- File Size: 6808 KB
- Print Length: 434 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (June 28, 2011)
- Publication Date: June 28, 2011
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00513HX7Y
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Heir to the Empire: Star Wars Legends (The Thrawn Trilogy) (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, the first volume of a three-book cycle, was almost an instant phenomenon when it was published in hardcover. With its depiction of the continuing battle between what is left of the Galactic Empire and the fledgling New Republic, this novel cleverly mixes the characters from the Classic Trilogy with a cast of newly created heroes and villains, some of whom will make appearances in other authors' Star Wars works.
As Heir to the Empire begins, the New Republic has been engaged in a long campaign to mop up the remnants of the once-mighty Empire. The once dreaded Imperial Fleet is in disarray, political and military control of the late Emperor Palpatine's New Order has changed hands several times, yet the former Rebels have reduced Imperial dominion to one quarter of its former size. Yet even as Mon Mothma and the New Republic government establish democratic rule from Coruscant (former capital of both the Old Republic and the Galactic Empire), a new dark force has arisen in the form of one of the Empire's most cunning warriors.
His name is Thrawn, and his tactical and intellectual gifts are so great that the racist and sexist Palpatine had promoted him to be the only non-human to wear the white uniform of Grand Admiral. For several years after the Battle of Endor (where the Rebels destroyed the second Death Star and both the Emperor and Darth Vader died), Thrawn was pacifying the Unknown Regions until his return to Imperial territory.Read more ›
Still, I can't fault the content here. The introductions are great, and the annotations range from little tidbits to genuine insight into Zahn's head at the time he was writing this.
While the hardcover has the notes by Timothy Zahn in the margins, this Kindle edition has hyperlinks which you have to scroll over and click on, which take you to a section in the back of the book with all the notations. I thought this would be a major pain, but it's not bad at all. It's very quick still and I never felt annoyed by it. I would've preferred a hardcover copy to be honest (and recommend that if you have the option), but I live in Korea now so I had to download the Kindle version. That said, I'm very satisfied with having bought this edition.
The notes themselves are more entertaining than I'd expected. I thought they'd be boring, tedious notes, but they give great insight into the story, the SW universe, as well as cool production notes such as limitations with what he was contractually allowed to do, and so on.
I'd highly recommend getting this book in either format and especially for any Star Wars fan or fan of light sci-fi/fantasy novels.
P.S. PLEASE support this book by purchasing it if you're interested. The publisher has stated that if this edition is successful enough they'll release similar 20th anniversary editions of Dark Force Rising and The Last Command.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Zahn is a great author that really appreciates the universe and does his research on it. Would recommend to any fan of Star Wars!Published 17 hours ago by Tejas Bhavsar
Great story and exploration of the aftermath of Jedi and a new villain at least as cunning and cruel as the Emperor.Published 4 days ago by Jonathan Allen
I now understand why this is not only revered as the greatest of the Star Wars EU books, but one of the finest science-fiction novels ever written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by reyjynrebel
As someone who saw the original "Star Wars" in the theatres back when movies cost $1 and has never read any of the Star Wars books, this was immensely enjoyable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love this series. Thrawn is proven to me a great mastermind and a lot of trouble for the rebellion. Don't forgot a crazy Master Jedi (not Luke) and Lei and Han have twins otw. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RussellR
Outstanding! Timothy Zahn is a master story teller. I can't wait to read the sequels!Published 1 month ago by Don White
Great story. One of the best "Legends" stories draws you right on in.Published 1 month ago by Todd Richards
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