Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: Thrawn, Vol 2)
Dark Force Rising - Star Wars: Thrawn, Vol 2 Author:Timothy Zahn The Empire is dying; but like a dog near death, the Empire is at its most dangerous, ready to lash out with nothing to lose. Grand Admiral Thrawn may have found just the firepower needed to take a bite out of the New Republic: some two hundred Dreadnaught heavy cruisers, lost to hyperspace in the days of the Old Republic. Luke, Leia, Han, and Ch... more »ewbacca may be up against more than they bargained for, but it`s not the first time the odds have been stacked against them!« less
Book 2 in a 3-part series by Timothy Zahn. These books take place in the time right after the Return of the Jedi movie. While the empire has been defeated there are still parts of the empire still in power. Zahn weaves a good story about a pocket of resistance that could possibly overthrow the new republic.
A pretty good book. I Do Not think this book or the trilogy would make a good movie(s). It is quite slow at times with unneeded Starwars political rant. Very few battles and fewer lightsaber uses which seem primary to the fun of Starwars. However, book 3 is the best book in the series in my opinion and picks up the pace. Mara Jade is a cool character.