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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 po The great tactician returns to the canon ONCE GREAT ALWAYS GREAT Grand Admiral Thrawn was created by Timothy Zahn in his original Thrawn trilogy that it was the cornerstone of the then Star Wars Expanded Universe in prose novels However due the buying of Disney of Lucasfilms that trilogy became non canon and part of what is know nowadays as “Legends” and of course since that trilogy was written so early in the franchise where the Clone Wars weren’t properly developed in the Preuel Trilogy it’s also clear that several details in that prose trilogy were already imposible to fit in the Star Wars canon timelineOf course Thrawn kept returning in a way or another mentioned or actually appearing in other following novels by Zahn but all those novels fell under the “Legends” label tooSo while a couple of years Thrawn remained in a blurry area without a canonical statusButThrawn became canonical once again in the Third Season of the CGI animated TV series Star Wars Rebels and he was great there but it was a matter of respect and gratitude that the high powers Disney and Lucasfilms executives would give a green light to the prolific author Timothy Zahn to write a new novel now properly inside of the current Star Wars Canon revealing an unknown part of Thrawn’s past and how he reached the high rank of Grand Admiral in the Imperial NavyAnd so Thrawn proved once again that he was great since the beginning with his military cunning astonishing tactics timing caution charismatic manipulation deep interest in art and culture and intense honorOnce great always great Not matter if canon or not NOT EVEN THRAWN IS AN ISLAND In this exceptional novel Timothy Zahn exposed how an alien from even outside of the galaxy was able to reach one of the highest ranks in the racist and elitist Imperial Navy that as in many real life situation you can’t do it without friendships alliances and contactsThrawn forges key links with already known Star Wars characters I don’t spoil them but also he played his hands when choosing to keep near of him characters like Eli Vanto first appearance here and Arihnda Pryce introduced in Star Wars Rebels where each became valuable assets to the great tactician in different battlefields Military and Politics respectivelyOf course while the book was really great in the chapters dedicated to Thrawn that it was my reason to read the novel I felt that there were just too much about Arinhda Pryce that it was clear that she was pivotal to help Thrawn in certain moments of his rising military career however I don’t think it was necessary to explain in so much detail how Arihnda Pryce ascended in her own choosing of career path Each chapter begins with excerpts of Thrawn’s personal diary that they are astonishingly written certainly a book about the art of war from the point of view of Thrawn could be something overwhelming to readThe great tactician is back The war games are on again

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Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn #1Wer and infamyAfter Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine And just as uickly Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant Darth Vader; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated On missions to rout smugglers snare spies and defeat pirates he triumphs time and again even as his renegade methods infuriate superiors while inspiring ever greater admiration from the Empire As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power h 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum opinion time I never cared for the Thrawn trilogy Though to be fair I was late to the party and only started reading Heir to the Empire after college sometime in the mid 2000s about 15 years after its original publication In my eyes the books did not age very well and I think many tended to view them through nostalgia tinted glassesStill setting my personal critiue of the books aside as a character I do maintain that Thrawn is one of the best to come out of the Star Wars universe And I suspect the powers that be agree as well explaining why Thrawn was canonically reintroduced in the third season of Star Wars Rebels despite the original trilogy having been classified “Legends” along with much of the old Expanded Universe Timothy Zahn was tapped to reprise his role as author to a new novel about the titular character which is intended to chronicle his early life and meteoric rise to power It’s a rare opportunity for any reader to revisit a favorite character like this and thus far I’ve really enjoyed Thrawn’s appearances on the show which is why come hell or high water I knew I was going to read this bookLike many origin tales Thrawn begins with our Chiss protagonist in humble circumstances alone and exiled on a planet at the edge of known space For those familiar with Zahn’s Mist Encounter this first section is essentially a fleshed out and updated retelling of the events in that short story A good chunk of the novel is also told through the eyes of Eli Vanto a lowly Imperial cadet who is taken along on an investigation of this jungle world because of his knowledge of these backwater systems When the crew encounters Thrawn they are immediately impressed by his survival skills and knowledge of military strategy traits that are said to be valued by the Chiss Ascendancy Obviously these skills are also highly sought after in the Empire leading the Imperials to bring Thrawn to Coruscant so that Emperor Palpatine can decide his fateDespite being an alien Thrawn manages to impress the Emperor with his elouence and persuasiveness and immediately gets assigned to a military academy to hone his skills and knowledge of the Imperial Navy Eli Vanto is sent along with him in order to be translator and guide to all things related to the Empire’s culture and society—a role that the cadet resents at first but in time he learns to respect Thrawn’s intelligence and personality especially when after graduation the Chiss starts getting promotion after promotionMeanwhile on a mining planet called Lothal another origin story for a Rebels character is beginning to unfold Before she became the governor of her planet Arihnda Pryce was a young company heiress forced to watch everything her family has built fall into the Empire’s hands Secretly vowing her revenge Pryce agrees to work for an Imperial Senator already making plans to worm herself inside the political machine where she will bide her time until she has enough power to take what she wants Along the way though she’ll need some help—and Thrawn who is making his own way up the ranks at this point may prove to be the perfect allyNot surprisingly Thrawn is a very character focused novel detailing how the Chiss became so successful even in the face of the Empire’s xenophobia as well as to put readers into his head The first is accomplished by simply by giving examples of Thrawn’s genius and describing the processes that led to his victories It didn’t matter that many in the Empire held anti alien attitudes; the Emperor saw potential in Thrawn and he only cares about results It is clear that Thrawn eventually achieved Grand Admiral status on his own terms and merits and his leadership skills naturally drew others to him despite what they might think of his originsHowever putting readers into Thrawn’s head is another subtle matter Zahn’s writing has

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Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn #1 Book ´ 427 pages î Timothy zahn î ➽ [Reading] ➿ Star Wars Thrawn Star Wars Thrawn #1 By Timothy Zahn ➲ – One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire Grand Admiral Thrawn is also oE schools his trusted aide Ensign Eli Vanto in the arts of combat and leadership and the secrets of claiming victory But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield he has much to learn in the arena of politics where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemyAll these lessons will be put to the ultimate test when Thrawn rises to admiral and must pit all the knowledge instincts and battle forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy and his own carefully laid plans for future ascendancy Say goodbye to Sun Tzu's Art of War Behold Thrawn's Art of War Cue epic war drums Leadership and obedience are the two legs on which a warrior’s life is balanced Without both victory cannot be achievedLeadership depends on information and comprehension Not so obedience Sometimes a commander may choose to share details of his plan Often he may not In either case obedience must be instant and completeSuch automatic response relies on trust between commander and those commanded And that trust can only be obtained through leadership The next guy who is going to declare war on me is going to be really sorry A Stranger in Strange land? Chiss Most of the galaxy thought this mysterious race of warriors as a harrowing myth A creation of blood chilling stories and rumorsNow It is no longer a rumor but a fact The empire's navy has found an exiled Chiss while patrolling the outer rims of the galaxy His name? Mitth’raw’nuruodo Oh don't make that face Say it with me Mith THRAW noo roo o doNow you are as cool as Emperor PalpatineWe are introduced to many characters Notably Thrawn the Chiss who made a deal with Emperor to get into Empire's Navy We are introduced to Eli a young outer rim cadet who end up being Thrawn's translator and later his aide We also meet Arinhda Pryce an ambitious outer rim miner who vows to rise politically to gain power The story is about power and politics It is about victory and defeat It is about strategies of War It is about principles and the fine lines that one crosses to become a Villain Most of all it is about the in depth personal profile of a great tactical mind For me one of the best parts of the story other than Thrawn himself was the portrayal of Empire Okay Let me explain In the original trilogy Empire was always this big bad wolf for me An evil body of power Yet Zann's is Empire is scarier His empire is filled with politics corrupt bureaucrats racism bribery and pride In short the Empire is nothing but a regular governmentI am a sucker for tactical planning and military strategies Believe me when I say this one got it all thanks to Thrawn I loved the story the politics and the complex yet spectacular characterization view spoilerI was expecting Thrawn to be an actual Villain but at the end of the day he was one of the sane characters in the story When I talked about the lines that one crosses to become a villain I was talking about Arindha Pryce who turned out to be well Selfish But Zahn has characterized her in such a way that we can not even blame her That my friend is where the story wins hide spoiler