Thrawn - Synopsis Revealed
This past week has been a pretty exciting one for Star Wars fans with the announcement of Episodes 8's title - The Last Jedi. As you can imagine - the speculation on whether that word is singular or plural is going to last for months!
However, soon we shall be treated to the return of Timothy Zahn. He famously wrote a lot of Legends book and introduced us all to the character of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Thrawn has become an instant favourite in Rebels and now, Zahn has the opportunity to introduce him to the new Canon fans. Here is the synopsis:
"After Thrawn is rescued from exile by Imperial soldiers, his deadly ingenuity and keen tactical abilities swiftly capture the attention of Emperor Palpatine. And just as quickly, 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 from the Empire. As one promotion follows another in his rapid ascension to greater power, he 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 enemy."
Sounds intriguing! Adminstrator Pryce is also a known character from Rebels so it'll be interesting to see their interaction - I for one am just excited to see how his character develops and how Zahn brings a character he has nurtured back to life.
Thrawn comes out in the U.K on the 6th April.