Dark Force Rising
The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord--Grand Admiral Thrawn--has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away by the Emperor on a backwater planet,... show more
The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord--Grand Admiral Thrawn--has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away by the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule throughout the galaxy. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council--only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies. Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness... and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1993-04
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
Series: Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy (#2)
The second volume of Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn trilogy picks up the story immediately after the events at the end of the first book in the series, Heir to the Empire, with the New Republic reeling from the blows inflicted on it by the Empire’s last remaining Grand Admiral. With the ships of the Sluis Va...
The first half of this book was a bit of a slog, but it got much better (action-wise) near the end. There are far too many references to the original Star Wars trilogy planted throughout to remind the reader again and again that he/she is reading a Star Wars book. Famous lines from the movies are us...
Given the difficulties of writing a book that falls within a particular framework, such as the intricate and often specifically directed world of Star Wars and its primary characters, I feel that Timothy Zahn has done well.I liked this book better than the first book in this series, but not as much ...
Timothy Zahn is not that great of an author. He uses weird expressions like "bit out" and "point," which I have not read in any books besides his. The story might be good, but it's not worth trudging through the bad writing style. I should have realized Zahn's writing was bad when I couldn't get ...