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tar Wars books are always in progress. While we’re waiting for the release of one, it’s almost guaranteed at this point that we’ll hear about another.

Last year it came as no surprise that the second book in Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy would hit physical and digital shelves in 2021. No one expected a second book from Zahn - especially not another book in the same trilogy - to drop in the same year.

And yet. Here we are.

Today This Week In Star Wars revealed that the third and final book in Thrawn’s epic origin story will arrive this fall.

We don’t know much about the story within - we haven’t even read the second book yet (THIS MONTH!). But StarWars.com did provide a vague summary.

"The Chiss are no strangers to war. Their mythic status in the Chaos was earned through conflict and terrible deeds, some long buried. Until now. To ensure the Ascendancy’s future, Thrawn will delve deep into its past, uncovering the dark secrets surrounding the ascension of the First Ruling Family. But the truth of a family’s legacy is only as strong as the legend that supports it. Even if that legend turns out to be a lie.

To secure the salvation of the Ascendancy, is Thrawn willing to sacrifice everything? Including the only home he has ever known?"

Will the third installment of the trilogy finally reveal the events that led to Thrawn’s position where we found him at the beginning of Zahn’s first canon trilogy? We’ll have to wait just a little longer to find out.

Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil is set to arrive on November 16, 2021.

You can find all the details and the full cover reveal on StarWars.com.

While you wait for the end, the second book in Zahn’s latest Thrawn-centric trilogy arrives April 27, 2021. You can view our complete Book Profile for more details and pre-order your copy now.

For a complete list of recent and upcoming Star Wars book and comic releases, visit our regularly updated Release Schedule.

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Meg is a writer, podcaster, and photographer. She lives in Illinois with her dog and medal-worthy book collection, and believes any conversation in which Star Wars references are applicable is one worth having.

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