Wednesday, December 5, 2018

New Novel 'Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason' Announced

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Del Rey announced the next installment in author Timothy Zahn's new series of Thrawn novel.  The third book, titled Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason, was announced today on the most recent episode of The Star Wars Show.  The novel is slated to hit shelves in Summer 2019, and is a follow-up to the 2017 novel Star Wars Thrawn and its 2018 sequel Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances.  You can see the announcement on The Star Wars Show below,

The official preview synopsis was also released on, you can read it for yourself below,

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.”

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.

Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets.

As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

The novel is Timothy Zahn's thirteenth in the Star Wars universe and third of the "new" canon.  Zahn created the character of Grand Admiral Thrawn for his first Star Wars novel, Heir to the Empire, back in 1991.  The novel, along with its sequels Dark Force Rising and The Last Command, kicked off the new era of Star Wars publishing which continues to this day.  Zahn later helped bring the character back following the canon reset in 2014, writing the new Thrawn series of novels and advising on the character's portrayal on the animated series Star Wars Rebels.

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