He also appears in the canon book thrawn, written by timothy zahn the author of the thrawn trilogy and the creator of the character, which precedes the events of. Introduced in the 1991 timothy zahn novel heir to the empire, he is an imperial military commander who has taken control of the galactic empires remaining forces five years after the events of the 1983 film return of the jedi. The star wars books that should have been made instead of. They take place in 9 aby, about five years after star wars. From the adventures of luke skywalker in december 1976 to the latest novel, this timeline tracks the month and year of every star wars novel excluding childrens and graphic novels published. The ultimate guide to reading the star wars books reedsy. Simple list of star wars books in order of when they take place, with sidebyside timelines for legends and the new canon. This list is tailored to provide adult fans a simple streamlined timeline of the main books, comics, and video games that star wars has to offer. Bunce it was only a year ago, in timothy zahns novel star wars.
Not long after, it was announced that zahn would return once more to the world of star wars and the character he created by penning an origin novel titled star wars. This time zahn transplants thrawn from postreturn of the jedi to prea new hope in the time line. Euonly material can be found in the individual eras. A complete list of all fulllength star wars novels in chronological order. Star wars is an american epic spaceopera media franchise, centered on a film series created by george lucas that includes star wars 1977, the empire strikes back 1980, and return of the jedi 1983. Zahn was the creator of the original character in the authors thrawn trilogy. Can you give us any hints about the story and what readers will learn in the new book. The hugely complicated star wars timeline from all the canon movies, tv shows, comics, and novels explained. Lucasfilm developing liveaction star wars series for thrawn. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Thrawn also known simply as thrawn is a star wars novel by timothy zahn, published on april 11, 2017 by del rey books. Take a closer look at the cover of the new thrawn novel as revealed on todays episode of the star wars show. In fact, in comparison with original book, heir to the empire 1991, introducing thrawn to star wars fans, this is the better of the two in my opinion. How does it measure up to the other canon novels and previous thrawn st.
This star wars legends article contains information that is affected by the star wars. Alliances offers clever character studies in two time periods. Grand admiral thrawn is a fictional character in the star wars franchise. An enjoyable read on one of star wars most interesting characters, grand admiral thrawn. The first novel among the trilogy is the heir to the empire, which was published by the bantam spectra publishing house in the year 1991. Simple star wars book list timeline of star wars novels.
In broad strokes, these novels paint the major galactic events that have taken place and add tons of context to the events taking place between the movies. Gon jinn and obiwan kenobi as the two jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future in the first canon star wars novel to take place before the events of star wars. Star wars novel timeline from old republic era to legacy. The new legends clone wars timeline was never established by lucasfilm. Updated regularly, with new releases and upcoming titles highlightesd. Because of this, the mobile games, short stories, young reader books, childrens comics, and some of the junior novels have been omitted. Chopper base on atollon destroyed by admiral thrawns forces, forcing the. Thrawn book star wars timeline star wars canon timeline. The star wars novelizations of the original trilogy are considered canon where they align with the films which means they add no new canon material and actually contain content that is not canon. The rise of skywalker novel, poe dameron, general leia organa, rey, and finn must struggle to rebuild the resistance after their defeat at the hands of the first order in star wars. Im about to start thrawn alliances, but i cant get enough of this character. It will be published on may 05, 2020, by del rey as part of the ascendancy trilogy 17 days left until release date. Thrawn, timothy zahn chronicles the fateful events that launched the blueskinned, redeyed master of military strategy and lethal warfare into the highest realms of powerand infamy. The hand of thrawn duology comprises two novels, specter of the past, and vision of the future, both written by timothy zahn.
Creating a star wars villain that can stand up with darth vader is a serious challenge, but timothy zahn did it with grand admiral thrawn. Specter of the past book 1 of the hand of thrawn duology vision of the future book 2 of the hand of thrawn duology scourge. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading thrawn. And then, finally, thrawn made his onscreen debut in the animated star wars rebels show. Rebels is a cgi animated show on disney xd helmed by dave filoni, taking place between episodes iii and episode iv in the star wars timeline, 15 years after the rise of the galactic. The series depicts the adventures of various characters a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in want to read. Set in 19 aby, thrawn and upcoming thrawn alliances are canon novels set before and after the third season of star wars rebels. The thrawn trilogy written by timothy zahn consists of three novels published between the years 1991 and 1993. My ne question would be on thrawns placement as that novel probably covers the largest length of time now i would agree that if you are placing them by where it finishes the this is in the right place as you have all the rebels seasons in one block but personally i. Thrawn is a canon original novel, set in the prequel era, written by timothy zahn. This is the realtime chronological novel publishing timeline.
For example, droids are referred to as mechanicals, yoda was blue, and ben and owen were brothers. Young readers books are almost always an adaptation of a previously released piece of content. Star wars is an american epic spaceopera media franchise, centered on a film series. This timeline is organized chronologically and in six different categories. His appearance in steps into shadow marks his debut in the canonical star wars universe. Shortly after the thrawn novel was announced, timothy zahn was interview by, and he said that the events of the novel dovetailed into season 3 of star wars. The novel is about the character thrawn, who was canonically reintroduced in the third season of star wars rebels. I know there are books that take place after the last command, but im curious about the timeline in that universe. If your desire to get better acquainted with star wars lit has been sparked by the upcoming release of the rise of skywalker, this is the list for you. However i was disappointed by this book, didnt match up to the previous thrawn novel and the padme sections were frankly dull, i. Writer and creator timothy zahn, who wrote the original thrawn trilogy starting in 1991 with heir to the empire, returns to his, arguably, greatest creation and contribution to the star wars universes in this new canon novel. As revealed at star wars celebration europe, the legendary grand admiral thrawn will be appearing in season three of star wars rebels, and in a new novel, penned by timothy zahn, the creator of the character lucasfilm asked zahn about his thoughts. Lucasfilm is developing a disney plus tv series for grand admiral thrawn, one of the most notorious star wars villains not yet seen in liveaction. This complete saga page follows the one canon approach, allowing eucompatible stories from the postdisney era of star wars literature.
This is a timeline for books considered canon in the new continuity. The novel was released on april 11, 2017, and a sequel was released in 2018. Timothy zahns latest novel sees the genius tactician getting to. Star wars timeline gold star wars datapad swdatapad is the ultimate chronological timeline and release date lists for star wars media in the official canon. Chaos rising is an upcoming canon original novel, set in the prequel era, written by timothy zahn. Let us know your views on the poster and what you hope to expect from the upcoming novel in the comments below. I went on to read the thrawn trilogy and just finished the last command. Thrawn will span several years of the star wars timeline, beginning. The star wars books that should have been made instead of the last jedi.1405 732 840 1012 465 1524 239 1062 1484 1426 124 434 656 1423 1024 1522 1604 723 79 395 744 819 112 1272 859 204 199 1303 1383 474 1129 993 1040 1037