Outbound Flight: Star Wars Mass Market Paperback – Jan 30 2007
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From Publishers Weekly
Another puzzle piece in the Star Wars universe falls into place with this action-packed prequel to Hugo-winner Zahn's Star Wars: Survivor's Quest (2004). Familiar characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, young Anakin Skywalker and the evil Lord Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious) make appearances, but the true star is Commander Thrawn, a red-eyed, blue-skinned alien. On the Outbound Flight, a mammoth Jedi exploration and colonization vessel sent to far-off reaches of the cosmos to identify potential Force-users and hunt down a lost knight, Jedi Master Jorus C'baoth struggles with an inappropriate lust for power. Thrawn's attack on the ship (secretly influenced by Darth Sidious's agents) insures his own eventual exile from his race and sets other sinister wheels in motion. As these old and new characters wrestle with difficult moral questions, Zahn deftly portrays their inner struggles in fluid prose, while also affirming his status as a skillful creator of dazzling futuristic worlds. Though more time with the doomed Outbound Flight's passengers, who are the subject of Survivor's Quest, would round out the story, the book is nonetheless an enthralling page-turner sure to appeal to its target audience.
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About the Author
Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars novels have more than four million copies in print. Since 1978 he has written nearly seventy short stories and novelettes, nineteen novels, and three short fiction collections, and won the 1984 Hugo Award for best novella. He is best known for his six Star Wars books (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, and Survivor’s Quest). He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.
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Top Customer Reviews
In all i enjoyed it and would very much like to read a book following Thrawns rise through the empires ranks by Zahn.
This novels satisfies all the points of interest for Star Wars readers. Has timeline context with respect to the whole Star Wars Saga. Has familiar characters as well as exciting new ones and plot twists and turns that keep you engaged.
One strong aspect of this novel is that you become involved with the characters which isn't always the case with Star Wars. A well written book you will enjoy.
Have a look at my other reviews for more Star Wars novel hits and misses.
One of the best and dramatic conclusions i've read.
Lucas could make a movie out of this one and call it:
Episode 1 and a half!!!
Most recent customer reviews
only slightly used, very good condition, as if it was one of my own books.
super bargain for that price!
I liked the story quite a bit. I enjoyed reading about Thrawn's early days. The one thing about the novel that was kind of hard to swallow was just how obnoxious JM C'baoth was,... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2013 by KDB
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