Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet--a dead Imperial warlord.
The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats--one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings.
About the Author
Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty science fiction novels. He has also written many short stories, as well as "Cascade Point", which won the Hugo Award for best novella. His other works include the Dragonback series, of which "Dragon and Thief "was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and the bestselling Star Wars novel, "Heir to the Empire". Zahn lives in Oregon.
"Zahn turns in his usual high-caliber performance."--Library Journal
"Longtime fans should get considerable pleasure from this addition to the saga."--Publishers Weekly