Thrawn (Star Wars)

Thrawn (Star Wars)

By Timothy Zahn

  • Release Date: 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 5
From 339 Ratings
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

Praise for Thrawn

“The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains . . . a book that fans have wanted for decades.”—The Verge

“A satisfying tale of political intrigue . . . Thrawn’s observations and tactical thinking are utterly captivating.”—New York Daily News

“Quite the page-turner.”—Flickering Myth


  • Greatest villain and hero of the Star Wars series.

    By fubar164730
    Thrawn is by far my favorite storyline and this book did not disappoint. I was so excited that Disney decided to bring him back. Makes me hope the rumored Thrawn movie is really going to happen.
  • Great Addition

    By Newbie2234
    Excellent addition to the new Canon and a great look at the character we all knew and loved from the old EU. I'm looking forward to more from Thrawn.
  • Great read!

    By Mcmikefresh
    It was nice learning more about Thrawn! He is a tactical genius. I loved the book it was a great read! Some parts can get a little confusing or drawn out, but I guess it has to be to really understand how Thrawn thinks. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good read that is part of the new cannon.
  • The fine folks at Grand Moff Talkin' proudly recommend!

    By A personnel on books
    The context and nuance heaped upon Thrawn AS WELL AS Governor Pryce will please fans of Star Wars and Rebels alike! Hopefully we'll touch on this book in future episodes of the Grand Moff Talkin' podcast, but as for now, this is a wonderful read!
  • Amazing

    By Navy Bubble Head
    I knew very little about Thrawn before I saw him in Rebels. But I instantly gravitated towards him as much as I did Tarkin. This novel is amazing in painting a picture from a different point of view about the Empire.
  • A fun read, could have been more interesting

    By dubbyaPOW
    I loved the original series of thrawn books that take place ABY. I kept expecting the depth and twists and turns of that series, but this book never really got there. There wasn't a big reveal or shocking moment through out, it sort of plodded along and ended without a lot of excitement. Probably won't read this one again.
  • This book is life

    By PotterHeadGwen
    I absolutely LOVE this book. Everything was interesting and clever.
  • Best book so far

    By Blkarrow3171
    Timothy Zahn should write all Star Wars books
  • Thrawn

    By Shawnbus1
    The untold rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn now revealed. Timothy Zahn has created a wonderful story that reveals some of Thrawn's origins with the Imperial Navy which does not conflict with either the Legends brand or the new canon. If I were to sum it up to someone who knows nothing about him and has only seen the Star Wars movies - Sherlock Holmes in Star Wars. For anyone who has read the "Heir to the Empire" trilogy and enjoyed it, this purchase is a no brainer. It was a pleasure to read another tale of Thrawn by Zahn. I hope there are more to come.
  • The Best!

    By iRoswell
    Thrawn is the best novel in the new Star Wars canon! Not only does it bring back Thrawn, it also brings new life to an epic character! Loved every page!!!