Book Reviews of Specter of the Past (Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn, Book One)

Specter of the Past (Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn, Book One)
Specter of the Past - Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn, Book One
Author: Timothy Zahn
ISBN-13: 9780553298048
ISBN-10: 0553298046
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 100 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
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The godfather of the Star Wars novels is back strong but not as good as his original trilogy. Still a must read for Star Wars novel fans.
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Specter of the past takes place 10 years after the events in Timothy Zahn's the Last Command.
Leia, who is vacationing on Wayland, discovers a datacard that reveals that certain Bothans had helped the Emperor sabotage the peaceful world of Caamas, leading to that planet's total destruction. Thing is, the datacard is so damaged the names are unreadable, and rabble rousers start seeking the destruction of all Bothans because of the crimes of a few. Then to make matters worse among all the Republic's infighting, rumor has it that the Imperial Warlord Thrawn has appeared. Then pirate ships are found to have clone crewers, and a mysterious alien ship no one has ever seen before is sighted trying to give a message, but to who: the imperials or the republic? Thing couldn't get much worse. The smuggler Talon Karrde and crew attempt to find the names of the culprits who helped destroy Caamas before a full blown Galactic war starts. Luke goes to investigate the clone pirate crewers, and stumbles upon a connection to the empire. Mara goes searching for the identity mysterious alien ship, and ends up going missing. And Leia is struggling to hold the New Republic together while still having time for her family. Another well written book by Zahn that most should like. Recommened for ages 11 and up as younger children may not understand certain technical science fiction ideas.
HAN
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great book, specially if you are a fan opf the previous thraw series
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This Star Wars novel is by a Hugo Award winning author, much better-written than the average run of the Star Wars books. It follows in time the Thrawn Wars sequence.