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Se relies on trust between commander and those commanded And that trust can only be obtained through leadership The next guy who is going to declare war on me is going to be really sorry A Stranger in Strange land Chiss Most of the galaxy thought this mysterious race of warriors as a harrowing myth A creation of blood chilling stories and rumorsNow It is no longer a rumor but a Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design fact The empire s navy hasound an exiled Chiss while patrolling the outer rims of the galaxy His name Mitth raw nuruodo Oh don t make that The Magic Cake Shop face Say it with me Mith THRAW noo roo o doNow you are as cool as Emperor PalpatineWe are introduced to many characters Notably Thrawn the Chiss who made a deal with Emperor to get into Empire s Navy We are introduced to Eli a young outer rim cadet who end up being Thrawn s translator and later his aide We also meet Arinhda Pryce an ambitious outer rim miner who vows to rise politically to gain power The story is about power and politics It is about victory and defeat It is about strategies of War It is about principles and theine lines that one crosses to become a Villain Most of all it is about the in depth personal profile of a great tactical mind For me one of the best parts of the story other than Thrawn himself was the portrayal of Empire Okay Let me explain In the original trilogy Empire was always this big bad wolf or me An evil body of power Yet Zann s is Empire is scarier His empire is illed with politics corrupt bureaucrats racism bribery and pride In short the Empire is nothing but a regular governmentI am a sucker or tactical planning and military strategies Believe me when I say this one got it all thanks to Thrawn I loved the story the politics and the complex yet spectacular characterization view spoilerI was expecting Thrawn to be an actual Villain but at the end of the day he was one of the sane characters in the story When I talked about the lines that one crosses to become a villain I was talking about Arindha Pryce who turned out to be well Selfish But Zahn has characterized her in such a way that we can not even blame her That my riend is where the story wins hide spoiler. E schools his trusted aide Ensign Eli Vanto in the arts of combat and leadership and the secrets of claiming victory But even though Thrawn dominates the battlefield he has much to learn in the arena of politics where ruthless administrator Arihnda Pryce holds the power to be a potent ally or a brutal enemyAll these lessons will be put to the ultimate test when Thrawn rises to admiral and must pit all the knowledge instincts and battle Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability forces at his command against an insurgent uprising that threatens not only innocent lives but also the Empire’s grip on the galaxy and his own carefully laid plansor uture ascendancy.

Old Star Wars ans like men and American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series fans getting to know Thrawnor the The Mother Zone first time or even wanting background on him after seeing him in the TV series I don t care to read any new Star Wars canon but anything Zahn writes I will read THIS GUY AND THIS GUY Nuff said A long time ago in a galaxyar ar away I was once absolutely amazed and thrilled when a certain Timothy Zahn revitalized the whole Star Wars ranchise by picking up a The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish few decades after the events in Episode Six introducing the most charming and deadly enemy the New Republic had everacedI was doubly amazed because there was no heavy reliance on BDOs just strategical and tactical strength Grand Admiral Thrawn came back rom the outer rim and WIPED everything in his pathMy jaw dropped I said to myself MY LORD I WISH WE HAD ANOTHER TRILOGY OF MOVIES BASED ON THIS It s BRILLIANTInstead we had a preuel trilogy and then two out of three after trilogy and two side stories AND NO THRAWN ANYWHEREI elt a great disturbance in the Force as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silencedcricketsSo eventually I got this bright idea Go back to the original author of Thrawn and read all about Thrawn s rise to power I avoided it only because I tend to avoid ranchise novels but come on It s THRAWNAnd I was satisfied More than satisfied I loved getting an inside look into this brilliant guy with dual loyalties and enough wisdom or three sectors So Love to hate Enjoy just how brilliant a villain he is because he s also complex and admirableYep All of the above All the love of Darth Vader before we saw him as a kid and none of the mistakes Totally worth it Easily my avorite SW novel after Timothy Zahn s original classic Say goodbye to Sun Tzu s Art of War Behold Thrawn s Art of War Cue epic war drums Leadership and obedience are the two legs on which a warrior s life is balanced Without both victory cannot be achievedLeadership depends on information and comprehension Not so obedience Sometimes a commander may choose to share details of his plan Often he may not In either case obedience must be instant and completeSuch automatic respon. Wer and infamyAfter Thrawn is rescued rom exile by Imperial soldiers his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine And just as uickly Thrawn proves to be as indispensable to the Empire as he is ambitious; as devoted as its most loyal servant Darth Vader; and a brilliant warrior never to be underestimated On missions to rout smugglers snare spies and defeat pirates he triumphs time and again even as his renegade methods infuriate superiors while inspiring ever greater admiration Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art from the Empire As one promotionollows another in his rapid ascension to greater power

This is a great book I had very high hopes Alice Oliver for this book All the ingredients seemed to be in place I remember reading Heir to the Empire trilogy when itirst came this ignited my love of reading and since I have devoured everything The Protestant Temperament from the expanded universe What could go wrong with the book they even had Timothy Zahn Thrawn s original creater What could go wrong NOTHING The book is AWSOMEAs much as I loved Heir to the Empire we were never given too much background of Thrawn s raise through the Imperial ranks Theact that he was as non human at the rank of Grand Admiral which was unheard of in the xenophobic Imperial military So he must have been brilliant to stand out or get as ar as he did However we never got that part of his story apart rom hints This book The Radiant Child fills in many of those banks whilst leaving part to expand onor later It covers the highlights of Thrawn s entire Imperial career up till the point of him reaching Grand Admiral On a side note as evil as Palpatine was I have not read anywhere about him being xenophobic himself I am wondering if this is another Tarkin ism that was passed through the militaryThis has then wet my appetite or Rebels Season 3 unless you have already seen this season I would say read this before watching this it should enhance the viewing and provide a couple of links towards the end of the book I think Eli says it be as much as not is not possible to ull know Thrawn he is as complex as he is brilliant The thing this book portrays is Thrawn is not evil he can be cold and a military man through and through but he is always aiming his tactics The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data for preserving life and collateral damage I did also like the introduction of the Nightsswan as Thrawns adversery and Eli as a sort of apprentice Towards the end of the book we do get a bit understanding of why Thrawn joined the Empire Even though he is not in the book much I do like thatact the they show Palpatine is not an idiot he is a very skilled tactician as well especially in their last conversationI cannot recommend this book enough even with my sky high expectations this book delivered in every way This is a great book or. One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Galactic Empire Grand Admiral Thrawn is also one of the most captivating characters in the Star Wars universe rom his introduction in bestselling author Timothy Zahn’s classic Heir to the Empire through his continuing adventures in Dark Force Rising The Last Command and beyond But Thrawn’s origins and the story of his rise in the Imperial ranks have remained mysterious Now in Star Wars Thrawn Timothy Zahn chronicles the ateful events that launched the blue skinned red eyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of po.

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Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973 He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and achieved an MS degree in physics in 1975 While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics his adviser became ill and died Zahn never completed the doctorate In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby and he bec

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