There is a lot of excitement in the Star Wars community for the upcoming novel Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn. The novel's release date, April 11th, is just a few days before Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, taking place from April 13-16. Given the proximity of the release date to the convention, publisher Del Rey announced they will have special limited edition of the novel that will only be available at Celebration. The content of the novel will be the same, but the Celebration edition will feature a special cover and fans who buy a copy will receive a still to be announced additional gift. Check out the cover below,
The Celebration edition of Thrawn will cost $35 and will only be available at the convention. There will be no pre-orders, so attendees must go to the Del Rey booth at Celebration.
If you can't make it to Celebration, but still want a different edition of Thrawn, Barnes and Noble will also have an exclusive edition with a black cover and a pull out double-sided poster. This edition will cost $28.99, the same as the regular (white cover) edition.
Star Wars: Thrawn tells the canon backstory of the villain Grand Admiral Thrawn. The character was first created by author Timothy Zah back in the 1990s for the novel Star Wars: Heir to the Empire. Though novels published prior to September 2014 have since been rendered non-canon ("Legends"), the character's popularity led to him being introduced into the new canon the third season of the animated series Star Wars Rebels (where he voiced by House of Cards star Lars Mikkelsen). You can read an excerpt from Thrawn here.
Star Wars: Thrawn hits shelves on April 11th. Star Wars Celebration takes place in Orlando, Florida from April 13th-16th.
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