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My Thoughts on Thrawn Alliances by Timothy Zahn

My Thoughts on Thrawn Alliances by Timothy Zahn

Thrawn Alliances is Book 2 of the New Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn, but due to my impatience and when my library had Alliances available compared to Treason, I actually read Book 3 before I read Book 2.

It didn’t seem to matter, because the two stories stand alone so well, while at the same time combining to tell an epic space opera.

Alliances is basically two stories. One happened in the past, one is presently happening. It is a form of story telling that I have been dabbling with, so I paid close attention to how Zahn did it.

While I was not able to crack any unseen code about how I can use the same style of timeline jumping, I did appreciate seeing it in action.

I mean, I love Thrawn, I love Star Wars, and I loved this book, but as an author writing this blog post, my biggest takeaway from Alliances was the jumping of timelines, and how backstory plots and present timeline plots can be used by the author to write a cohesive novel.

By James Quinlan Meservy

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