Star Wars by Timothy Zahn
Dark Force Rising

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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.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
 

About Timothy Zahn

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Timothy Zahn is a Hugo Award-winner, and author of the "New York Times" best seller "Heir to the Empire". Born in Chicago, he earned a B.S. in physics from MichiganStateUniversity and an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois. He sold his first story to "Analog" in 1978, and immediately attracted attention as a new writer of science fiction based on real, cutting-edge science. Baen recently published his popular Cobra trilogy in one volume. His other popular series include the "Conqueror" and "Dragonback" novels. Zahn has written over twenty novels.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by Spectra. 450 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels, Romance. Fiction

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Hugo winner Zahn, author of five previous Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire , etc.), serves up another G-rated crowd-pleaser in the bestselling franchise series.

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Examiner

To my mind, there aren't enough Star Wars books that maintain that light-hearted sense of adventure that permeates Star Wars.

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Suite 101

Often confused with fantasy literature, magical realism has its own defining characteristics that sets it apart as a separate and popular genre.

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USA Today

If anyone can get down and dirty in various galactic hives of scum and villainy, it's Han Solo.That scruffiest of nerf-herders and fan-favorite Star Wars antihero is put in an Ocean's Eleven situation in Timothy Zahn's novel Star Wars: Scoundrels, a tome to tide Solo aficionados over while they w...

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Tor

“Star Wars meets Ocean's Eleven” is the quick pitch for Star Wars: Scoundrels, but that sells the book short by a few parsecs.

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SF Site

ISFDB Bibliography Timothy Zahn Interview Another Timothy Zahn Interview Star Wars Site The Official Mark Hamill Home Page Star Wars Forum Lucas Arts Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment This is the first book of the two-volume series The Hand of Thrawn, by award-winning autho...

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ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Manta's Gift In his introduction to Star Song and Other Stories, Timothy Zahn explains that he has always liked short stories, and especially short story collections.

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Acclaimed writer Timothy Zahn was given the task of creating a continuation of the Star Wars Saga, giving readers their first glimpse into was to be known as The Expanded Universe.

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ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Night Train to Rigel SF Site Review: The Green And The Gray SF Site Review: Star Song and Other Stories SF Site Review: Manta's Gift SF Site Review: Angelmass SF Site Review: Icarus Hunt SF Site Review: Star Wars: Specter of the Past Next year marks ...

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ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: Star Wars: Outbound Flight SF Site Review: Night Train to Rigel SF Site Review: The Green And The Gray SF Site Review: Star Song and Other Stories SF Site Review: Manta's Gift SF Site Review: Angelmass SF Site Review: Icarus Hunt SF Site Review: Star War...

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SF Signal

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back has always been my favorite of the movies because of the darker tone and so Heir to the Empire hits the sweet spot in that department.

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Fangirl

The flow of the book is classic Zahn: introduce a bunch of elements separately and spend the first half of the book drawing them all together to the same place, followed by a second half of the book that’s nonstop mayhem.

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Fangirl

Scoundrels does have the bonus that you don’t have to have read any other Star Wars book to appreciate this story, but if you have read other books, they’ll be extra bits for you to indulge in, too.

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Geek Speak Magazine

There are a few things that feel a tad forced, such as the multiple uses of the standard Star Wars line “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” And while the cat and mouse back and forth between the Empire and the Republic is, for the most part, well done and fun to read, Thrawn himself seems to be ...

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