Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn Duology - Legends

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Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 Summary

Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet--a dead Imperial warlord.

The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory. Facing incredible odds, Han and Leia begin a desperate race against time to prevent the New Republic from unraveling in the face of two inexplicable threats--one from within and one from without. Meanwhile, Luke teams up with Mara Jade, using the Force to track down a mysterious pirate ship with a crew of clones. Yet, perhaps most dangerous of all, are those who lurk in the shadows, orchestrating a dark plan that will turn the New Republic and the Empire into their playthings.

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  • Book 1

    • Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1

    • By: Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
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    • Story
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    The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Star Wars books

    • By JD on 15-09-17

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 2

    • Vision of the Future: Star Wars (The Hand of Thrawn)

    • Book II
    • By: Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing<br />

    • By Anonymous User on 14-06-18

    Regular price: £42.69