Specter of the past (Engelse versie)
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From Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn comes a dramatic new chapter in the greatest science fiction epic ever told. Now Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo must battle to safeguard the fledgling New Republic from a dead Imperial warlord–and from itself.
Once the unquestioned master of countless solar systems, the Empire is tottering on the brink of total collapse. Day by day, neutral systems are rushing to join the New Republic coalition. But with the end of the war in sight, the New Republic has fallen victim to its own success. An unwieldy alliance of races and traditions, the confederation now finds itself riven by age-old animosities.
Princess Leia struggles against all odds to hold the New Republic together. But she has powerful enemies. An ambitious Moff Disra leads a conspiracy to divide the uneasy coalition with an ingenious plot to blame the Bothans for a heinous crime that could lead to genocide and civil war. At the same time, Luke Skywalker, along with Lando Calrissian and Talon Karrde, pursues a mysterious group of pirate ships whose crews consist of clones. And then comes the most startling news of all: Grand Admiral Thrawn–believed to be dead for ten years–is reported alive.The most cunning and ruthless warlord in Imperial history has seemingly returned to lead the Empire to triumph.
As Han and Leia try to prevent the unraveling of the New Republic in the face of this fearful and inexplicable threat from the past, Luke sets out to track down the rogue pirate ships. Lurking in the shadows is the enigmatic Major Tierce, a disciple of Emperor Palpatine, sharing his long-dead master's lust for power, schooled in the devious stratagems of Thrawnhimself, and armed with his own dark plans for the New Republic and the Empire.
“Specter of the Past marks the triumphant return of Timothy Zahn to the celebrated “Star Wars(r) universe in a novel that brings together all the trademark action, suspense, startling revelations, and brilliant spectacle worthy of the name “Star Wars.
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