• Depuis qu'il a prêté allégeance à Palpatine, Thrawn est devenu l'un de ses outils les plus efficaces, mais l'Empereur rêve d'une arme plus destructrice.
    Alors que son programme de perfectionnement des chasseurs TIE est arrêté au profit du projet Étoile de la Mort, Thrawn réalise que les rapports de force ne se mesurent pas qu'à l'aune de l'efficacité tactique au sein de l'Empire. Même l'être le plus intelligent ne peut rivaliser avec le pouvoir d'annihiler des planètes entières.
    C'est l'instant que choisit son ancien protégé, Eli Vanto, pour revenir, porteur de nouvelles alarmistes à propos du monde natal du grand amiral. Écartelé entre son devoir vis-à-vis de l'Ascendance Chiss et sa loyauté envers l'Empire, Thrawn sait que son choix, quel qu'il soit, sera synonyme de trahison...

  • « J'ai senti une perturbation dans la Force. » Une phrase inquiétante quelle que soit la situation, mais plus encore lorsqu'elle est prononcée par l'Empereur Palpatine. Sur Batuu, aux confins des Régions Inconnues, une menace aux contours flous prend racine. Le chef de l'Empire charge ses deux meilleurs agents de mener l'enquête : son bras armé, l'impitoyable Seigneur Vador, et le grand amiral Thrawn, stratège de génie. Deux personnalités que tout oppose ; un duo improbable pour une mission des plus cruciales. Mais Palpatine sait que ce n'est pas la première fois que son Apprenti et le Chiss unissent leurs forces. Et derrière son ordre souverain, il y a bien plus en jeu que ce que les deux hommes suspectent...
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  • Il y a bien longtemps, dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine...
    Après avoir été sauvé de l'exil par des soldats impériaux, Thrawn parvient rapidement à capter l'attention de l'Empereur Palpatine par son intelligence impitoyable et son génie tactique. Il ne lui faut pas plus longtemps pour se révéler aussi indispensable qu'ambitieux ; aussi dévoué à l'Empire que le plus loyal de ses serviteurs, Dark Vador ; ainsi qu'un guerrier dont il ne faut pas sous-estimer les talents. Dans toutes ses missions - qu'il s'agisse d'évincer des contrebandiers, de débusquer des espions ou de combattre des pirates -, la victoire est à chaque fois au rendez-vous. Et quand bien même ses méthodes anticonformistes exaspèrent certains de ses supérieurs, elles suscitent toujours davantage d'admiration au sein de l'Empire. Tandis que les promotions se succèdent en parallèle de sa fulgurante ascension de l'échelle du pouvoir, il enseigne à son aide de confiance, le sous-officier Eli Vanto, l'art du combat et du leadership ainsi que tous les secrets permettant de s'assurer la victoire. Toutefois, même si Thrawn domine le champ de bataille, il lui reste beaucoup à apprendre pour l'emporter dans l'arène politique où la redoutable administratrice Arihnda Pryce pourrait se révéler autant une puissante alliée qu'une ennemie impitoyable.
    Toutes ces leçons seront mises à rude épreuve lorsque Thrawn deviendra amiral. Il devra faire appel à l'ensemble de ses connaissances, à son instinct et aux forces armées placées sous son commandement pour mater une insurrection qui menace non seulement des vies innocentes, mais également la suprématie de l'Empire sur la galaxie... sans oublier son plan de carrière soigneusement élaboré.

  • Il y a bien longtemps, dans une galaxie lointaine, très lointaine....
    Cinq ans se sont écoulés depuis que l'Alliance Rebelle a détruit l'Étoile de la Mort. Dark Vador et l'Empereur, son maître, ne sont plus. La République prospère sous l'égide de la Princesse Leia et de son époux, Han Solo. Luke Skywalker est quant à lui le premier d'une nouvelle lignée de Jedi.
    Dans les confins de l'espace, les derniers bâtiments impériaux se sont rassemblés sous la bannière du Grand Amiral Thrawn. Un César de carnaval que l'on ne prend pas au sérieux. Mais celui-ci a fait deux découvertes capitales qui pourraient faire tomber la jeune République.
    Et le côté Obscur est encore vivace...

    Que la Force soit avec nous.
     

  • Les Impériaux sont sur le point de perdre la guerre et certains d'entre eux sont prêts à signer la paix. Mais une frange d'irréductibles reste déterminée à mener une ultime bataille, un coup d'éclat monstrueux, leur machination la plus atroce pour noyer la Nouvelle République dans un bain de sang.
    Le grand Amiral Thrawn, mystérieusement revenu d'entre les morts, croit même encore pouvoir conduire l'Empire à la victoire. En cette période trouble, durant laquelle la République encore fragile et apeurée se voit frappée et menacée de l'intérieur, Yan et Leia incarnent le principal espoir.
    De leur côté, Luke et Mara Jade font de nouveau équipe et donnent la chasse à un étrange vaisseau pirate transportant un équipage de clones. Ils ignorent qu'ils ne sont que des pions et que la partie qui oppose l'Empire et la République est jouée par des experts en manipulation...
     

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    Huit mois après la bataille de Yavin, la Rébellion cherche désespérément une nouvelle base. Quand le gouverneur de Candoras, Ferrouz, propose l'asile aux Rebelles en échange de leur protection contre le seigneur de guerre Nuso Esva, Luke, Leia, Han et Chewie sont envoyés sur place pour évaluer les risques de l'accord.
    Mara Jade, la Main de l'Empereur, se rend aussi à Candoras, escortée par les cinq stormtroopers renégats connus sous le nom de la Main du Jugement. Leur mission : punir Ferrouz pour sa trahison et anéantir définitivement les Rebelles. Mais sur l'échiquier des trahisons, un coup de Maître reste à jouer...

  • La suite des événements de Legacy of the Void.

    Après dix ans d'une guerre sans merci, les énigmatiques Protoss, les féroces Zergs et les Terrans, descendants des humains dans cette partie de l'univers, ont consenti à un cessez-le-feu. Mais la fragile trêve qui s'ensuit est menacée lorsqu'une planète calcinée semble renaître de ses cendres. La neutralité fait place à la méfiance, et les Zergs sont accusés de mettre au point une arme biologique pour reprendre les hostilités. Une expédition composée de chercheurs et de soldats terrans et protoss est chargée d'enquêter sur la mystérieuse planète zerg et sur les intentions de ses occupants. Mais le paysage luxuriant abrite d'autres habitants : des créatures énigmatiques qui, si on venait à les libérer, pourraient mettre la galaxie en péril...

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    Le plus gros casse de tous les temps : vous avez dit « mission impossible » ? Pas pour Han Solo et son équipe !

  • Science fictionFrom the sucessful science fiction writer and author of Cascade Point, The Last Command, Specter Of The Past, Dragon & Thief and many more, comes an adventure that weaves together past and present in the Star Wars galaxy.

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  • 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn, the #1 New York Times hardcover bestseller that relaunched the entire Star Wars publishing program. To celebrate this historic event, Zahn returns to Star Wars with a brand-new novel of adventure, action, and intrigue starring the young Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia Organa, and the beloved Mara Jade!

  • Here is a special 20th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling novel that reignited the entire Star Wars publishing phenomenon--featuring an Introduction and annotations from award-winning author Timothy Zahn, exclusive commentary from Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books, and a brand-new novella starring the ever-popular Grand Admiral Thrawn. The biggest event in the history of Star Wars books, Heir to the Empire follows the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia after they led the Rebel Alliance to victory in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
    Five years after the Death Star was destroyed and Darth Vader and the Emperor were defeated, the galaxy is struggling to heal the wounds of war, Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of new Jedi Knights.
    But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor’s warlords--the brilliant and deadly Grand Admiral Thrawn--has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic. For this dark warrior has made two vital discoveries that could destroy everything the courageous men and women of the Rebel Alliance fought so hard to create.
    The explosive confrontation that results is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale--in short, a story worthy of the name Star Wars.
    Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

  • Luke Skywalker and his wife, Mara, get a strange message from the Chiss: Come and get the remains of the mysterious Outbound Flight Project. But there is more than meets the eye to this unexpected gift, as the newlyweds come face to face with the past! For someone is still alive in the Outbound Flight ships, and they're not interested in visitors. Plus there's at least one imposter along on the mission, and maybe more, and it will be up to Luke and Mara to uncover all the secrets and prevent another war from breaking out.

  • Timothy Zahn’s upcoming novel Scoundrels, starring Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian, returns to the excitement of the classic Star Wars films. In this thrilling prequel eBook novella, Winner Lose All, Lando and a pair of unlikely allies find themselves involved in a dangerous game. Fortunately, Lando can survive against the odds--a skill that he will need in spades.
    Lando Calrissian’s no stranger to card tournaments, but this one has a truly electrifying atmosphere. That’s because the prize is a rare sculpture worth a whopping fifty million credits. If Lando’s not careful, he’s going to go bust, especially after meeting identical twins Bink and Tavia Kitik, master thieves who have reason to believe that the sculpture is a fake. The Kitiks are beautiful, dangerous, and determined to set things right--and they’ve convinced Lando to help them expose the scam. But what they’re up against is no simple double cross, nor even a twisted triple cross. It is a full-blown power play of colossal proportions. For an unseen mastermind holds all the cards and has a fail-proof solution for every problem: murder.

  • A Star Wars novel set between the events of Epsiode IV: A New Hope and Epsiode V: The Empire Strikes Back, it features a younger Han, Leia, and Luke, as well as Mara Jade. Mara Jade, the Emperor's Hand, is looking into the illicit financial affairs of a planetary governor, hoping to find evidence that he might be funding the Rebellion. Luke, Han, and Chewbacca are sent on a mission to help some rebel supporters. Leia is busy being a diplomat, trying to drum up support for the Rebel Alliance. And a band of 5 stormtroopers, on the run after refusing a direct order, finds itself in the strange position of doing good deeds...and perhaps even aiding the Rebellion. The paths of all of them will crisscross back and forth as they come closer and closer to meeting up with one another...but never quite managing to.

  • This novella includes an excerpt from the novel STAR WARS: SURVIVOR'S QUEST by Timothy Zahn and an interview with the author.
    THE EMPIRE STRIKES A DEAL
    The history of the planet Kariek has been one of seemingly endless violence-- thanks to the constantly erupting revolutions among the many divided tribes of the native Eickarie race battling for dominance. Yet none of these tribes has held sway since a mysterious Warlord and his legion of alien mercenaries seized power and began a fifty-year reign of terror.
    Now, at last, the tide may be turning: the leaders of the warring Eickarie factions have forged an alliance--strong enough to capture a city and corner the Warlord and his minions in their fortress. And the post-Palpatine Empire of the Hand is lending support to this revolt against tyranny by deploying no less a fighting force than the Imperial 501st Legion of stormtroopers.
    Once infamously known as “Vader’s Fist,” the legendary 501st are the best men for the dangerous objective at hand--capturing the Warlord alive. It’s a risky mission that might be jeopardized when Imperial unit commander Twister and his comrades, Shadow, Cloud, and Watchman, are waylaid by a band of zealous freedom fighters, armed with their own agenda . . . and plenty of firepower. The Eickarie renegades--determined to free hundreds of their people from the Warlord’s dungeons--have an offer to make, and a strategy that could give the Imperials the edge in the bloody showdown to come. But can Twister and his men trust their new allies? Or will they get more than they bargain for?

  • From Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of two landmark Star Warsr series, comes an original new tale featuring a renegade space pilot, his unusual alien partner, and an unknown cargo that can change the course of galactic history.
    Jordan McKell has a problem with authority. Unfortunately for him, the iron-fisted authority of the powerful Patthaaunutth controls virtually every aspect of galactic shipping. In order to survive, Jordan ekes out a living dabbling in interstellar smuggling for outlaw concerns that represent the last vestiges of free trade in the galaxy. So when Jordan and his partner, Ixil--an alien with two ferret-like "outhunters" linked to his neural system--are hired by a mysterious gentleman to fly a ship and its special cargo to Earth, they jump at the job.
    Caution has never been one of Jordan's strong suits. But this time he may have taken on more than even he can handle. The ship, Icarus, turns out to be a ramshackle hulk, the ragtag crew literally picked up off the street, and the cargo so secret, it's sealed in a special container that takes up most of the cramped and ill-designed ship. As if that weren't bad enough, it looks like the authorities already suspect something is afoot, there's a saboteur aboard, and the Icarus appears to be shaking apart at the seams.
    It doesn't seem as if things could get any worse. That is, until a beautiful crew member helps McKell uncover the true nature of the cargo he's carrying. With his enemies closing in on the lumbering Icarus, the unknown saboteur still aboard, and authorities on Earth pressured to turn them in, McKell and Ixil become fugitives. Their only chance is to stay one step ahead of their pursuers as they try to make it home.
    A bold and epic novel filled with unrelenting action and a good dose of humor, The Icarus Hunt is a wild hyperspace romp through the galaxy.

  • Before the start of the Clone Wars, the future Emperor was already maneuvering to destroy the Jedi. This is the tale of the doomed Outbound Flight Project, which began as a new hope for the galaxy...and ended in despair. A grand Jedi adventure by one of the most popular Star Wars authors. Before the Clone Wars began, a group of Jedi led by Master Jorus C'baoth lobbied the Republic Senate to fund a project to search for and contact intelligent life outside the known galaxy. Six Jedi Masters, 12 Jedi Knights, and 50,000 additional support personnel boarded an incredible starship and left on their adventure...only to disappear without a trace. This was the Jedi's first encounter with the aliens called the Chiss, and the New Republic's future archenemy, Thrawn. But until Luke Skywalker and his wife Mara headed out for the Unknown Regions in Survivor's Quest, the fate of the Outbound Flight Project remained an enigma. This is the story of those Jedi Masters and Knights, their heroic quest, and their mysterious end.

  • Ocean's Eleven meets Star Wars in this classic adventure set just after StarWars:
    Episode IV A New Hope. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy
    Zahn, and starring Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and more favorites!The Death Star has just been destroyed and Han Solo still needs the money to pay
    off the bounty on his head. Now the opportunity to make that money and then some has
    walked into his life in the form of the perfect heist. With nine like-minded scoundrels, he
    and Chewbacca just might be able to pull it off and live to tell the tale!

  • Timothy Zahn, Hugo Award-winning author of The New York Times best-selling Star Wars trilogy, blazes a spectacular new path across the sky in an epic original novel of star-spanning action adventure, mystery and intrigue. A long era of peace and prosperity in the interstellar Commonwealth has suddenly come to an end. Four alien starships of unknown origin have attacked, without provocation, an eight-ship Peacemaker task force, utterly destroying it in six savage minutes. The authorities claim there were no survivors. But Lord Stewart Cavanaugh, a former member of Parliament, has learned through back channels that one man may have survived to be captured by the aliens: his son, Commander Pheylan Cavanaugh. A large-scale invasion appears imminent, and the strictest security measures are in effect . . . measures that Lord Cavanaugh has no choice but to defy. He recruits Adam Quinn, who once flew with the elite Copperheads--fighter pilots whose minds are literally one with their machines--to rescue his son. Quinn assembles a crack force of Copperheads to steal out of the Commonwealth security zone and snatch Pheylan Cavanaugh from the conquerors. Depending on the outcome, Quinn and his men will retum home as heroes or as the galaxy's most despised traitors--if they come home at all.

  • Hugo Award-winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author Timothy Zahn returns to complete his original, acclaimed SF trilogy. As both humans and the alien Zhirrzh prepare for all-out galactic war, a handful of individuals from both sides are stunned to discover that the explosive catalyst for the impending battle is a misunderstanding both tragic and profound. Determined to avoid mutual extinction for both their races, this band now becomes the focus of the subtle and dangerous force whose goal it is to annihilate and destroy.

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