Treason

Treason Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn If I were to serve the Empire you would command my allegian

  • Title: Treason
  • Author: Timothy Zahn
  • ISBN: 1984820982
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling 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, p Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling 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 destructive.Now, as Thrawn s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by than just military acumen or tactical efficiency Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 334 pages Published July 23rd 2019 by Del Rey More Details ISBN 1984820982 ISBN13 9781984820983 Edition Language English Series Star Wars Thrawn 3, Star Wars Disney Canon Novel Other Editions All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Treason, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Is the Thrwan Trilogy still canon like 23 days ago See all 3 answers Jamy If I m correct, the only Thrawn novels that are currently canon are the last three that make up newest trilogy I 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grab for a certain battle station Then Thrawn s loyalties Great book I was a little dubious about this book After the last book being slightly sub par good instead of great , and Thrawn s character in Rebels bring Imperial then any other incarnation of him I was not sure what to expect from this book I am glad to say I loved it and could not put it down.The story takes place a week before the finale of Rebels season 3 Thrawn is seemingly brought in as a pawn of Tarkin, to use make a grab for a certain battle station Then Thrawn s loyalties are brought into question when his own people arrived on their own mission bringing with a a certain person not seem since book 1 and an enemy threat Also not all threats to the Empire are external It is interesting that Thrawn is a much an outsider to his own people as he ever was in the Empire In Rebels I saw Thrawn s ruthless side, but in the book I am shown his loyalty to his crew and subordinates and in turn their gratitude and loyalty back to him A few interesting characters and names to watch out for as well an honorable mention of another Timothy Zahn created imperial character.A great ending to this Thrawn trilogy, but is this the end of him For some who was not known for his political savvy, he has loyalties in the Imperial military and has place key individuals how would have continued to climb higher since his disappearance Also his own agenda has yet to be revealed I might be wishful thinking but I truly believe their is to come flag 61 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 19, 2018 Peter Hale marked it as to read It s Treason, then flag 31 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 23, 2019 Jonathan D rated it it was amazing Shelves reading challenge 2019 In the lead up to Thrawn Treason, I had heard tid bits and read some reviews from people I usually agree with that said that Thrawn Treason was a mediocre book and probably the worst of Timothy Zahn s Thrawn related books.That, for me at least, was definitely not the case.Thrawn Treason is a fun, intriguing novel By the end, I felt as if Timothy Zahn had created a book that combined the concepts of George Lucas and Agatha Christie The language and word choice used feels just exactly like what In the lead up to Thrawn Treason, I had heard tid bits and read some reviews from people I usually agree with that said that Thrawn Treason was a mediocre book and probably the worst of Timothy Zahn s Thrawn related books.That, for me at least, was definitely not the case.Thrawn Treason is a fun, intriguing novel By the end, I felt as if Timothy Zahn had created a book that combined the concepts of George Lucas and Agatha Christie The language and word choice used feels just exactly like what I ve come to expect with Star Wars novels, as well as the pacing and the action and the characters, but had just enough mystery to keep me guessing throughout.Two characters returned and I was really excited for their return Eli Vanto and Admiral Ar alani, who were each prominent in Thrawn and Outbound Flight respectively I felt that I connect to Eli Vanto better than just about any canon character and even most legends characters Thrawn s writing of his inner dialogue and his conflicing loyalties were fascinating Ar alani was intriguing because of her leadership abilities and the natural mystery that surrounds her and the rest of the Chiss Even though I knew a lot of her original legends backstory, I felt Zahn made her character fresh and new.The character who in my opinion is the standout of the novel is Commodore Faro I was so intrigued by Faro s role as the Watson to Thrawn s Holmes This role was not as utilized as when Thrawn interacted with Eli Vanto in the first Thrawn novel, but I believe is actually used as well if not better here.The common theme through this entire book, however, is loyalties When it was marketed beforehand, the whole concept behind Thrawn Treason was that Thrawn s loyalties would be tested While I do think that that is the case, I believe that the words treason and loyalties can describe the character arcs of all the people surrounding Thrawn as much as they pertain to Thrawn himself.In regards to criticisms, which I believe can be found in every book, this book has few I think that Zahn was hindered and like Thrawn in the book, he only had 1 week s worth of storyline that he was able to cover As a result, everything seems to be happening all at the same time Perhaps if he had had opportunity to spread the events over time it would have worked slightly better Also, there were several moments where Zahn would reference his other projects or Rebels, but rarely could I find any references to other author s works Most Star Wars novels, particularly those of James Luceno, Alexander Freed, and Christie Golden to name a few include a boatload of references, but that is of a personal preference than a legitimate gripe Overall, great, fantastic novel I thought starting it and based off of other reviews it was going to be a paint by numbers Zahn novel, but the character development of the second act and the incredible vision of the third act is utterly wonderful and brilliant 9.0 out of 10 Great job Zahn If anyone wants to know, this book is for sure in my canon top 10, possibly 6 flag 11 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jul 27, 2019 Alexander Sison rated it it was ok Seeing all the good reviews here, I m so happy that they got something good out of this But sadly for me, it just seemed to have taken several steps back from the previous books In case anyone s wondering, I have read the Heir to the Empire trilogy a decade and ago, and I remember fairly enjoying it In 2017 I remember cracking open the new Thrawn novel I was a little excited, but not too much because I thought the whole hullabaloo over Zahn might be a little overblown Little did I know Seeing all the good reviews here, I m so happy that they got something good out of this But sadly for me, it just seemed to have taken several steps back from the previous books In case anyone s wondering, I have read the Heir to the Empire trilogy a decade and ago, and I remember fairly enjoying it In 2017 I remember cracking open the new Thrawn novel I was a little excited, but not too much because I thought the whole hullabaloo over Zahn might be a little overblown Little did I know, that book would keep me up the whole day and the whole night, keeping me from sleep until I had finished it I loved that book I loved getting to know Thrawn over the years and having him and Eli fight back against overwhelming odds, creating a Holmes and Watson dynamic I loved Pryce and the whole tie in to the events happening on Star Wars Rebels, that book was simply perfect Thrawn Alliances was a little less so for me but it was still a great read because it was cool to read the difference in dynamic between young Thrawn and Anakin versus current Thrawn and Vader, and the Padme chapters were a plus, even though they dragged a little It was an interesting mix that still felt like I was rewarded throughout the journey even if the ending was a little anticlimactic This however, had little of that If the previous books had a familar character from Star Wars teaming up with Thrawn, this had a few choice appearances with a certain familiar character, but not even really good ones He she was just there to pop in and cause nuisance, put up a fuss, then pop out To say nothing of this new character that the book introduces and tries to tag along with Thrawn, well sorry, but that character was just plain annoying throughout By the end I don t think their inclusion was ever really justified It was almost like a Michael Bay character hitched for a ride Now with that said, I could have forgiven all that and still left with a 5 star experience had we gotten a really great read with involving characters and interesting conflicts So did we Well on the one hand, we do get to learn about the Chiss and a bunch of characters from Thrawn s crew rise to prominence But they re not given that much to do Yes they appear quite a bit, but they re really just props for Thrawn to channel his plans through them The characterization throughout is pretty thin and although they do try to explain stuff to you about how people are thinking, it never really pulls you in The secondary baddies which the trilogy has been teasing for a while now, hinting at Thrawn s future conflicts, are just rather annoying here Oh they do try to convey how menacing and cunning they re supposed to be, but unfortunately unlike many of Thrawn s plans, I felt like I was being given a series of ready made conclusions rather than a carefully constructed piece of art that guides me to the same end Lastly however, I felt like the one thing that really pulled this story down was the lack of really interesting or even worthy challenges thrown at Thrawn At no point did I think Whoah, that s pretty intimidating Now how can Thrawn devise something to undermine and triumph over that No, the way it was presented, he was thrown a minor setback after minor setback, something that Jar Jar paired off with a half competent officer could probably find their way around If Thrawn is your Holmes, then you need something fairly challenging and cool to make the journey worthwhile Otherwise it s mostly just Thrawn sitting pretty on the bridge and blowing them off one by one That could still be cool if executed right, but I don t think it did that well Having said that, Zahn still writes in a certain well paced style so it was still a smooth going read throughout I have to acknowledge that these books do probably get written fairly quickly, in probably several months, as I ve been hearing from Zahn, Claudia Gray and Delilah S Dawson But maybe this time it would have been better if the book s plotting or preparation had been given a little time and care I don t know I ll still read of Zahn s works anyway and I still look forward to where he takes Thrawn next.I see so many reviews here blaming how Star Wars Rebels supposedly forced Zahn to be restricted in his storytelling I m sorry but I don t see how that s any excuse While yes, the show probably forced him to restrict himself in terms of timeline and setting, this book could have still been a great experience if the right combination of tension and cat and mouse dynamics had been at play But we didn t get any of that Usually I give books like this at least a three or four But it was just the fact that Zahn had set up such a great reading experience with the first two that I had to end up giving it these two stars If allowed it I would have probably given it a 2.5 but well, they don t flag 7 likesLike see review Apr 03, 2019 Unseen Library rated it it was amazing review of another edition I received a copy of Thrawn Treason from Penguin Random House Australia to review.Rating of 4.5.The master of Star Wars extended universe novels, Timothy Zahn, returns with a third incredible book in his outstanding Thrawn series, Treason, which features the final adventure of his most iconic protagonist, Grand Admiral Thrawn, before his last appearance in Star Wars Rebels.In Treason, which is set in the midst of the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels, Thrawn is forced to postpone his campaign I received a copy of Thrawn Treason from Penguin Random House Australia to review.Rating of 4.5.The master of Star Wars extended universe novels, Timothy Zahn, returns with a third incredible book in his outstanding Thrawn series, Treason, which features the final adventure of his most iconic protagonist, Grand Admiral Thrawn, before his last appearance in Star Wars Rebels.In Treason, which is set in the midst of the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels, Thrawn is forced to postpone his campaign against the Rebels on Lothal when Grand Moth Tarkin informs him that funding for his Tie Defender Program is at risk of being reappropriated by Director Krennic s secret program, Stardust Placed in the middle of a political battle between Tarkin and Krennic, Thrawn must ensure the security of Stardust s supply chains in order to retain his funding What at first appears to be a routine mission against a dangerous form of alien space vermin quickly reveals that the supply lines are actually being targeted pirates who have knowledge about the materials being sent to Project Stardust The subsequent arrival of a Chiss ship with his former prot g Eli Vanto serving aboard raises further problems, when they reveal that a force of Grysk ships are active deep within Imperial Space Now Thrawn must not only find out what the Grysk s mission is but also foil a large scale conspiracy from within the Empire As Thrawn engages his opponents in space, the real danger comes when his loyalty to the Empire is called into question Can Thrawn continue to serve both the Emperor and the Chiss Ascendancy, or will the Emperor finally tire of his treason View the full review at other exciting reviews and content, check out my blog at flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 30, 2019 Spencer rated it it was ok review of another edition To be honest I found this to be pretty boring, it just felt too similar to the previous books and it didn t add anything new or particularly interesting flag 5 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Chris Wermeskerch rated it it was ok This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Unfortunately, every problem that I had in Thrawn and Alliances were only amplified rather than addressed here and this book became the pinnacle of OC self aggrandizement If Thrawn was never challenged in Alliances, here he barely needs to give any of his mental prowess to the tasks at hand Never once do he nor any of his compatriots come into real danger, nor does he learn anything rather, he already knows everything he ll ever need to know If this trick was cute in Legends, it s far overst Unfortunately, every problem that I had in Thrawn and Alliances were only amplified rather than addressed here and this book became the pinnacle of OC self aggrandizement If Thrawn was never challenged in Alliances, here he barely needs to give any of his mental prowess to the tasks at hand Never once do he nor any of his compatriots come into real danger, nor does he learn anything rather, he already knows everything he ll ever need to know If this trick was cute in Legends, it s far overstayed it s welcome here flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jul 24, 2019 Mario rated it it was amazing review of another edition Timothy Zahn hasn t lost his touch at all Set in the time frame between episodes 10 and 15 of the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels, Grand Admiral Thrawn is forced to go and defend his TIE Defender project against the need for additional resources for project Stardust, what we know better as the Death Star.Forced to gamble his funds against his help on a logistical issue on project Stardust, he encounters also a bigger threat, which was discussed in Thrawn Alliances But he is no Timothy Zahn hasn t lost his touch at all Set in the time frame between episodes 10 and 15 of the fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels, Grand Admiral Thrawn is forced to go and defend his TIE Defender project against the need for additional resources for project Stardust, what we know better as the Death Star.Forced to gamble his funds against his help on a logistical issue on project Stardust, he encounters also a bigger threat, which was discussed in Thrawn Alliances But he is not alone to face it, as a group of Chiss arrive to help The manner in which Zahn spins the webs of all the participants, Chiss, Imperial and Grysk is breathtaking, does not feel forced at all In addition the cast of new and returning characters is phenomenal, and makes the book bigger in scope and drama than Alliances.Definitely the better one of the trilogy, and despite the current outcome of Thrawn in the Rebels series, we definitely need stories of the Chiss and the Grysk Immensely recommended flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 23, 2019 Rebecca rated it it was amazing Shelves favorites, star wars So when do we get to go on another adventure with Thrawn I swear they are just teasing us about the Rebels series finale at this point Great adventure, answered questions, created new questions, and Admiral Ar alani was brilliant So many great characters, and so much fun Man I wish the movies were as artistically done as these books Seriously, I need books 4, 5, and 6 Zahn s writing is masterful, and fast paced as always This book grabbed me and didn t let go I want to reread it immediat So when do we get to go on another adventure with Thrawn I swear they are just teasing us about the Rebels series finale at this point Great adventure, answered questions, created new questions, and Admiral Ar alani was brilliant So many great characters, and so much fun Man I wish the movies were as artistically done as these books Seriously, I need books 4, 5, and 6 Zahn s writing is masterful, and fast paced as always This book grabbed me and didn t let go I want to reread it immediately flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2019 Haden rated it really liked it Shelves star wars talk about real housewives of imperial leadership vibes GODi love flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 09, 2019 Ron rated it really liked it Shelves star wars, ebook, science fiction May warrior s fortune be ever in your favor A fun read, if shallow and obvious Hey, it s Star Wars The question is never whether Thrawn will outsmart most everyone, but how I don t think he said no, she said Just not yet So stop pouting, Senior Lieutenant, and get your crews ready She looked out the viewport The universe is about to get interesting again Timothy Zahn is exceptional in the Legends formerly Expanded Universe of Stars Wars both BD and AD Before Disney and After May warrior s fortune be ever in your favor A fun read, if shallow and obvious Hey, it s Star Wars The question is never whether Thrawn will outsmart most everyone, but how I don t think he said no, she said Just not yet So stop pouting, Senior Lieutenant, and get your crews ready She looked out the viewport The universe is about to get interesting again Timothy Zahn is exceptional in the Legends formerly Expanded Universe of Stars Wars both BD and AD Before Disney and After Disney for creating new characters and stories which really do expand the SW universe below the basic story thread Karen Traviss is another Characters he created, most notably Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Mitth raw nuruodo, contribute richness and depth to the Legends Jade was an unfortunate casualty of the Disney buyout Thrawn weathered the transition intact to the point that this series ties into SW Rebels series as well as the central SW thread Learning about each other s ways and learning how we re alike despite our differences is a way to enrich our lives This rating is relative to other Legends stories, not an absolute scale against all literature Waiting was always a chore Waiting for combat was excruciating flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 13, 2019 Anthony rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves star wars, fiction, digital I ve yet to read Zahns original Thrawn trilogy, though I do plan on checking it out at some point I ve read this new canon trilogy pretty close together because I only got to reading the first book a little earlier in the year.This is better than Alliances but not as good as the first book I wanted to see of the members of the Empire being unhappy about the funding Stardust was getting, taking it away from the fleet and other military forces The Chiss Ascendancy the Grysk stuff was cool, I ve yet to read Zahns original Thrawn trilogy, though I do plan on checking it out at some point I ve read this new canon trilogy pretty close together because I only got to reading the first book a little earlier in the year.This is better than Alliances but not as good as the first book I wanted to see of the members of the Empire being unhappy about the funding Stardust was getting, taking it away from the fleet and other military forces The Chiss Ascendancy the Grysk stuff was cool, but deceit and unrest within the Empire is cooler Glad we got to see Eli Vanto again It s also made me and to re watch the last season of Rebels to see how it fits in flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 28, 2019 Nikolai rated it really liked it I have to admit, I wanted to give this five stars I really did, but I couldn t.It s very obvious Zahn was restricted by the time table given to him, considering that this takes place in the week between Hera Syndulla s capture and the Battle of Lothal.Because of this, many of the events of Treason felt rushed, and character relationship development felt rushed or incomplete The ending also was very abrupt, unsatisfying and left many questions unanswered.The plot and its revelations were all sa I have to admit, I wanted to give this five stars I really did, but I couldn t.It s very obvious Zahn was restricted by the time table given to him, considering that this takes place in the week between Hera Syndulla s capture and the Battle of Lothal.Because of this, many of the events of Treason felt rushed, and character relationship development felt rushed or incomplete The ending also was very abrupt, unsatisfying and left many questions unanswered.The plot and its revelations were all satisfying when they came to their conclusion for the most part, when only focusing on the plot of Treason itself, but in the larger picture, it just left even to be desired, questions to be answered, and speculation to be had I hope, very much, that there will be some closure on what happens to the Chimaera and her crew sometime in the future, but you will not find it in Treason It was an excellent read, and I am glad to have read it, but I only hope there will be to come in the future flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 03, 2019 Stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves star wars So proud of my boy Eli and his Chiss fam flag 4 likesLike see review Jul 30, 2019 Blaine rated it liked it Shelves from library, 2019 A typical Thrawn novel Well plotted, though it drags a bit in the middle Grand Admiral Thrawn Sherlock Thrawn to his friends remains a great character I enjoyed the return of Eli Vanto, and thought the final battle was a highlight.But I had nits to pick with this book than the first two in the series First, Ronan was just annoying Not a character you love to hate, just annoying in his relentless whining and stupidity Second, there were too many references to Star Wars Rebels, a show A typical Thrawn novel Well plotted, though it drags a bit in the middle Grand Admiral Thrawn Sherlock Thrawn to his friends remains a great character I enjoyed the return of Eli Vanto, and thought the final battle was a highlight.But I had nits to pick with this book than the first two in the series First, Ronan was just annoying Not a character you love to hate, just annoying in his relentless whining and stupidity Second, there were too many references to Star Wars Rebels, a show that may be canon but wasn t good My final criticism considering this book is being listed as the final book in a trilogy is that there were way too many plot lines left unresolved Again, I guess I m supposed to go watch Star Wars Rebels to see how it turned out That s not really what I m looking for in a book series A fun, quick read, but lacking big picture resolution flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 27, 2019 M t rated it it was ok Sigh What a waste of a Thrawn book There are zero real stakes here, making this story pointless Still, I hope Timothy Zahn will be able to write Thrawn related books that take place after the events of the Rebels TV show flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2019 Jaime K rated it it was amazing THRAAWWWWWNNNNThis is as good as the first and better than the 2nd I have no qualms with this other than the fact that the word occultation is used far too often.The picture of the front half of the Chimera before the title page is beautiful.It links even canon with Legends Rebels with the movies Some parts break from the regular past tense to italicized present tense, as if the reader is watching a holovid It s so we can see all points of view, that we can get a sense of all that i THRAAWWWWWNNNNThis is as good as the first and better than the 2nd I have no qualms with this other than the fact that the word occultation is used far too often.The picture of the front half of the Chimera before the title page is beautiful.It links even canon with Legends Rebels with the movies Some parts break from the regular past tense to italicized present tense, as if the reader is watching a holovid It s so we can see all points of view, that we can get a sense of all that is going on It s neat.Because this just came out, everything else will be under a cut My review is mostly my thoughts as I read view spoiler Eli Vanto is back, and I really like learning of his assimilation in the Chiss Defense Fleet It s so interesting to read of it on and off as the book goes on Strangely enough, it wasn t until I was 80% in that I related it to how Soontir Fel must have been drawn into the Chiss culture and how he was eventually trusted Faro is awesome My OCD tendencies love that she color codes incoming messages The main story is Thrawn s TIE Defender program vs Krennic s Stardust project, but that is truly of the icing on this book Thrawn is sent to help Krennic with a gralloc problem that is causing Imperial ships to go missing Politics are politics, and military people are always negatively affected It s quite interesting to see the number of people who find Krennic annoying In a similar vein, it s refreshing to learn how many believe in the Empire but have reservations about the Emperor Seeing things from Ronan s point of view lets me see Krennic is not a bad director He s justegotistical And a jerk overall, don t get me wrong, but he earns trust and respect from his people I like that Thrawn is still not very knowledgeable about politics and accepts advice from others related to it Learning of differences between Second and Third Sights is interesting Thrawn realizes a very surprising fact about the lost shipsand in true Zahn fashion, the truth relating to them is complex than I initially realized I like that Ronan can t justify the deaths of even thieves I LOVE that even after a surprise meeting and no communication, Ar alani and Thrawn can work in sync Shoot, I love that he and Faro can too PELLAEONWas he named in Rebels I don t even remember much of that show anywayLLAEONLLAEONEEEEEEEEEEEEE The Grysk have some very sophisticated gravity well generators and hyperspace travel While it s awful for our heroes, as a math nerd, the physics behind it makes me sigh in awe Just physics Even in this verse, the laws of physics are universal, and Zahn uses them beautifully I really like Eli s inner thoughts And, like him, I am oddly entertained by the Death Troopers facing muggers I didn t recognize that species of Dashade, BUT the Legends Canon link is fantastic I like Mole I had a feeling as to why, but couldn t be sure until other truths came to light Faro learning how to attune to Thrawn is awesome to read.Ar alani is fantastic.Ronan grows on me because he s like Pellaeon in some ways.The navigators are awesome The way that Thrawn reads musicians is BEAUTIFUL hide spoiler flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 16, 2019 Silvana rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves audiobooks, mine mine mine, sl laser challenge 2019, sci fi, space the final frontier, sff 2019 reading challenge If you are thinking of reading the trilogy, don t Just read the first book The enjoyment diminishes in every sequel While Zahn might be the best new Disney Canon writer that I read so far, his plotting and story really need work Since this is Thrawn s last novel so far , I had hight expectation that it would end with a crescendo It did not The book was a slog If it were not because of the excellent audio narration and the great production background music included , I would DNF it If you are thinking of reading the trilogy, don t Just read the first book The enjoyment diminishes in every sequel While Zahn might be the best new Disney Canon writer that I read so far, his plotting and story really need work Since this is Thrawn s last novel so far , I had hight expectation that it would end with a crescendo It did not The book was a slog If it were not because of the excellent audio narration and the great production background music included , I would DNF it and maybe even throw some bantha dropping just to give it some flavor New characters were introduced, most of them were stick figure, forgettable character One was particularly annoying and cartoonish An old character was brought back but his role could be replaced but anyone since his interaction with Thrawn was very minimum and again, replaceable with another background character.What irked me the most was the book even made Thrawn and the Chiss freakin Ascendancy boring The stakes were low, Thrawn was on top of everything, he was barely challenged This is like being forced to watch Star Wars Resistance There, I said it Again, such a waste Even the amusing political squabbles and intrigue involving Thrawn, Krennic, and Tarkin became bland at the end, along with the lackluster reveal flag 5 likesLike see review Aug 19, 2019 J Griff rated it really liked it review of another edition OH MY my best George Takei impersonation This book was sooo much better than the previous one Grand Admiral Thrawn has to be one of the most interesting Expanded Universe characters to date I enjoyed seeing Eli Vantos return several easter eggs that tied this story to the movie Rogue One Commodore Pharell is an interesting protege of the Grand Admiral s Assistant Director Ronin was just annoyingly whiny character There were a few scenes that I just wished someone would ve OH MY my best George Takei impersonation This book was sooo much better than the previous one Grand Admiral Thrawn has to be one of the most interesting Expanded Universe characters to date I enjoyed seeing Eli Vantos return several easter eggs that tied this story to the movie Rogue One Commodore Pharell is an interesting protege of the Grand Admiral s Assistant Director Ronin was just annoyingly whiny character There were a few scenes that I just wished someone would ve hit him in the mouth One thing I didn t care for was how much the word Treason was thrown around From my own years in the military I ve heard of Officers Enlisted that misappropriated goods or funds treason was never used when those individuals were found out caught My last criticism is this just doesn t seem like the last book in a series as there were several plot questions that just weren t answered Overall it s still a book worth reading would recommend to a fellow Star Wars fan flag 2 likesLike see review Aug 09, 2019 Mark Morabito rated it liked it I feel like this cover was pretty bait y It looks like Thrawn might be about to commit treason against the Emperor Instead the Emperor appears for about 1 minute, and Thrawn is basically doing a side quest related to potential treason It really feels like Zahn has shackles on him story wise, an issue I have with pretty much all the books of the Disney EU Thrawn was well written and fun to read, as always, I wish he just had interesting things to do flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 24, 2019 Steven Shinder rated it really liked it review of another edition I think I enjoyed this book than Thrawn Alliances, but not as much as Thrawn I loved the Thrawn and Eli relationship in the first book, but it doesn t really develop much further in this one We get into the conflicts regarding Imperial interests between Thrawn, Tarkin, and Krennic, which is fun to witness play out And Commodore Faro is a nice addition to throw into the mix However, adding of Pellaeon into this book would have been nice Though I was happy that Ar alani returned an I think I enjoyed this book than Thrawn Alliances, but not as much as Thrawn I loved the Thrawn and Eli relationship in the first book, but it doesn t really develop much further in this one We get into the conflicts regarding Imperial interests between Thrawn, Tarkin, and Krennic, which is fun to witness play out And Commodore Faro is a nice addition to throw into the mix However, adding of Pellaeon into this book would have been nice Though I was happy that Ar alani returned and got fleshing out.We get of the Grysks, but I still have to question whether or not they are very important to the overall Star Wars canon I can t help but be amused by what the Emperor tells Thrawn at the end, given that we see what happens with Thrawn at the end of Star Wars Rebels And that s perhaps the problem with this book It takes place during the latter half of Rebels season 4, and we know what becomes of Thrawn, but also not We knew the premise of this book going in, but still It s not as exciting reading it a year after Rebels, at a time when we really want to know what happens with Thrawn and Ezra I also could not help but kind of roll my eyes at the moment when Thrawn says he s able to tell a lot about someone via the music they compose and play Look, the art thing is pretty cool But how far can we really stretch his skills Maybe it s not that much of a stretch I don t know It just felt like an attempt to one up what Thrawn has done before, and I m not sure how well it works.Again, this is not a bad book These are just the reasons why it doesn t feel even close to perfect Overall, I think the original Thrawn trilogy is a better story than these three books, even if they did make Thrawn a interesting character If there are any Thrawn books in the near future, I hope that they really get into the meat of what fans want to know flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 27, 2019 Anna Catherman rated it really liked it review of another edition I have rather mixed feelings on this book If you re going based on character interactions and development, and the way the story builds on galactic culture and the Chiss in particular Thrawn Treason is a fascinating read that s well worth the time However, I felt like it also struggled with a lot of problems, including some saggy spots, annoying side characters, and low stakes That being said, I overall enjoyed it than Alliances, but not quite as much as the first canon Thrawn novel I have rather mixed feelings on this book If you re going based on character interactions and development, and the way the story builds on galactic culture and the Chiss in particular Thrawn Treason is a fascinating read that s well worth the time However, I felt like it also struggled with a lot of problems, including some saggy spots, annoying side characters, and low stakes That being said, I overall enjoyed it than Alliances, but not quite as much as the first canon Thrawn novel There were plenty of great moments, both with Thrawn himself and some of the notable and likable side characters especially Eli Vanto And I was once again impressed with the way I was pulled into the story to the point of rooting FOR the Empire I m a huge Rebel fangirl Glad I read it, can t say I ll read it again anytime soon, but it was well worth the reader, listen I wish I could give it somewhere from like 3.5 3.75 stars, because that s honestly where i feel like it is Thrawn 4 , Alliances 3 , and this somewhere in the middle Giving it 4 just because I did like it that much better than Alliances flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Elenora rated it it was amazing My undying love for space blue Daddy Thrawn has paid off The second in the series was disappointing, and the third is so far the best Thrawn, Chiss, Eli Vanto, Sherlock Holmes in space and threat and tension.The book was a pleasure, and I oh so wish Thrawn could be made into an episodic series where he solves crimes and cracks treasonous plots He s the only reason I d pick a star wars novel for I want a Thrawn body pillow lmao.Anyway, this was a brisk and generall My undying love for space blue Daddy Thrawn has paid off The second in the series was disappointing, and the third is so far the best Thrawn, Chiss, Eli Vanto, Sherlock Holmes in space and threat and tension.The book was a pleasure, and I oh so wish Thrawn could be made into an episodic series where he solves crimes and cracks treasonous plots He s the only reason I d pick a star wars novel for I want a Thrawn body pillow lmao.Anyway, this was a brisk and generally good time Zahn is a rare master, to make a commercial franchise read like a quality Sci fi novel.This being said, a couple of things bummed me out as I read, so it s a 4.5 stars book, but I had lots of fun and was super happy to have quality time with my fav Chiss.I think here s the place to point out that some of the biggest chortle I ve ever had out of a comment section was when I was reading the Thrawn comics for the first book and the very last page had this absolute piece of social art flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 29, 2019 Skye Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves star wars, read in 2019 I have some mixed feelings.Taken on its own, this novel is solid, like all of Zahn s Thrawn material It s a quality Star Wars story and I don t think any fan will regret taking the time to read it.But, as the third installment of a trilogy, this finale was lacking, and does not deliver the promises of the previous books or its own synopsis I can t really explain further without delving into spoilers, but I do feel obliged to warn you that if you re going into this expecting some good old fashi I have some mixed feelings.Taken on its own, this novel is solid, like all of Zahn s Thrawn material It s a quality Star Wars story and I don t think any fan will regret taking the time to read it.But, as the third installment of a trilogy, this finale was lacking, and does not deliver the promises of the previous books or its own synopsis I can t really explain further without delving into spoilers, but I do feel obliged to warn you that if you re going into this expecting some good old fashioned Palpatine politicking, you re going to be disappointed Thrawn and Palpatine don t even interact significantly until, uh, quite late in the book, i.e view spoiler the epilogue hide spoiler flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 28, 2019 Aristotle rated it really liked it Alright Grand Admiral Thrawn Rock n Roll Thrawn analyzes artwork to better understand his enemy.What would he think of Picasso or Pollock These guys are nuts Retreat This was a good addition to the Star Wars world Thrawn is one of the most unique characters Thrawn s innate ability to observe and analyze the universe around him makes him a powerful leader I looked at the empire as a bunch of brainwashed jihadist This series shows them as loyal, educated, disciplined soldiers who are not Alright Grand Admiral Thrawn Rock n Roll Thrawn analyzes artwork to better understand his enemy.What would he think of Picasso or Pollock These guys are nuts Retreat This was a good addition to the Star Wars world Thrawn is one of the most unique characters Thrawn s innate ability to observe and analyze the universe around him makes him a powerful leader I looked at the empire as a bunch of brainwashed jihadist This series shows them as loyal, educated, disciplined soldiers who are not afraid to question authority Misappropriation of military goods does not rise to the level of treason A reduction in rank or dismissal from the Empire but treason No.May warrior s fortune be with you Thrawn flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 26, 2019 Melinda Lane rated it it was amazing Excellent I ve been a fan since Heir to the Empire and still love reading Timothy Zahn s books and the about Thrawn the better I hope there s to come I really loved seeing Eli s place among the Chiss and of the Chiss Navigators flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Michael Johnson Anthem rated it really liked it Very Thrawny fan service feeling Which isn t bad since I like Thrawn s character but the dialog felt a bit cheesy at times.Overall it s a good book and I m curious to see where Zahn takes the character in the future flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 26, 2019 HobbitFromPA rated it it was amazing Shelves laser 19 Think this was best of the three books Had a solid flow to it, before I knew it the end had come leaving me wanting Hoping Timothy Zahn has some Thrawn in him flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 25, 2019 Lois rated it it was amazing sniff Finished it already sigh well, at least I can listen to it again, and again, and again So, this one was my favorite part And yes, it has a lot to do with the fact that Rogue One topped Empire as my favorite movie after 40 years, and this has Krennic and Tarkin and Stardust But it s also Thrawn, the star of it, and we get Eli back too There still is plenty that can make at least fourth book in the series not to mention we could use the answer as to what really happened to sniff Finished it already sigh well, at least I can listen to it again, and again, and again So, this one was my favorite part And yes, it has a lot to do with the fact that Rogue One topped Empire as my favorite movie after 40 years, and this has Krennic and Tarkin and Stardust But it s also Thrawn, the star of it, and we get Eli back too There still is plenty that can make at least fourth book in the series not to mention we could use the answer as to what really happened to Thrawn in the Rebels series , so definitely hoping there will be in the future flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Aug 10, 2019 Grace rated it really liked it Shelves i would die for this book, star wars This book offered closure on absolutely zero topics.Is this a trilogy or a tetrology I know Zahn has Thrawn pitches, and they had BETTER let him make it a tetrology I need answers Seriously, answers on at least ONE mystery would be nice.Anyway, did I enjoy this book Absolutely It takes place entirely before the Rebels finale, and the tension of knowing that this is Thrawn s last hurrah before he gets yeeted into the vacuum by Ezra s space whales definitely ramped up the tension At fir This book offered closure on absolutely zero topics.Is this a trilogy or a tetrology I know Zahn has Thrawn pitches, and they had BETTER let him make it a tetrology I need answers Seriously, answers on at least ONE mystery would be nice.Anyway, did I enjoy this book Absolutely It takes place entirely before the Rebels finale, and the tension of knowing that this is Thrawn s last hurrah before he gets yeeted into the vacuum by Ezra s space whales definitely ramped up the tension At first, it s some petty bureaucratic snit fest, where Orson Krennic and Tarkin force Thrawn to take on some mission to rid the Death Star supply lines of vermin That s right, it s Thrawn Pest Control The whole situation is hilarious.Obviously, that doesn t last long before Thrawn uncovers some massive, treasonous plot which he then proceeds to hunt down and unravel The good news He immediately runs into Admiral Ar alani and my boy ELI VANTO.The bad news Thrawn and Eli don t talk Like, at all Okay, they talk two times I think, but just briefly about mission things Guys, I was upset Quite frankly, I m still upset.Eli gets involuntarily sent on a field trip mission, but apart from those chapters this ENTIRE book is strategic naval technobabble Personally, I have never once cared about sailing ship things in my life Pirates Meh Sea battles Meh Ship races Eh However, for some reason every dumb naval detail that my dim and foggy brain can barely comprehend is absolutely THRILLING when it s part of this series Every time Thrawn says something like, Commodore, prepare my ship I m this close to LOSING it The Chimaera is rolling Broadsides this, ventral cannons that Like, I don t get what s happening at ALL but at the same time I m loving it.The one really AWESOME, showstopping moment was the finale Thrawn goes onboard the enemy s ship and hangs out with the enemy on his bridge, while Commodore Faro fights the battle outside, following the extremely detailed, thirty six step plan that Thrawn wrote for her beforehand First of all, how cool is it that Thrawn won a battle against three to one odds without even being there, essentially Second of all, Faro gets promoted away from the Chimaera in this book, and I love that she got such an amazing sendoff She s such a great character in her own right, that it was fantastic to see her get a moment to really shine I hope she has a good future and gets out of the Empire quick enough, given that we are approaching 0 BBY at literally blinding speeds What a time to get a promotion.Ar alani is another star here She has so much character and individuality than I was expecting, and I need so much of her and the Chiss and the Chiss navigators and the Chiss politics and the Chiss approaching civil war Ar alani s dynamic with Thrawn is so much fun they almost have a sort of sibling feel, where they both know each other very very well but also spend most of their time being mildly annoyed at each other.Overall, this book was eighty percent naval nonsense and twenty percent ominous foreshadowing ZERO closure ZERO heart to heart talks MORE confusion than when I started out MORE mysterious details that have to mean something but that certainly aren t explained NOT enough Eli Vanto, although I am certainly grateful for what I was given I knocked it down one star because of the combination of lack of closure and lack of character time Surely we could have had ONE less naval babble scene if necessary, in order to let any character have an important personal talk with any other character I still absolutely had a rollicking ride reading it, though, and am urgently waiting for Some other notable details Thrawn is just not having a good time here He s understated about everything, of course, but you can tell The ending especially is VERY melancholy, where everyone leaves him almost completely alone and isolated You can almost feel the walls closing in as 0 BBY approaches, Ezra s time draws near, the Emperor s favor is waning, etc Hopefully Ezra s space whales actually turn out to be a good thing, and in the next book we can pick up years later and have a fun time tackling some Grysk and Chiss civil war issues, leaving the Empire to burn On a semi related note, we learn that Thrawn DID IN FACT CHOOSE, ON HIS OWN, to undertake his mission to the Empire, and that he CAN IN FACT LEAVE at any time he wishes Ar alani is constantly begging him to come home, but for some reason Thrawn is like no, I must be here It makes one wonder why Can he not feel the doom on the horizon Does he still think the Empire can be useful, after all he s seen Like, WHY Ar alani hugging the navigator The contrast between her role as an admiral and the girls somewhat harsh and bare lives and the very real affection they all have for each other So good Commodore, is my ship ready She is, sir WHY ON EARTH did Thrawn send Ronan back to the Ascendancy He implied it was to be a useful mole they could feed misinformation to or something, but first of all, why would they need that The Empire doesn t even know where the Chiss are Second of all, the Empire s not even going to be around that much longer This has to mean something I m so confused Are the Grysks going to come up later in some plot important way Because that whole line about three can command a nation, 100 can rule an entire world combined with their increasing forays into Imperial space makes it seem like they should eventually become a huge galactic menace And yet here we are, in the Sequel trilogy, not a Grysk to be seen, unless SNOKE WAS A GRYSK Sorry, it s a fact, I don t make the rules That moment at the end where Ar alani asks Eli what he would have done to fulfill the navigators request, and Eli tells her he would have shot them at the enemy like a bomb Wow Nice He s small but also ruthless ISB Major Dayja is my new favorite Star Wars character I love him Does he know Sinjir Rath Velus Because I think they would get along flag 3 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers also enjoyed

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    1. Timothy Zahn

      Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973 He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and achieved an M.S degree in physics in 1975 While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics, his adviser became ill and died Zahn never completed the doctorate In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby, and he bec Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973 He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and achieved an M.S degree in physics in 1975 While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics, his adviser became ill and died Zahn never completed the doctorate In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby, and he became a professional writer He and his wife Anna live in Bandon, Oregon They have a son, Corwin Zahn

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    1. Great book I was a little dubious about this book After the last book being slightly sub par good instead of great , and Thrawn s character in Rebels bring Imperial then any other incarnation of him I was not sure what to expect from this book I am glad to say I loved it and could not put it down.The story takes place a week before the finale of Rebels season 3 Thrawn is seemingly brought in as a pawn of Tarkin, to use make a grab for a certain battle station Then Thrawn s loyalties Great book [...]



    2. In the lead up to Thrawn Treason, I had heard tid bits and read some reviews from people I usually agree with that said that Thrawn Treason was a mediocre book and probably the worst of Timothy Zahn s Thrawn related books.That, for me at least, was definitely not the case.Thrawn Treason is a fun, intriguing novel By the end, I felt as if Timothy Zahn had created a book that combined the concepts of George Lucas and Agatha Christie The language and word choice used feels just exactly like what In [...]


    3. Seeing all the good reviews here, I m so happy that they got something good out of this But sadly for me, it just seemed to have taken several steps back from the previous books In case anyone s wondering, I have read the Heir to the Empire trilogy a decade and ago, and I remember fairly enjoying it In 2017 I remember cracking open the new Thrawn novel I was a little excited, but not too much because I thought the whole hullabaloo over Zahn might be a little overblown Little did I know Seeing a [...]


    4. I received a copy of Thrawn Treason from Penguin Random House Australia to review.Rating of 4.5.The master of Star Wars extended universe novels, Timothy Zahn, returns with a third incredible book in his outstanding Thrawn series, Treason, which features the final adventure of his most iconic protagonist, Grand Admiral Thrawn, before his last appearance in Star Wars Rebels.In Treason, which is set in the midst of the fourth season of Star Wars Rebels, Thrawn is forced to postpone his campaign I [...]


    5. To be honest I found this to be pretty boring, it just felt too similar to the previous books and it didn t add anything new or particularly interesting.


    6. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Unfortunately, every problem that I had in Thrawn and Alliances were only amplified rather than addressed here and this book became the pinnacle of OC self aggrandizement If Thrawn was never challenged in Alliances, here he barely needs to give any of his mental prowess to the tasks at hand Never once do he nor any of his compatriots come into real danger, nor does he learn anything rather, he already knows everythin [...]


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