Book Review: Heir To The Empire

The Empire is Defeated

Heir To The Empire (1991) is a Star Wars novel written by Timothy Zahn. The story takes place 5 years after the events of The Return Of The Jedi. The empire has been defeated and driven back to a small corner of the galaxy. Luke continues to hone his skills in the Force. Grand Admiral Thrawn—the greatest of all the admirals in the empire—wants to restore the empire to its former glory.


The story in this book i exciting. I remember feeling like I was watching the next film in the Star Wars canon. But what I remember best about them are the characters. Thrawn is the most memorable character in my opinion. I remember thinking “how are they going to defeat this guy?”

Should I Read This Book?

Yes. Please do. Zahn is a fantastic writer and he pulls the reader into the book so the audience can live through the adventure.

Have you read this book? Do you agree with my review? Let me know in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Heir To The Empire”

  1. They should have done a movie or better yet TV series around this trilogy!

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