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Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entireStar Wars publishing phenomenon—featuring an Introduction and annotations from award-winning author Timothy Zahn, exclusive commentary from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory inStar Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights.But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords—the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn—has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create.The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale—in short, a story worthy of the nameStar Wars.
The adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo continue where the movies left off as the last of the Emperor's warlords discovers secrets that could destroy the New Republic, in a 20th anniversary edition that includes a new novella by the author, as well as an introduction and annotations.
Number of Pages: 468
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Timothy Zahn
Street Date: September 6, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-1137
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