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  • Author:
    Timothy Zahn
  • ISBN:
    0783884346
  • ISBN13:
    978-0783884349
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  • Publisher:
    G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition (March 1, 1998)
  • Pages:
    512 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    607
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Specter of the Past is the first book in The Hand of Thrawn Duology by Timothy Zahn. It was first published by Bantam Spectra on November 3, 1997.

Specter of the Past is the first book in The Hand of Thrawn Duology by Timothy Zahn. Narration for the abridged audio version was performed by Anthony Heald. Narration for the unabridged audio version was performed by Marc Thompson.

Timothy Zahn is the master of the Star Wars novel. It is written by the forerunner in SW fiction, Timothy Zahn (check out his first Star Wars trilogy, Heir to the Empire). His trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command) did almost as much as the movie trilogy's re-release to create new interest in Luke, Leia, and Han Solo. Specter of the Past is the first of a new series, The Hand of Thrawn. Zahn continues on from the strained relationship between Luke Skywalker and the Emperor's (Former) Hand, Mara Jade.

Specter of the Past: Star Wars Legends (The Hand of Thraw. Book 1 of 2 in the Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn Duology - Legends Series

Specter of the Past: Star Wars Legends (The Hand of Thraw. Book 1 of 2 in the Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn Duology - Legends Series.

Specter of the Past book. Zahn clearly knows Star Wars, and he also clearly knows the formulaic conventions of science fiction without his book seeming formulaic. Hands down, Specter of the Past is the best SWEU novel I have read thus far. And so far, book two, Vision of the Future is equally wonderful.

Чудны дела твои, Господи!

Timothy Zahn kept me interested until the very end. He did a great job with the personalities of the characters. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, Survivor’s Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, Choices of One, and Scoundrels), with more than four million copies of his books in print. Other books include the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. in physics from Michigan State University and an . from the University of Illinois.

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Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn makes his triumphant return to the Star Wars(r) universe in this first of an epic new two-volume series in which the New Republic must face its most dangerous enemy yet-a dead Imperial warlord. The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last

With the Empire on the brink of total collapse, the New Republic, an awkward confederation of many races and cultures, confronts its own problems as age-old animosities threaten to unravel the alliance, with the help of old enemies and ambitious new threats

Beranyle
This is one of my favorite books of the Star Wars expanded universe. It is written by the forerunner in SW fiction, Timothy Zahn (check out his first Star Wars trilogy, Heir to the Empire). Zahn continues on from the strained relationship between Luke Skywalker and the Emperor's (Former) Hand, Mara Jade. This story is wrought with the fall of the Empire, the rocky state of the New Republic, and the tensions between everyone involved. What I love most about this book is that this is the culmination of the relationship between Luke and Mara. Without giving spoilers away, this is their story. :)
thrust
Another well written book by Zahn. I enjoy his story development, and the dialog between characters. There is always more depth to his stories than to many in the Star Wars Universe, with a touch of reality added in. I get tired of the magical, unrealistic endings of a few of the authors in Star Wars. All imperials are incompetent or insane tyrants for example, who self destruct through incompetence. Zahn is able to give depth to all sides which I appreciate. With Zahn, he leads you on a path of discovery through his characters, at the same giving his own flair of intrigue and mystery throughout the story.
Coiwield
...but overall it was pretty meh. There were several 4+star moments, but there were not enough to average out the dull ones. There was minimal character growth on the part of the primaries and the few new roles were sparsely placed, hopefully setup for a larger role in the second book.

That brings me to the end of the book, which apparently is in the next installment. I would have been ticked if I bought this as a new release. I mean it's one thing to wait a week to see what happens on a tv show. It's a completely different deal to wait months and months for the second half of a book to come out. This is yet another case of the almighty dollar being more important than the creation of good quality writing.

Overall, the read is ok, but not what the first Thrawn set was. It does have fewer of Zahn's quirky dialogs like characters using "Point" as the realization and sudden end of verbal debates, the likes of which seriously annoyed me in the first set. The "ending" of this book leads me to believe the next volume will tie up many of the loose ends Zahn and others left dangling in the vastness of space.
Brajind
Different conflicts between different species inside and outside of the New Republic, which put a strain on the government. Everyone is looking for their fair share. And the New Republic has made mistakes.
Celace
A slow and tedious slog until the last half of the second book, with none of the magic of the original trilogy.
Cordaron
Well, it's part of a duology, so you can kind of expect this book to be incomplete. Like trilogies these days (it seems the art of creating a standalone entry in a trilogy is long dead -- must have died with The Empire Strikes Back), Timothy Zahn clearly wrote one massive book and chopped it in half. It doesn't work.

Zahn continues working through his universe, expanding it and detailing characters even more. The kind-of appearance of Thrawn is one of the few things that makes this book work. It's Zahn, certainly not at his finest, but it is classic Zahn. It's definitely a must-read for Star Wars and Zahn fans, but don't expect anything new here.
Bluecliff
I have seriously enjoyed reading this trilogy from Mr. Zahn. Riveting & keeps you reading.
Timothy Zahn did it again. This series is great. I wish it wasn't just a legend now but I don't care, it's that good.