December is fast approaching and you know what that means! That's right, Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi will appear from a movie studio far, far away on screens all over the multi-verse. This is not news to most of you, I know, but this fantastic three book series, referred to as the Thrawn Trilogy, may well be. Book 1, Heir to the Empire, takes place 5 years after Return of the Jedi (roughly 25 years before Force Awakens) and finds Han and Leia having tied the knot and expecting twins while Luke is finding his way as a Jedi Knight. Of course along the way an evil presence in the form of Admiral Thrawn is searching for a Dark Jedi to help restore the Evil Empire. Published way back in 1991, this series brought new life to the Star Wars franchise while staying true to the source material. Enjoy them, you will.— From Javier's Picks
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this essential Star Wars Legends novel—the first ever to take place after the events of the original trilogy—Grand Admiral Thrawn makes his debut on the galactic stage.
Five years ago, 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 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 a vital discovery that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build.
About the Author
Timothy Zahn is the author of more than sixty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novelettes, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for Best Novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels (Thrawn, Thrawn: Alliances, Thrawn: Treason, Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising, Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, Survivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, Choices of One, and Scoundrels), with more than eight million copies of his books in print. Other books include StarCraft: Evolution, the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. Zahn has a BS in physics from Michigan State University and an MS from the University of Illinois. He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.