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Star Wars Legends: The Thrawn Trilogy Book III - The Last Command

Timothy Zahn

Reviewed by Lorenzo Princi
Star Wars Legends: The Thrawn Trilogy Book III - The Last Command by Timothy Zahn
Cover Concept by Lorenzo Princi, 21 May 2016
You will kill Luke Skywalker.

The final and best part of The Thrawn Trilogy sees the climactic conclusion to the might-have-been sequels to the original Star Wars trilogy. Timothy Zahn masterfully ties up all the plot elements he's been placing over the 1600 pages saga in an action packed finale.

Admiral Thrawn's victory in Dark Force Rising has seen him turn the tide against the New Republic forces as the remnants of the Empire are growing their galactic territory once more. While the New Republic government must take desperate measures to once and for all rid the galaxy of their tyranny, Luke and Co. head toward a more personal confrontation.

The true nature of Thrawn's plan is revealed as Luke confronts his greatest fear, tempted by the dark side once more in the most chilling of ways and Mara Jade struggles to accept she must fulfil The Emporer's last order: You will kill Luke Skywalker.

The tone and feeling of the original series has never been achieved better than in these novels and The Last Command wraps up the story with all the grandeur of Return of The Jedi. With Thrawn trilogy, Timothy Zahn has created a operatic tale befitting the name Star Wars which not only mirrors and rhymes thematically the original films but also adds so many interesting new elements to the already rich tapestry of Star Wars.