Dark Force Rising
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Dark Force Rising

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Timothy Zahn
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The New Republic is already on the brink of collapse with Grand Admiral Thrawn’s plight to re-conquer the galaxy, but its problems are far from over. A traitor has found its way into the highest level of its leadership at the same time as Luke Skywalker has been lured away by the promises of the long-forgotten, unstable Jedi Jorus C’baoth. Just as things seem as dark as they can get, Han and Lando learn that Thrawn is on the brink of making a discovery that could bring an end to the New Republic altogether.

The second installment of the Thrawn trilogy manages to raise the stakes even higher than the first. Timothy Zahn—like Grand Admiral Thrawn himself—is in top form in this novel.

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The dying Empire's most cunning and ruthless warlord - Grand Admiral Thrawn - has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic's destruction. With the aid of unimaginable weapons long hidden away by the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to turn the tide of battle, overwhelm the New Republic, and impose his iron rule throughout the galaxy.

Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council - only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies.

Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness...and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side.

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Dark Force Rising continues the story of the struggle against Grand Admiral Thrawn as he continues to play with the fate of the galaxy like one would play holochess. As he continues to stay one step ahead, more events come to light that make the fate of the galaxy seem even more bleak. Dark Jedi, warship fleets, and potential traitors to the New Republic all find their way into this book. Definitely pick this up once you've finished Heir to the Empire.

- Charles Hankel

Zahn's trilogy continues with another amazing adventure surrounding the Grand Admiral, himself. As the overall plot of the series began to reveal itself, I found myself losing a bit of my connection to the characters as I attempted to figure out Thrawn's plot before our heroes, but ultimately, all I needed to do was trust that Zahn had me covered...because he absolutely does. The mythology of Star Wars expands beautifully in this next chapter, and the word epic could not be more appropriate.

- Eric Eilersen

- Heather Goldman

- Karl Sander

- Meg Dowell

- Stacey White

- Corey Helton

- Andrew Bell

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Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
May 1, 1992
ISBN:
0553085743
Page Count:
376
Issues Collected:
Audiobook
Narrator(s):
Marc Thompson

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Hardcover
Dark Force Rising
ISBN
0553085743
May 1, 1992
Paperback
Dark Force Rising
ISBN
978-0553560718
February 1, 1993
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