My Thoughts on Thrawn Treason by Timothy Zahn
This book was a masterpiece. But first, let me share this. I lost track of book order of the new Thrawn trilogy, and I was able to borrow Treason before Alliances from my library and I was impatient. So I know Alliances is book 2 of the new Thrawn Trilogy, and Treason is book 3, but I am sharing them on my blog in the order I read them.
Oh my goodness, this was beautifully written. Zahn is a genius.
For those of you not familiar with the timetable, this story takes place during two other timelines, the Rogue One movie, and the Rebels animated series. And Thrawn is heavily involved in the Rebels series, but not involved in Rogue One, though Krennic & Tarkin from Rogue One play roles in Thrawn Treason. That is what made this so beautiful to me. The author, Zahn, did not create a plot that was unrelated to everything else, but instead wrote a plot that weaved through the timelines from Rogue One and Rebels, and in several instances enhanced backstory and character development of both other stories. That was my takeaway. That when a new plot overlaps a previously published story, to work with and enhance what came before while making something new.