It appears that great things are on the horizon for Grand Admiral Thrawn. In less than a day, Del Rey will debut the second installment in the Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendency trilogy, Greater Good, by author Timothy Zahn. In the story, the blue Chiss officer will have to face an unseen enemy who wants to destroy the Chiss Ascendancy. The upcoming Book II will be followed by Lesser Evil, the third and final novel, which is expected to debut on Nov. 16. Thrawn has been mentioned in The Mandalorian season two, where Ashoka Tano is on his trail. And he might be alive after Star Wars Rebels, where Ahsoka, Ezra, and the others apparently defeated him for good.
You can check the Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy Book II: Greater Good cover here below.
The official synopsis for Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy Book II: Greater Good reads:
“Thrawn’s latest triumph still rests newly on his shoulders. He has led the Chiss to victory and brought glory to the House of Mitth, but the true threat to the Ascendancy has not yet been extinguished. Their foes do not send threats or ultimatums, do not mass ships on the edge of the Chaos. Their weapons come cloaked in smiles and generosity: Gifts offered freely. Services granted unconditionally.
Across the Ascendancy, seemingly inconsequential events could herald the doom of the Chiss. As Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet rally to uncover the plot, they discover a chilling truth: Rather than invade Chiss capitals or pillage resources, their enemy strikes at the very foundation of the Ascendancy, seeking to widen the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and the Forty Great Houses below. As rivalry and suspicion sow discord among allies, each warrior must decide what matters most to them: the security of their family or the survival of the Ascendancy itself.”
Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy Book II: Greater Good will officially debut on Tuesday, Apr. 27. In the meantime, you can check out an excerpt from the book on EW.
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