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"…once you have done Thrawn in a book, where do you go from here? How do you up the game, what can you do to make it even better?"
―Timothy Zahn on writing Thrawn: Alliances[src]

Thrawn: Alliances is an upcoming novel by Timothy Zahn. It is a sequel to the 2017 novel Thrawn and is set for release on July 24, 2018.[2] Darth Vader will also appear in the novel.[1]

Publisher's summaryEdit

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader ally against a threat to the Empire in this new novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

The sequel to New York Times bestseller Thrawn, Thrawn: Alliances will continue to follow the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the heights of Imperial power—and accompany him into the past, witnessing his first encounter with the man who will one day become Darth Vader.[2]


"And just to make it clear, I'm not writing this book. I turned it in two and a half weeks ago."
―Timothy Zahn[src]

The novel was announed at New York Comic Con 2017 during the Lucasfilm Publishing Presents: Tales from a Galaxy, Far, Far Away! panel, where Timothy Zahn was one of the featured authors. On the panel, Zahn revealed that the book was already written and turned to the publisher as of two and a half weeks before October 6, 2017.[3]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 TwitterLogo @DelReyStarWars (Del Rey) on Twitter. "Thrawn is back. And he's bringing Vader with him. Coming summer 2018. #Thrawn2 #BlackandBlue"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 PenguinRandomHouse Thrawn: Alliances (Star Wars) on Penguin Random House's official website
  3. SWCustom-2011 NYCC 2017: New Thrawn Novel Revealed and More from Lucasfilm's Publishing Panel on
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 TwitterLogo @DelReyStarWars (Del Rey) on Twitter. "Just revealed via our friends at the Star Wars Show. The final cover for Thrawn #Alliances by Tim Zahn. Thrawn embarks on a secret mission for the emperor, and Vader joins him. Coming Summer 2018. #Thrawnsgiving #BlackandBlue"