introduction to Thrawn. Despite every intention, I never read Zahn's original Thrawn trilogy, but I enjoyed this very much. Book two is on its way!

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LonerDude33
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I like Star Wars. I enjoyed Thrawn. The worlds and characters belong in the Star Wars mythos, and the Imperial perspective linked the prequel and original trilogies well. I wish the plot were stronger and the ending less rushed.

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C.Perone
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Love Thrawn and this would've been a solid 4 stars if Arihnda Pyrce's story didn't annoy the shit out of me

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C.Perone
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Gonna hop, skip into the galaxy far, far away and backtrack some from the Extended Universe .... In plain English: I'm reading Thrawn 😄

#CurrentRead

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BillBlume
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Day 6 of #LiteraryLuck month is about “Unique Character Names,” and out of the books I‘ve read, the most interesting of them would be Thrawn... Grand Admiral Thrawn. The name is actually short for Mitth'raw'nuruodo. He‘s probably the most well-known character created by author Timothy Zahn.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve never watched Star Wars 🙈🙊 Don‘t hate me!!!!!! 🙏🏻 4y
BillBlume @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀🙀 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Or Star Trek 😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵 4y
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BillBlume @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😳 You are dead to me! (J.K., of course) 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BillBlume 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ does it count that I watch The Big Bang Theory and they make many references??!!! 😉😉 (edited) 4y
BillBlume @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks all right. We‘ll pass an Imperial order reinstating your clearance. ⚖️👍 4y
vkois88 Blech Star Wars 😝😝😝 lol... I've seen them but I haven't read any... nor do I particularly care for them, but they def have some crazy names 4y
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Cody89
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If your a #starwars fan it‘s a must read I can‘t wait to read the other two

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Thrawn! So what did everyone think? If you were able to get a copy that is (sorry you couldn‘t @DivaDiane )

If you read the original “legend” books how does Zahn‘s new Thrawn compare? If you watched Star Wars Rebels how did you like his introduction in this book & that of Arihnda Pryce?

#StarWarsBuddyRead
@callielafleur @CSeydel @alicia @bookandcat @DivaDiane @ElyssaReads @NovelGirl82 @wtimblin @trioxin_sematary @Shadowfat @InLibrisVeritas

CSeydel Oh man ... I have had my copy sitting here for 3 weeks but I still haven‘t started it! Soon! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel That‘s ok, just stop back after you get a chance to read it. 4y
InLibrisVeritas I didn't get a chance to reread but this is one of my favorites of the current canon. I love him in Rebels, but prefer him here where you get a better sense of his "long game" ideas. I am always a fan of stories that go into depth on the villains and antiheroes. 4y
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InLibrisVeritas I prefer Pryce here as well, she seemed a less simpering and incapable that on the show. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas I agree about Pryce, I felt like this one had an unexpected surprise for me when I realized we‘d get such background about her character and how she got involved from the very beginning. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas I definitely felt the long game in the series....I‘ll be interested to see where the rest of the book trilogy goes, since I know where the series went. 🤫 4y
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am super curious too...and hoping we get some answers to that plot point later too. Definitely love the Sherlockian aspect of this one as well. 4y
ElyssaReads I really enjoyed it! Loved the insights into how his mind worked and thought his relationship with his assistant was fascinating, since I work with students learning language and adjusting to a new culture. 4y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Up next for the #StarWarsBuddyRead is Thrawn by Timothy Zahn!

I read this one shortly after it came out and loved it! Feel free to join us if you can!

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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NovelGirl82 I haven‘t finished From a Certain Point of View, either. I‘ve read (or listened to, rather) quite a bit of Thrawn, though, so I‘m ahead-ish? 🤷‍♀️ 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @NovelGirl82 Works for me, I have to finish Point of View, but Thrawn is a reread for me. 😉 4y
CSeydel I‘m still working my way through Point of View but I requested Thrawn from the library! Also, may I just say, I freaking hate Wil Wheaton 😢 4y
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CSeydel Just don‘t read his story late at night after too much wine. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @CSeydel Check! Will do! 4y
DivaDiane They don‘t have it in the library system here! 😭 4y
InLibrisVeritas I have to start Point of View 😂😅 I normally dont reread but I just might for Thrawn 💚 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas Ok. So a bunch of us still have last months to read! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DivaDiane maybe request it, interlibrary loan? 4y
InLibrisVeritas So it seems! It should be a fun one to catch up on though! 4y
DivaDiane @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s what I meant by the library system. They checked the whole county and not a single copy in circulation. 😭 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DivaDiane Wow! I‘ve read it already, are you in the US, do you want to borrow my copy? 4y
DivaDiane Unfortunately, I live in the U.K. which explains why it‘s not in the system. Thank you for your kind offer, but I think shipping would be prohibitive. 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @DivaDiane Darn, yes it would definitely cost a bit more, I‘m not sure much though...I‘ll look into it. 4y
ElyssaReads Starting Thrawn tonight!! 4y
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DReadsBooks
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I am so glad that Thrawn is now official canon & Timothy Zahn can write about him again.

Full review on the blog today: https://deannareadsbooks.blogspot.com/2018/09/review-star-wars-thrawn-by-timothy...

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BookArt
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I'm hooked. This book dives into an awesome character and gives amazing insight to the Empire's political and military worlds. I love all the layers I'm finding in the book that you just don't get in the movies. Also this has amazing character development and I cannot wait to read the others. #starwars #scifi

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Mccartershanon
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It‘s well written but MY GOD is it boring as hell. The second one has Padme and that is the only reason I‘m continuing with this series

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GondorGirl
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It's time for the #24in48 #Hour42 challenge! Here are my #ActualBookends on my sci-fi/fantasy shelves.

Time read: 22h 5m
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Mollyanna Thrawn! I am on the hold list for the sequel! Can‘t wait! 4y
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Lizpixie
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Well. I was having a tea break from the #24in48 #readathon, scrolling through #audible for books to spend my 2credits on and fell asleep! Damnit. Hopefully I‘ll have a 2nd Wind now & power on through till sunrise(its 3am Sydney time)At least I got 2 audiobooks before crashing,the tagged book is the 1st in the Star Wars: Thrawn series,set after the events of The Last Jedi. Plus I picked up ACOTAR. So,plan is read till sunup then audiobook until 💤

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GDLeon
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Honestly, I‘m kind of divided. Loved the story, but that might be just because I‘m a Star Wars kid. Thrawn‘s character could have benefited from some throwbacks and character ark. I‘d love to read more about the Chiss Ascendancy though.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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#StarWarsBuddyRead

We probably won‘t get to Thrawn until early next year, but if any of you are planning ahead and want to take advantage of the sale, I‘ll just put this here.

InLibrisVeritas Awesome! Definitely worth buying ♥ 4y
Alicia Ahh thank you!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 4y
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Slynn71
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Thrawn is one of my favorite characters from the former SW extended Universe. This book is so good. I‘m reading it too fast. I must slow down. Good news is the second book in the series is out next month. Gotta get it.

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BoldCityBooks
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I hate to be “that guy” but this book was good, not great. The first 70% was tremendous but then the book just kept going... and going... and going... I felt like an ending was never going to surface but when it did the writing got a bit convoluted. Good book but not as great as original trilogy. Definitely needed to be trimmed down by about 40 pages.

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Ravenclaw117
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Brilliant, reads like a Sherlock Holmes novel but about battle strategy. I dare say surpasses Enders game

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Rae2
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I should not have bought Thrawn yet. Sure, I told my sister that she HAD to read the original trilogy when she mentioned it. But, I have so many other books waiting to be read. His blue smirking face and red eyes were mocking me when I walked by though. What was I supposed to do? I shall leave him wrapped in his bag until I get around to him. That should teach his smirking self a lesson.

Maewyn Sure it will. 😈 5y
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Maewyn
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This is a prequel and I loved seeing how he rises up through the ranks of the Empire. If you have read Heir to the Empire and the rest then this one is excellent. If you haven‘t read these books and you love Star Wars then READ THESE BOOKS! #starwars #timothyzahn

BillBlume Love Thrawn. One of the best “villains” ever. 5y
Maewyn I agree! One of my coworkers was saying that Thrawn was the first “villain” that he felt was really done well. Understandable, relatable and logical. He doesn‘t do stupid things to be scary or “bad”. Every action has a purpose. I am quite fond of him. 5y
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williamthelibrarian
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Bedtime story. 😊📚❤️ #starwars

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spursfan2112
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I was thrilled to see that my favorite EU villain would be recanonized and Timothy Zahn resurrected him perfectly. This book rekindled my love of Star Wars and I have grown very interested in other books such as Bloodline, Catalyst, and Leih: Princess of Alderaan. I am still sore that the EU had to be rebooted, but having Thrawn brought back has led me to forgive the franchise and love it once again.

BoldCityBooks Bloodline was good. Some of the best are: Han Solo Trilogy, Dark Disciple, novelizations from the 8 Movies... I could go on and on haha. I‘m a big SW EU fan 4y
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jenlbean
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4/5 The beginning was a little slow, but after it got going the book was informative and connected several of the Star Wars series. You can tell why Timothy Zahn was asked to be a part of the Star Wars Rebels series and I felt the connection to the Clone Wars through the insightful introductions of each chapter. Don't forget to read the epilogue for a mini happy ending.

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abbsinwonderland
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✨I've spent the last hour or so staring at this debating on adding more books, swapping out some, ect.. But.. I think this will be my haul for the month (hopefully). I have to limit myself this year, but when I'm getting such good deals, it's hard not to just keep going and going. I fall right into the marketing schemes. 🤔
✨One of the books is a pre-order for my boyfriend(Thrawn: Alliances), but I can't wait to get them a post a haul. 😆😄📚

Captivatedbybooks How many books? 5y
Captivatedbybooks Nevermind i saw the 7 not bad 5y
abbsinwonderland @Captivatedbybooks Lol yeah, 7 all hardcovers and mostly exclusive editions. The dang pre-order Thrawn book was $28 🙄 but I can't say no if my boyfriend will actually read a book lol 5y
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Captivatedbybooks That‘s still good during christmas with all the swaps i bought about 8 books and spent over $100 5y
laundry_piles But I cannot wait to see what you got!! 5y
abbsinwonderland @Captivatedbybooks jeez.. you'd think it would of been cheaper being around Christmas with sales? 5y
abbsinwonderland @laundry_piles I cannot wait to show. There's soooo many others I wanted of course but only so many at a time I'm told. 😔 Boyfriend thinks we're running out of room for shelves lol 5y
laundry_piles @abbsinwonderland more room can always be found! 😂 5y
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jenlbean
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My husband really gets me! Hello TBR pile! I'm going to be set for a few months!

BookishMarginalia Great book haul! 5y
Mariposa_Bookworm He‘s a keeper!! 5y
jenlbean @BookishMarginalia and @Mariposa_Bookworm He is something special to have gone through my wishlist! It's around 5 pages long lol! 5y
BookishMarginalia I like that he got you series 💪🏼 5y
AmandaL Nice! 5y
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NerdishMum
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A pre Christmas gift for me from the Hubby

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timothymcgrath
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I love the original Thrawn novels from the 90s and I love the Rebels tv show. Getting Zahn to write this book was brilliant. I really enjoyed it, specifically following the rise of Thrawn. The story following the governor of Lothal was much less interesting to me, but still good. And there are more Thrawn titles coming!

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Rae1977
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I love Star Wars so much! I read the Thrawn trilogy 20 years ago and it remains my favorite in the Star Wars world, even if it has been relegated to Legacy. When I heard Thrawn was being introduced into the new Star Wars reality, I was incredibly excited. And this book did not disappoint. Thrawn is the different, but still the same, and it's great!