Here is the real test: can The Thrawn Trilogy continue to nail the “Star Wars” tone when it’s playing with the most familiar “Star Wars” characters?
I can’t say the same for Chapter 2 of The Thrawn Trilogy. Is it possible to come up with a lamer way to reintroduce us to Luke and Leia than to have them literally asleep? Does any “Star Wars” fan think that the best way to bring back Han Solo is to send him out to make trade route negotiations and get emasculated by a fellow smuggler?
Following in the footsteps of last year's 20th anniversary release of Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, Marc Thompson delivers another perfect performance with this second installment of The Thrawn Trilogy. For the uninitiated, this series' popularity helped launch the expanded universerse we all take for granted now. For example, the 'Imperial Planet' was first named Coruscant in this trilogy. If you enjoyed it as much as I did, this audiobook will make you want to listen to the third and final book, The Last Command, thankfully also available unabridged and narrated by Marc Thompson. The Force is strong with this one!