Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars) - Timothy Zahn

Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars)

By Timothy Zahn

  • Release Date: 2018-07-24
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 168 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.
“I have sensed a disturbance in the Force.” 

Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root—its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor’s favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs—including the Death Star project—the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it’s not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there’s more behind his royal command than either man suspects.

In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown . . . and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance—neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.

Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged—by a test of their allegiance to the Empire . . . and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.

Praise for Thrawn: Alliances

“It’s a science fiction beach read in the best way, brisk and amusing, with some cool additions to the Star Wars galaxy.”—Den of Geek
“Like all of Zahn’s novels set in a galaxy far, far away, it’s an essential read for anyone looking for an artistically done adventure.”—CNET


  • Yuuzhan Vong 2.0

    By ben jam tra
    Very disappointed to see a new Yuuzhan Vong, the Vong were a low point in Star Wars Legends and they are making the same mistake twice.
  • Thrawn

    By Sim City Tex
    ...has too many Sherlock Holmes characteristics
  • Fun read- wish it was longer!

    By PassiveAggressiveReviewer7
    Good plot with a nice pace. It almost moves too quickly though I’ll admit that I’d enjoy reading descriptions of Thrawn’s observations while grocery shopping. Enjoyed the interactions between Thrawn, Vader, Anakin and Padme. Though not the main intent, probably one of the best deep dives into Vader’s personality. Also enjoyed the handful of EU references.
  • Not nearly as good as the first

    By Danny Saiz
    Thrawn teams up with Vader. What a great formula. It’s almost guaranteed to be great. Unfortunately not the case. If you buy this novel expecting the same great experience you got from the last one, you will be disappointed. Go into this with your expectations low and it should work out just fine.
  • On form

    By ovenmitt545
    Another great book by Zahn.
  • More Thrawn please!

    By gwhizkids
    Excellent read. Although nominally about Thrawn, the story is really an examination of the greatest character in the Star Wars universe. Thrawn is rapidly reaching #2 status though.
  • I want more

    By PotterHeadGwen
    Just finished it and it was really amazing. I just can’t get enough. I really recommend reading this, it’s actually kinda educational. I’ve started to look deeper into things and noticing little details about stuff around my life ever since i read the first Thrawn book. This one helped open my eyes more. I seriously hope they allow Mr. Zahn to write more books if he wishes (I HOPE HE DOES).
  • Decent

    By Pralf
    The last book was much better. This was still good. Would of preferred a book more in the last’s style.
  • Good ,but

    By JRG 1016
    Good book hard to stop listening But just a little let down from the last Book . What about a Eligh Vanto book
  • Maggie

    By a growth
    Your car is that Pauli go