|Plot Summary of Heir to the Empire - Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy 1|
|"This is the first of the Grand Admiral Thrawn trilogy. The Grand Admiral gathers cloaking technology to use in a raid to steal New Republic warships. In the meantime, he recruits the services of a crazy cloned Jedi, who, in return for his services, demands that Thrawn hands over Luke and Leia to him. Thrawn sends the Nogri, his death commandoes, in repeated attempts to capture them, but all he gets are dead Nogri."
Steve, Resident Scholar
|"The continuing story of our heroes of the Rebel Alliance against the evil Galatic Empire. Set five years after Return of the Jedi, Zahn shows us the Empire is still alive and kicking and Thrawn takes over where Vader and the Emperor left off. Part one of a three part story, it'll leave you wanting more!"
Melissa Cole, Resident Scholar
|"Leia is pregnant with twins. An Imperial General is in command. A Jedi wants Luke, Leia and her children."
irina, Resident Scholar
|"A new, brilliant tactician (called Grand Admiral Thrawn) has seized control of the Imperial fleet, and is directing it extremely effectively against the New Republic. As an effort to further the war, Thrawn attempts to control an evil Jedi Master. To do this, he must capture Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo and her unborn twins."
William Hamilton, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Heir to the Empire - Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy 1|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 40%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Mental/magical powers focus
- Jedi powers
War or Invasion
Major kinds of combat:
- spaceship battles
Kind of series
- Star Wars
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Star Trek or Star Wars book?
If magical mental powers:
- mind reading
- mind control
- is very quick
- can read emotions
- Space, need spacesuit
- futuristic human warship
- futuristic human freighter/transport
- one or two man fighter/scoutship
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a futuristic society
- inhabited by friendly aliens
- unfriendly aliens
- neutral aliens
- big overbuilt futuristic city
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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