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Brought to you by Penguin.

The New York Times best seller.

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from best-selling 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 favour of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realises 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....

©2019 Timothy Zahn (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Good, not great like previous 2.

Weakest of the new trilogy but should lead to more books on Thrawn. Greatest star wars character ever.

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excellent book really great story would like to he

great book needs more of these to expand on his career and that of vantos

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Two thumbs towards the stars!

Great listen👍👍
Doesn't get better than Timothy Zahn brought to vivid life by Marc Thompson. Awesome performance as usual, and especially enjoyed the Sean Connery accent on Admiral Saveet😊

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Would love to see film versions of Thrawn...

I think these would make good films, maybe the a forthcoming channel may pick them up...

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Truly epic

It's a lot better than the previous book, not as good as the first one tho

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Just Amazing.

The trilogy was amazing, the author done justice for all of the pre existing characters which can be hard to do and the narrator done a fabulous job giving personality to the characters. It felt true to the Star Wars universe and the sound effects even further enhanced the experience making it feel even more star warsy. I would highly recommend.

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A great ending to a great trilogy

This book was just as good as the first book. The story is really good and a nice change of air after the second book.

The performance of Marc Thompson was good as always

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Enthralling story...!

Whizzed through the story in no time. Intricate plot threads brought together satisfyingly. Most enjoyable.

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Fantastic conclusion to a brilliant trilogy

The first book in this Thrawn trilogy was outstanding. I felt the second, Alliances, wasn't quite to the same standard, although there was still a lot to enjoy. Treason, the concluding title that wraps up events leading into the important moments of Rebels season 4, had me as gripped and excited as the first book, and even made Alliances more satisfying in the end. Absolutely buzzing with this epic story, cannot wait to start the Ascendancy trilogy - Timothy Zahn is brilliant!! As always, Marc Thompson is a total pro - he is the voice of Star Wars for me. 10/10 loved these books!!

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Solid end to trilogy (Miss Moneypenny)

All things considered this was a satisfactory ending to a fine Star Wars trilogy, not as good as the first but better than the second.

Performance wise I really enjoyed this, Marc Thompson harnessing his inner Sean Connery on Grand Admiral Savit a highlight, much better than the whiny Padme from Alliances.

Treason really sets up future instalments by planting the dread and foreboding of the Grysks and the plot development of Vanto leaves good opportunities.

On to the prequel trilogy next for me….

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  • Dylan Bradley
  • 23-08-21

wish it went on longer

I wsntttt more!
this whole series was amazing and I want more 😍 😭

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  • M. Gruba
  • 19-01-21

Another good performance let down by annoying side effects.

Great story. Excellently read by Marc Thompson.

But the sound effects, ridiculous and distracting. If you could provide a version with just the performer, that would be five stars in all categories.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-20

Entertainment for Star Wars fans.

The story is adequate but the cover implied that the Emporer would have more of a central role than he actually has.

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  • Dodes
  • 03-07-20

Infallible Thrawn in well performed Fun Adventure

I've loved Thrawn since Zahn's officially trilogy - the most interesting character in the Star Wars universe in my opinion. I'm really happy to see him back in this trilogy which I admit has been fun to read and listen to (even if it included prequel trilogy sillyness in book 2 albeit well done, getting the characters bang on).

I admit I have no interest in the tv series and while I acknowledge that watching them is useful to the background and some characters, I got through this book and the others purely out of interest for Thrawn. I'm very much looking forward to Ascendancy...

My only real criticism is the way that:
1. Thrawn is infallible - he never seems to make mistakes (other than political which doesn't seem to matter)

2. Most other characters, particularly bad guys are hopelessly one dimensional. Ronan in this book is as stereotype as it gets.

That said, I love the story and where it leads, I like the nods to Zahn's original trilogy like Pellaeon, and how Zahn always seems to pull some sort of twist. He is definitely an entertaining writer who usually officers you what you want.

Thompson performs well as he always does and the production values are generally high with effective sound effects and music (though it can sound corny)

Get this for Thrawn and fun - not for deep and meaningful characters.

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  • Miclou
  • 22-10-19

Excellent

Best of the three Thrawn books imo. Couldn't put it down. Narrator was excellent also.

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  • Branimir
  • 07-09-19

Another entertaining book about Thrawn

The story is very good on its own but just as Alliances, it is not up to the stratospheric standards reached by the first Thrawn book. I hope very much that Timothy Zahn will reintroduce Thrawn's Journal in the next book. A new opponent, at the level of Night Swan, would be far preferable than the barely visible Grisks. The narrator has been outstanding in all three books but it is inexplicable how so high level production with so many female characters cannot secure at least one female narrator to partner Marc Thompson.