Specter of the Past Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the first of two book sequel to the Grand Admiral Thrawn trilogy. The Empire, in a much smaller form, is back and trying to stir up trouble in the New Republic. People are angry about what the Bothans may or may not have done 20 years ago, and the Empire is fanning the flames of resentment to start a civil war. Meanwhile Luke and friends are trying to get everyone to make nice.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy    -   finding a spy/saboteur Kind of series    -   Star Wars Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   bad clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes Star Trek or Star Wars book?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's


A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   neutral aliens    -   empty, or nearly empty world Planet outside solar system?    -   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?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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