Book Review: Treason (Star Wars: Thrawn #3) by Timothy Zahn
“May warrior’s fortune be ever in your favor.”
A fun read, if shallow and obvious. Hey, it’s Star Wars. The question is never whether Thrawn will outsmart most everyone, but how.
“I don’t think he said no,” [she] said. “Just not yet. So stop pouting, Senior Lieutenant, and get your crews ready.” She looked out the viewport. “The universe is about to get interesting again.”
Timothy Zahn is exceptional in the Legends (formerly Expanded Universe) of Stars Wars (both BD and AD: Before Disney and After Disney) for creating new characters and stories which really do expand the SW universe below the basic story thread. (Karen Traviss is another.) Characters he created, most notably Mara Jade and Grand Admiral Mitth’raw’nuruodo, contribute richness and depth to Legends. Jade was an unfortunate casualty of the Disney buyout; Thrawn weathered the transition intact: to the point that this series ties into SW Rebels series as well as the central SW thread.
“Learning about each other’s ways and learning how we’re alike despite our differences is a way to enrich our lives.”
This rating is relative to other Star Wars Legends stories, not an absolute scale against all literature.
“Waiting was always a chore. Waiting for combat was excruciating.”