Thrawn and Thrawn: Alliances


Timothy Zahn is a master Star Wars storyteller, and fans rejoiced when Zahn penned a new Thrawn novel as a tie-in to this Chiss warrior’s appearance in Rebels. The first book provides some extensive backstory with respect to how Mitth’raw’nuruodo of Csilla maneuvered his way through the Imperial ranks and into Emperor Palpatine’s inner circle.

Alliances is told in two tales, exploring the tense relationship between Thrawn and Vader in real time and via a flashback encounter between the two when Vader had not yet eschewed his former self, Anakin Skywalker.