Thrawn (Star Wars) - Timothy Zahn

Thrawn (Star Wars)

By Timothy Zahn

  • Release Date: 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 1,129 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this definitive novel, readers will follow Thrawn’s rise to power—uncovering the events that created one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history.

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe, from his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, and beyond. But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious. Now, in Star Wars: Thrawn, Timothy Zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blue-skinned, red-eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of power—and infamy.

Praise for Thrawn

“The origin story of one of the greatest Star Wars villains . . . a book that fans have wanted for decades.”—The Verge

“A satisfying tale of political intrigue . . . Thrawn’s observations and tactical thinking are utterly captivating.”—New York Daily News

“Quite the page-turner.”—Flickering Myth


  • Superb!

    By DonaldDuck__
    One of the best characters in the Star Wars universe. Can’t wait to see him in a future film or series!! An excellent book that shows how smart and capable the Chiss are.
  • Wow

    By XJ Stryker
    Best book i have read since game of thrones. I was always curious about thrawn especially when i was in rebels, but now he will eventually be live action i wanted to know more. If you love Star Wars this book is a must read.
  • Amazing

    By White Layout
    Incredible adventure
  • Best of the trilogy

    By HarrisTheHeckler
    An enjoyable read that chronicles Thrawn’s journey over several years through the Imperial ranks while simultaneously fleshing out Arihnda Pryce by providing her backstory as well. Loved the growth of both her and Thrawn’s aide, Eli Vanto over the course of the novel.
  • Nhau chua

    By field.
    Dang field.
  • Exciting Star Wars Novel

    By tmcgrail808
    I loved this book! I find it challenging to find a book that really keeps me captivated and looking to continue but Thrawn was very entertaining. Strategy and tactically inclined. Of Star Wars, I have read this and Catalyst. Thrawn was memorable and I’m excited to start Book 2!
  • Dull

    By palmreaderA17
    This is simply put a dull read. Don’t waste your money.
  • For the Star Wars nerd within you.

    By Melcock
    As a fan of Star Wars since 8, this brought a whole new character to me. I didn’t get that much into the EU but I dabbled but I never came across Thrawn until Rebels. This book has 2 great stories from 2 different people wanting to achieve power in different branches. It has great tips on war in the beginning of each chapter that helps you to understand why both Thrawn and Pryce do certain actions. I loved this book and would highly recommend it.
  • Amazing Admiral Thrawn!!

    By Ardent Academic
    I first have to begin by saying how sad I am that the original Thrawn books are no longer Canon. HOWEVER!! Timothy Zahn has outdone himself in bringing Thrawn back to the Star Wars universe with even more depth, cunning and intelligence than before! You will not be disappointed!
  • Forget the Thrawn you THOUGHT you knew

    By Five 🌟, No doubt
    I absolutely LOVED this book, and can’t wait for the follow-up later this year. This one changed how you look at and think about Thrawn. He’s not the heartless villain of pure evil that I had once thought, but he IS every bit as ruthless and cunning as advertised. You just can’t help but admire the character which speaks volumes to the author’s work in developing him. Made me want to re-watch every episode of Rebels where Thrawn appears, because now everything he does or has done is seen in entirely different light.