Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition by Timothy Zahn

By Timothy Zahn

Here's a designated twentieth anniversary version of the number 1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the full Star Wars publishing phenomenon—featuring an advent and annotations from award-winning writer Timothy Zahn, particular observation from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. the largest occasion within the historical past of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia once they led the insurgent Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI go back of the Jedi.

Five years after the loss of life famous person was once destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor have been defeated, the galaxy is suffering to heal the injuries of warfare, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and looking forward to twins, and Luke Skywalker has turn into the 1st in a long-awaited line of latest Jedi Knights.

But hundreds of thousands of light-years away, the final of the Emperor’s warlords—the excellent and lethal Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for conflict, and pointed it on the fragile center of the hot Republic. For this darkish warrior has made important discoveries that can damage every thing the brave women and men of the insurgent Alliance fought so tough to create.

The explosive disagreement that effects is a towering epic of motion, invention, secret, and spectacle on a galactic scale—in brief, a narrative valuable of the identify Star Wars.

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Han gritted his teeth. ” He leveled a finger at the other. ” “It’s certainly an adventure,” Dravis agreed easily, getting to his feet. “Well, it really was nice seeing you again, Solo, but I gotta go. ” Han sighed. ” “Oh, I will. Might even be some who’ll take you up on it. ” Han nodded. It was, really, all he could have expected out of this meeting. “One other thing, Dravis. ” Dravis eyed him thoughtfully. “Well … I guess it’s not really a secret,” he decided. “Mind you, there aren’t any really official numbers.

Thrawn turned his head, those glowing eyes coming to rest on Pellaeon. “It’s the second piece of the puzzle, Captain,” he said softly, holding up the data card. ” Abruptly, he turned to the intercom, jabbed it on. “Bridge, this is Grand Admiral Thrawn. Signal the Death’s Head; inform Captain Harbid we’ll be temporarily leaving the Fleet. He’s to continue making tactical surveys of the local systems and pulling data dumps wherever possible. ” The bridge acknowledged, and Thrawn turned back to Pellaeon.

The lamp didn’t even flicker. Gritting her teeth, she tried again; again, it didn’t work. Still not enough fine control over the Force, obviously, for something as small as a light switch. Untangling herself from the blankets, she tried to make a lunge for it. Across the room, the side door opened to reveal a tall woman in a dressing robe. ” she called softly, brushing her shimmering white hair back from her eyes. ” Leia sighed and gave up. “Come on in, Winter. ” “I haven’t been listening,” Winter said as she glided into the room, sounding almost offended that Leia would even suggest such a thing of her.

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