Heir to the Empire - Star Wars Thrawn Trilogy 1 Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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The review of this Book prepared by William Hamilton

Leia is pregnant with twins. An Imperial General is in command. A Jedi wants Luke, Leia and her children.
The review of this Book prepared by irina

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!
The review of this Book prepared by Melissa Cole

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.
The review of this Book prepared by Steve

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Plot & Themes

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 Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   Jedi powers War or Invasion    -   Yes 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?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   telekinesis    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   is very quick    -   can read emotions


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Forests    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   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?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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