A Star Wars fan favorite returns. Today, on The Star Wars Show it was announced that Lucasfilm Publishing 2019 will release a third book in the acclaimed Thrawn series written by Timothy Zahn . In this third installment Thrawn: Treason Grand Admiral Thrawn, will be forced to choose between his adopted empire and the previously sworn Chiss Acendancy.
Book Description Released on starwars.com (see below), Thrawn's former deputy Eli Vanto will return in Treason presumably with messages from Thrawn's homeworld. Fans will remember that Eli Vanto had left the kingdom of End Thrawn to serve the Chiss himself at the suggestion of the Grand Admiral himself.
The plot preview also gives us some hints on the timeline of the book. It notes that the Empire recently gave up on Thrawn's TIE Defender project in favor of the Death Star project. Since this was a plot point in the first episodes of Rebels season 4, it is likely that this book will take place during the final season of Rebels. Since Thrawn was far removed from the Empire in the season finale, it is unlikely that the events of the book will be determined after the Rebels finale.
Thrawn: Treason is not scheduled to release until summer 2019, so fans have plenty of time to watch the first two Tooth novels Thrawn and Thrawn: Alliances as well Meet Rebels
In the Empire's epoch, here's the official description of the new novel:
Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel by Bestseller Author Timothy Zahn.
"If I served the Empire, you would command my allegiance."
That was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Thrawn has since become one of the Empire's most effective instruments, tracking his enemies to the edge of the known galaxy. When Thrawn became a sharp weapon, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.
Now that Thrawn's TIE defense program is being discontinued in favor of Director Krennic's secret Death Star project, he recognizes that the balance of power lies within the Warrior Empire. Imperium does not just measure military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can barely compete with the power to destroy entire planets.
As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a terrible warning against Thrawn's homeworld. Thrawn's mastery of strategy must lead him through an impossible decision: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy or loyalty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means betrayal.
(Updated December 5, 2018 21:26 )