Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy) by Timothy Zahn

Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy)

byTimothy Zahn

Kobo ebook | June 28, 2011

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It’s five years after the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and drove the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.
 
But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build.

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!

Timothy Zahn was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 1, 1951. He received a B.S. degree in physics from Michigan State University in East Lansing in 1973 and a M.S. degree in physics from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana in 1975. In 1975, Zahn began writing science fiction as a hobby. When his thesis advisor died in 19...
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Title:Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 28, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307796108

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and Entertaining Read! This was my first time reading Heir and it was a great time! Couldn't put it down. There's a lot of adventure to be had here and more time with Luke, Han, Leia and the gang. Furthermore, we get our first introduction to Thrawn, a villain so popular he's been revived into the new canon. Heir may not be canon anymore, but that shouldn't stop you from picking it up.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classically Star Wars This book, like all of Timothy Zahn's Star Wars books are essential reading for fans of the movies. Despite not being canon anymore, this trilogy and the duology set years later are well worth picking up. The characters in the Thrawn trilogy are pure Star Wars being as alive to me and millions of readers as Luke, Leia, Han and all the others in the movies. It is no surprise that this is the book that single-handedly reawakened the previously canon timeline.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrawn A great sequel to Return of the Jedi; too bad its no longer canon
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good Another good legends book. #plumsrewards
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book I really liked the book, the development of the characters, and how enjoyable everything in the book was.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Star Wars #plumreview I think this is most people's favourite of the now defunct Star Wars EU. Great characters like Thrawn that are working there way back into the new EU.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Loved it! This was one of the first star wars books I read and it was great!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Loved it! This was one of the first star wars books I read and it was great!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite Star Wars Book This is the favourite book in my favourite Star Wars Series. I know it is not canon anymore but I still love it!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captures that Star Wars feel Really great book that introduces my favourite expanded universe character
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book This is a great book. Just ordered the next two from the series. Page Turner
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing A great book to start reading when starting the star wars universe. highly reccomend this book
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well written Well written but short compared to book length -was roughly 75% of anticipated length.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still a timeless classic This was the first Star Wars novel I ever read and it's what officially got me interested in the franchise. After 22 years, this book is still such an enjoyable read and perfectly captures the essence of the Star Wars universe. I still recommend this book to anyone looking to jump into the Star Wars universe.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good series Good starting point into the universe.
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good I wasn't amazed by any stretch, but it was a nice ride. I'm looking forward to the other two books in the series. It's all you really expect from the first book in a trilogy, to be drawn in and given something to look forward to.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy of the name Star Wars. This book has a great story with all the characters we know and love. It also clears the fog of some of the events in ESB and ROTJ. A great book to get you started in the expanded Star Wars universe.
Date published: 2001-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heir To The Empire, by Timothy Zahn Three words: Buy It Now! This book brings George Lucas' characters to life in a depth that even the movies didn't accomplish. Anyone who reads this book is in for one Heck of a ride.
Date published: 2001-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Finally, there are no more Death Stars or other weapons of mass destruction. Instead we get a mastermind tacticien which is original and makes this trilogy very enjoyable. I'd recommend you to read this book, it's Star Wars at it's best.
Date published: 2000-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is Episode 7!! One word, AMAIZING. This book is worthy of being called Episode 7. Incredible story, front to cover. Sets things up for 2 more mind-blowing books. If George Lucas wants to do episodes 7-8-9, he's got them right here: Heir to the empire, Dark force rising, and The last command. Timoty Zahn, or maybe call him George Lucas the 2nd!!!
Date published: 2000-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked Book I personnaly didn't think that this book was going to be that good.. Boy was I wrong.. it's the best book i've ever read... I had to go out and buy the next two... Timothy zahn was able to make it sound the same as the original scripts of the movies... A must read.. It's totally worth the money..
Date published: 2000-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heir to the review This book is excellent, despite what you have heard from other people, this book is by far the best story in the Star Wars Universe ever told, leading into an even better trilogy, I recomend anyone who is thinking of getting a Star Wars book to get this one above all else
Date published: 2000-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellence acheived TIMOTHY ZAHN IS AN INSPARIATIONAL WRITTER IN SCIENCE FICTION NO WONDER HE WON AN AWARD
Date published: 2000-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an action packed book HEIR TO THE EMPIRE IS EXCELLENT NOVEL FILLED WITH DOG FIGHTS ALL THE WAY TO SHOOT OUTS I THINK ITS THE BEST BOOK EVER!I CAN'T WAIT TILL I READ DARK FORCES RISING.
Date published: 2000-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The true essence of Star Wars for all to enjoy! Many novels have followed Zahn's Empire trilogy but this series of three books is by far the best! Zahn is able to let us know what it's like to be a Jedi or what it's like to be hunted by the Empire. Anyone who enjoys Star Wars will become addicted to all the stories from "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..." just as I was after reading Zahn. Pick this one up along with "Dark Force Rising" and "The Last Command", the other two books of the series.
Date published: 2000-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best novels ever. This book, part 1 of 3, is one of the best novels on the market. The author, Timothy Zahn, is one of the best science ficton authors in memory. A definite best buy!
Date published: 2000-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great start...to a great series! An excellent book in Timothy Zahn's 3 book series. This is the first book and is another must-read.
Date published: 1999-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best reading since the original 3 Zahn captures the essence of the original star wars universe. Grand Admiral Thrawn is the most amazing villan since the dark lord of the sith Darth Vader. A great beginning to an incredible series.
Date published: 1999-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zahn is the king!!!!! Truly Zahn is the king, well prince of Star Wars (only seconds to Lucus himself). This is by far the greatest novel I've ever read and I can't wait to finish the next two!!!
Date published: 1999-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ZAHN IS TRUELY THE BEST! This novel started my EU (Expanded Universe) with a bang. It is a great place to start if you are interested in reading SW novels. I definite must read!
Date published: 1999-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heir to the Empire This is the first book in the continuation of the Star Wars trilogy. Zahn truly captures the spirit that made the movies great. His new cast of characters blends perfectly with those with whom the fans are already familiar, and his storytelling is without fault. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 1999-06-21