The New Republic is struggling against the technology Grand Admiral Thrawn has discovered in the Emperor's secret fortress and is now using against them. Han and Chewbacca are trying to convince some smugglers to join the fight against the Empire. Leia is trying to keep the New Republic functioning while getting ready for the birth of her Jedi twins. The Dark Jedi C'baoth is trying his best to destroy Luke after a failed attempt to turn him to the dark side. Mara Jade is struggling with fulfilling the Emperor's last command.
This is the third book in the Thrawn trilogy, and the plots introduced in all three books come together in an epic finish to this gripping trilogy. There is plenty of action and intrigue in the finale. The story picks up right where Dark Force Rising left off. You will enjoy reading this trilogy. There are battle scenes, births, betrayals, and deaths. There are also quiet moments where we come to better understand the characters we have met before, and discover more about the characters that have been introduced in this trilogy.
Fans will recognize some nods to the original Star Wars trilogy in this book. Some of the battle and escape scenes are clearly written to remind readers of the original story. It was a method to ease fans into reading new stories in the Star Wars universe. This is one of my favorite trilogies from Star Wars. Every time I read this book it makes me excited to read more about the characters I've grown fond of. You will want to continue adventuring in the Star Wars universe.