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Thrawn and his allies race to save the Chiss Ascendancy from an unseen enemy in the second book in the epic Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from best-selling author Timothy Zahn.

Thrawn's latest triumph still rests newly on his shoulders. Despite leading the Chiss to victory and bringing glory to the House of Mitth, the true threat to the Ascendancy has not yet been extinguished. Their foes do not send threats or ultimatums, or mass ships on the edge of the Chaos. Their weapons come cloaked in smiles and generosity: gifts offered freely. Services granted unconditionally.

Across the Ascendancy, seemingly inconsequential events could herald the doom of the Chiss. As Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet rally to uncover the enemy plot, they discover a chilling truth: rather than invade Chiss capitals or pillage their resources, they strike at the very foundation of the Ascendancy, seeking to widen the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and the Forty Great Houses below. As rivalry and suspicion sow discord among allies, each warrior must decide what matters most to them: the security of their family, or the survival of the Ascendancy itself.

©2021 Timothy Zahn (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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Boring

Don't know or care about any of the characters Thrawn was barely in it and I wish they would stop using music from the films

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another great book in a great series

a great story worthy of a great character as always.A must read/listen for any star wars fan.The best part....its all cannon, just like the movies.This series suceeda with the character of thrawn where rebels failed.This thrawn is someone who you will learn to love and admire greatly.An excellent and legendary character is crafted in these stories who suceeds against all odds with witt,courage,skill and most importantly stratedgy.Happy may 4th :)

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The best so far

Better than the first book in the series, and I loved the first book.

Could not put this down, the B-Plot weaves so wonderfully into the main plot, or was the main plot the b plot? Hard to tell, it's so good

Once again, Marc Thompson killing it keeping me super immersed, and Timothy Zahn is at the top of his game, the space combat is so well written you will be on the edge of your seat.

A movie in your ears, just do yourself the favour of getting this

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Cream of the crop

I love the Thrawn books to varying degrees. Before this my favourite was Dark Force Rising but Greater Good has taken number one spot. Skillfully crafted with intricate interweving plotlines - as intricate as the metals on those broaches, that converge in an interesting way. Plus, great ending that left me ready for the next installment. Thank the force I won’t have to wait long. Loved every minute.
Great performance once again by Marc Thompson too.

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Great 👍

loved it, especially the narrator. The right amount of action, political intrigue, and world building

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Thrawn

Loved it, can't wait for the next installment.
perfectly reflex Thrawns tactical mind and the strong loyalty of the Chiss

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amazing book

was so fun to liaten to enjoyed every part cant wait to listen to next one.

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Great production

Loved it and can't wait to get started on the next book in the series

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Amazingggg

amazing both written and narator, Thrawn is a classic and it's so dope we can get si much info for his life in the ascendancy

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God damn...

It's just so good... and with the audiobook so so good... I thought the ending was a bit odd at first but when the end music hit... oh I'm happy I have the third book already on my hands...

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Master Narrator and voice actor

Marc Thompson is absolutely phenomenal, he's like 5 people in 1, so many voices it's hard to fathom...