Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn, #3) by Timothy Zahn

Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn, #3)

Grand Admiral Thrawn faces the ultimate test of his loyalty to the Empire in this epic Star Wars novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.” Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as kee...

Details Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn, #3)

TitleTreason (Star Wars: Thrawn, #3)
Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherDel Rey
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy

Reviews Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn, #3)

  • Khurram
    Great book. I was a little dubious about this book. After the last book being slightly sub-par (good instead of great), and Thrawn's character in Rebels bring more Imperial then any other incarnation of him. I was not sure what to expect from this book. I am glad to say I loved it and could not put it down.The story takes place a week before the finale of Rebels season 3. Thrawn is seemingly brought in as a pawn of Tarkin, to use make a grab for ...
  • Jonathan D
    In the lead up to Thrawn Treason, I had heard tid-bits and read some reviews from people I usually agree with that said that Thrawn Treason was a mediocre book and probably the worst of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn related books.That, for me at least, was definitely not the case.Thrawn Treason is a fun, intriguing novel. By the end, I felt as if Timothy Zahn had created a book that combined the concepts of George Lucas and Agatha Christie. The language ...
  • Unseen Library
    I received a copy of Thrawn: Treason from Penguin Random House Australia to review.Rating of 4.5.The master of Star Wars extended universe novels, Timothy Zahn, returns with a third incredible book in his outstanding Thrawn series, Treason, which features the final adventure of his most iconic protagonist, Grand Admiral Thrawn, before his last appearance in Star Wars: Rebels.In Treason, which is set in the midst of the fourth season of Star Wars ...
  • Alexander Sison
    Seeing all the good reviews here, I'm so happy that they got something good out of this. But sadly for me, it just seemed to have taken several steps back from the previous books. In case anyone's wondering, I have read the Heir to the Empire trilogy a decade and more ago, and I remember fairly enjoying it. In 2017 I remember cracking open the new Thrawn novel. I was a little excited, but not too much because I thought the whole hullabaloo over Z...
  • Chris Wermeskerch
    Unfortunately, every problem that I had in Thrawn and Alliances were only amplified rather than addressed here and this book became the pinnacle of OC-self-aggrandizement. If Thrawn was never challenged in Alliances, here he barely needs to give any of his mental prowess to the tasks at hand. Never once do he nor any of his compatriots come into real danger, nor does he learn anything; rather, he already knows everything he'll ever need to know. ...
  • Mario
    Timothy Zahn hasn't lost his touch... at all. Set in the time frame between episodes 10 and 15 of the fourth and final season of Star Wars: Rebels, Grand Admiral Thrawn is forced to go and defend his TIE Defender project against the need for additional resources for project Stardust, what we know better as the Death Star.Forced to gamble his funds against his help on a logistical issue on project Stardust, he encounters also a bigger threat, whic...
  • Rebecca
    So when do we get to go on another adventure with Thrawn? I swear they are just teasing us about the Rebels series finale at this point. Great adventure, answered questions, created new questions, and Admiral Ar'alani was brilliant! So many great characters, and so much fun. Man I wish the movies were as artistically done as these books. Seriously, I need books 4, 5, and 6. Zahn's writing is masterful, and fast paced as always. This book grabbed ...
  • Haden
    talk about “real housewives of imperial leadership” vibes GOD...i love
  • Blaine
    A typical Thrawn novel. Well plotted, though it drags a bit in the middle. Grand Admiral Thrawn (Sherlock Thrawn to his friends) remains a great character. I enjoyed the return of Eli Vanto, and thought the final battle was a highlight.But I had more nits to pick with this book than the first two in the series. First, Ronan was just annoying. Not a character you love to hate, just annoying in his relentless whining and stupidity. Second, there we...
  • Nikolai
    I have to admit, I wanted to give this five stars. I really did, but I couldn't.It's very obvious Zahn was restricted by the time table given to him, considering that this takes place in the week between Hera Syndulla's capture and the Battle of Lothal.Because of this, many of the events of Treason felt rushed, and character/relationship development felt rushed or incomplete. The ending also was very abrupt, unsatisfying and left many questions u...
  • Stephanie
    So proud of my boy Eli and his Chiss fam
  • Jaime K
    THRAAWWWWWNNNNThis is as good as the first and better than the 2nd. I have no qualms with this other than the fact that the word “occultation” is used far too often.The picture of the front half of the Chimera before the title page is beautiful.It links even more canon with Legends; “Rebels” with the movies. Some parts break from the regular past tense to italicized present tense, as if the reader is watching a holovid. It’s so we can s...
  • Steven Shinder
    I think I enjoyed this book more than Thrawn: Alliances, but not as much as Thrawn. I loved the Thrawn and Eli relationship in the first book, but it doesn't really develop much further in this one. We get into the conflicts regarding Imperial interests between Thrawn, Tarkin, and Krennic, which is fun to witness play out. And Commodore Faro is a nice addition to throw into the mix. However, adding more of Pellaeon into this book would have been ...
  • Anna Catherman
    I have rather mixed feelings on this book. If you're going based on character interactions and development, and the way the story builds on galactic culture (and the Chiss in particular) Thrawn: Treason is a fascinating read that's well worth the time. However, I felt like it also struggled with a lot of problems, including some saggy spots, annoying side characters, and low stakes. That being said, I overall enjoyed it more than Alliances, but n...
  • Elenora
    My undying love for space blue Daddy Thrawn has paid off! The second in the series was disappointing, and the third is so far the best : more Thrawn, more Chiss, more Eli Vanto, more Sherlock Holmes in space and more threat and tension.The book was a pleasure, and I oh-so-wish Thrawn could be made into an episodic series where he solves crimes and cracks treasonous plots... He's the only reason I'd pick a star wars novel for. I want a Thrawn body...
  • Skye Elizabeth
    I have some mixed feelings.Taken on its own, this novel is solid, like all of Zahn's Thrawn material. It's a quality Star Wars story and I don't think any fan will regret taking the time to read it.But, as the third installment of a trilogy, this finale was lacking, and does not deliver the promises of the previous books or its own synopsis. I can't really explain further without delving into spoilers, but I do feel obliged to warn you that if yo...
  • Aristotle
    Alright! Grand Admiral Thrawn!Rock n Roll!"Thrawn analyzes artwork to better understand his enemy.What would he think of Picasso or Pollock? "These guys are nuts! Retreat!"This was a good addition to the Star Wars world. Thrawn is one of the most unique characters. Thrawn's innate ability to observe and analyze the universe around him makes him a powerful leader. I looked at the empire as a bunch of brainwashed jihadist. This series shows them as...
  • Lois
    *sniff* Finished it already... sigh... well, at least I can listen to it again, and again, and again. So, this one was my favorite part. And yes, it has a lot to do with the fact that Rogue One topped Empire as my favorite movie after 40 years, and this has Krennic and Tarkin and Stardust. But it's also more Thrawn, the star of it, and we get Eli back too. There still is plenty that can make at least fourth book in the series (not to mention we c...
  • Spencer
    To be honest I found this to be pretty boring, it just felt too similar to the previous books and it didn’t add anything new or particularly interesting.
  • Máté
    Sigh. What a waste of a Thrawn book. There are zero real stakes here, making this story pointless. Still, I hope Timothy Zahn will be able to write Thrawn related books that take place after the events of the Rebels TV show.
  • Melinda Lane
    Excellent! I've been a fan since "Heir to the Empire" and still love reading Timothy Zahn's books and the more about Thrawn the better. I hope there's more to come. I really loved seeing Eli's place among the Chiss and more of the Chiss Navigators.
  • Michael Johnson (Anthem)
    Very Thrawny fan-service feeling. Which isn't bad since I like Thrawn's character but the dialog felt a bit cheesy at times.Overall it's a good book and I'm curious to see where Zahn takes the character in the future.
  • HobbitFromPA
    Think this was best of the three books. Had a solid flow to it, before I knew it the end had come leaving me wanting more. Hoping Timothy Zahn has some more Thrawn in him.
  • Filip
    I enjoyed Thrawn: Allegiances but there was a certain little something missing from Zahn’s second Thrawn outing into the new Star Wars canon. For one, the Clone Wars part of the dual narrative Allegiances embraced felt…inconsequential. Not bad, necessarily, but inconsequential. Treason has its own share of problems. Constrained by the last season of Star Wars: Rebels, the time frame of this novel is a mere week – and for Grand Admiral Thraw...
  • Eric Lazarian
    *** This will be a spoiler free review. ***[3.5 stars]Zahn's latest Thrawn novel lives up to most expectations for the series. It's not an epic, but it's an intricately woven story set in the pre-Yavin (Battle of Yavin) Star Wars universe. It centers on the Empire's building of DS1 and on the machinations of two species in the outer rim. It has a lot of cloak and dagger built into it, and the main characters will be familiar to readers, save for ...
  • Dennis Keithly
    To be honest, I haven't been the biggest fan of the Thrawn series. I thought the first novel in this trilogy to be a good read, but other than the characters invovled, it didn't seem like it had to be a Star Wars novel. It had its high points though, and I'm glad I read it. I was very excited by the prospect of Thrawn teaming up with Vader in Alliance and the appearances of Anakin and Padme. However, "disappointed" might be an overstatement, but ...
  • Stephanie
    I think this will be the last of the Thrawn books for a while based on the timeline. It is set right before the finale of Rebels. The third book of this trilogy was not my favorite of the three. I was a little bit bored in the middle of the story, and I thought the plot was a bit..weak.That being said I will focus on some of the positive things.I really liked the humor Marc Thompson brought to some of the characters. Such as his Sean Connery voic...
  • Andrew Bulthaupt
    I listened to this book via Audible.Thrawn: Treason is said to be the final installment in Timothy Zahn's new Thrawn trilogy, and that's disappointing because I want more! Thrawn: Treason is a great addition to the series, building on the first two books as well as the Rebels TV show and the Legends novels.If you read the first two parts of the series, you should be familiar with most of the characters. There's more Thrawn, Eli Vanto, Ar'alani, a...
  • Laurence
    Again no real challenge, no need to get out of sticky situations, no stakes. Some weird decisions regarding ion cannon capability. I see some mentions of Thrawns involvement in that awful TV show Rebels as to why he's being neutered like this. That is a shame.