Heir to the Empire
The Story So Far
Five years after the Empire’s defeat over Endor in Return of the Jedi (1983) on the ex-Imperial capital of Coruscant, Luke, Leia, and Han are struggling not only with their evolving identities, but also with the demands on their expertise as the militaristic Rebellion aspires to establish a legitimate and functioning government.
Meanwhile, led by Warlord Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Empire is gathering strength to regain lost ground against the New Republic. His plan takes an expedition to Myrkr, where Captain Pallaeon and Tallon Karrde parley for the Empire to collect the native ysalamiri. Karrde suspects it is a tool to use against Luke Skywalker, though to what end he can only guess.
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Captain Pallaeon travel to Wayland, a low-tech world hiding a storehouse of the late Emperor's personal treasures and technology salient to Thrawn’s grand plan. Expecting a Dark Jedi Guardian, Thrawn thwarts the usurping ruler Joruus C’baoth’s snare with a demonstration of the ysalamiri's unusual ability to vacate the Force.
Thrawn bargains with C’baoth to secure his allegiance in exchange for the capture of Leia’s unborn Jedi twins, whom C’baoth would mould as he sees fit. Pallaeon believes C'baoth to be unstable and a dubious ally, despite Thrawn’s confidence. Thrawn reveals that C'baoth is a clone of a Jedi Master, whose assassination Thrawn was personally involved in before the Clone Wars and Great Jedi Purge.
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C’baoth clearly is highly respected in the way he rules over Wayland
Thrawn and C’baoth differing ideology on conquest and power
Expressions of power
DON’T MESS WITH RUKH GEEZ
The way the crypt was presented was excellent
I really like Thrawn’s thoughts on the Emperor having had too much control over Imperial forces
C’baoth is like a cult leader, which is an interesting spin on a villain
It’s interesting how they use “Old Republic” to refer to the pre-Clone Wars Republic. What’s even more interesting is that there was no information on the Clone Wars when this was published.
What do you mean lizards repel the force why would they need to evolve such a ability
Anyone dying by arrow in the star wars universe is a bit much for me
The speed of Force Lightning in the book vs the movie