By Timothy Zahn
Here's a unique twentieth anniversary version of the number one New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the total Star Wars publishing phenomenon—featuring an advent and annotations from award-winning writer Timothy Zahn, specific observation from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. the most important occasion within the heritage of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia when they led the insurgent Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI go back of the Jedi.
Five years after the dying celebrity used to be destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor have been defeated, the galaxy is suffering to heal the injuries of conflict, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and watching for twins, and Luke Skywalker has turn into the 1st in a long-awaited line of recent Jedi Knights.
But millions of light-years away, the final of the Emperor’s warlords—the very good and lethal Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for struggle, and pointed it on the fragile center of the hot Republic. For this darkish warrior has made important discoveries which could spoil every thing the brave women and men of the insurgent Alliance fought so difficult to create.
The explosive war of words that effects is a towering epic of motion, invention, secret, and spectacle on a galactic scale—in brief, a narrative necessary of the identify Star Wars.
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Luke waved a hand. “Leia’s showing off her new Jedi skills, that’s all. ” Threepio’s head tilted. ” “I know,” Luke said. ” Threepio seemed to think about that. ” Luke nodded. “And while you’re down there, tell her that she should quit worrying about me and get herself back to sleep. ” “I’ll deliver the message, sir,” Threepio said. ” “Yes, sir. ” He watched the droid go, a fresh flow of depression threatening again to drag him down. Threepio wouldn’t understand, of course—no one on the Provisional Council had understood, either.
I haven’t been listening,” Winter said as she glided into the room, sounding almost offended that Leia would even suggest such a thing of her. ” “I’m fine,” Leia assured her, wondering if this woman would ever cease to amaze her. Awakened in the middle of the night, dressed in an old robe with her hair in total disarray, Winter still looked more regal than Leia herself could manage on her best days. 13 Winter had probably not lost track, of course. Anyone who could remember whole conversations verbatim should certainly be able to reconstruct the number of times she’d been mistaken for a royal princess.
Hello, Master Luke,” he said, tilting his head to look at the cup in Luke’s hand. ” “That’s all right,” Luke told him. ” Threepio asked. ” Despite his mood, Luke couldn’t help but smile. Threepio’s attempts to be simultaneously helpful, inquisitive, and polite never quite came off. Not without looking vaguely comical, anyway. “I’m just a little depressed, I guess,” he told the droid, turning back to gaze out over the city again. “Putting together a real, functioning government is a lot harder than I expected.
Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition by Timothy Zahn