Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy, Book 2) by Timothy Zahn

By Timothy Zahn

The death Empire's such a lot crafty and ruthless warlord--Grand Admiral Thrawn--has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and introduced a big crusade geared toward the recent Republic's destruction. because of unbelievable guns lengthy hidden away through the Emperor on a backwater planet, Thrawn plans to show the tide of conflict, crush the hot Republic, and impose his iron rule through the galaxy. in the meantime, Han and Lando Calrissian race opposed to time to discover facts of treason contained in the maximum Republican Council--only to find in its place a ghostly fleet of warships that may convey doom to their associates and victory to their enemies. but most threatening of all is a brand new darkish Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded prior, fed on by way of bitterness... and scheming to deprave Luke Skywalker to the darkish part.

Features an advantage part following the radical that features a primer at the superstar Wars improved universe, and over part a dozen excerpts from probably the most renowned superstar Wars books of the final thirty years!

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There is a very special way of doing this and the first step in its mastery involves being Philip K. Dick. Brian Aldiss has called him “one of the masters of present-day discontents,” a thing readily apparent in much of his work. But one of the great fascinations his work holds for me is the effects achieved when he dumps these discontents into that special machine in his head and turns on the current. It is not simply that I consider it a form of aesthetic cheating to compare one writer with another, but I cannot think of another writer with whom to compare Philip Dick.

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