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Heir to the Empire
Heir to the Empire | Timothy Zahn
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It's five years after "Return Of The Jedi": the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven out the remnants of the old Imperial Starlfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi Twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights. But thousand of light-years away, the last of the emperor's warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial Fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the new Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to build. The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale -- in short, a story worthy of the name "Star Wars."
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Mollyanna
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Fourth finish for #24in48. I was half way through this audiobook reread at the beginning of the readathon. The narration was a little weird, as I‘m used to certain voices for Han, Leia and Luke... The story still holds up after 20 years, and I will continue to reread the trilogy.

Book 10 for #14books14weeks

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speljamr
Heir to the Empire | Timothy Zahn
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Let's look at the second shelf on the bookcase I explored a few days ago. More sci-fi and fantasy, including the original Star Wars trilogy that sparked a book explosion for the extended universe that existed before Disney took over.

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#sciencefiction #scifi #HomeLibraryTour

Erofan 😍 3mo
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sarahgreatlove
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Another Star Wars audiobook. This one falls in the middle of the pack to be honest, it wasn‘t my most favorite, but the thing that annoyed me the most was purely the giant TO BE CONTINUED at the end 😂 it really was only part one of a story, rather than a story in and of itself. Anything with Han and Leia in it is still going to get a thumbs up from me though! ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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HeatherBlue
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And now for something a bit different...

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JLaurenceCohen
Heir to the Empire | Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn was the first writer to show that Star Wars translated to book form. This novel introduces his most famous characters, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Mara Jade, and picks up where Return of the Jedi left off.

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Megpyre
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I‘m a bad nerd. I had never properly read this before. I had the travesty of an abridged audiobook in my youth, but it was only two cassettes long so really I didn‘t count. Pocket Thrawn (Apparently he was 5‘ 9” in Legends) is kind of a dick. Definitely like Tall Thrawn better.

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emileereads
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3/5⭐️

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Bradywan
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When this book came out in 1991, it was the only new Star Wars we‘d had since the Ewok movies. I‘ve read this book many times over the years, and it always holds up.

Luke, Han, Chewie, Leia, R2, Threepio, Lando, Wedge, and on and on. This book also introduced some of my favorite EU characters, Thrawn, Talon Karrde, Jorus C'baoth, and the Noghri.

It just has a classic Star Wars feel.

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Maewyn
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I really enjoyed this book. Zahn does a very good job of writing original content for known and well loved characters. I could hear the lines in the actors voices. Thrawn was excellent. A little more harsh and unbending from the prequel but I suppose he has had time to get that way. #Thrawn #Zahn # StarWars

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abbsinwonderland
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✨This is my #nakedhardcover post, the best I could do. 😂 My boyfriend got so excited when I wanted to use his black, silver, & gold edition so he found a couple more to use. 😆 I love my Grimm's and Anderson's fairy tales editions sooo much. I need to add more to my collection of those sometime soon! So beautiful 😍📚
(My boyfriend's Star Wars edition is still in the plastic wrapping because he adores it so much. He didn't read before he met me!)

readinginthedark I have that copy of Grimm‘s, too! ❤️ 2y
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Maewyn
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About to put the finishing touches on this chicken salad so I can sit down for some lunch time reading.#starwars #lunch

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owlsreads
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Despite not being considered canon anymore, Heir to the Empire is an incredible Star Wars read. It brings back all of our favorite characters, gives us some insight into how everyone is dealing with the events of Return of the Jedi, and gifts us with a new action-filled story and a great villain in this universe we love so much.

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SaraFair
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A great choice for f you would like to tackle the old Star Wars cannon of novels. This one has old well loved characters and new ones too. It takes place well after the sixth movie in timeline and is part of a trio. I especially love this edition, as it has little notes in the margin from the writer. #recommendsday

Bradleygirl Ooooh now I want that edition! 2y
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annkuch13
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For today's #riotgrams some #welllovedreads are the original Thrawn Trilogy. These copies were my brothers and he passed them down to me when he went to college. We've both read them multiple times as you can tell by how beat up they are! It's probably time for another reread!

lycomayflower Oooo, I *loved* these. Very fond memories of lying in a heap in a deck chair one summer in my grandparents' breezeway reading the first one. 2y
annkuch13 @lycomayflower aww such great memories! 2y
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Bradleygirl
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This is the crazy-awfulest #maythefourth. I would rather read these Thrawn books again - Oh what a thrill when they first came out and I could /see/ Luke in action again! #InaGalaxyFarFarAway #maybookflowers @RealLifeReading

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Suetara
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Haven't read this trilogy since it was first released, but feel the need to reread it before I dive into Thrawn.

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writek
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Grand Admiral Thrawn sounds a lot like Jeremy Irons the way he's voiced. Perfect! 👍
#KBReads #audio #librarybooks #sff

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Marktwainbutstupid
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My reading outside of comics is somewhat limited. But much of my book collection is comprised of Star Wars novels, so what better way to #bookmark them than to use Star Wars widescreen trading cards? #riotgrams #starwars #thrawn

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KS1805
Heir to the Empire | Timothy Zahn
Mehso-so

Never really pulled me in.

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KS1805
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Mehso-so

Never really pulled me in.

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BillBlume
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The earliest movie I remember seeing in the theater was "Star Wars." I was four. Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia had an impact on me, reinforcing the idea of women being equals to men (also had an awesome older sister to impress that on me). I'm grateful for Fisher's influence on my life and others. Gonna miss her. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/dec/27/carrie-fisher-dies-star-wars-pri... #RIPCarrieFisher #PrincessLeia #CarrieFisher

DGRachel Empire Strikes Back is the first movie I remember seeing in a theater and I was 5. This is devastating news. 😢 3y
Dragon 💔 3y
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BillBlume
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On the other end of the original Star Wars trilogy is Timothy Zahn's trilogy that started with Heir to the Empire. Unlike the new canon, things didn't look as grim five years after Return of the Jedi. That is until Grand Admiral Thrawn enters the picture. Arguably the best villain ever in space fantasy lit, Thrawn exposed Vader as a brat having a tantrum long before the prequels. No one does Star Wars lit better than Zahn. #StarWars #TimothyZahn

BiblioNyan I love this trilogy. I find Thrawn to be a wonderfully fascinating character!! You can get a glimpse of a younger version of him in Outbound Flight. The foundation for his brilliance begins in that book. It's very good. 3y
BillBlume @Bibli0.Nyan that's one of the very few Zahn Star Wars books I haven't read. Let it slip through the cracks. Gotta fix that. Thanks! 3y
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mrsh62010
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This was the first of the Thrawn Trilogy, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Action packed! The author did an excellent job writing these beloved characters in a way that felt very consistent and intimate. Also perfectly described battle scenes. I'm going to take a break from the trilogy and come back later, as I don't like to "wear out" any author or topic, which is really easy for me. What to read next.... hmmm...

Laura317 That sounds really good. 3y
ocdIrene Oh I loved reading this trilogy. Hope you enjoy savoring it! 3y
Bradleygirl Loved these a lot in the 90s 🤓👍👍👍 3y
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mrsh62010
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I'm loling about artoo or threepio wielding a lightsaber 😂😂😂

Laura317 No kidding! 3y
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mrsh62010
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"you look like something the proom dragged in" ... lol ? So Star Wars. So normal... til it's *not*

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mrsh62010
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"What in the name of the force...." Starting today, this is my thing to say. I hope someone surprises me today so I can use that. ??

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mrsh62010
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Haven't had any time to read in what seems like *forever.* Lots of family visits and extra holiday work. And shopping. It may be 1am, but I've had plenty of caffeine and I'm ready to see what happens with Luke and the gang. Here's a good quote.

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mrsh62010
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My sweet pup Simon is my full-time official #readingcompanion. He makes sure to tell me when we need to take a break and go for a walk haha. Otherwise, he just snuggles up to me in his star wars collar and awaits his Jedi training. #photoadaynov16

MrBook 😻😻 3y
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mrsh62010
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"...some place called Bpfassh and two unpronounceable ones."

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mrsh62010
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"We're going to need tighter security for these missions, obviously," Ackbar said. "At both ends -- your attackers *did* suborn a local Bimm politician, after all."

Had to look up that word! Ya learn something new every day. #newword #definitions #vocabulary

ReadingOver50 That's a new one for me too 3y
mrsh62010 @ReadingOver50 I love the dictionary reference feature on my kindle. I sometimes find myself trying to use it in a real book for a split second 😂 Glad my smart phone can define words anywhere, anytime too! I never let a new word go by without looking it up! 3y
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mrsh62010
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Today I'm #thankfulfor in-laws who are graciously excusing me from thanksgiving festivities while I rest with a heating pad to try to calm my muscle spasm in my neck 😲😨😫At least my husband was able to bring the mashed potatoes I made last night. I have to work tonight, so I'm hoping the pain subsides. Meanwhile, the bright side is that I have a house to myself with plenty of quiet time to read. #photoadaynov16

LeahBergen Enjoy your day and feel better soon! 3y
Cinfhen Feel better 🤕 3y
KVanRead Hope you feel better soon! Enjoy your book. 3y
Lynnsoprano Feel better. It's a bummer to feel bad on a holiday. 3y
mrsh62010 @Lynnsoprano @KVanRead @Cinfhen @LeahBergen thank you for your kind thoughts! I am now pretty confident in saying the pain has subsided. Should be in good shape for work tonight! And I'll have leftovers from the family dinner I missed waiting for me. :) 3y
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mrsh62010
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I need a friend like this, who has perfect memory. My memory is shit and I never know what's going on.

LauraBeth I think the husband uses my poor memory to win arguments... 3y
mrsh62010 @laurabeth haha that's a low blow.... keep a diary!!! 3y
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mrsh62010
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So excited to start this today, my first ever Star Wars book, recommended to me by fellow SW loving littens. #starwars

Bradleygirl Aww, 1997 flashbacks! But I've read it lots since then. Mostly bc I love Luke the best and Zahn treated him w respect :) 3y
BillBlume I don't think anyone has ever handled Star Wars in print better than Zahn. Loved this whole trilogy. 3y
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ocdIrene
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I'm way too lazy to actually put effort into creating a costume, but if I were forced to dress up as a character, I would pick Mara Jade from the Thrawn Trilogy. When she was introduced as a new Star Wars character back in the early 90s, I was immediately drawn to her. Plus so happy there was a female character who kicked some butt!

#characteriddressupas

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Bahnree
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Said the alien with the alien bodyguard to the human on an alien planet - I LOVE THIS BOOK

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GregoryCass
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Still not quite sure I believe it. There is some truth in Legends!!

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KafkaKitten
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I wanted to share some of my Star Wars books today because I'm seeing John Williams tonight at the Hollywood Bowl and just about dying of excitement 😍😍😍 (and Star Wars sheets because I'm five) Is it problematic that this is like 2% of all the Star Wars stuff I own?

stephanielc2 Yeah I was gonna say you're missing your toothbrush!! ...and Chewie bag...and BB-8 purse....etcetc 😆 3y
[DELETED] 2852984487 Don't worry, you aren't the only 5-year-old adult. 3y
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alwz
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Rereading the Thrawn trilogy because one of my friends just did it and wanted to discuss. The cognitive dissonance of these books just being "legend" and not canon now is killing me.

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barry
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Even though it's no longer canon, this little tidbit will never leave my brain. I'm not sure I'll be finishing this.

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jaredqmayes
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"I am the last of the Jedi." He seemed to hear Ben's voice faint and indistinct, as if from a great distance. "Not the last of the old Jedi, Luke. The first of the new."

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bookshopsc
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"The original continuation of the Star Wars trilogy - and still one of the best stories of the expanded universe." - Jocelyn

GuiltyFeat Always thought I might get round to reading this one day but now it's been removed from the canon I'm not sure I'll bother. 3y
bookshopsc @GuiltyFeat "It's worth it regardless. This was the very first in the expanded universe, when the plan was to get top-quality authors writing 1 Star Wars book a year. It's not cannon, but it's a great story, for the characters, but more for the world/Empire." -Jocelyn 3y
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DaveNeufeld
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Star Wars audio productions are always a good time. Love the way they are able to incorporate music and sound effects.

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DaveNeufeld
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I love alternate history. #NotYourMickeyMouseCanon