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Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition (Star Wars)

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ISBN13: 9780345528292
ISBN10: 0345528298
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Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star 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 in Star 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 name Star Wars.

About the Author

Since 1978 Timothy Zahn has written nearly seventy short stories and novelettes, numerous novels, and three short fiction collections, and won the Hugo Award for best novella. Timothy Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, Survivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, and Allegiance, and has more than four million copies in print. His most recent publications have been the science fiction Cobra series and the six-part young adult series Dragonback. He has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University, and an M.S. in physics from the University of Illinois. He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.

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methebolt, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by methebolt)
An incredible book; the 20th Anniversary edition of Heir to the Empire, the book that started the Star Wars novel era. The author added his comments on the margins, comments about characters, names and placest that he created. It also has a brand new short story. Great book, definitely worth the money.
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methebolt, September 26, 2011 (view all comments by methebolt)
This book is the classic; the one that started it all. Without Heir to the Empire, there would be no STAR WARS novels as we know them today. Heir introduces some of the most beloved characters, like Mara Jade, Captain Pellaeon, Talon Karrde, the Noghri and Grand Admiral Thrawn. And the plot is amazing intricate, with things that you never thought would matter having astronomical consequences. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the galaxy far, far away.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345528292
Author:
Zahn, Timothy
Publisher:
Lucas Books
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Star Wars
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.52 x 6.41 x 1.54 in 1.62 lb

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