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PT Club Jocasta: Thrawn: Treason

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Guidman , Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    And we're back to your regular scheduled programming. I apologize for the delay in getting up a new book club. Bet we're back and with a fan favorite character this time.
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    We're reading the third book in the new Thrawn trilogy, Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn.

    Let aim to start discussing towards the end of next week, so if you're currently reading it or are able to pick up a copy in that time, go ahead.

    As always, remember that we're all Star Wars fans so be kind to each other.
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  2. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm about halfway thru the book and am really liking it so far. I thought the first Thrawn was good (liked the interactions between Eli Vanto and Thrawn). Alliances was a let down for me. Too much time jumping. Went into this one not knowing much at all about the plot.

    Very happy when Krennic shows up briefly at the beginning, plus Ronan basically being his surrogate. Enjoying how it ties into Rebels as well.
     
  3. Dandelo

    Dandelo RYL MVP star 9 VIP - Game Winner

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    really liking the artwork again!
     
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  4. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I'd say one of the best interactions during the first few chapters is the hologram conversation between Krennic and Savit. The arrogance dripping from Krennic is great.
     
  5. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    There's one thing thing in the new Thrawn novels that at times is cool and at times is not. I like the detective aspect of him but the fact that he's literally always 182 miles ahead of everyone else is alittle too much at times. I get it, he's good a deducing things but c'mon would it really be bad to show him not be entirely right about everything (in this novel every single thing pans out for him).

    For all of the times he's outsmarted everyone else and always knew what was going to happen, interesting that he was ultimately beat (at least in the new canon) by a teenage kid and space whales.
     
  6. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    This book probably has some of the most technical space battles. Zahn really gets in the weeds during some of them.
     
  7. DARTH_BELO

    DARTH_BELO Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'm exactly halfway thru. So far I'm intrigued at where this will go with the whole Grysk thing. I'm sure there will be more to come, but one thing I was surprised by was the singular plotline this one has-for at least the first half of the book we've stayed with the same characters the whole time-definitely no jumping around, like Alliances! I also agree, @Guidman, that these battle sequences and strategizing scenes really get involved and technical!

    Though I agree that his flawless strategic ability gets a little unrealistic at times, I think the fact that Ezra was able to catch him off guard and defeat him (although I don't recall seeing him die-just pulled into hyperspace) is all the more effective! Thrawn can have the most strategic mind in the galaxy, but in the end he's no match for the power of the Force when used against him.
     
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  8. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I totally forgot this thing is still open. I do like this one more than Alliances solely for the fact that it’s a linear story. There was a string books where they kept jumping around timepoints (Phasma, Alliances, Last Shot).
     
  9. Jedi Knight Fett

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    This book was much better than its predecessor as it really showed that Thrawn’s loyalty still lied with the Chiss