The Hand of Thrawn Duology comprises two novels, Specter of the Past, and Vision of the Future, both written by Timothy Zahn. Set in 19 ABY, the two books explore the end of the Galactic Civil War. While some forces in the Imperial Remnant, led by Admiral Gilad Pellaeon, attempt to make peace with the New Republic, another group, led by Moff Vilim Disra and an apparently resurrected Grand Admiral Thrawn, attempts to destabilize the New Republic. They do this by bringing to light the Caamas Document, containing evidence that the Bothans were guilty of helping Emperor Palpatine all but exterminate the Caamasi people. Meanwhile, Mara Jade and Luke Skywalker investigate a mysterious fortress at the edge of the galaxy.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Hand of Thrawn Duology were the final Star Wars novels, in both chronological and publication order, to be published by Bantam Spectra before Del Rey regained the Star Wars license. As such, it is responsible for wrapping up old storylines and setting the stage for the New Jedi Order series. in the article, ComicScan: Luke-ing for Love in all the Wrong Places in Star Wars Galaxy Collector 7, Timothy Zahn stated that one of the conditions for writing these novels was that Luke Skywalker would become engaged to Mara Jade at the duology's conclusion.
In Germany the duology was formed in a trilogy, splitting the second book in half.
A tie-in comic, Specter of Thrawn, was developed but ultimately never made.