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A masterpiece

  • Sep 9, 2010
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I first read this book 15 years ago, and it hasn't lost its magic. While much of the rest of the Star Wars Expanded Universe has become bogged down with irrelevant characters and unrealistic plot twists, Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire Trilogy actually manages to recapture the feeling of the original Star Wars trilogy. The original characters all play great roles and the ploy is well paced. More important, this book introduced several of the Expanded Universe's most beloved characters, from Mara Jade to Grand Admiral Thrawn. I did think Zahn did go a bit overboard with C'baoth at the end. However, Thrawn's ending is easily one of the most dramatic of any in the Expanded Universe. Overall, this trilogy is required reading for any Star Wars fan (the other books - not so much). Too bad there hasn't been anything to match this since the early 1990s.

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In the conclusion to the trilogy, Luke and Leia face personal danger as they defend themselves and the newborn Jedi twins against the twisted ambitions of the Dark Jedi C'baoth. 300,000 first printing.--This text refers to theHardcoveredition.
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ISBN-10: 0553564927
ISBN-13: 978-0553564921
Author: Timothy Zahn
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Spectra
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