Review: Star Wars: Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn

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Author: Timothy Zahn
Series: The Thrawn Trilogy, #2
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Release Date: April 1993
Publisher:  LucasBooks
ISBN: 0553560719

Target Audience: General Audiences

My Rating: Gold_starsGold_starsGold_starsGray_starsGray_stars

Characters: Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Lando Clarissian, Mara Jade, Talon Karde, Joruus C’baoth, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Captain Pellaeon, Khabarakh, Mon Mothma, Borsk Fey’lya

Synopsis:  The dying Empire’s most cunning and ruthless warlord–Grand Admiral Thrawn–has taken command of the remnants of the Imperial fleet and launched a massive campaign aimed at the New Republic’s destruction. Meanwhile, Han and Lando Calrissian race against time to find proof of treason inside the highest Republican Council–only to discover instead a ghostly fleet of warships that could bring doom to their friends and victory to their enemies.

Yet most dangerous of all is a new Dark Jedi, risen from the ashes of a shrouded past, consumed by bitterness…and scheming to corrupt Luke Skywalker to the Dark Side.


Star Wars: Dark Force Rising continues as the exciting sequel in the Thrawn Trilogy with well-established characters that readers will both love and love to hate. Despite the inconsistent behavior of given characters in the latter part of the storyline, Dark Force Rising is full of energy and intrigue and is sure to keep readers glued to their seats, ready for the final installment of the series.

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