Review: Thrawn: Treason by Timothy Zahn

Author: Timothy Zahn
Publisher: Del Rey
Released: July 23, 2019
Received: Own

4 1/2 kitties

Book Summary:

Grand Admiral Thrawn has made a place for himself in the Empire – against all the odds. Yet he still faces struggles – such as those trying to steal his funding for his TIE-defender program. Stealing in the bureaucratic sense, that is.

In a (planned) gamble to access this funding, Thrawn has agreed to a bet. He will solve a problem that others have struggled to deal with – or he will lose this funding. In true Thrawn fashion, he quickly proves that the problem is not as everyone else assumed.

My Review:

Oh, Thrawn, don’t ever change. (But seriously, I’m not even sure he can). Thrawn: Treason is every bit the story I had been hoping for, and I regret that it took me this long to get around to reading it.

I adored the politics in this book and all the careful planning that came to the surface. Likewise, I was pleasantly surprised by all the perspectives this novel offered. Some were obvious appearances, but others were less expected, and I liked the change.

This book left me with so many questions. Questions upon questions! Though it also answered some questions – mainly those circulating the conclusion of Star Wars: Rebels (if you haven’t watched that show, please consider it!).

I think I will need to set aside some time to read the next Thrawn trilogy, and I think I need to do so ASAP. Not only do I have questions (as already stated), but I feel (hope) that it might become relevant to the movie/show universe very soon.


  • Star Wars
  • Space Opera
  • Multiple Perspectives
  • Precise Planning
  • End of a Trilogy

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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