Lit Thrawn - New canon Star Wars book by Timothy Zahn (Spring 2017)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Diego Lucas, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. sidv88 Jedi Master

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    This is the same book where we get into Thrawn's head and he seems to think he's genuinely exiled...

    Also, I've noticed in real life that the most power-hungry people genuinely think they are moral, selfless, hardworking heroes etc when it's obvious to practically every one else they are ruthless and power hungry. So no, I don't see a contradiction in getting into a head like that and seeing them think about how selfless they are and cackling about power. Such people genuinely believe their own hype and delusions.
  2. Thryce Jedi Youngling

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    Now this is the content I came here for. :D
  3. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Agreed. Figuring out the timeline of this novel was something I was wondering.
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  4. Diego Lucas Jedi Knight

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    Finally, the book will be release in Brazil!
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  5. Diego Lucas Jedi Knight

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  6. comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight

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  7. SWpants Jedi Grand Master

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    Glad I'm not the only one who feels that way :D
  8. Rax Jedi Knight

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    So I just spent a few days re reading the book and I'd say it's almost tied with Lost Stars as my top novels. I remember asking here if Thrawn and Eli would actually consider each other good friends instead of a professional relationship. I'd say they did consider each other as true friends now that I read more closely on the epilogue. I didn't bother to read the upper text on the chapter beginnings before, but now I have. As I understand it, they were entrys of Thrawn's journal. On the epilogue entry, Thrawn really puts the word "friend" to use which I'm happy to see, that it wasn't just a mentor and protege professional thing. Another thing I liked is the mention Eli makes about how Thrawn had his art for tactics, while Vanto had his numbers for tactics. I somehow also missed that admiral Ar'lani was a female.
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  9. GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin + Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Aw, I was hoping the Brazilian cover would be a new design. :(

    But given that it's Two Dots who did it (I think?) and given that's who Editora Aleph uses for their cool covers, guess it makes sense that the art is the same.
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  10. Rennzwerg Jedi Padawan

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  11. SWpants Jedi Grand Master

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    "And then sometimes my kids would be like, “What are you doing?”

    You'd think by now they'd be used to their father's verbal idiosyncrasies ;)

    I really want to hear the audio now.
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  12. Master Endz-One Jedi Youngling

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    Good Solid Novel, enjoyed reading it. I say I give it about an 7.5 to 8. Still not sure how to rate it, I enjoyed a couple Star Wars novels more.
  13. Vana Jedi Master

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  14. lakhota Jedi Knight

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    SPOILER BELOW

    I have a question if some of you with more knowledge can help me. I am not finished with the book but I got confused when Thrawn was talking to Nightswan on the insurgents planet. Did he say he was purposely placed as an “exile” to fool the republic to get knowledge of their intents in the galaxy? The Chiss sent him to spy but the emperor gave him the chance to serve the empire? Thanks in advance


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  15. Nehru_Amidala Jedi Master

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    Best SW book I have read this year.
    Best non-SW book is "Norse Mythology" by Neil Gaiman.
  16. Vana Jedi Master

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    There are different theories. I believe that Thrawn was really exiled "officially" (he cannot officially come back and be seen by everyone on Csilla) but this "exile" was used by the Chiss Ascendency (some people are aware of the secret, like Ar'alani) to send him on a mission to check was is the Empire. So to me, yes there was an exile (as you can see in his personal point of view/journal at the beginning of the book) BUT instead of living the rest of his life on a jungle planet, some Chiss organized his rescue by the Empire so he could be useful and gather information about possible allies/enemies.

    So yeah it's an exile but without being the exile he was condemned to (living all his life on the jungle planet). So he is playing with words with Nightswan. I can't believe he would say 100% of the truth to a Rebel enemy, and lie in his own personal journal he gave to Eli, his best friend.

    So my opinion is that the exile is half true, he is exiled but not the way he was supposed to be, it was transformed into a mission. But he cannot come back to his homeworld (or disguised or incognito maybe), so it is exactly like an exile. Because everyone would wonder why someone who was officially condemned to exile would come back like this and defy Chiss court decision.
  17. Vana Jedi Master

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    Double post technical problem again... (I don't know what is the problem of these forums these days, it's hard to post correctly, half of the time it doesn't post, the other half it posts in double)...
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  18. lakhota Jedi Knight

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    Thank you for your time, I just finished the book and agree after seeing Eli’s fate that there is a lot more to the story. I wonder where the second book will take us? Will it be after his appearance in Rebels? I heard today that Dave F. Is now saying Thrawn will be alive during “The New Hope”.


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  19. lakhota Jedi Knight

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    Thank you for your time, I just finished the book and agree after seeing Eli’s fate that there is a lot more to the story. I wonder where the second book will take us? Will it be after his appearance in Rebels? I heard today that Dave F. Is now saying Thrawn will be alive during “The New Hope”.


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  20. PCCViking Force Ghost

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    That sounds very similar to Jag Fel's mission in Legacy of the Force. He was exiled, but given a task to hunt down Alema Rar so he could restore his family's honor, even though he could never return to Csilla.
  21. Rennzwerg Jedi Padawan

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  22. Nehru_Amidala Jedi Master

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  23. PCCViking Force Ghost

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    A Thrawn comic? Hopefully, it's artistically done. :D
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  24. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Given Marvel's recent track record, it may not be.
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  25. Nehru_Amidala Jedi Master

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